Our consideration for where we source our materials extends beyond our clothing, beauty and wellness collections and into our packaging.
We have always looked first to nature for our packaging needs, embracing both recycled and recyclable solutions where possible. We always champion the reuse of our vessels and boxes that can be given a second life as useful objects in the home, or to carry gifts passed on to others.
Creating solutions instead of problems
Eliminating waste is a matter close to our hearts. Our bags are made from an innovative recycled cotton paper made by hand in India. 3-5% of cotton fabric used every year for manufacturing is discarded as waste. These waste cut pieces are collected and turned into beautiful handmade paper; this innovative use of cotton off-cuts, otherwise destined for landfill, is one of the many ways we are moving towards minimal waste.
Recycled cotton paper sheets are used to create our 100% recycled cotton packaging that we use to protect the products you purchase in our stores – including bags, boxes and envelopes. It’s a reusable solution to the mounting threat of waste, ensuring we prevent as much from burdening the earth as possible. Our bags can be recycled once used – ensure you separate the linen handles from the body of the bag before placing in the recycling pile, which are also suitable for biodegrading.
Handmade seed paper with a second life
We use handmade seeded paper to create our clothing tags and e-receipt covers. Seed paper is a biodegradable, eco-friendly paper made from seeds and cotton pulp; the addition of grass seeds to the paper invites recipients to sow it in the soil once no longer need it, offering all of the elements a second life - to grow as gentle flowers in the ground.
The paper’s pulp is manually prepared by hand, before being spilled into a big tub full of water and then gathered with the frame to create the sheet of paper that will be used to make our tags.
Once in the frame, the seeds are then embedded into the sheet before excess water is extracted and then being left to airdry in sunlight – this can take 1-4 days depending on the weather and humidity.
RECYCLED ONLINE PACKAGING
When you order from us online, your items will be packed to reach you in perfect condition, in 100% recyclable packaging – made from recycled cardboard.
Our boxes are double-sided, designed to be reversed and re-used; we hope you’ll join us in our efforts to lighten our impact on the earth by reusing or recycling your box and its wrapping.
REUSABLE GLASS AND CERAMIC
Our frosted and green glass candle vessels and bath and body care bottles can be easily and endlessly recycled. Ensure you remove the cap from the glass bottle before placing both in the recycling bin.
Where we use custom-made ceramic vessels for seasonal collections, they are designed with reuse and longevity in mind.
We work towards minimal waste in everything we do and aim for no unnecessary packaging, and are aware that conventional cellophane and flexible plastics are among the most difficult to recycle. Where we do use cellophane to safely transport and store our products, preserving their longevity, we try to package as lightly as possible by using 100% biodegradable cellophane.
BESPOKE GIFT WRAPPING
Sometimes a special gift calls for more decadent wrapping. Our luxury gift boxes are made from 100% recycled cotton paper and are sturdy, visually beautiful boxes that would be fitting in any home environment as additional storage – or to be re-gifted to a friend or loved one.
Our festive bag charms can be re-used as Christmas decorations, and we always opt for recyclable wrapping and tissue paper.
We create objects for the home and body to inspire our community to be more connected: to themselves, to others and to the environment. We do so in tandem with craftspeople and communities who bring our collections to life in an ethically-minded and conscious way.