About Mazlow

Mazlow was created by cofounders Ravi Muti, Rohit Parthasarathy, and Greg Melanson.

Our headquarters are located in Vancouver, BC, Canada & Overland Park, Kansas. We also operate in Nairobi, Kenya. We will open offices in other cities and countries as we grow.

To contact Mazlow, go to Contact Us and contact us via the email provided or by utilizing the form. We will get back to you within 1-2 business days.

Mazlow is a for-profit company dedicated to educating people on humanity’s ultimate potential, with the goal of moving towards Oneness, while working to develop sustainable economic systems for those in need. We are implementing Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, which postulates that self-actualization is impossible if basic needs are not met. Regarding self-actualization, we believe that higher consciousness is the best tool for personal growth, and Oneness is the ultimate end of that growth. Regarding developing sustainable economic systems for those in need, for each product purchased, we contribute one basic need (an item of food, water, or clothing) to someone in need, and are providing economic opportunities for those in need (are products are made by those in need and are fair trade). Helping those in need not only helps the needy grow, but also moves us towards Oneness, since compassion for those who are suffering is required for reaching a higher consciousness, and true Oneness is impossible without the participation of all. Purchase of our fair trade, Oneness inspired products supports our mission.

Mazlow is a limited liability company, and not a nonprofit. The business is funded by the sale of our Oneness products, which allows us to spread the positive message of Oneness & help people meet basic needs through our basic needs operation.

We have a small team, all aligned to make the above happen. Team members focus on product & basic needs procurement, marketing, networking, and influencing purchasing and consumption habits. Needing a way to pay our workers, we decided to sell eco products to fund our operations. We use the money we generate to scale our operations, support our basic needs operation where we believe there will be systemic change, hire those in need, and build an organizational infrastructure to support our growth.

There are other benefits to being a limited liability company as well. We’re funded exclusively by our own business results, which means we have flexibility in how we deploy our resources and are motivated to conduct business in ways that generate long-term sustainable results.

Soon, we will be applying for B-Corporation certification. B-Corporations are a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit.

No, companies cannot accept donations. Purchasing our products is the best way to spread the word about the positive impacts of Oneness and support our basic needs campaign.

For press or media inquires, please contact us at social@themazlow.com.

As our company grows, we will donate funds to non profit organizations supporting people with basic needs. Stay tuned.

Apart from buying one of our Oneness products, and promoting Oneness & helping meet basic needs, here are other ways you can help:

  1. Educate & Raise Awareness! We’re showing the world WE ARE ONE & we can come together to solve major issues. Tag 3 friends and introduce them to our social channels so they can join the Oneness movement.
  2. Give to those in need whenever you get the chance. This can be clothing, food, or money. We need all of humanity to participate in order to get to Oneness.
  3. Focus on your personal development. Be self-aware, and strive to become a better human being.
  4. Be kind to all living organisms. Live harmoniously with your community, and enrich other people’s lives.

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You are not required to create an account or login to purchase a product. If you do create an account, you will have access to account information, payment info, and past orders.


Products

Yes, we offer wholesale opportunities to retailers who align with our mission and vision. Please email social@themazlow.com

To buy Mazlow products and support Oneness and our basic needs campaign you can shop here Copy of Shop.

What is the One Earth Cotton Tote Bag made of?

Our One Earth Cotton Tote Bag is made out of recycled cotton. This environmentally friendly, sustainable material reduces water, and energy consumption, while keeping cotton out of the landfills. The print ink is eco water based ink, environmentally friendlier than traditional chemical based inks.

What size do you offer for the bags? Are there other sizes?

Currently, we only offer the One Earth Cotton Tote Bag in 16″W x 15.5″H x 3″Gusset (Bottom) size.

How do I adjust the bag?

Bags are not adjustable.

How do I wash the bag?

We recommend washing in a cold wash and line drying.

All of our bags are made using untreated cotton and they will shrink.

Can the bag be recycled?

Mazlow products are made with recycled, or organic material and the materials are recyclable. We advise you to contact your local recycling centers for best recycling practices as recycling policies vary region to region. Currently, we are working on a closed loop program where we take back products to recycle, repurpose, or transform into new products.

What are the shirts made of?

The shirts are made of eight recycled plastic bottles.

What sizes are available?

XS-XXL.

How do I wash the shirts?

We recommend washing in a cold wash and line drying.

Can the shirts be recycled?

Mazlow products are made with recycled, or organic material and the materials are recyclable. We advise you to contact your local recycling centers for best recycling practices as recycling policies vary region to region. Currently, we are working on a closed loop program where we take back products to recycle, repurpose, or transform into new products. Alternatively, you can donate the shirt to someone in need!

What is the bracelet made of?

The bracelet consists of a cord made out of recycled cotton and beads made out of recycled copper. The recycled copper and cotton give opportunities indirectly to the street families & other vulnerable groups in the Kibera slum who collect and sell scrap.

What is the bracelet size?

Minimum length/Circumference =
7.5 Inches
Maximum length/Circumference =
11 inches

How do I adjust the bracelet?

The Oneness Copper Bracelet is one size and is adjustable. To make the bracelet bigger, pinch & pull the cotton cord on both sides in opposite directions. To make the bracelet tighter, pinch & pull the two loose cords in opposite directions.

How do I wash the bracelet?

Regular rubbing is usually all that is needed to keep copper pieces/jewelry shiny and beautiful.

Can the bracelet be recycled?

Mazlow products are made with recycled, or organic material and the materials are recyclable. We advise you to contact your local recycling centers for best recycling practices as recycling policies vary region to region. Currently, we are working on a closed loop program where we take back products to recycle, repurpose, or transform into new products.

What is the bracelet made of?

The bracelet is made of organic cotton, whose production uses substantially less water than the production of regular cotton, and bamboo, a sustainable and fast regenerating plant.

What is the bracelet size?

The internal circumference is about 24cm, or 9.44in. The minimum size is 0 because the band closes entirely on itself if you want it to.

How do I adjust the bracelet?

The Oneness Bamboo Bracelet is one size and is adjustable. To make the bracelet bigger, pinch & pull the hemp cord on both sides in opposite directions. To make the bracelet tighter, pinch & pull the two loose cords in opposite directions.

How do I wash the bracelet?

If the bracelets get dirty we recommend a light hand wash with soap and water to clean the band, and also to limit the extended water exposure of the bamboo tab.

Can the bracelet be recycled?

Mazlow products are made with recycled, or organic material and the materials are recyclable. We advise you to contact your local recycling centers for best recycling practices as recycling policies vary region to region. Currently, we are working on a closed loop program where we take back products to recycle, repurpose, or transform into new products.

All products come with a 2 month limited warranty. This covers any manufacturing defects. This policy does not cover standard wear and tear. Products are designed to last. Please contact us if you have any issues.

General wear and tear describes the breakdown of materials that occurs naturally over time. We don’t cover wear and tear from accidents, misuse, improper care, or alterations not approved.

In order to return your item(s) within the 60 day grace period, please send the item to:

The Mazlow
9630 Queens Place
Surrey, BC V3V2S2
Canada.

Ship the item as a parcel. Also, provide the following information in your package as well:

  • Your full name and address
  • Your order number
  • Your reason for this return

Please note that the customer is responsible for any shipping costs associated with a return for refund for any item outside of a warranty claim. You will be refunded within 5 business days after product return. 

If you need to exchange your product within 60 days of receiving it, you may exchange it at no cost to you. Please contact us to request a return label.

The postcards are made out of recycled paper, and are printed using eco ink. We include one with each purchase. The postcards are marked with a positive message on Oneness, and you can stick them on your fridge, or place them anywhere in sight, reminding you that we are indeed ONE.

We’re currently developing a closed loop program- circular end-of-life plan for all of our products. We want to eliminate waste at the end of our product lifecycle by taking back products that customers no longer use so they can be recycled or transformed into new products.

Our signature product, the Oneness Copper Bracelet, is fair trade, and we only work with partners who are fair trade.

To inquire about your order status, please email social@themazlow.com.

Our products are eco friendly and made of recycled or organic material. We strive to re-use material, and not put a strain on our already over extended planet. We carefully select the partners we work with, ensuring their processes adhere to strict environment standards. Our operations are not completely carbon free as products are shipped via air. As a result, to remain carbon neutral, we plant a tree for every product shipped. In the future, we will be applying for B Corp certification, and will be environmentally audited.

