Firm believers that you don’t need sacrifice luxury to be good to the planet, Untouched World lives out its name by not making a harmful mark on Earth (as well as removing marks left by others, saving kiwi and empowering youth!). Working from founder Peri Drysdale’s philosophy “to provide a platform for growth of the human spirit based on a foundation of environmental sustainability and renewal”, they consider sustainability in everything they do, from utilising sustainably-grown fibres, certified-organic dyes and water-based prints through to what to do with staff’s banana skins after lunch! No surprises then that Untouched World are the only lifestyle fashion company in the world to be officially recognised by the United Nations for sustainability practices.
As well as being good to the planet, they’re also innovators in fashion technology. Their unique Ecopossum blend of Merino, Brushtail possum and silk was the first textile to add a new...
Cityscape catches up with Brigit Blair on the 20th anniversary of Linden Leaves.
How did you get into the natural beauty business?
I began in a very small way, focussed on natural ingredients that could be used daily by 2 of my children who had the daily challenge of dealing with severely itchy, raw, inflamed, infected and sensitive skin.
How would you describe the past 20 years with Linden Leaves?
It has pretty much been my life and my passion, a time filled with gaining knowledge and insight and building a team of talented and dedicated people around me with some success.
What are the requirements of your ingredients?
Our skincare range is 100% natural and NATRUE certified, as I believe the facial skin is the most delicate and visual and the products are function-specific to give the utmost protection. Other general body care products in larger sizes range from 98.5%...