Thursday, March 6, 2008
Origins, Aveda, Estee Lauder, L'Oreal and some twenty six other beauty companies are behind the founding of America's first organic standard for the beauty and personal care industries. The companies are founding members of the Organic and Sustainable Industry Standards, or OASIS, a membership based organization comprised of global brands, third party and private label manufacturers to small specialty companies.
The new certification will require for 85 percent certified organic content in the product, far exceeding the 10 percent certified organic content in the European certification called ECOCERT. OASIS anticipates sustainable packaging standards to be the industry's next benchmark.
See previous article on developments in sustainable packaging in the cosmetics industry HERE
For more information on OASIS go to www.oasisseal.org, or for ECOCERT go to www.ecocert.com