Hello there! Nice to meet you! I’m the founder of Meerkits and I came up with the name Meerkits as play on the word Meerkat and kits since my vision was to create quality kits. Meerkat? Kits? Meerkits? Get it? Hahaa…..sorry for the bad joke.
Why kits? I have this weird almost compulsive disorder. I am always searching for new hobbies and I have an obsession for quality and organization. Whenever I took on a new hobby, I would spend hours and hours researching all the pieces I would need for this hobby. Then I would spend all of this time researching for the perfect container to contain all of these pieces for this new hobby. I would legitimately spend months and months just accumulating all of the pieces I would need for this hobby before I even started the hobby! I then wondered if other people had the same issue as me. So I founded Meerkits to hopefully design perfect kits to save you the time from doing all the research yourself.
Don’t find our kits perfect? Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us! We are open to criticism and are constantly striving to improve.
I’m pretty hard to please as consumer. Whenever I found that rare gem of a product, I would usually look for the exact same product to replace it years down the road. But more often than not, I was disappointed at favorite brands cutting quality on later iterations to save a buck. I hate that and I promise to never sacrifice quality at Meerkits. As mentioned earlier, we will instead constantly strive to improve our products.
When designing products, our order of priorities will be quality, sustainability, and price in that order. Minimalism and consistency will also be taken into consideration.
In a perfect world, nobody would create any waste. But unfortunately, we can’t get away from plastic. For example, it is both cost and weight effective to have plastic storage containers if you live in a flood zone. Or maybe you just want to keep bugs out of your stuff. Maybe you’re a struggling mom who can only afford cheap plastic toys instead of the nicer wooden toys. Plastic is even in our clothes! It’s the plastic in polyester that stops it from shrinking, keeps it soft, and makes it durable.
Plastic is cheap and lasts forever. But it’s the last part that is both a blessing and a curse. They don’t degrade and just continue to accumulate. It is estimated only 9% of it ends up being recycled. Sometimes wild life or marine life mistake it for food and ingest it. Did you know that through miscellaneous means, the average human consumes approximately a credit card amount of plastic each week?
While we can’t go completely plastic-free, we weigh every decision with the environment in mind. Everything at Meerkits is mindfully designed to preserve the environment as much as possible. Even down to the packaging.
Our mission is to create a more sustainable world one step at a time. Recycling is great, but reusing is better.
“Make each day your masterpiece.”