Sustainability and ethical practice

When it comes to sustainability, we 100% walk the talk. From our ingredients, to our packaging, to the way we run our office – we take responsibility. But hey, actions speak louder than words, so read more to see what we do to minimise our environmental footprint, and how we take care of our people and our planet.

Manufacturing practices

We do everything we can to ensure our manufacturing practices are sustainable. For us this means using recyclable materials and manufacturing in small batches to minimise wastage. We only use renewable energy and we have a paperless office.

Prohibition of child and forced labor

There is no way that Kester Black will ever, ever employ or engage suppliers who employ anyone under the legal working age. We’re also completely against the concept of forced labour, because duh, it’s illegal and even more duh, it’s wrong!

Packaging and recycling

We design with the end-life of our products in mind and use as much recyclable packaging as possible. All of our packaging is made right here in Australia to minimise our carbon footprint. Our shipping boxes are made from recycled cardboard and we use biodegradable bubble wrap. We even make the labels on our nail polish remover bottles from HDPE (the most recyclable plastic on the planet) so the entire bottle can be recycled and reused.

Volunteering

Our staff are encouraged to take 10 paid days off work a year to volunteer for a charity of their choice.

Donations

We often collaborate with local charities, and run campaigns to fundraise on their behalf. For example, when we partnered with YGAP’s Polished Man campaign which was aimed at ending violence against children, we raised $68,000 for YGAP! We donate $1 from every online order to one of our charity partners: Educate Girls and the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. The future is female, after all! Furthemore we donate at least 2% of revenue including in-kind donations to registered charities every year.

Inclusion

Kester Black is a non-discriminatory, totally gender inclusive brand.