Pomades and palm oil
Have you heard of palm oil? Awareness of this product and the negative environmental impact is growing, but this awareness has a long way to go. Demand for palm oil has severe environmental impacts on forests and animals such as orangutans and tigers, and results in deforestation across Indonesia, Malaysia and Colombia.
Image taken by Jorge Fanganillo, Tanjung Puting National Park, Central Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia, courtesy of Jorge Franganillo https://unsplash.com/@franganillo
Palm oil and palm oil derived ingredients are in products found right across your local supermarket, from food to cosmetics.
Everything we do at The Windsor End is done consciously, with the health of the environment and ourselves in mind. From choosing aluminium packaging over plastic, because we know that aluminum is by far the most recycled packaging waste by people and local councils, to the ingredients in our pomade. So in 2019, we set out to formulate pomades that avoided palm oil.
Avoiding palm oil
Avoiding palm oil was not easy. Palm oil is in so many common products, which meant that our choice of ingredients to formulate a performance pomade was narrow. Avoiding palm oil was difficult, and more expensive. Knowing the serious impacts of palm oil farming on Malaysia, Indonesia and Colombia’s forests, we decided to help raise awareness of this issue also.
Palm oil free certification
We’re product to say, as for as we know and we’ve checked with all the main palm oil free certifiers in Australia, Europe and USA, that The Windsor End is the world’s first palm oil free pomade.
The Orangutan Alliance have certified our first product, Clay Pomade. And our next product in testing phase will be certified before we launch.
Sustainable palm oil
Sustainable palm oil is more commonly chosen by brands and also promoted. However, leaders in this field like Tracey Bailey who founded www.biome.com.au have decided to avoid sustainable palm also.
To find out more about The Windsor End Clay Pomade https://www.thewindsorend.com/products/clay-pomade-1?variant=31659454267481
Click here to find out more about the Orangutan Alliance https://www.thewindsorend.com/pages/orangutan-alliance
To find out about our journey developing vegan formulations, click here https://www.thewindsorend.com/pages/how-we-avoided-animals-products