For us being an eco-friendly and sustainable business is extremely important. We want to do good for our planet while working for our community and bringing our consumers quality and ecologically responsible products.
Why it's important to us?
Running a business comes with many impacts on the environment and it is our goal to always source our packaging and products using ethical and responsible components to ensure we always aspire to support, regenerate and care for our planet.
(Amber Stott, Co-Founder Agavana)
"You can say this but how do you intend to make it happen"?
We will always aim to abide by our list of goals and promises below to make sure our customers know when they choose to shop with us they can rest assured our products will always put our planet first!
We will always aim to provide our products and services in packaging that can be either reused or recycled from the comfort of your home. We will provide pages on our website and social media on how to dispose of our packaging safely.
Putting our planet first
From products to packaging, drawing to manufacturing we will always endeavour to have all our concepts with our planet earth in mind first.
We aim to never use single use plastic in any stage of our manufacturing process and shipping your products to you. In any case where this is required (such as in certain legal shipping procedures) we will always notify you of this and our reasons why.
Reducing Packaging Frequency
At Agavana we will always offer reusable storage solutions for our products and always offer our customer the options to opt out of packaging at checkout. Already have packaging and storage solutions from your first order? Great opt out of further packaging on your next order and reduce and reuse the amount of recycling we produce!
We will only ever make our products out of sustainable and eco-friendly soy and coconut waxes which are natural to create and clean burning for our air. Not to mention they are biodegradable!
We are committed here at Agavana to everything we do having a community and eco-friendly mind set. We endeavour to always make the best decisions to benefit our community and use our platforms and influence to be able to assist and showcase others. Want to know more about this? Check out our School Wax Sculpture Initiative!
Soy wax was first used in 1991 as a new and more natural alternative to paraffin wax. It is a 100% natural, renewable, non-toxic and biodegradable wax. It is hydrogenated form of soybean oil. Soy wax is a softer wax that has a lower melting point and burns longer and at a cooler temperature than paraffin wax. Not only is soy wax all natural, it’s also sustainable since we can grow more soybeans! Due to the lack of soot and toxins released into the air, soy wax candles have a stronger scent profile than paraffin wax candles.
Coconut wax is sustainable, unlike paraffin wax. It's a renewable resource that uses no pesticides or fertilizer to grow. Coconut wax candles have an outstanding scent throw and are clean-burning, meaning they produce no harmful chemicals when lit. Coconut wax is also one of the slowest-burning waxes out there, meaning your candle will last up to 50% longer than a traditional paraffin candle. Like soy wax burning coconut wax is clean and non-toxic as well as slow burning making your product last longer!