Here at THEYE, we’re incredibly serious about sustainability. Not just as a ‘trend’ or as something that ‘fits with the times’, but as a true ethos behind our company.
We do all that we can to make sustainable choices in our products - from product development and testing being cruelty-free, through to natural manufacturing processes, reduced carbon footprint delivery, and biodegradable packaging and sales.
How is our formulation sustainable? We let you know in our latest blog below…
The active Java Citronella Oil that we use in our products, as a natural replacement for chemically laden DEET products, is grown in Java, Indonesia on fields in the mountains and the hillsides. The places where this grass grows are not suitable for growing any other crops, and therefore this grass serves as a lifeline for the independent family farms which work on the crops.
Three times a year, when the crops are ready, the families take in the crop and extract the oil from the plant - right on the hillside where this grass is grown.
Once they have the extracted oil, they then take this down the mountains to be collected at a co-operative area, where all other family farms bring down their extracted oil too.
This is then combined, refined, and shipped out to the supplier’s factory by boat to the UK.
The remaining extracted grass and plant is composed down for the land, and is reused as fuel to feed the growth of the next crops. These crops can be grown and harvested three times each year, on land that no one else could use - helping to create jobs for indigenous farmers who otherwise wouldn’t be able to use this land due to its unique geography.
Once the oil arrives in the UK, our uniquely formulated products are created in our factory in the north of England - where we try and keep down costs in logistics and our overall Carbon Footprint by operating in a small corridor of the country. As our formulation is from such a refined product, we are able to formulate an emulsion product without the need for alcohol and other chemicals - therefore manufacturing a kinder product to both the end user and the environment, all in one go!
Once our product is created, we then package this in our recyclable and biodegradable packaging - which is something that we are consistently looking to improve on as we continue to grow our range and expand on our offering.
We champion natural products, and truly believe in our responsibility to the environment as a company. You can find out more about us as a business, or purchase any of our products, over on www.theye.co.uk.