Thanks to our range of solid cosmetics, the number of plastic bottles in your bathroom should go drastically down – along with any shampoos full of chemicals!
Good for your health and for the planet, our products will make you smile for lots of good reasons! They're held in boxes printed with vegetable inks, which you can simply add to your compost. Zero plastic, zero waste, zero chemicals, zero animal-derived ingredients and zero risk to the environment... We've kept things simple – and at the end of the day, that's all you need!
Again, with the aim of reducing bathroom waste, we've developed a range of sustainable products. .
We've introduced an eco-friendly alternative to those disposable cotton cleansing pads that always end up in the waste bin. We've put a stop to cotton buds (Q-tips) with a bamboo stick ear cleaner that's not only better for your ears, it should also last a lifetime! And we've come up with solutions to cut down on "invisible waste".
Most of our sustainable products only need to be purchased once – or ever so slightly more often. Many of them last for years and years. And because they last for so long, they save you money in the long run. Plus, if more and more people use them, then less and less waste is produced – and this could run into millions of items!
So, if you want to make your bathroom greener, why not fill it with Lamazuna products?
The Lamazuna forest
At Lamazuna, our aim is to reduce waste by offering simple alternatives to everyday products
So our washable cleansing wipes replace disposable cotton pads, and our menstrual cups replace single-use sanitary pads and tampons. The positive impact is immediate. It means that there is less demand for : and therefore less production of, cotton – a crop that requires a high level of resources and pesticides.
But we wanted to go even further than this and make an impact that could be seen by all members of the Lamazuna team, all those who work with us, and all our customers. That's why, since March 20th, 2013 – the first day of spring – we've been donating 2% of sales from our preprod.lamazuna.com with the money being used to plant trees!
Our first project: Alto Huayabamba in Peru
The Alto Huayabamba project run by Pur Projet in Amazonia was the first project that caught our attention. Farmers belonging to the ACOPAGRO cooperative receive trees, which they plant using agroforestry systems. Cacao tree seedlings, for example, are planted there for cocoa production, while other species protect soil and water quality – and biodiversity.
You can see our forest with Google Earth by visiting the Pur Projet website. We've already paid for over 4,500 trees to be planted!
If you have a sweet tooth and buy some chocolate bars from the brand Alter Eco, you'll be able to taste chocolate that comes from this very plantation!
In late 2017, we launched a new project in the Seine-et-Marne region.
This time, we decided to work with Saaltus and get involved in a project close to Paris, where Claire and Rémi run a young agroforestry farm in the village of Lumigny, in Seine-et-Marne.
Because the farm was so close to our offices (before we moved!), we were able to go there for a day, and soon enough we'd planted 50 high-branching trees (service tree, European oak, lime tree, etc.).
In 2018, we gave our support to an afforestation project focused on wildlife in the Loire-Atlantique region.
The forest (as is often the case in Europe – and particularly in Germany) was not sufficiently diverse in terms of the species planted, which made it easy for diseases to spread. So the challenge in this case is to make the forest more resilient by having a greater diversity of species and making adjustments aimed at protecting and welcoming a richer biodiversity.
Our first-quarter budget enabled us to finance the planting of 309 trees (155 sessile oaks and 154 European hornbeams). We worked with Saaltus again on this project.
For all of these projects, we're joined by Carole Piette. Carole is the creator of the children's clothing brand, Conscients, and was in the original Alter Eco team, then the original Pur Projet team!
Through our connection with Saaltus, we've met Jean-Marie Deshoux, who acts as an interface between farmers and businesses that are passionate about improving their socio-environmental performance. He also works as a coordinator for Fermes d'Avenir – a French association dedicated to accelerating the transition to agroecology.
We're still involved in our very first project, Alto Huayabamba, where we continue to fund the planting of trees, although it's no longer based on donations that represent 2% of sales from our website. This is a way for us to offset our carbon emissions generated by travel, such as all those miles we've covered in our Ulysse converted van, along with a few plane trips to Italy!