In 1970, Tom and Kate Chappell had a big dream: They wanted to create personal care products with no artificial flavors, fragrances, sweeteners, colors, and preservatives—the kind of stuff they’d feel okay letting their kids use. And they wanted to prove business could be a force for good.
The world has changed a lot in the past 53 years, but those goals still drive the brand today. You know it as Tom’s of Maine.
It’s the spirit of the Chappell’s legacy that has been a driving factor in all of Tom’s of Maine’s sustainable business practices, efforts to give back, and most recently, the introduction of the Tom’s of Maine Incubator Program, which just finished up its inaugural year and launched the application for next year on Sept. 19, says Michelle Waring, steward for sustainability and everyday good at Tom’s of Maine.
The Tom’s of Maine Incubator is again selected five early-career leaders underrepresented in the climate movement to receive $20,000 to support their work, access to expert mentors, opportunities to collaborate IRL and virtually with other Incubator members,