Firms Highlight Fair-Trade Initiatives Behind Personal-Care Offerings
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Fair-trade proponent Dr Hauschka Skin Care begins sourcing organic Damask rose essential oil from a farm in Ethiopia, while Dr Bronner’s Magic Soaps introduces a limited-edition, Fair For Life-certified bar of soap with sustainably harvested palm oil from its sister company in Ghana.
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Wala-Heilmittel GmbH-owned Dr. Hauschka Skin Care prides itself on “making products by sustainable, ecologically and socially responsible methods,” including new spring launches of cosmetics and body washes.
Unsatisfied with Fair Trade USA’s response to the National Advertising Review Board’s latest ruling, which advised the certifier to require percentage breakdowns for fair-trade ingredients on personal-care products, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps asks that the case be referred to regulatory authorities.
Dr. Hauschka’s organic castor oil from India, used in its new line of Inner Glow lipsticks, is among a handful of examples of the brand’s mission to “heal humanity and the earth” through sustainable sourcing arrangements.