The Waste Less Shop was founded by Stephanie Cochrane as a solution to the frustrations she felt with wasteful consumer products and her own struggles finding plastic-free laundry detergent, dish soap, etc. in her local grocery stores. She took to the internet and found a few great alternatives, but nothing in one place.
Stephanie was working as a full-time dental hygienist when she started curating her favorite sustainable products into an online marketplace. She started the business from her garage and participated in local fairs and markets until she opened a bulk refill store just a few blocks from her apartment in Manhattan Beach in October 2019.