Sustainability: Design for a Better World

This entry was posted on February 6, 2012 by McEvoy Ranch.

We just returned from the New York International Gift Fair

and are proud to announce some exciting recognition that our 80 Acres Body Care received by the show's Sustainability: Design for a Better World initiative. Beginning in 2008, the NYIGF started curating a special exhibit and educational series showcasing the gift industry's best eco-friendly products and business practices. In order to be included, products must meet the following criteria:
  • "Green" Products: products that are manufactured or constructed with only recycled, recycleable and/or sustainable materials
  • Environmentally-Friendly Production Practices: manufacturers who are using renewable or alternative sources of energy in production, including wind, sun and alternative fuels
  • Socially Responsible Business Practices
  • Meet NYIGF's "zero tolerance" policy for toxic products: VOC; Lead: PVC, without recommendation for use and disposal, and unless repurposed; and Aniline dyes, formaldehyde, chlorine (for textiles)
This year we submitted two products from our Lavender and Blood Orange collections and both were showcased in the Sustainability: Design for a Better World display: our newly-released Muslin Gift Sets and our popular Body Balm. Our entire 80 Acres Body Care collection is made locally in small batches using USDA-certified organic olive oil and a rich variety of botanically sourced ingredients. We use recycled packaging as much as possible and operate a wind turbine at our olive ranch which is designed to meet 100% of our energy needs. All of our products are paraben, pthalate and sulfate-free and never tested on animals. Well done, 80 Acres!

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