Sustainability

Sustainability

From soap bar to bin and beyond, our aim is to be as environmentally aware and responsible as possible. Being natural, our handmade products contain no harmful chemicals and are fully biodegradable.

We aim to be mindful of what we buy and use, recycling packaging and avoiding waste where possible.

Cruelty-free

Apart from testing on our own family members, our soap never has been (and will never be) tested on animals.

Packaging Policy

We work to keep our packaging minimal, plastic-free and fully recyclable.produced in the UK, and in card, tin and recycled glass.

 

Certified Sustainable Palm Oil

We only use Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) from New Britain Palm Oil, one of the world leaders in sustainable Palm oil practices supporting both the environment and local small holders.   They were one of the first companies to produce a sustainability report which can be viewed on their website.

We noticed a lot of soap makers boycotting Palm Oil and with it being an issue of huge concern for both ourselves and our customers we decided to investigate all the oils we use before making a knee jerk decision.

In consultation with advice from leading environmental organisations and companies such as WWF we firmly believe that, rather than a boycott, we need to support the production of genuinely sustainable palm oil.  

The global demand for oil will not abate and Palm oil is the most efficient oil on the planet in terms of water, land and pesticide use.  

To give you a clearer picture Palm Oil produces approximately 5950 litres per hectare.  The closest to that is Coconut oil which produces 2690 Litres per hectare and Rape oil produces 1190 litres per hectare.

Our concern, which is shared by WWF is that the trend for companies to boycott palm oil could lead to a catastrophic increase in deforestation as the alternatives are so inefficient.

Only environmentally responsible trade and production can minimize risk of further deforestation and damage to wildlife, habitats, local people and their economies dependant on sustainable palm oil revenue.