Our mission is to deliver effective, plant-based hair care that is responsibly designed to be good for you, and gentle on the planet - today and always. Botaniq is constantly evolving, and we are continually striving to improve on what we do. Here are some of the responsible ways we do things:
We take the impact of the entire lifecycle of our products into account, from seed to shelf to recycling bin, and beyond. This helps us to select ingredients and packaging with the lowest ecological footprint, and the best social outcomes.
>We preferentially source our ingredients from abundant crops that require low input and energy to grow and harvest. Many of our ingredients are organic or wild-harvested, and we opt for New Zealand produced products (or as geographically close as possible), to minimise our carbon footprint.
>Our suppliers pay growers fairly and work in equitable partnerships with Indigenous communities to harvest and process native botanicals. We never use ingredients that have been tested on animals, and botaniq is certified cruelty-free by PETA.
To replace traditional synthetic ingredients we use biotech and green chemistry derived alternatives. Green chemistry utilises eco-friendly processes and renewable resources to create innovative, greener and safer actives, and functional ingredients.
Our styling range is made in house at the botaniq lab in Aotearoa, New Zealand. We make small batches regularly to ensure that no product is wasted, and that your products are delivered fresh. Our lab is powered by renewable energy and we use cold-process whenever possible to reduce our energy footprint. Each product has been independently lab tested for safety and stability.
We use glass packaging because it’s derived from renewable, natural raw materials, and it can be infinitely recycled without losing quality. Our bottles and jars contain a minimum of 10% recycled glass (cullet) content. By printing directly onto our glass packaging we save on having to use plastic-coated adhesive labels. It also makes recycling easier because the label doesn’t need to be removed first.
Our screw caps are made from recyclable PP and can be put in your curbside recycling. Unfortunately, misters and pumps are difficult to recycle. Until a better alternative is available, New Zealand customers can post their used botaniq pumps and misters back to us, and we’ll ensure they are properly recycled.
Our boxes are made and printed in New Zealand. We use card stock that is FSC certified, meaning it is harvested from responsibly managed forests and supply chains that also provide social and economic benefits to the surrounding communities. It is also Heavy Metal Free and Elemental Chlorine Free, and our boxes are fully recyclable and biodegradable.
Your orders are wrapped in a protective die-cut paper and are couriered in boxes made in New Zealand from 100% recycled cardboard. Our mailer stickers are printed locally using uncoated paper stock with solvent-free adhesive.
WE PLANT A TREE FOR EVERY ORDER
We care deeply about the planet and creating a business that gives back to nature. That’s why we’ve partnered with One Tree Planted, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to global reforestation. For every online and wholesale botaniq order, we will plant one tree.
Planting trees is one of the best ways to combat the damaging effects of climate change. Trees clean our air and water, absorb harmful carbon from the atmosphere, and provide habitat to over 80% of the world's terrestrial biodiversity. Forests also provide jobs to over 1.6 billion people and contribute to our health and wellbeing. To learn more, visit onetreeplanted.org
DIVERSITY & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
We are committed to diversity and collaboration in our business, from our content creation - both in front of the camera and the team behind the scenes - through to our freelance creators and suppliers.
We have always made it a priority to choose botanical ingredients that have positive social impacts for growers and local communities. We purchase ingredients from suppliers that work in partnership with Indigenous people from the Pacific Islands, New Zealand, Australia, and the Amazon.
Every year, botaniq donates time and money to social causes in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
We pride ourselves on being a transparent brand. On our website you will find full information about all of our ingredients, production, and packaging so you can make informed decisions about your hair care purchase. If you require any more info please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org