After discovering that the feather trade often uses practices...
....such as live-plucking of birds, we will no longer use commercial feathers. Although crafting feathers are not generally obtained through this barbaric practice, the majority are still a result of inhumanely kept birds in the battery-farm industry, which we can not support.
We have made the decision to only use ETHICAL FEATHERS in all products that we sell, locally sourced where possible.
These include moulted found feathers, moulted feathers from local poultry and game-keepers, and feathers from free-range chickens etc. (only when we can personally verify the conditions the birds are kept and whose feathers are a by-product that would otherwise be discarded).
We know where each and every feather we source has come from and can provide these details as requested.
We also meticulously cleanse, prepare and dye the feathers ourselves. That way, we are involved in every part of the process, so our customers can be sure that the feathers are 100% ethically obtained.
If you have any further queries about our policies or processes, then please do not hesitate to contact us and we'll be happy to answer any questions that you may have.
Packaging and hair wraps.
Hairwraps UK now uses only 100% biodegradable packaging made from recycled materials where possible. Our 'plastic' bags are made from corn starch and are water-resistant and incredibly strong, yet are also fully biodegradable (breaking down to CO2 and H2O, even in home-composting or landfill conditions).
Our hair wraps are made from pure cotton, and we now use only sustainable beads. We won't use any plastic beads or plastic findings - only wood, glass, and metal. We invite any information on sourcing a 'glitter thread' that is plastic-free, but in the meantime, we now have the option for each hair wrap to be made 'Without Glitter Thread' - just choose this option from the drop-down menu next to each hair wrap.
All natural products used on our hair wraps are ethically obtained. All shell, feather, and stone products are sourced personally by ourselves.
We create a bespoke product where we can account for where every element has come from.
This allows us to craft a product that our customers know is 100% ethically sourced.