To clean/polish, simply wipe the copper beads with a wet piece of cloth soaked/dipped in acidic juice/liquid i.e- lemon juice, lime, sulfuric, etc. Make a piece of cloth wet by dipping/soaking in acidic juice/liquid. Then proceed to wipe the copper beads using the wet piece of cloth.

To see a demo of how to tie the bracelets, follow this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c8Uxp3PhPk.


Shipping

Mazlow ships worldwide. Shipping times for our products depend on the locations to which they’re being shipped. For all orders please allow 48-72 hours for your shipment to process. From there, domestic orders within Canada, and US will arrive 3-7 business days after processing has been completed. For international orders, please allow up to 14 business days for your shipment to arrive. No matter where you are, we promise we’ll get your order to you as quickly as possible.

Please note that we are a startup, building this mission from the ground up. And along with the impact of Covid-19, shipment may be delayed at times. We apologize for any inconvenience and strive to send out our orders as soon as possible.


Basic Needs Operation

With the purchase of each item, we contribute a basic need (an item of food, water, or clothing) towards our basic needs campaign, and invest in hiring those in need to make our products. Our first basic needs campaign is in the Kibera slum, near Nairobi, Kenya. When we run a campaign (we are aiming to do this at least monthly), our team on the ground assesses which needs are most needed at that time and who needs them most. They then purchase the needs and distribute them. The entire process is documented through paperwork and photographs.

We have a one for one model – when you purchase a product, we pledge to contribute a basic need to someone in need. This roughly translates into 10% of our revenue towards our basic needs campaigns, which we will be conducting at least monthly once our operation is fully up and running. In addition to buying basic needs, we also pay three to four of our team members, who are also in need of employment, to distribute the needs in the community. Also, we hire one photographer (again, also someone in need of employment) to document the process.

After careful research, we chose the Kibera slum as the site of our first basic needs and economic opportunities programs due to the high impact these operations will have there. The residents of the Kibera lack many basic needs and access to economic opportunities. They have also been particularly hard hit by Covid-19 lockdowns. If we all can come together to provide basic needs and help create sustainable economic opportunities for them, we will have a model for future Oneness programs in other parts of the world.

As we grow, we will expand into other cities and countries to help with the basic needs crisis there. We will choose high impact poverty areas. Stay tuned for our next location.

The safety of our team and the recipients of basic needs is our number one priority. We are following local Covid-19 guidelines during our operations.

Not at this moment, but we will be very shortly.

There are a variety of reasons as to why people lack basic needs. These are systemic, personal, and social. Unfair wages, taking advantage of others for personal gain, growing up in a family unable to provide, or in a society without means to help others are some of the reasons why poverty persists. Why should people care? First, it can lead to the development of impoverished areas. This can in turn lead to high crime rates, and other illnesses, further, overwhelming institutions. Second, It is a strain on the welfare and tax payer system. Finally, we all share this planet and are really ONE. When some of our brothers and sisters suffer, we all do.

Maslow said that individuals’ most basic needs must be met before they become motivated to self-actualize. Without basic needs, one is left starved, unable to rest or be clothed, which leads to various issues, like anxiety, addiction, illness, and inability to find employment.

As we begin to move to a higher consciousness, we start to realize that we are all deeply interconnected. In order for humanity to reach its true potential, we must have all people participating in expanding consciousness. This is not possible when basic needs are not met.

Oneness

Oneness is a state of consciousness where a person sees all of life as highly interconnected and ultimately coming from the same source. From this perspective, a person may realize that spiritually, we are really all ONE, and begin to act accordingly.

When we see all of life as intimately interconnected and really ONE, we may begin to treat others (including non-humans!) as ourselves. Every action we take is motivated by this sense of essential unity. Imagine a world where people begin to treat each other and the planet as themselves. We begin to see that if we harm each other, we are really harming ourselves, and, conversely, if we help each other, we are really helping ourselves. When this idea reaches a critical mass of people, great positive change can happen!

In two ways. First, to move to a higher consciousness and eventually Oneness requires practicing kindness. Through our basic needs and economic opportunities programs, we are practicing kindness towards those in need and encouraging others to do the same. Second, to achieve Oneness requires the participation of all, which is not possible when some are lacking in basic needs. In order to raise consciousness, one must first have one’s basic needs met. Then, once basic needs are satisfied, it is possible to practice techniques to increase consciousness and eventually move towards Oneness.