the following is a guest blog post written by LATHER’s president and their marketing director
At LATHER, we take our commitment to sustainability, the environment and the world around us seriously. In everything we do, we’re working towards a better world for all of us. We are a carbon neutral business through our partnership with Carbonfund.org; we use EcoPure in our packaging, we use recycled and recyclable materials and soy-based inks. Our natural products, made with organic essential oils, do not contain synthetic fragrances or artificial ingredients like sulfates and parabens that can be harmful to either your health or the environment. We never test on animals, are PETA and leaping bunny approved and our soaps are made with sustainably sourced palm oil, certified by Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil.
We are proud to announce that LATHER has reached its 10th anniversary as an annually-contributing partner with Carbonfund.org!
“We joined Carbonfund.org 10 years ago to help offset the carbon footprint of our corporate office, fulfillment center and stores and to donate to the worldwide reforestation project. Over the past ten years, LATHER’s carbon offset donations to Carbonfund.org have neutralized almost 2000 metric tonnes – 4.4 million pounds – of greenhouse gas emissions. That’s equivalent to the carbon dioxide sequestered by planting 51,750 tree seedlings and allowing those trees to grow and mature for ten years. We are delighted to continue our long-term partnership with a non-profit organization that leads the fight against climate change, making it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses, and organizations to reduce and offset their climate impact. At LATHER we pride ourselves on our joyful collaboration with nature. It’s key to our philosophy that we take care of both our customers, and the precious world around us, preserving it for those who come next. We are passionate about ingredients and compassionate towards those who cultivate them, and nothing excites us more than seeking out and gathering up the most unique and effective ingredients from all over the world, and thoughtfully turning them into something amazing. We are dedicated to improving the environment, making products that help people feel their very best, and are happy to work with Carbonfund.org to help us on our mission.” Rob Hoyt, President & Founder, LATHER
We work with Sundara, a nonprofit organization that recycles old hotel soap into new bars, giving them a second life. Sundara hires local women to do this work, lifting them from poverty with fair wage livelihoods. They distribute the soap to their communities while providing free hygiene education classes for vulnerable populations. We are honored to work with Sundara who are making the world a cleaner and healthier place, one bar of recycled soap at a time.
LATHER is proud to be the first high-end personal care company to utilize EcoPure, an FDA compliant, organic compound added in small amounts to traditional plastic, which facilitates faster decomposition of plastics in landfills.
Our distribution centers are strategically and regionally located to correlate with customer demand to accommodate efficient local deliveries and minimize over the road/long haul delivery to clients. We ship full truckloads and consolidated orders when possible and we encourage customers to order less frequently to save shipping costs and reduce greenhouse emissions. Further, LATHER chooses to work with delivery carriers that have biofuel options.
We are proud to have won awards for “Best New Product, Green Guest Amenities” at the International Hotel, Motel + Restaurant Show and Boutique Design New York, plus various editorial awards, including Natural Solutions “Beauty with a Conscience” awards, showcasing the best products that meet stringent standards for safety and purity.
Carbonfund.org congratulates LATHER on reaching its tenth anniversary as a Carbonfree® Business Partner and is proud to assist LATHER in leading its industry in environmentally responsible operations.