It’s important that our team and suppliers are paid fairly, and that manufacturing Activated Silk™ 33B is safe for people and the planet. No one is exposed to harmful chemicals during manufacturing of the product and we make products that can safely biodegrade. All our partners sign a code of conduct, so we know they uphold the same ethos.
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Soap doesn’t just disappear when we rinse it off our hands. It goes down the drain, into waterways. That’s one major reason why what’s in your soap matters – and why we’re making soap with biodegradable Activated Silk™ 33B bioactive peptides. We all wash our hands around two thousand times a year. For each person using this soap, that’s two thousand fewer doses of harmful petrochemicals and toxic substances draining into the environment.
Skincare shouldn’t come at a cost of environmental harm, and it certainly shouldn’t irritate skin. As a biotech company specializing in barrier technology, we’re not only working to make skincare more healthy and sustainable, we’re making it more accessible for everyone. When we started Evolved by Nature in 2014, sustainability wasn’t just a tenet, it was our foundation.
Evolved By Nature is committed to:
Activated Silk™ Biotechnology is a Leaping Bunny certified cruelty-free product.
Evolved By Nature’s technology and working practices contribute to 8 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Our silk protein comes from small family-run sericulture farms, who irrigate with rainwater and avoid pesticide use. Unlike many types of agriculture, sericulture can be a lower impact industry—it requires sunlight and the leaves of mulberry trees. And because mulberry trees stay rooted in soil season after season, it supports healthier soil quality while also working to sequester carbon.
A circular economy involves designing out waste, keeping materials in use, regenerative farming, renewable energy and other practices that allow what is created to go back into the system in a way that’s beneficial. We strive to achieve circularity in everything we do, because it’s a more actionable way to think about sustainability.
The silk we use is the byproduct of an industry that produces food sources, mainly for marine life. They use the silk pupae to feed fish and then we purchase the cocoons, which would otherwise be discarded. This allows us to use one industry’s byproduct to create our products, which is easier on the planet.
we adhere to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (also known as UNSDGs). These goals were adopted in 2015 as a “universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.”
The SDGs take an wholistic approach—recognizing that each goal affects the success of the others. There are 17 categories in total. Some apply to businesses, others are achieved at the government level.
Evolved by Nature’s technology and working practices contribute to 8 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: