Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Bravo for Caudalie!

We've been rather fond of Caudalie since we were first charmed by Matilde Thomas and her husband Bertrand, who were inspired to create their range by Matilde's farmily's vineyard, near Bordeaux.
     But they now deserve a serious pat on the (well-moisturised) backs for signing up to 1% for the Planet, an organisation whose members pledge to donate 1% of all takings - that's takings, not profit (and there's an all-important difference) - to environmental causes.  
     There are already 1,500 eco-responsible companies on board (and not enough beauty brands, in our humble opionion). Caudalie's packaging is already 50% recycled, they're working to develop sustainable sources of palm oil, and support reforestation of the Amazon rainforest.
     If that isn't worth raising a glass of Chateau Smith Haut-Lafite for, we don't know what is...!