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Homespun Environmental

Homespun Environmental is a niche store specializing in practical water filter components and kits for the DIYer. This allows our customers to realize substantial savings over factory made systems that many of our competitors offer and also allows for a high degree of customization based on specific needs and local conditions.  
 
Our primary market is US families who wish to be able to cope with short term infrastructure outages and natural disasters. We also serve the 'prepper' community that is gearing up for longer and more severe 'grid down' situations and the public chaos that would create.
 
Alongside the US domestic market we  consider it a great privilege to serve church groups that are working on the international mission field.  We offer personal filtration equipment to keep team members from getting sick during a trip and our systems can be used in mission schools, orphanages, and medical ministry efforts.    Many find that our gear is low enough in cost that it can also be distributed as part of outreach and relief for individual families in a community.  (For 2014 we are sharpening our focus on this area by creating a Facebook page where we can share photos and ideas from folks who are actively using these filters in various water ministry projects.) If you would like to check it out, the Facebook link is here: Homespun Environmental Water Filters If you 'like' the page you will receive updates as they are posted.
 
We are an American small business based in North Texas. We strive to create win-win solutions for ourselves, our customers, small independent business partners, and the communities in which we do business.   Our ethics are what some would call 'old fashioned' in this day of high tech marketing and customer data mining.   We do a little advertising to draw in "new blood" but rely primarily on word of mouth from our satisfied customers.    
 
If we grow enough, our future plans are to apply this same win-win business model to other practical products that meet basic needs or help people to live in a sustainable manner on this Earth that God has entrusted to our care.  
 
For every 4x4 filter that is sold on this site a dollar is donated to Christian based disaster relief. For more information see: http://www.dbadisasterrelief.com/
 
In 2011 these funds helped to field chainsaw and feeding crews that worked the wildfires that raged all over Texas.   In particular recovery efforts in the Bastrop area for several weeks during the Fall.     
 
In 2012 we helped field chainsaw crews for tornado clean up efforts in Lancaster, Texas; supported mudout teams in the New Orleans area after flooding caused by Hurricane Isaac, and participated as part of a small Texas contingent that  prepared meals and hot showers for first responders in Brooklyn NY cleaning up after Hurricane Sandy.
 
In 2013 we supported chainsaw crews cleaning up after the Tornadoes in Granbury, Texas, Shawnee, Oklahoma, a wildfire in Black Forest, Colorado; and flooding recovery efforts in Eagle Pass, Texas, and Jamestown, Colorado.  
 
In addition to specific events, these funds also support ongoing training and equipment purchases so that crews will be able to respond to whatever needs arise in the future.