7 Sustainable Mug Brand Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 19th, 2023
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Here are some real life success stories of starting a sustainable mug brand:

1. Alpengraphics ($7.8K/year)

Melanie, the founder of alpengraphics, was inspired to start her zero plastic outdoor products company after working as a marketing manager for Tesla. She wanted to promote more sustainable materialism and create a minimalistic mug that lasts a lifetime. By using green marketing and working with influencers on Instagram, she was able to attract and retain customers for her business.

How much they make: $7.8K/year
Current team size: 1

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On Starting A Zero-Plastic Outdoor Products Company

German outdoor enthusiast Melanie founded environmental-friendly business alpengraphics, which creates zero plastic, minimalist campfire mugs with environmentally-friendly practices, earning up to €3,000 ($3,200) per month depending on season, and targeting corporate business customers and recreational companies to gift her products to employees or customers.

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Melanie started Alpengraphics almost 5 years ago
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Melanie grew the business to $650/month
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2. EarthHero

EarthHero wants to make sustainable shopping so easy everyone does it. Shop eco-friendly products on the one-stop shop for everyone who loves the planet!

Where they're located: Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
Website traffic: 380K/month

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So... can you actually make money with a sustainable mug brand?

Of course. There are millions to be made in this industry.

But how?

  1. Research real, profitable businesses and see exactly how much money they make.
  2. Study exactly what works, and what doesn’t.
  3. Take action, because now you have the roadmap.

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4. Sustainable Brands

The premier global community of brand innovators who are shaping the future of commerce worldwide.

Where they're located: San Francisco, California, USA
Website traffic: 130K/month

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5. Fairware Promotional Products

Sustainable, eco friendly promotional products ethically sourced for North America’s change makers by Fairware. Start your branded merchandise project here.

Where they're located: Nashville, Tennessee, USA

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So... can you actually make money with a sustainable mug brand?

Of course. There are millions to be made in this industry.

But how?

  1. Research real, profitable businesses and see exactly how much money they make.
  2. Study exactly what works, and what doesn’t.
  3. Take action, because now you have the roadmap.

Join Starter Story and build your next big thing:

Start Now