Here at Silk, we believe in making delicious plant-based food that does right by you and fuels our passion for the planet. That’s been our elevator pitch (OK, carton pitch) for more than 25 years, and it’s why we’re among the OGs of dairy-free. We’re here for everyone, from vegans to burger lovers, because our purpose is progress. And everyone can make room in the fridge for that.
Back in 1977 when the visionary founder of Silk started experimenting with soy in Boulder, Colorado, it was waaaay out there. But what was once on the fringe—plant-based eating—is now mainstream. That's why we manufacture across the country: because we believe in the power of plants for people and the planet.
Photo by Robert Warren, provided courtesy of Bonneville Environmental Foundation
We’ve been around long enough to know how to make plants taste amazing, so you can always count on us for the mmm-factor. But did you know it takes 80% less water to make a half gallon of Silk than it does to produce a half gallon of dairy milk?* From water conservation to supporting bees, we’re out to show the environment some love too.
*Based on a 2013 Water footprint assessment conducted by Silk for original soymilk, almondmilk and coconutmilk using the Water Footprint Network methodology, ISO 14046 framework, and the average annual consumption of Silk by U.S. households.
We’ve come a long way since our humble tofu-inspired beginnings. Here’s a look at some of the milestones that make us Silk.
Our company began in Boulder, Colorado, with a focus on soy and tofu
Silk launches soymilk nationwide, under WhiteWave, Inc.
Hello, Creamers & Coconutmilk
Spoonable Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternatives
Power up with Protein Nutmilk
WhiteWave Foods, including Silk, is acquired by Danone to become Danone North America
Danone North America becomes a Certified B Corporation® and the largest Public Benefit Corporation in the world
Launched Silk Oat
Launched Silk Greek Style Coconutmilk Yogurt Alternatives
We’re always dreaming up something new