May 9, 2013
Good for the skin. Good for the wallet. Good for the earth.
Those three tenets inform all aspects of how we run our business. And while developing high quality, safe, affordable shaving products steals the limelight most of the time, our long-time sustainability efforts are some of the things of which we are most proud. From our ingredients and solar-powered manufacturing methods to other business practices, we make every effort to protect the earth and leave a neutral – if not negative – footprint.
So what is Trees for the Future? It’s an organization that aims to improve conditions for impoverished communities. Since its beginning in 1989, it, with help from company’s like Pacific Shaving Company, has helped to plant over 80 million trees in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
How does planting trees make life better for these communities? Trees themselves provide important things like food, firewood, and building materials. But Trees for the Future doesn’t stop there. They also spearhead educational efforts in regards to things like:
- agro-forestry and other sustainable agricultural practices
- the nutritional properties of the Moringa tree
- making skin-friendly creams and soaps from the leaves of the Moringa tree
- purifying drinking water with crushed seeds from the Moringa tree
- making organic fertilizers
All of these things work together to improve the living conditions of the local population.
So why plant a tree? As the people at Trees for the Future say: Because they help to change lives. And that’s a goal we here at Pacific Shaving Company are proud to support.
January 27, 2012
Let’s face it.The shaving aisle in your typical drug or grocery store has grown tired.
Close your eyes and picture it: 10 rows each of Barbasol, Gillette Foamy, ‘Store Brand’ on the bottom, then a couple full shelves all Edge and Fusion. It’s like all other sections of the store evolved over time, leaving shaving stuck in the 70’s and 80’s.
Since that doesn’t stop people from needing to shave, long-established brands continue to focus their marketing on the razors and blades; Innovation in the form of ‘high performance’ (and increasingly expensive) shaving systems – despite an evolving market.
Since 2003, Pacific Shaving has been quietly making noise with natural and eco-friendly shaving essentials that are aligned with the cultural shift, consumer motivation and macro trends that the leading brands are not delivering on:
- Affordable, high quality, natural and safe ingredients
- Eco-friendly business practices
So you can imagine how excited we are to add this to our growing list of accomplishments:
Solar-powered shaving products.
That’s right. Our longtime manufacturing facility has just completed a huge investment in solar and green technology with the installation of 100,000 watts of solar energy. The result? Maximized energy efficiency, minimal waste, reduced climate-damaging emissions and an overall positive effect on the environment. All packed into that small but mighty Pacific Shaving product.
Solar powered shaving products? That’s right. Coming soon to stores everywhere.
Move over Barbasol.
PS: Don’t tell the ‘establishment’, but the truth is that it’s not that hard. Domestic sourcing & manufacturing. Minimal packaging. Sustainable packaging practices. It takes just as much effort to choose these options as to elect not to, so why not choose the former? To run a business and take it personally (as I do), why wouldn’t you do these things?