Changes in our biz
Soon some of our products will no longer be available and we wanted you to know first
As you know, we are a business very passionate about being zero waste, cruelty free and palm oil free. Our product range is handmade by us and the manufacturing is not outsourced and as such we have a close connection to the supply chain of our products. It has come to our attention that a key ingredient brassica alcohol, which is used across our product range, is no longer being manufactured free of palm oil derived ingredients. There are many factors in the change of ingredient base including supply chain issues due to COVID-19 to the war in Ukraine. There are a number of zero waste brands making solid shampoo and conditioner bars. However, there are only a handful that can claim that they are palm oil free and an even smaller amount that have their products certified palm oil free. We have gone through stringent ingredient examinations with our certifying body Orangutan Alliance to ensure that we can proudly make this claim. We are keenly aware of the loss of vital habitat and deforestation which are some of the devastating effects of palm oil farming. We feel that to be truly cruelty free there can be no palm oil used in our products. Given all of this, we have had to make the devastating decision to no longer manufacture some of our key products. The products that contain brassica alcohol are our solid hair care range, our facial care range and our water activated moisturisers. We have now discontinued a number of our products and are totally out of stock. We are now at the last stages of our hair care range and you can view what blends are left on our store. The loss of this ingredient negatively affects a major part of our business. We are so very very sorry to have to share this news with you and we thank you for your understanding and for supporting us as we transition to this new phase of our business. We also thank you for being ethical conscious consumers hoping to make positive change in this world.
Wishing you all the best
Jo and Micko Srbinovski