Bambeco co-founders, Carolyn Wapnick (CTO) and Susan Aplin (CEO), in an Alaskan glacier field
At some point in time it becomes personal. For bambeco Co-Founder, Susan Aplin, the ‘aha’ moment came while standing on a dramatically receding glacier in the wilds of Alaska. The evident shift in climate inspired a shift of the heart.
Acting on what she had seen, Susan determined to change the way she lived. She reduced her energy use and adjusted commuting patterns. Then she turned her attention to her home and was inspired by the question—what if there was one resource for furnishings and décor where every product offered impacted the world in a positive way?
Born of life-changing inspiration, bambeco is passionate about products with purpose. Co-Founded by Susan Aplin and Carolyn Wapnick, bambeco is the premier retailer for sustainable home furnishings and décor, delivering a collection of exquisite, high quality products and artisan creations—ALL reclaimed, repurposed, renewable, recycled, natural or organic. Made with the highest respect for the earth and its people.
Simplifying this message we like to say bambeco delivers sustainability with style.
For us, sustainability isn't just a concept but a conversation- it's a personal perspective and an opportunity to give voice to what matters. It’s a charge and a mission to reduce a carbon footprint while enlarging our personal imprint—an imprint that leaves an impression, influences others now, and leaves a legacy for a lifetime.
At bambeco changing the world isn't about being radical but real. Reclaimed, repurposed, redeemed, recycled. Our products. Our people. Our partners. Our customers. Authentic and interesting to the core.
What Sustains YOU?
John Rodenhausen, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, with bambeco co-founders Carolyn Wapnick and Susan Aplin building oyster reef balls to restore oyster habitats
During its first year in business, bambeco partnered with the World Wildlife Fund. Since then, bambeco has formed additional key environmental partnerships and alliances including Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Aplin’s passion and love for the outdoors and our waters propels her desire to work to protect it, and is the driving force behind the company’s environmental mission focused on supporting organizations and initiatives that address climate change, water conservation, the Clean Water Act, and land preservation.
Bambeco donates time, services and more than 1% of its sales to environmental causes. The company gives each employee five hours of paid time off each month to volunteer for environmental causes.