Top tips on sustainable beauty from Bags of Ethics
When Supreme Creations and Bags of Ethics asked to write a guest blog with some tips on changes you can make with regards to sustainability in beauty, I agreed whole heartedly. Our popular travel bags are created in partnership with Bags of Ethics and we could not be more happy to be in association with such a wonderful, ethical brand. I am personally well aware that the beauty industry is behind when it comes to sustainability, but we want to do our bit as much as possible by bringing on only cruelty-free brands, introducing forward-thinking bands such as Sioris (which have come out with a sustainable eco-friendly sheet mask) and giving a bit back as well.
At Supreme Creations, we manufacture tote bags, makeup pouches, reusable packaging and other textile products that are produced in ethical and sustainable ways, which are supplied around the world, in the UK, Spain, France, Italy, Holland, Germany and the US. Our label Bags of EthicsTM ensures that we recognise the people and the planet behind the product. We believe that the farmers, designers, tailors, packers and artists behind the product should be remembered and respected. We believe in fair wages, good working conditions, and making every person along our supply chain feel important and empowered. Our ethical factory in Pondicherry, South India supports a production team which is made up of 90% women, all of whom we celebrate and admire. Many of these women are the main breadwinners of their families, and pillars of their communities.
We also believe in supporting the planet. We go to great lengths to ensure that at every stage of the manufacturing process we do as much as we possibly can to make the production of our bags as sustainable as possible. All of our bags are capable of being reused over 5,000 times, meaning that they help with the issue of single-use plastic. We believe that in every industry, single-use plastic usage and wastage needs to be reduced. The beauty industry is notorious for unnecessary plastic packaging and therefore wastage; however these reusable makeup pouches can be reused over 5,000 times, meaning they won’t just be disposed of instantly like a lot of product packaging usually is. We also have some more tips that you can implement into your beauty routine which will mean that it is more sustainable, and uses less single-use plastic.
Some of the changes that you can make are:
- Buy products in recyclable packaging, and properly recycle them once empty instead of just disposing of them.
- Use shampoos and soaps that are in bar form instead of liquid form. When in a bar, they require no plastic packaging unlike their liquid counterparts which are encased in a large amount of plastic which will get thrown away once the product is used up.
- Use a bamboo toothbrush and toothpaste tablets in a metal tin. Your plastic toothbrush and toothpaste, once thrown away, will never completely biodegrade, and will therefore have a negative effect on the planet. Instead, use a bamboo toothbrush which is fully biodegradable, and toothpaste tablets which are plastic free.
These are just a few of the small things which you can do that will have a big effect on the planet.
At Supreme Creations, we love working with new, innovative and interesting brands, and Beauty and Seoul are just that. We love the cruelty free aspect of all the brands which they stock, and as we are a business which believes in empowering women, Maree’s ambition and drive to set up a business that reflects her roots and heritage is something which we wholeheartedly encourage. We love the fact that we are able to create ethical, sustainable and reusable makeup bags for such a well-loved brand, and hope that they are used and loved by Maree’s customers.
NOTE: I’d like to thank Supreme Creations and Bags of EthicsTM for this blog and also for their kind words! I love working with such a reputable, ethical company and endeavour to work with more brands in Korea that support a more sustainable lifestyle. We know our customers love our travel bags and they are probably our most highly requested product so again a big thank you to Supreme Creations and Bags of Ethics for providing us with such a beautiful product. As many of you know, the Amazon has been on fire for around 3 weeks now and we’ve been thinking about what we can do to help. We are donating £1 for every sheetmask sold this bank holiday weekend, discounting some of our favourite ENATURE sheetmasks and pledge to donate and sponsor acres of the Amazon with Rainforest Action Network. For every one of our travel bags sold, we will also donate £1.