Sustainability

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REFILLABLE PACKAGING

Recycling is great, but creating less packaging to start is even better.

Our Deodorant Refills use less than one-third the amount of plastic as a standard container.

Meanwhile, our Solid Fragrance Refills cut down on 80% of the packaging needed for a brand new square.

OUR INGREDIENTS

At Fulton & Roark, we seek out the best ingredients available in the world, and we take care to source them safely and responsibly.

SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAMS

Nature Print

This technology allows our perfumers to capture the fragrance of rare, endangered or fragile natural materials, and reproduce the scent using a combination of natural and synthetic ingredients, thereby eliminating the need to harvest the reference material itself—allowing rare plants to keep on growing.

Firgood

Firgood involves an extraction method that is more environmentally friendly than any other extraction method. This process uses only the water that is an inherent part of the biomass cells. Once warmed up by electromagnetic vibration, the water carries the odorant components, to yield the final pure extract.

Supercritical Fluid Extraction

The safest, cleanest, and highest-quality method of extracting natural botanical molecules,, natural and recycled carbon dioxide is converted into a supercritical fluid to gently diffuse through natural materials. It delicately captures the olfactive or organoleptic compounds.

Green Chemistry & Biotechnology

Our partners use sustainable sugar fermentation, bio-conversion techniques and advanced distillation to create high quality ingredients from renewable carbon.

Some of our Sustainable ingredients

Cardamom

Origin: Guatemala
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Naturals Together Sustainable Practices

Cardamom is purchased in Guatemala from joint venture and partners who purchase and distill entire crops, including high-grade quality seeds normally reserved for the spice market. Our partners are dedicated to sustainable production, offering 100% traceable products, while supporting communities at source and actively tackling environment challenges.

Upcycling

We use “rejected” cardamom pods that are deemed unusable for culinary purposes in the spice industry, distilling for its essential oil.

VETIVER

Origin: Haiti
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Naturals Together Sustainable Practices

Our suppliers work with local communities to improve resident’s access to health care and education, including the construction and sustainability management of a school built in 2012.

Cedarwood

Origin: Virginia, USA
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Upcycling

Cedarwood Virginia is one of the main woods used for closet manufacturing, as the wood serves as a natural pest repellent. Firmenich uses the left-over sawdust and wood chips, too small to use for carpentry, for distillation to obtain the essential oil.

Elemi

Origin: Philippines
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Path 2 Farm

Cultivated by small, independent farmers. This program allows for digital first-mile traceability of the resin through a proprietary profiling tool for measured impact.

Extraction Innovation

Supercritical CO2 Extraction is a technology in which carbon dioxide is put beyond its critical point, becoming a supercritical fluid with special properties. The extraction carried out at a low temperature preserves the natural profile identity of the raw material.

Styrax

Origin: Honduras
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Naturals Together Sustainable Practices

In El Paraíso region, farmers, grouped in a cooperative,
mainly harvested pine and coffee until a disease stroke
pine and decreased their income. As Styrax is already
planted to provide shade for coffee, our partners initiated a program on Styrax to guarantee
market security and fair price, while ensuring quality and
sustainable practices through training.

Patchouli

Origin: Indonesia
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Naturals Together Sustainable Practices

Our partners work directly with cooperatives and distillers of patchouli. The program offers them an alternative inclusive business model with agricultural
training, a floor and fair price mechanism with guarantee
of purchase to ensure continuous interest for them to
grow Patchouli. The project also focused on social actions like the funding of a kindergarten in Kotayasa, Central Java.

Cistus Labdanum

Origin: Spain
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Naturals Together Sustainable Practices

The harvest of wild cistus follows a sustainable cycle.
Wheat fields are left fallow for two to three years between crops, during which they are naturally repopulated by wild cistus. Pickers collect the plants by hand during the summer and early autumn, after which the cycle begins again. The leaves are then bundled for delivery and extraction. Our local supplier has been producing a range cistus derivates for over 30 years at their state-of-the-art factory in the village of Puebla de Guzman.

Orange

Origin: Brazil, USA, Mexico
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Upcylcing

The fruit's peel is used to create this fragrance ingredient. A special distillation process is used to decrease the amount of Limonene.
The different fractions obtained are re-assembled by specialists to offer a unique profile.

Clearwood

Origin: Brazil
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White Biotechnology

To offer alternatives to natural wood resources, Firmenich scientists developed a range of more sustainable offerings, such as Clearwood.

Clearwood is an ingredient created from white biotechnology to produce a soft and clean version of a patchouli profile.

Cinnamon

Origin: Sri Lanka
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Upcycling

The barks of cinnamon trees are peeled and air-dried for 24 hours before taking the form of hollow sticks. The most beautiful sticks are sold to the spice market while the less uniform sticks, or the chips, that are not
considered “valuable” enough for the spice market, are valorized and distilled to create cinnamon essential oil.

