Our Annual Sustainability Report
As a clean brand, Earth Month presents a special opportunity to reflect on our progress, our future, and, most importantly, how our actions as a company and as individuals are making an impact on our EVOLVhers, our partners, our ecosystems, and our planet.
Doing our part to make operational and manufacturing improvements every step of the way is symbolic of our values and who we are as a brand and as a team. We’re honoring this by committing to share an update on our efforts every April. We hope you enjoy this look behind the curtain with us.
Developing and sharing the best performing clean haircare on Earth is just one of our missions. Assuring that we stay true to our roots by using only safe and non-toxic ingredients that cause no harm to our people or our planet are equally as important. As is protecting the Earth from harm with our company practices, consumption, and our choices for packaging and our supply chain.
EVOLVh is a US based company and while our team is spread out across both coasts, we have a dedicated facility in Colorado Springs, CO which is now home to our chemist and master formulator, an experienced manufacturing team, and our warehousing and shipping team.
Since launching in 2009, being at the forefront of manufacturing the highest performing quality products with the latest in clean ingredient technology has been near and dear to us - “the evolution of clean haircare” is what we’re all about, after all. But, we also want to ensure that we’re constantly stepping up our sustainability and supply chain “performance,” not just the performance of our products.
While the decision to move all of our manufacturing and shipping operations to one location did end up saving us dollars (which we now use to fund more R&D to bring you more new innovative products - see below!), the biggest impact was the reduction of our carbon footprint. The elimination of shipping to our various shipping warehouses cut our transportation use by three quarters, and we love any positive impact that we can actually measure and quantify.
We thoughtfully source every ingredient for purity, safety, and environmental impact to ensure that our products don’t contaminate waterways when they go down the drain.
All EVOLVh products are:
SULFATE-FREE • PARABEN-FREE • PHTHALATE-FREE PROPYLENE GLYCOL-FREE • SILICONE-FREE GLUTEN-FREE • FREE OF SYNTHETIC FRAGRANCE GMO-FREE • CRUELTY-FREE
We’re also committed to water conservation, so EVOLVh products contain up to 64% less water than conventional formulations. This also means that a little truly goes a long way and you need less product to see amazing results!
Sustainable packaging has come a long way, but it’s the demands of customers and partners that are elevating the availability of earth-conscious options and speeding up the timeline. So the entire clean beauty industry has conscious consumers to thank for demanding packaging that supports being mindful of the planet.
We have always been committed to working with the most recyclable plastics for your safety while in the shower, and, more recently, we’ve made the pledge that all new products will have a large PCR component - an environmentally conscious and sustainable option that many manufacturers are using to support recycling programs and to help reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills.
(PCR refers to any type of plastic material that is made from post-consumer resins)
SHINE MORE, SAVE MORE, WASTE LESS
All of our shampoos and conditioners, plus our cult-favorite SmartStart Leave-In Conditioner and UltraRepair Reconstructing Masque are available as a liter option - by simply selecting the liter size from the respective product page.
Or you can score our BIGGEST savings while significantly reducing waste with one of our Liter Duos or Liter Bundles. Each liter contains the equivalent of four 8.5oz bottles for the price of less than three, and you’ll save up to 25% when purchasing as a duo. All while using 56% less plastic - yay!
We are proud to partner with Pact Collective, a nonprofit membership organization that collects hard-to-recycle beauty product packaging.
All of our bottles are recyclable, but Pact’s Mail-Back Collection Program allows you to ship smaller hard-to-recycle parts like pumps, disc caps, foamer tops, droppers, etc. to Pact’s special recycling facility so that they can be sorted and recycled appropriately.
You’ll pay $5 for the shipping label and receive a $5 credit towards a future purchase at EVOLVh.com once Pact receives your package. It’s a win for sustainability, your hair, and your wallet!
Alternatively, you can drop off at a participating location.
NEW INNOVATION *COMING SOON*
2023 is the year of our most forward-thinking, groundbreaking, and eco-conscious innovation to date… EVOLVh shampoo and conditioner “slips” that fully dissolve and leave no trace behind.
We’re thrilled to be partnering with Nohbo to launch portable mini strips of our shampoo and conditioner that melt away in seconds, and lather, condition, and cleanse as efficaciously as the shampoo and conditioner you get from our bottles. They are completely biodegradable, water-soluble, plastic-free, non-toxic, and all-natural and meet the performance and user experience standards you already know and trust us for.
We’ll be sharing more details soon, but couldn’t help including a little teaser in this report. Please stay tuned!
OUR SISTER BRAND
Did you know that EVOLVh has a sister brand with an eco-social mission?
RUVI Age-Defying Glow Serum harnesses the near-miraculous power and skincare benefits of Oenocarpus bataua (ba-tah-wa) superfruit, which has been a Peruvian beauty secret for centuries and is carefully harvested by locals in the Amazonian jungles of Peru (The name RUVI is derived from the word PERUVIAN). $5 from every bottle of RUVI purchased is donated to Recursos Amazónicos to provide climbing gear and training for local harvesters. Together, we can save wild Palms and contribute to local economies to improve livelihoods.
We’re so excited to be partnering with One Tree Planted for the third consecutive year to plant a tree for every order during the month of April.
We’re honored to support reforestation, particularly in California, our home state, which has been severely impacted by forest fires. Trees clean our air and water, create habitats for biodiversity, contribute to our health and wellbeing, and create jobs for social impact.
One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to global reforestation. They plant trees to restore nature and biodiversity. They also raise awareness about the importance of trees, offer businesses like ours a simple sustainability solution, and motivate younger generations to do something positive for the environment.
We care deeply about the planet and creating a business that gives back to nature and look forward to planting trees and continuing to challenge ourselves to improve and EVOLVE (it’s in our name, after all) with your help! Happy Earth Month, EVOLVhers!!