At House of Maxx we have always strived to be as sustainable as we possibly can, and that goes beyond just recycling!
We pride ourselves on making the small changes; bringing our lunch to work in reusable containers, creating minimal waste, using eco friendly and low tox cleaning products, purchasing toilet paper, tissues and paper towels from “who gives a crap”, you get the picture…
While sustainability for the most part has been associated with the environmental impacts, and rightly so, the term sustainability also carries into more areas than many are aware. Sustainability also covers people and the community and simply means the practice existing without compromising future generations.
So, 2020 and 2021 we have endeavoured to take our sustainability practices one step further;
When developing the Maxx Beauty Tonic range, the choice for using bovine collagen instead of marine was a decision considered in great detail. Bovine collagen compared to marine, is a more sustainable option for our marine life and considers the quality of the collagen itself making sure we bring you the best quality and most sustainable products. MBT supports Australian suppliers and small business as it is completely sourced by and manufactured by a wholesaler here in Victoria.
House of Maxx has partnered with Sustainable Salons, a wonderful company that not only recycles our salon waste to have a lesser impact on the environment, they also support the community, employing differently abled individuals and feeding those in need (See, the blog called “What does it mean to be a sustainable salon” for more). We have also swapped our electricity provider to PowerShop, a company that is 100% carbon neutral, 100% renewable energy using hydro-plants and wind farms. Powershop 100% offsets carbon through planting trees and other green initiatives around the world.
We bank with Bendigo Bank who are proven to be ethical. Bendigo Bank are committed to promoting a culture of integrity and ethical behaviour and have a whistleblower group and company policy. One thing we really liked about BB and is a big contributing factor to our decision is the company’s business model is based around ‘profit with purpose’ which means profits are returned directly to the community in the way of sports, infrastructure, education, health & research, arts, culture & heritage, environmental & animal welfare and emergency services.
Within the clinic we are in the process of creating a herb garden that clients can take from as a very small way of giving back and showing our appreciation to all of you that make MaxxByMakayla possible. Speaking of those that make all of this possible, we LOVE to keep things within the family, our graphic designer and content creator both of which were first discovered through conversations as they were laying on our treatment bed. We are always open to collaborations and our first choice is always to support local.
It is very important to us as a team and individuals, and is embedded within our brand values that we stand up and step forward when it comes to social issues regarding inclusivity, equality, ethics and our community.
As therapists we have and always will continue to prioritise education and learning to ensure we not only keep up to date with the industry but bring all of our clients the very best services we can and stand by our values of innovation and honesty, always checking in with the brands we work with to ensure they remain aligned with our brand values.
The team at House of Maxx would like to help our clients practice sustainability when it comes to their own skin care, therefore, we are offering to recycle empty products with sustainable salons on your behalf. Simply bring back your empty products for us to dispose of correctly.
If you know of any other ways that we can further make MaxxByMakayla sustainable we would love to hear from you and we encourage you to continue this conversation within your own work place and businesses you choose to support.