Kate Hills shines the light on British brands and manufacturers, and goes behind the scenes of their businesses. With tips, hints and tricks to help you manufacture in the UK and buy British.
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We are a small boutique producer with everything formulated by hand with the best active, fresh and potent ingredients available. All of our products are made here in the UK. We believe our size gives us advantages; we are able to craft products using specialist botanical oils from around the world, we are able to deliver super effective formulations that are not viable on a large scale - and why would you want it any other way?
All of the ingredients we use, the butters, oils and other botanicals are sourced here in the UK, although they may originate from elsewhere. For example our unrefined organic Shea butter is sourced here in the UK, but originates from a women's community project in Ghana. Regarding our packaging, we understand that you want your products to not only be indulgent and luxurious, but also to be presented beautifully - albeit in a way that respects our environment. We do not box all our products individually which seems wasteful, but we will group your products together in a beautiful gift box. Our boxes are sourced here in the UK. The base greyboard we use is 100% recycled material The printed art paper that covers the greyboard is from 100% virgin pulp from professionally managed resources We use a number of glass jars, all UK sourced- which are easily recyclable at facilities within the UK and Europe. We also use some plastic bottles for our products where to not do so would be detrimental to the ingredients. (UK sourced also). For example with our facial serums, the potent organic plant oils need to be dispensed from a container that will protect them from the air to maintain their potency. Plastics are recyclable in many areas of the UK and Europe.