Natural Rubber Soother Story
Natural Rubber Soother Director Meredith Marshall was born in Collaroy on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. She was introduced to natural living at an early age through time spent on the beach. As a 'Business Mother' of 7 boys (ages 15, 11, 10, 5, 4, 2 and 2 months old) it has been natural progression from leading an ethical and organic lifestyle to offering the same to her consumers.
Meredith started bringing natural rubber soothers, teats and teethers to Australia in 2007.
The story of how Natural Rubber Soothers came about is only 'natural'.
The Natural Rubber Soother project encapsulates my philosophy of being able to assist babies with natural alternatives when choosing a soother, teether or even teats for their bottles.
People always ask me 'How do you run a successful business and a large family?' the answer is 'I don’t the whole family does! My mother taught me there is no such word as can't - I now share this belief through Natural Rubber Soothers. All the boys work as a team to help manage this business. Everyone plays their part to make it happen.
'Everything on this Earth is connected. Living organically is not reserved to the elite few, especially when it comes to children. All parents and caregivers want the best for their children; so offering an alternative to silicone when placing a product in a babies mouth is only 'natural'. I want to inspire people to connect with their natural environment more.'
'I believe that we should all take part in looking after our world no matter how small or big the part we take on, it is the cumulative actions that count. I recycle and buy organic when I can. It is easy to reduce your carbon footprint, it is as simple as asking 'how was this product made and what was it made from?'
Our manufacturing partner in Malaysia (where rubber trees are grown) pride themselves on their excellence in sustainability as well as a common respect for natural materials, quality and service. We work closely with them to reduce our environmental impact. Our Natural Rubber Soothers are flown from Malaysia directly to Sydney, the carbon emissions output to do this is just 2.44 tons.