Everybody hates plastic bottles: time to do something about it. Our proprietary technology, with provisional patents filed, uses industrial hemp to create certifiably compostable beverage containers, using new green chemistry techniques – and giving local family farms a new revenue crop.
We’re levering the growing national and global support for industrial hemp cultivation, as a sustainable and profitable 3-product — seed, oil, and hemp fiber — successor to more-depleting tobacco, corn, cotton, soybean farming. There are outstanding potential efficiencies and sustainability from local-sourcing container hemp feedstock from West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland farms, combined with bottling of local water and other local products. We have initiated exciting partnering with West Virginia’s ChemCeption chemistry incubator and with Marshall University’s Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Manufacturing, and also with leading sustainable materials research groups in New York and Colorado, using breakthrough technologies and working also with local development authorities. Follow our journey at www.elysianholding.com .
A Washington native, Carey has been in the beauty industry for over 16 years, training at Aveda, Aveda London, and Vidal Sassoon, and has worked at Aveda and Erwin Gomez Salon, acclaimed as some of the most prestigious salons in the National Capital Region. Caring about the life and health of her clients made her become the only artist to offer organic hair color systems in DC area, starting in 2012. Providing her clients with the most progressive, safe, and highest quality color products on the market, she uses botanicals extensively in her work, and to ensure her clients the benefits of living clean, Carey is the only artist in the DC metropolitan area to offer the Organic Color System, the only hair coloring system on the market that is 100% organic.
Carey is equally passionate about the environment and sustainability. Using her deep knowledge of plant chemistry and nutrition, and her marketing background from her studies at Montgomery College, she founded Elysian Holdings to address the global pandemic of plastic pollution, affecting our oceans, our groundwater, and even our food supply. And with family farm property in West Virginia, Carey is building with Elysian Holdings a way for family farms to embrace the cultivation of newly legalized industrial hemp – a historically important American resource that offers multiple, profitable product streams, as well as a sustainable, widely sowable, and low-depletion new cash crop.