Ever since Lynn Kirkland founded The Herb Farm 28 years ago, sustainability has been at the core of the business. Caring for the environment is second nature to Lynn and her daughter Sarah Cowan, who has been Managing Director of the business since 2006. The family's deep connection to Planet Earth is evident in their establishment of The Herb Farm destination itself, with abundant trees, herbs and birdlife all co-existing in perfect harmony.
Despite being pioneers in natural, sustainable skincare, The Herb Farm team are not one to rest on their laurels. They are constantly striving to improve: ensuring that all products and processes eave a minimal ecological footprint is one such responsibility. All decisions are backed up by dedicated research, testing and reviews to ensure that they result in not only the highest quality of product but one that has the least environmental impact.
NEW PRODUCT PACKAGING:
While our product packaging has always been well thought through we're always looking for ways to improve. New changes include:
1. Our glass jars and bottles are now non-frosted. Although the frosting is a beautiful finish, non-frosting is a better alternative for the environment as it requires less processing and precious energy resources.
2. All our jar lids are changing to aluminium, with EPE Foam inner, both of which are 100% recyclable.
3. The change to our lids also means that the plastic inserts in our jars are no longer required: another win for the environment!
HELP PLANT NATIVE TREES:
Every The Herb Farm purchase you make online, in our Ashhurst store OR at any of our retailers will now help plant native trees throughout New Zealand.
"Planting native trees is one of the most powerful actions we can take to combat climate change, protect our beautiful landscapes, waterways and forests for future generations" - Trees That Count
RETURN YOUR EMPTIES
Drop off your empty The Herb Farm bottles and jars and, in return, you'll get 10 VIP points per item added to your account!! If you're local, just pop into our Ashhurst store and pop them in the receptacle provided!
Returned empties will be cleaned, sterilised, and reused as testers, samples, and in workshops. The jars and bottles will not be used for new products to be sold. Any bottles and jars that cannot be used will be recycled on the customer’s behalf.
Go box-free and opt-out of product boxing online and in-store at our Ashhurst retail store! While The Herb Farm boxes are 100% recyclable and convey useful information about the product itself, many returning customers may feel as though they are superfluous.
So we're giving our customers the option to opt-out of individual product boxes!! This gives you the power to reduce your personal waste and, over time, will also reduce The Herb Farm's use of precious resources: trees!!