That’s what we’re all about. Is there any such thing? We believe there is and must be. There are so many areas that still need working on but we’re doing our best. We do business in the best way we can. We take a holistic approach to our business; seeing it in the context of society, the environment and in economic terms. Sustainability is interwoven throughout our business practices and we consider the origin and final destination of everything we make and use.
The Environmental Dimension
We minimise our use of finite resources
We use 100% natural ingredients to make our skincare. This is better for us and the environment, limiting the processing and manufacturing required by our business and creating and end product which is gentle and nourishing to use.
Our range is made through a cold process, low energy manufacture method. This not only preserves the health benefits of our ingredients but reduces the amount of energy used by our production process. We then cut and pack our range by hand. This ensures high standards and a unique product.
Who wants to be reliant on fossil fuels?
A lift share scheme
Electricity supplied by Ecotricity
Energy efficient light bulbs
Supporting organic and local agriculture
We use organic herbs and spices in our range. Organic agriculture has repeatedly been shown to encourage biodiversity well over and above conventional agricultural practice. It is less polluting and has been found to be environmentally more sustainable than conventional agricultural practice.
We ethically source as much as we can. Many of our suppliers are registered with the soil association, have fair trade affiliation and good equal opportunities policies- in this way we use our purchasing power to support initiatives which benefit us and the environment.
We are looking into locally sourcing some of our ingredients- it is an area we feel we could improve. We will be looking into that this winter. Maybe some Norfolk lavender, the county is famous for it after all.