It’s green paper that gives back, and Aveda has been using it for years. No, we’re not talking about dollar bills. We’re talking about the paper packaging that has wrapped every Aveda holiday gift set for the past six years. It’s called lokta bark paper and originates from the Himalayan Bio-Trade papermaking cooperative in Nepal.
The income derived from papermaking has gone leaps and bounds to help 4,900 families and communities. Ninety one percent of the people employed in papermaking are women. The job not only offers them stability, but empowerment. Altogether, more than 1.4 million sheets of paper have been made. This trade not only helps the people of Nepal but also aids in protecting 34 thousand acres of forest, and in fighting climate change.
There are 12 sets to choose from, spanning from hair care to skin care, make-up to men’s grooming. For the make-up lover, the “Give Twinkling Eyes” is a great gift. The product contains the petal essence face accent in Snow Lotus and four eye shadows. A great travel set for the hair is the “Give Stronger Hair.” This set includes the limited-edition damage remedy shampoo, conditioner and daily hair repair. And last but not least, for the man on your list, “Give Great Shaves” is the perfect gift. This kit includes the performance composition, shave cream and aftershave. And if none of these tickles your fancy, just head to your nearest Aveda store where they will help you customize your own gift set. Either way, know that your purchase will be giving back in much bigger ways than you could imagine. ‘Tis the season…!