Kahuku Natural is committed to social and environmental responsibility and using sustainable practices to reduce our footprint and impact on our Earth and each other.
How do we do this?
We carefully select our suppliers, using local suppliers where possible to ensure our local markets are supported, and to reduce our footprint from goods and ingredients shipped from a long way away.
We challenge their supply chains, and do not use any ingredients which are derived from mining, deforestation, or employ unsaviory practices such as forced or child labour.
We grow our own ingredients where possible!
We use solar power where possible.
We rain harvest our water used in our products and treat it ourselves to make sure it is safe.
We recycle the containers our supplies arrive in and reuse them for storing manufactured goods where possible. We responsibly dispose of the things we can't reuse. Sometimes where appropriate we donate them to child care facilities to provide learning and play opportunities for children.
We use only plant based ingredients. No synthetics, no chemicals, no artificial preservatives, fragrances or colourants. We do not use Palm Oil and similar products, the harvesting of which causes deforestation.
We do not use Micas and Pigments, the extraction of which destroys the Earth through mining, and takes freedom away from children and adults whom are enslaved to provide this material so you can have pretty colours!
Our packaging is cardboard with no plastic, and designed to be minimalistic for our hard products. Our clever designs are like a mini Origami project and do not even use glue! Our liquid products are packaged in glass or aluminium bottles which can be recycled. You can do this yourself or return to us.
A portion of our profits is donated to Charities and our customers can choose from one of a few charities to have deducted from our profits on their individual sale, allowing them the opportunity to choose a charity they feel best aligns with their own beliefs.
With every sale we give the customer seeds for Swan Plants, the main food for our logo mascot the Kahuku (Maori word for Monarch Butterfly) with instructions on how to grow and raise the plants. Our hope is that in every one of our customers' gardens will be not only an object of beauty adorned with Monarch caterpillars and eventually butterflies, but it will help to reduce the carbon footprint, it will help to breed more butterflies who in turn do such an important job within our gardens.
We consistently and constantly look for ways we can improve.
We leave this Earth in a better way than it is today.