SOURCING & PACKAGING
We want people to feel at home in their skin, while we care for our home on this earth. This earth produces the ingredients that so beautifully care for our skin, and it is our responsibility to help nourish the earth that so generously nourishes us.
We are committed to continuing to find ways we can make positive sustainable changes and take our carbon footprint seriously. That’s why we have carefully selected recyclable glass packaging, recycled print materials for our postage and product boxes, eco-friendly print dyes, compostable and ocean safe corn starch fill within our postage boxes too, upcycling, responsible manufacturing, while also running our in-house recycling program RAWCYCLE.
Here's to your confidence, naturally.
All of our skincare is hand filled and packaged in Australia in small batches to avoid mass-production, keeping waste to the bare minimum (if any) and ensuring your products are fresh.
To reduce our footprint and minimise our impact, we manufacture in Australia sourcing our ingredients from suppliers who responsibly source and process these ingredients. We comply with strict Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and manufacture in a certified Australia facility.
We choose ingredients that do no harm, are sustainable and responsibly grown to reduce our footprint on our planet. We carefully consider all aspects of ingredient sourcing.
Free from animal products and animal testing, our products are vegan and cruelty-free with natural, naturally derived or nature identical ingredients that are sourced using sustainable practices. We test our products on real people. Animals have no business in beauty.
Eco-conscious thinking has been at the forefront of our packaging selections from day one. At RAWKANVAS we create beautiful packaging with the values of creativity and sustainability.
We request our suppliers to send packaging with no single use plastic into our warehouse as we strive to minimise our use of plastic that cannot be upcycled over.
When it comes to packaging and environmental care, here are some of the measures we’re undertaking.
Recyclable and Reusable: Packaging made from reusable materials with a built-in second (third, fourth etc) life that can be reused over and over, reducing the amount of waste. We’ve proudly assembled our products in beautiful, recyclable glass packaging and recyclable plastic lids that can be recycled at home, upcycled or given a second life endlessly without loss in quality or purity, by sending back the packaging via our RAWCYCLE recycling program. Glass bottles (if in useable condition) can be reused over and over, unlike single use soft plastics, or hard plastics (which can only be recycled a maximum of 2 times). Otherwise if no longer useable, glass when placed in to recycling, can be turned in to cullet the reused in the manufacturing of new glass bottles without the quality reducing. The Glass Packaging Institute estimates that a 10% increase in cullet in the furnace decreases its energy by 3% and CO2 emissions by 5%.
Recycled or Recyclable: Packaging made from recycled materials or is recyclable, reduces the amount of waste in landfills and can be given a second life. Our product and postage boxes are printed using post-consumer recycled materials. They are recyclable and use vegetable based ink that dries by air with water based coatings. Our postage satchels are made from 80% recycled plastic.
Compostable: Packaging made from renewable plant-based materials they are easily broken down and can be used in your backyard. To protect our products during transit, we fill our postage boxes with compostable and ocean safe corn starch fill that can be safely rinsed down the sink without harm to our ecosystem.
We are always on the lookout for innovative suppliers that create sustainable and practical packaging options. We will keep searching and improving our sustainable packaging as more options become available in the beauty industry.
Introducing RAWCYCLE, our in-house commitment to sustainability.
From day one, our business model has incorporated eco-friendly packaging coupled with an incentivised recycling program.
Instead of throwing away your RAWKANVAS empties away, simply collect your empties, clean and dry them, send them back to us and receive a RAWKANVAS credit.
Once we receive your empties, they will undergo a a thorough, deep sterilisation process (as all new and recycled glassware does) before being refilled and given a new life by our chemists in a clean room! This ensures that RAWKANVAS reduces unnecessary emissions in the beauty world all the while giving packaging a new life, time and time again.
SMALL BATCH PRODUCTION
Handcrafted and poured in boutique batches, our products use the freshest ingredients and last 18 months unopened, or 6 months after opening in your beauty bar.
While the ingredients in our formulas remain completely unchanged with each batch, natural colours and scents can vary from batch to batch depending on when the ingredients were harvested. You'll always know that each batch is FRESH and unique!
Made locally in Australia, every batch is lovingly poured while supporting human jobs and environmental sustainability.
UPCYCLE & REUSE AT HOME
We create products that are multi use so that you can get the most out of you product.
Give your bottles and jars the second life they deserve. Rather than tossing your glass packaging into the recycling bin, you can upcycle it! Once you've used up your RAWKANVAS product, simply clean your bottle or jar and leave it to air dry outside in the sun.
You can then use your glass packaging as a:
• Candle holder
• Incense holder
• Store spices or snacks
• Keep makeup brushes tidy
• Crystal holder
• Candle holder
Your creativity to reuse your packaging has no limits. This drives us to always create products in packaging that can be reused.
Palm oil can go by over 300 names, but those ingredients may not necessarily be derived from palm oil either. For example glycerin can be from palm oil, but we source it from flaxseed, Alkyl Polyglucoside which we derive from coconuts or Glyceryl Stearate Citrate which we source from corn.
Palm oil is an incredibly high yielding crop, it produces nine times more oil per hectare than the next best oil crop so it needs less land to grow the same amount of oil. The coconut, a common palm replacement for example yields only half the oil of palm meaning that we will need double the land. We prefer to err on the side of caution so we choose not to make a claim we cannot stand behind.
While our products do not contain palm oil they may contain palm oil derivatives. However we purchase our ingredients from a supplier which sources their ingredients directly from the largest processor and supplier of fats and oils to Australia and New Zealand who is a member in the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil- a not-for-profit global association formally established under Article 60 of the Swiss Civil Code.
Any palm oil derivatives are sourced from well-established plantations on mainland Malaysia, many of which have been converted from existing rubber plantations over two decades ago meaning rainforest wasn't destroyed to make way for these palm oil plantations. There are NO contracts with plantations in Borneo or Sumatra for the supply of Palm Oil. As such, there are no implications of present or planned rainforest destruction in these areas.