Our Sustainability Commitment

At The Lavender House we are wanting to create a relationship that goes beyond just a monetary exchange for goods.

When buying from us you are creating a partnership with us. One based on sustainability, where we play equal parts in ensuring we are meeting the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.

Throughout every stage from development right through to posting out your item, repurposing, recycling and regenerating is at the forefront of our decision making. We will always try to make the best choices for you and the planet.

We are committed to being plastic free, palm oil free, SLS and Paraben free. The majority of our products are Vegan approved and we are fully transparent in our ingredients listings.

We are working towards being 100% zero waste and are nearly there. As part of that we ask that you kindly recycle or compost the packaging once you have received your order.

We hope we can help and inspire you to live a more natural lifestyle, connecting your home and life in a calm and harmonious way.

Packaging and printing

We are a sustainable, zero waste business therefore we use where we can repurposed or recycled packaging. Your order will arrive packaged appropriately in a box that could have been previously used, so may display signs of this. Our craft kits are packed in new branded postal boxes. If you choose the gift box option your items will be packed in a new branded box with ribbon, tissue paper, lavender or some seasonal decoration and attractive protective padding according to the items being sent. These will then be placed in a repurposed box to avoid damage in transit. There is a cost for this option.
Card protector:
Made from vegetable starch. Biodegradable, certified OK Biobased. Conforms to the EN1342 standard. Bio film can be composted and will disintegrate in six months to C02, water and humus, a soil nutrient. We recommend popping these protective bags in a home or commercial composting system for best results. If you do not have access to a composter they will decompose down in landfill, so dispose in your normal waste.
Can be composted, recycled or reused.
The Kraft zigzag packaging is already a recycled paper. It can be reused, recycled or composted. We use recycled acid free tissue paper. This can be recycled, reused or composted.
Cotton ribbon and string:
We use a white 100% cotton ribbon and natural string. Both of these are ideal to reuse around the home or garden, both are biodegradable.
Brown paper Tape:
Made from recycled unbleached paper. The adhesive coating is free from any chemical solvents. The paper tape can be left on the boxes to be recycled. The roll core is 100% recycled cardboard.
We use a local printing business that is a social enterprise. They work on a not-for-profit basis with any surplus put into the local community. Please do ask if you would like their information, or to know more.