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 of systems based of specific needs and local conditions.
We strive to create win-win solutions for ourselves, our customers, small independent business partners, and the communities in which we do business. (Our latest "win" is being the first distributor to offer US made ceramic filters...) We keep our prices low, create after school jobs for high school students, use the local post office in our little town as much as possible, 'tithe' a portion of our proceeds to those in need, and our business ethics are what some would call 'old fashioned' in this day of high tech marketing and customer data mining. (No multi-level marketing or social networking privacy intrusions here...) We do a little advertising to draw in "new blood" but rely primarily on word of mouth from our satisfied customers to grow our sales. (It is working great so far!)
Our future plans are to apply this same hands-on business model to other products that meet basic needs or help people to live in a sustainable manner on the earth that God has entrusted to our care.
For every 4x4 filter that is sold on this site a dollar is donated to local 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.
Last year (2012) we helped field chainsaw crews for tornado clean up efforts in the Dallas/Fort Worth area during the spring. Last summer we 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 are helping with the Tornado clean up in Granbury, Texas and Moore and Shawnee, Oklahoma.
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.