I’m Margaret, the Founder of nudemarket. One day I woke up and I had enough. I had enough of driving around all day trying to buy food and household products that I felt good about. I had enough of sorting plastic bags, containers and packaging that really didn't enhance my life. I had enough of feeling bad for being so wasteful when I really couldn't do anything about it. I had enough.
So I decided I was going to change it. If I could make a change today, I could positively affect my children's lives tomorrow. I could make my struggles the thing of the past by creating a place where you can get everything you need and know where it came from. I could source food and products from a supply chain that shared the same values and I could be apart of something bigger than myself.
So, the first thing I did? I bought a nut grinder and started making conversation with locals at the farmers market over a jar of fresh ground peanut butter (made by Yours Truly). What I found through our conversations was that I wasn't the only person feeling this way, so there was no turning back.
At nudemarket, the aim is to make package-free shopping easy and accessible. By investing in products that are long-lasting and reusable, it is part of our mission to ensure that we don’t contribute to problems for future generations.
I began this journey in early 2018 and have already seen a shift in how my own children think about plastic and the choices they make. That alone is enough to keep me going forward in this journey, because believe me, it isn't always easy.
Jessica Nusse - Co-founder
Nice to meet you, I’m Jessica. I have been living plastic-free since 2010, after taking a course in university about garbage, over consumption, and all the environmental implications from single-use disposable packaging. I am an avid rock climber, and spend much of my spare time in the mountains, or training at the local climbing gym. I also enjoy painting, making jewelry, drawing and spending time at home curled up to a movie or book with my cat, Pig, the most adorable thing in the world.
I moved to Calgary from San Francisco with my husband in October 2018, and became involved with nudemarket because of its priority to make it easier for more people to shop package free. Making even small changes have big and lasting impacts on the environment, and I’m excited to be on this path with you!