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Of the earth.

 

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.

Ingredients

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.

 

 

Less waste. More beauty.

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 sell directly to customers, as well as to retail and to 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. 

 

 

Sustainable materials

All our packaging is made or sourced using the most sustainable materials we can lay our hands on. 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.

All the paper that we use is FSC certified and our A/W22 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.

In developing the first La-Eva textile offerings in collaboration with Thread Tales, we have set our intentions to work with luxurious indigenous materials, carefully chosen for their beautiful, tactile and textural properties, mindfully balanced with the environmental impact of the material.

 

The Human factor

Through our work with Thread Tales, we are currently collaborating with artisan workshops in Myanmar and India in creating sustainable jobs based on a vocation and skill, in which the workers are valued, have good working conditioners, are paid well, and are recognised for their work. We are aiming at creating long partnerships with the communities of artisans that we are working with, based on respect for their local ecosystems and valuing the preservation of traditional local craftsmanship. We are investing in our partners, their culture and their community by encouraging collaboration between workshops, communities and countries.