Digitally printed labels help salon brand achieve its goals

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EDINBURGH salon brand Moo Hair, which specialises in natural and ethical products, has opted for environmentally friendly packaging products.

Suzie Gillespie and her daughter Olivia have developed a range of hair products using natural ingredients including Icelandic moss, Fairtrade, virgin Marula Oil and sea salt, all from renewable sources.

“It has taken a lot of researching but I feel we have come up with a range of products that allows hair salons to meet their own environmental goals and more, whilst still giving their customers an amazing treatment experience,” Suzie said. “The Highland cattle have the most beautiful coats, this inspired us to source ingredients that would allow human hair to look just as good!”

Neither the products nor ingredients are tested on animals. All sprays are supplied in recyclable spritz/atomiser dispensers.

“Our commitment to the environment also covers our packaging decisions,” Suzie added. “We only use glass bottles and jars for all our products, a naturally derived material that is 100% recyclable, and the jar lids are made of 100% recyclable aluminium. Our labels are printed on recycled paper using vegetable-based inks and we transport our products in recyclable cardboard, with minimal packaging.”

Suzie chose to provide the labels. “The labels had to meet our sustainable policy and were able to do this and still offer a very good price,” she explained. “By digital printing the labels we can produce them all on one print run which saves on wastage. Despite the fact that the paper label will eventually deteriorate due to the water contact, we didn’t want to go for a plastic-coated option and our customers are fully understanding of this.”