New York, NY
Fallen leaves, steam, heat, and pressure -- how’s that for a short ingredient list? In rural India, founder Michael Dwork learned that these four things make a perfect plate. And so he launched a topnotch line of compostable and chemical-free dinnerware, after figuring out how to recapture and reuse 80% of the water used in production. While he was at it, he generated hundreds of fair-wage jobs in South Asia. No big.