Moreover, while the branches are cut to extract the valuable bark on them, the leaves can also be extracted as a by-
product to create cinnamon leaf essential oil, rich in Eugenol.

Siberian Pine

Origin: Russia
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Upcycling:

In Siberia, mobile distillation units are setup close to the area where trees are harvested to avoid long distance transport of 'tree-material' through Siberia.

Thanks to a high demand for timber products, many leftover twigs and needles remain after collection, and we are able to valorize this through distillation to produce this unique essential oil.

Naturals Together Sustainable Practices

Cardamom is purchased in Guatemala from joint venture and partners who purchase and distill entire crops, including high-grade quality seeds normally reserved for the spice market. Our partners are dedicated to sustainable production, offering 100% traceable products, while supporting communities at source and actively tackling environment challenges.

Upcycling

We use “rejected” cardamom pods that are deemed unusable for culinary purposes in the spice industry, distilling for its essential oil.

Naturals Together Sustainable Practices

Our suppliers work with local communities to improve resident’s access to health care and education, including the construction and sustainability management of a school built in 2012.

Upcycling

Cedarwood Virginia is one of the main woods used for closet manufacturing, as the wood serves as a natural pest repellent. Firmenich uses the left-over sawdust and wood chips, too small to use for carpentry, for distillation to obtain the essential oil.

Path 2 Farm

Cultivated by small, independent farmers. This program allows for digital first-mile traceability of the resin through a proprietary profiling tool for measured impact.

Extraction Innovation

Supercritical CO2 Extraction is a technology in which carbon dioxide is put beyond its critical point, becoming a supercritical fluid with special properties. The extraction carried out at a low temperature preserves the natural profile identity of the raw material.

Naturals Together Sustainable Practices

In El Paraíso region, farmers, grouped in a cooperative,
mainly harvested pine and coffee until a disease stroke
pine and decreased their income. As Styrax is already
planted to provide shade for coffee, our partners initiated a program on Styrax to guarantee
market security and fair price, while ensuring quality and
sustainable practices through training.

Naturals Together Sustainable Practices

Our partners work directly with cooperatives and distillers of patchouli. The program offers them an alternative inclusive business model with agricultural
training, a floor and fair price mechanism with guarantee
of purchase to ensure continuous interest for them to
grow Patchouli. The project also focused on social actions like the funding of a kindergarten in Kotayasa, Central Java.

Naturals Together Sustainable Practices

The harvest of wild cistus follows a sustainable cycle.
Wheat fields are left fallow for two to three years between crops, during which they are naturally repopulated by wild cistus. Pickers collect the plants by hand during the summer and early autumn, after which the cycle begins again. The leaves are then bundled for delivery and extraction. Our local supplier has been producing a range cistus derivates for over 30 years at their state-of-the-art factory in the village of Puebla de Guzman.

Upcylcing

The fruit's peel is used to create this fragrance ingredient. A special distillation process is used to decrease the amount of Limonene.
The different fractions obtained are re-assembled by specialists to offer a unique profile.

White Biotechnology

To offer alternatives to natural wood resources, Firmenich scientists developed a range of more sustainable offerings, such as Clearwood.

Clearwood is an ingredient created from white biotechnology to produce a soft and clean version of a patchouli profile.

Upcycling

The barks of cinnamon trees are peeled and air-dried for 24 hours before taking the form of hollow sticks. The most beautiful sticks are sold to the spice market while the less uniform sticks, or the chips, that are not
considered “valuable” enough for the spice market, are valorized and distilled to create cinnamon essential oil.

Moreover, while the branches are cut to extract the valuable bark on them, the leaves can also be extracted as a by-
product to create cinnamon leaf essential oil, rich in Eugenol.

Upcycling:

In Siberia, mobile distillation units are setup close to the area where trees are harvested to avoid long distance transport of 'tree-material' through Siberia.

Thanks to a high demand for timber products, many leftover twigs and needles remain after collection, and we are able to valorize this through distillation to produce this unique essential oil.

Responsibility

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Naturals Together Program

Naturals Together Program is an initiative led by Firmenich that brings together many of the world’s best natural ingredients suppliers to shape the future of Naturals. This program is a sustainability-driven partnership with the people and regions from whom and from which we source our ingredients.

Path 2 Farm

Path 2 Farm provides full transparency in ingredients traceability. It also provides farming practices and farming community insights that allow our partners to ensure sustainable and fair practices.

Made in USA

All our products are formulated and filled in the USA.

Small batch

All our products are poured and assembled by hand.

Our first-ever Extrait de Parfum is now available for preorder!

Our first-ever Extrait de Parfum is now available for preorder!

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