Ethics

We celebrate the simple, precious offerings of our natural world.

We believe that environmental responsibility and human thoughtfulness are essential in the creation of something truly beautiful.

Natural and Organic Ingredients Of The Earth

We choose our ingredients thoughtfully and purposefully. Where possible we buy directly from growers and are continuously looking for new partnerships with farms and suppliers of ingredients. The La-Eva capsule range is ocean friendly, vegan, and of course not tested on animals. Almost all the base oils that we use are certified organic and we use as high a percentage of organic content as possible. Our fragrances are created using beautiful, pure essential oils.

Like all produce ‘of the earth’ the aroma and colour of essential oils vary depending on the location, the soil and the weather conditions that affected the plants of that crop and as such, the fragrance of our products can vary slightly between batches. We also use the most natural preservatives available for the safety of our customers.  

Glass, Aluminium & Refills

Our products come presented in partly recycled amber glass apothecary bottles and we refrain from using outer packaging where possible. We deeply believe in circular patterns of reusing and refilling, over and above recycling. Every year, 120 billion units of packaging are produced by the global cosmetics industry (Zero Waste, 2019), establishing it as one of the worst perpetrators of marine plastic pollution. The LCA Centre has suggested that refilling a bottle instead of using a completely new product saves a minimum of 70% on CO2, 65% on energy and 45% on water.

Our 5Ltr refill containers which we provide to our hospitality partners are made from light HDPE. HDPE is the most largely recycled plastic in the UK and in most countries in the world, so the empty, rinsed jerry cans can be put in the usual recycling bin when finished.  

External Packaging & Wool pouches

We use as little external packaging as we possibly can, without compromising the safe, beautiful delivering safely our products.

We have recently partnered with an innovative start up to find a sustainable, plastic-free packaging solution to protect our glass bottles in transit. We now use wool pouches which are made from leftover wool from farmers and shearers, which would normally be buried or burnt. Compostable and biodegradable, our wool pouches are as aesthetically pleasing as they are ethically sound, with 50% of the production running off the manufacturing area’s renewable energy grid. We encourage our customers to reuse these as many times as possible for transporting La-Eva products or other glass bottles.

Lokta & Tree-Free Papers

All the paper that we use is FSC certified and our Sensorial Rituals gifting range is made from lokta paper, an indigenous plant that grows in the Himalayas in Nepal. Lokta is an ecological wonder as it regenerates naturally, reaching maturity within 4 to 5 years after the first cutting, which makes the plant a great raw material source with a continuous, fully-sustainable supply.

Our brochures are made from tree-free paper, using leaves and stems from agricultural waste.

Textiles

We have developed our first textile offering in collaboration with the beautiful ethical luxury brand Thread Tales, setting our intentions to work with luxurious indigenous materials. Carefully chosen for their beautiful, tactile and textural properties, our new textile products are mindfully balanced with the environmental impact of the material.

Our sleep-masks and pouches are made in 100% lotus silk, a vegan, zero-waste alternative to traditional silk derived from the lotus flower. Our botanical silks are ethically crafted from finest-grade Habotai silk, a hypoallergenic, breathable natural fabric. They are hand-dyed in Mumbai using marigold petals collected from the local Hindu temples, and even the mordant used to extract and fix the pigment to the fabric are from natural origins. No polluting effluents are generated at any stage of the process, and both ingredients and final products are completely biodegradable. In line with our responsible production principles, we also only produce a limited quantity of pieces to avoid overstocking.

The Human Factor

Through our work with Thread Tales, we have started to build direct relationships with artisans and collaborate with workshops in Nepal and India that create sustainable jobs based on a vocation and skill, in which the workers are valued, have good working conditions, are paid well, and are recognised for their work.

Our sleep-masks, the pouches that they are presented in, and the cotton embroidered pouches that we use for our salts are handmade in partnership with the skilled all-female team of Women Fibre 2 Fashion, a New Delhi-based social enterprise that supports and rehabilitates victims of human trafficking in India.

Our botanical silks are designed and created in partnership with FairKonnect, a socially responsible, female-led FairTrade certified company based in Bangalore and plant-dyed in a home-based unit in Maharashrea, Mumbai.

We uphold the principles of caring for those in need closer to home too, regularly particiapting in donations of products. During the pandemic we donated more than 1000 products to front line NHS staff across the UK.