As the cold weather sets in lip balm is a must have in our house to keep lips feeling soft and smooth. Not sure about your household, but in ours lip balms have a funny way of disappearing!! To solve this common problem, we’ve developed some smart and stylish lip balm holders. Not only do they look fantastic, but with the clip, they can fasten on to virtually anything – bookbags, purses, belt hooks, backpacks….
When I set out to design and make the lip balm holders, I was adamant about using a sustainable material made from a sustainable source that also looked and felt great. The result was organic and fair trade cotton.
Why is organic cotton so important you may ask? Well, a couple of reasons. First, the use of organic ingredients and materials is key to ON! Juniper's business ethos - plain and simple! Second, with two kids I'm always looking for ways to reduce my environmental footprint and make sustainable choices for their future. With this in mind, I looked for a sustainable textile. In comparison to the other textiles out there, organic cotton - in my opinion - is the best option. You ask why exactly is it the best option? Well, here are some well known pluses when it comes to organic cotton:
- Agricultural production of organic cotton does not involve the use of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO), fertilizers, pesticides or insecticides.
- The lack of chemicals used contributes to a healthier and safer environment for workers.
- The processing of organic cotton involves less chemicals entering our water system and uses substantially less water.
- Many believe organic cotton to be softer to the touch.
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Founder and Director, ON! Juniper