Positive Week 2017: Businesses Supporting the Environment
Kicking off Positive Week 2017, we look to our brands to trust who go that extra mile to support the environment…
Seascape Island Apothecary products all feature natural ingredients sourced locally in Jersey. Jersey beeswax is found in all Seascape skincare and honey in their Les Petits and Maternity products. The honey used is from beekeeper Francois Le Luer’s apiary, nestled on the edge of a steep cliff above beautiful wild flower meadows. Milk from Jersey cows is used in soaps, and the lavender, eucalyptus and rosemary oil are from Jersey Lavender Farm, established 30 years ago. Seascape’s products are paraben, silicone, petroleum and SLS free. All bottles and packaging are recyclable, and product cartons and gift packs are made in the UK by an FSC accredited carbon-neutral supplier.
Penrose products are hand-made in a family run Nottinghamshire workshop. All products only use materials that have been sustainably sourced. Even further, they strive to limit waste by using every bit of fibre and fabric. Additionally, all products are “Vegetarian Society Approved’ because all the animals go back to the paddock after shearing.
Hong Kong-based Song Saa Collective is building better futures in Southeast Asia through design, solar energy, and hospitality. Over the next five years, the Song Saa Foundation aims to increase the resilience of local communities to changing climates. This ambitious and exciting plan includes collaborating on a specially-designed garden that can withstand changing weather patterns.
Aura-Soma is deeply concerned with the interdependent relationships among humankind and the flora, fauna that help to sustain life on Earth. The company mantra is that for our planet to be healthy, its communities and the individuals that make them up must be healthy and motivated rightly, with concern and care for all. Aura-Soma is therefore guided by a three-tiered goal to facilitate a greater level of consciousness, contributing to more conscious societies and organisations that then co-operate in taking care of each other and our planet.
Alpaca plush producers use the hides of humanely acquired Alpaca fur to make their fur creations. They closely follows all the laws that prohibit and regulate any mistreatment of alpacas, and using the latest tanning technology, pieces are created to last for generations.
Bronagh Holmes Luxury is an Irish Hand-Crafted Leather Bag and Accessories Label, creating contemporary, elegant, stunning Eco-leather, suede and fish leather pieces. All of their leather bags are handmade-to-order in Ireland, reducing waste and carbon footprint. Bronagh only ever uses leathers which are by-products of the food industry, including fish leathers which come from sustainable fish farms.
In a conscious move away from mass production, chartwellandg is redefining luxury resort wear. Focusing on purity and minimalism, they create refined, relaxed and timeless pieces with artisanal details.
All fabrics and materials used within the chartwellandg collection are proudly sourced and consciously constructed in England, including the accessories and signature packaging.
Sonu and Eva Shivdasani’s passion for enriching lives while protecting nature’s precious resources pervades every aspect of this magical island. At the heart is Eco Centro, proving ground for the sustainable culture Soneva extols, where everything from the sun’s rays –the island is part-powered by solar panels – to fallen timber and driftwood is re-used. Serious goals for sustainability do not repress Soneva Fushi’s sense of fun. They enhance it. The proximity to nature, the innate respect for the ocean’s wonders and 24/7 bare feet, all help to enhance a feeling of liberation and inner peace.
With an array of travel experiences on offer, Zigi Tours can have you travelling to the far-reaches of Oman’s desert with Bedouins, cooking sumptuous gourmet meals with a celebrity chef in the Maldives, or sailing among the exuberant islands of the Galapagos. Their brand is committed to Responsible Tourism and clients can contribute to the noble cause of wildlife conservation through their Luxury Wildlife Tours to India. They believe authentic experiences are endangered but we can preserve them by travelling intelligently and responsibly. By offering those little extras and authentic touches, Zigi Tours ensures that you experience the true character of every destination.
Forevermark goes beyond responsible sourcing to ensure a positive social and environmental impact within the regions it works in. For every acre of land used for mining by Forevermark, the De Beers Group dedicates five acres to nature conservation, building thriving ecosystems with healthy populations of native wild animals and plants.
Elvis & Kresse have been reclaiming heroic materials ever since they fell in love with the London Fire Brigade’s decommissioned fire-hose. After a distinguished career fighting fires and saving lives, the hoses were destined for landfill. Elvis & Kresse started to rescue them in 2005 and never looked back. 50% of the profits from the Fire Hose Range are donated to the Fire Fighters Charity. More materials soon followed; Kresse has always had an obsession with waste and likes nothing better than discovering and intercepting something new.
The Danish company was founded in 2009 to manufacture a range of products made from 100% natural rubber without any plastic or BPA. The name Hevea, derives from the Latin name for rubber tree, and it shows the company’s commitment to sustainability through its biodegradable qualities. All Hevea products are sustainably produced, wrapped in environmentally friendly FSC certified packaging, and comply with high safety standards.
From the time an Argyle pink diamond is unearthed from the Argyle Pink Diamond Mine in Western Australia, it remains under the care of the standards of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC). This commitment is at the heart of the Argyle Pink Diamonds business, and provides assurance that each certified diamond is as sustainable and ethically sound as it is beautiful and rare.
Argyle Pink Diamonds is strongly committed to creating positive outcomes for both the environment and custodians of the land on which it operates, championing best practices with a focus in the areas of community development and the environment.
A go-to for shoe connoisseurs, Stivaleria Cavalin presents only the very best, perfectly designed boots of unparalleled quality and materials, and offers made to order, made to measure and bespoke service. Stivaleria Cavalin stands out as a particularly environmental company due to the lifetime guarantee that partners every pair of boots, assuring that one purchase will result in lifelong wear.
Womenswear clothing line Dai designs with a garment’s lifecycle in mind from raw materials to aftercare. They source Oeko-tex® and/or REACH certified raw materials wherever possible to ensure the chemical safety of our product. The brand strives for smarter decisions across the supply chain including due diligence of their suppliers and a commitment to ethical practices. By selling directly to consumers, Dai maintains the best of European craftsmanship at honest prices, without the traditional retail markup.