Our decision to start Maison/Made was cemented in the knowledge that our actions impact the environment.
We are keenly aware that skin care products require earthly resources; however, we are adamantly striving to put back more than we are taking from the earth. This principle has guided every business decision from day one, starting with our formulations which, in turn, inform our farming strategy and methods, to sourcing ingredients and choosing sustainable packaging.
By curating and fostering biodiversity in farming and sourcing, we have found a path to create a commercial entity that enables us to support the environment whilst working in harmony with nature.
To learn more about our Biodynamic® farming and its long term impact on the environment, please visit our Biodynamics page.
For a detailed description of our end-to-end approach from farming to formulation to packaging, please visit Our Craft.
We spent over 3 years sourcing and commissioning the most potent Biodynamic® ingredients to create exquisite and sustainably farmed skincare products that are gentle, on both skin and soil. Below you will find the criteria that our ingredients must pass before being considered for our formulas.
We grow a large variety of medicinal plants exclusively for use in our skincare products. Since taking over the farm in 2017 we have added over 50 additional native species.
We restrict the use of endangered plant species and avoid exotic ingredients that deplete natural resources without soil restoration.
We consider our carbon footprint with each decision, including placing priority on sourcing local ingredients when necessary. This also preserves freshness and potency of the plant ingredients.
We avoid ingredients that require large amounts of organic material for processing, which cuts down on waste.
We consider plants that are drought resistant and do not require excessive amounts of water; this cuts down on the resources required for our plants to flourish.
We take into account the full lifecycle of our products before they come to existence. Our formulas are completely biodegradable and do not negatively impact the environment by accumulating.
Our values extend beyond the ingredients to packaging and shipping; we make intentional commitments to use materials that are compostable or reusable. We use custom sized shipping boxes made from 100% PCW (post-consumer waste) recycled paper with vegetable based inks. Our shipping tape is made from bio-based cellulose and our signature calendula flower packing filler protects our bottles during transit and provides a beautiful facial steam or herbal bath after opening.
As we grow, we will continue to prioritize the environment - to expand a Biodynamic® platform that gives back. As a small and growing business, we acknowledge the need to make concessions but fully intend to build on our sustainability commitments as we grow. We will continue to explore innovation in all areas of sustainability with the end goal being that everything we create will either end up on your skin or find its way back to the soil.
Maison/Made is a proud founding member of the Masters of Good community.