We are always looking to improve our homeware collections and we ask our supply chain to be Palm oil free. We have been offered ‘sustainable palm oil' but we have decided to reject such ingredients for our new soap collection to be launched spring 2020.
For more on our our lovely new Soap collections please read our press release & blog ‘New year ~ new soap!'.
A fantastic piece by the Independent tells us that Palm-oil forests certified as sustainable are being destroyed faster than non-certified land, experts have found, in a study they say blows the lid on any claims that the oil can be destruction-free.
Plantations with eco-friendly endorsements have lost 38 per cent of their forest cover since 2007, while non-certified areas have lost 34 per cent, according to researchers from Purdue University in the US state of Indiana.
The use of sustainability labels had allowed for even greater expansions of plantations that are driving orangutans towards extinction in southeast Asia and destroying natural carbon-absorbing rainforests, they said.