November 21, 2017
Founded on a tradition of supporting the environment, the Aveda brand is working throughout the year to give back to our planet, and to our communities. We see this in our yearly earth month celebration, in our volunteer opportunities, and in our support of cultures who have been impacted by depleting resources and natural disasters.
As we move into December and the month of giving that it represents, the Aveda brand is proud to help people in remote areas support their families, and change their lives by producing gift boxes full of Aveda products, wrapped in hand-crafted paper from across the globe.
Paper as an Artform
Making paper by hand is one of the oldest forms of art that exists in the world. With origins that are traced back to China almost 3,000 years ago, hand-made paper is renowned for its beauty, individuality, and the tradition that is behind it.
Papermaking is a skill that has been passed through generations in many parts of the world. In a remote part of Nepal, it is not only a craft that is proudly created with care, it is an income source for women across the region.
These paper makers work year-round to create beautiful, uniquely dyed and individualized sheets of paper, handcrafted the same way it has been for centuries. Made from the pulp of an indigenous shrub that is responsibly harvested, the purchase of these sheets help support these families, and send thousands of children to school to help them pursue careers that can give back to their communities.
For over a decade, Aveda has worked with these papermakers, purchasing their beautiful creations to use in our holiday gift boxes we have given their craft a consistent demand, helping them to create a future in a region that has been crippled by earthquakes and wars for generations.
Gifts that Protect our Planet
Beyond the responsible harvesting that is used to produce this paper, at Aveda we have worked with the locals to help provide buildings for schools, wells for water, as well as assist them to certify the paper as environmentally friendly. This has protected thousands of acres of forest that is home to many endangered species.
This environmental dedication is beyond the production of the paper. It extends to the Aveda products that are placed inside.
Made with wind and solar power, sourced from renewable resources, and certified cruelty free, you can be sure that your Aveda gift set does more than just put a smile on your loved ones face.
As part of the Aveda family, Aveda Idaho is proud to give back to our communities, help build up future generations, and spread love and giving this holiday season.
Visit us today to see the beautiful paper boxes and the cruelty-free gifts that not only help the recipient to look their best, but create a bright future and new opportunities for communities around the world.
From everyone here at Aveda Idaho, we wish you a bright and beautiful holiday season.