NEW ZEALAND'S FIRST SUSTAINABLE BARBERSHOP.
Sustainability is one of our core values at Gentlemen's Approach.
This is why we have partnered with Davines who supply all of our hair products. They have been awarded for the second year in a row by the B Corporation –
“Best in the world for the environment”
B Corp Companies are activists that reach the highest verified standards in the world in terms of social, environmental and economic standards. As of 2018, 100% of Davines products have carbon neutral packaging and all Davines offices and subsidiaries run carbon neutral offices.
Our partnership with Sustainable Salons New Zealand means a minimum of 95% of resources from Gentlemen’s Approach are repurposed to benefit the environment and give back to our community.
Excess chemicals are sent to a chemical recycling plant where they are neutralized and turned into recycled water that is used in roadworks and construction.
Metals and Paper aluminium, foil, Colour tubes, magazines, razor blades, used tools and select disposables are sold for recycling. The proceeds are donated to Kiwi Harvest and Oz Harvest to provide meals for disadvantaged people.
To Date Sustainable Salons donates more than 2000 meals per month.
Hair clippings are stuffed into stockings to make hair booms that will clean up oil spills along our coastlines.
Plastic packaging is sent to plastic recyclers where it is cleaned and turned into outdoor furniture and new product packaging.
Another thing we love is that the Sustainable Salons depot where everything is initially sent employs people with special needs that love their job of protecting our environment.