“Welcome to Ħarlo’s no naff gifting, handcrafted ceramics and award winning, Australian organic, botanical skincare collection. Specially curated for the conscious consumer.”
Ħarlo is an Australian company that believes in “unique, concentrated, ethical care”, which is reflected not only in their array of beautiful products, but also in the ingredients and materials used to bring them to life.
We love a brand that has a solid foundation of values, and Ħarlo has them in spades. Take a look:
Ħarlo’s exquisite range of organic, biodegradable and botanical products are all modest, ethical and needful; are hand-crafted in small batches in a carbon neutral studio; are stored in recyclable biophotonic glass; are labelled locally with eco-friendly paper; and are packaged in reused and biodegradable packaging.
Ħarlo prioritises using ethically-sourced ingredients, in regards to both the environmental and social aspects of the sourcing. Although there are currently only a handful of raw fairtrade ingredients available on market, Ħarlo hopes to become a leader in ethical and sustainable skincare as more consumers turn towards more natural and consciously-made alternatives.
Ħarlo does everything they can to keep packaging to a minimum. Their wholesale orders are shipped in pre-used boxes; the products are packaged completely in reused or biodegradable materials; their stationary is made from recycled post-consumer paper; and the biophotonic glass they use is indefinitely recyclable.
Ħarlo has also introduced a first-of-its-kind cosmetic compostable refill packaging. These pouches are 100% food safe; European certified industrial compostable; made from the starch of non-consumable corn, potato and other plants; housed in 100% post-consumer paper; and printed with vegetable ink.
What’s more is Ħarlo’s collection is water and water-based filler-free, making their formulations extremely concentrated and quite non-conventional. The Ħarlo products do not contain any such fillers or modifiers, as they are unnecessary to the environment, to the skin, and to the customer’s pockets. That’s what we love to hear.
Essentially, Ħarlo is an incredible Australian company providing conscious consumers like us with ethical and sustainable skincare and accessories that do not cost people or the planet to make. We’ve tried and tested Ħarlo for you, and we can say with complete honesty that this is a brand you’ll never regret buying from. Like, ever.
Want to know where Harlo sits and what they’re working on in terms of these 5 values? Hover over these values to find out.
Our no naff policy offers a modest, ethical and needful collection of organic, biodegradable, high performing botanical products. Handcrafted in small batches in our compassionate carbon neutral studio. Stored in indefinitely recyclable biophotonic glass. Labelled locally with ISO 14001 EMS accredited paper and packaged using reused and biodegradable packaging. We believe in unique, concentrated, ethical care, where every single ingredient is unaltered, natural and nutritious.
We endeavour to source ingredients which are ethically sourced, both in terms of fair trade and to the environment. At the moment, there are only a handful of raw fair trade ingredients on the global market. We hope, that as people turn more towards fully natural alternatives and conscious consumerism that further transparency will be offered and promoted in this field. As a company, we are committed to sourcing, promoting, and developing ourselves as leaders in fully sustainable and ethical skin care.
Our products are made in our carbon neutral studio. Our oils, (even our bulk oils) are stored in premium biophotonic glass, this preserves potency and oil shelf life. Generally, we try to keep our packaging to a minimum. Our wholesale orders are shipped in reused boxes and all of our products are packaged entirelly using reused or biodegradable materials. Our ingredients are all biodegradable. Our stationary is made out of recycled post consumer paper. Our biophotonic glass is indefinitely recyclable. We hope, in future as the company grows to offer a refill and lid recycling system to our conscious customers. Our collection is intentionally modest and multifunctional, resulting in less unnecessary add on's, consumerism and therefor waste.
We are members of the Australia Conservation Foundation (ACF) - Australia's national environment organisation. The ACF community is nearly half a million people who speak out, show up and act for a world where forests, rivers, people and wildlife thrive. ACF is proudly independent, non-partisan and funded by donations from people across Australia.
We can - apart from the initial suppliers that extract the variety of oils. Transparency in relation to these foreign practices has been extremely difficult to achieve. This is something we continue to work on. Our current highly reputable supplier does have several good practise certifications in relation to organic produce, cruelty free, and sustainability but generally, only a handful of raw ingredients on the global market are currently certified as entirely ethical to our standards. We be believe in promoting transparency, fair trade, ethical extractions and farming methods for high quality unaltered raw ingredients. We have a long way to go in this field - but we are committed to raising awareness on a more sustainable and ethical future in the raw cosmetic industry.
Behind the Brand
“Often a product is designed based on how it feels on the skin, or how easy it is to apply, rather than on the actual benefits it gives to the skin. So introducing something that is absolutely 100% botanical, highly concentrated, and non-conventional in terms of form or feeling sometimes has its barriers.”.