Travel amenities supplier Buzz has acquired the sustainable personal care brand Single Use Ain’t Sexy.
The partnership will focus on refillable and sustainable solutions, expanding its global product portfolio.
Sustainability continues to be high on Buzz’s agenda. In recent years, Buzz’s proprietary ecoTHREAD blankets for airlines such as Emirates have saved over 100 million plastic drinking bottles from landfill.
Barry Gold, Managing Director and Founder of Buzz, said: “Buzz has always been a proud first mover in the war against waste, so we are delighted to welcome another trailblazer in Single Use Ain’t Sexy to the Buzz family. We firmly believe we will be stronger together as we continue revolutionizing how the world’s best airlines, hotels, cruise and rail lines replace single-use amenities with refillable alternatives for travellers.”
Its partner, Single Use Ain’t Sexy, will shift its focus to the wholesale travel market and cease operating as a direct-to-consumer e-commerce brand. As part of the acquisition, Founder and CEO Josh Howard will join the Buzz team in an international role to help scale their full sustainable portfolio across an extensive distribution network of global travel partners.
Josh Howard added: “I am motivated by impact and this partnership with Buzz gives us the platform to affect much larger change together. The sheer scale of their global operations means we will save more single-use plastic bottles from landfill with just one hotel partnership than we could achieve alone – that excites me.”
Leonard Hamersfeld, Founder and Creative Director of Buzz, said: “Creativity and innovation are at the heart of everything we do. We create incredible collaborations with the world’s best brands including Armani, Le Labo, TUMI and Acqua Di Parma. Our vision aligns perfectly with the design-led, market first and impact-driven ethos of Single Use Ain’t Sexy and we are thrilled to have them on board.”