GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK

Christmas Gifts Collection

"WE ARE COMMITTED TO RESPECTING THE ENVIRONMENT, SUPPORTING COMMUNITIES AND GUARANTEEING THE QUALITY AND SAFETY" – GROUPE LOCCITANE. Protecting the environment and promoting fairness have always been important values for L’OCCITANE. Ever since L’OCCITANE was created in 1976, it has been revealing and protecting the richness of the lands of Provence, Burkina Faso and other regions. It is committed to making the world we live in more beautiful, more humane, more responsible. Read below to find out about our most recent activities for the festive season...

Making Our Gifts More Sustainable

Reducing Waste at Christmas
As part of the brand’s plan to Reduce, Recycle and React, L’OCCITANE en Provence has cut down on excessive holiday packaging. In a bid to minimise the amount of packaging materials, the company reduced its use of cardboard by 31 tonnes in 2019's Christmas range.

L’OCCITANE designed its collection of 2020 Christmas products and gift sets with the environment in mind. By replacing certain packaging materials, the company has succeeded in cutting over 40 tons of plastic (compared to 2019 and based on 2020 quantities).* This year our Classic Advent Calendar trays have been made from cardboard pulp instead of plastic, the Premium Advent Calendar’s outer plastic wrapping has been replaced by paper, Christmas ornaments formerly wrapped in plastic are now protected using paper, and plastic product holders were switched to micro-corrugated cardboard in holiday gift boxes.

By making these changes and suppression of the plastic sleeve around the calendar, L’OCCITANE saved 22.5 TONNES of plastic! Further to this, our Baubles are no longer packed in cello which has saved 2.8 TONNES of plastic! That is a total of 25.3 TONNES of plastic saved on just the Advent Calendar and Baubles. To put that into perspective that equates to more than 3 ELEPHANTS – the heaviest land mammal in the world.

L’OCCITANE is also committed to ensuring all its wrapping paper is made from recycled and recyclable materials. The brand has never used plastic bags in its stores, using paper bags instead. Its gift ribbons are made of a new cellulose-based material which biodegrades within six months, whilst its silk paper is 100% recycled and FSC® certified.

This packaging initiative is an example of L’OCCITANE’S commitment to Reducing Waste, with a strategy to Reduce, Recycle & React that includes targeted goals to achieve the use of 100% recycles plastic for its bottles and 100% recycling features at 47% of its company-owned retail locations, a figure it hopes to increase to 100% by the year 2025.

The UK & Ireland Flagship team are delighted to transport you to Provence with their latest window display. We worked with eco-friendly supplier Ecobooth to create this magical Christmas Provencal landscape. As we state at the front of the window, this display celebrates our ongoing commitment to respecting biodiversity. The display was created using FSC Woodland trust approved wood, non-toxic glue and paints, organic sustainable sourced dried ingredients (Immortelle, Lavender, Ground Almond, Moss, etc…) reusable LED lights. It was fabricated in a green-powered zero waste factory and delivered and installed using a carbon neutral framework. At its end of life it will be reused, re-purposed and recycled, ensuring zero waste and zero negative impact on the planet. Our signature hot air balloons float in the sky carrying presents, bringing to life the theme of this year’s Christmas “Gift the Magic of Provence, from our fields to your home”. As a finishing touch, the glowing lights between the houses and on the hot air balloons bring together the true magic that is Christmas time in Provence.

Hand Illustrated Reusable Advent Calendar

Hand Illustrated Reusable Advent Calendar

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Created in collaboration with UK illustrator Isla Simpson, this hand-illustrated Advent Calendar is crafted from recycled cotton and reusable for years to come. Inspired by nature’s ingredients and nurtured by L’Occitane’s producers, each pocket unveils a product from the fields of Provence.

Go behind the scenes to discover the inspiration behind the Isla Simpson hand illustrated advent calendar. Read More

Sustainable Gift Wrap Option

This Christmas, as part of our conscious effort to reduce waste we are now able to offer a sustainable and reusable drawstring giftbag option for €2. Made from 100% cotton its a brilliant alternative to the usual gift box and can be reused without guilt!

Can contain up to 3 full-sized products, measuring height 26cm x width 26cm.

Simply select giftwrap option at checkout and the reusable cotton gift bag option for €2 - add a gift message if you prefer and then select 'Add to Basket'.

Fair Trade Shea Butter

Shea butter is called "women’s gold" in Burkina Faso.

The story of L'OCCITANE and the women shea butter producers of Burkina Faso began in the 1980s. Since then, we've built up a joint development partnership and a close, supportive relationship. There were about a dozen women at first. Now there are over 10,000! And since 2009, our shea butter supply chain has been 100% Fair Trade
 
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Shea Butter Christmas Gifts

Nourishing, moisturising and protecting, these Shea Butter Christmas gifts will spoil and pamper your loved ones! Explore our range of gift sets made with fair trade shea butter to find the perfect Christmas present!

Shea Butter Festive Limited Editions

Looking for something unique? Discover our Shea Butter Festive Limited Editions collection and find the perfect eco-friendly gift to spoil that special someone!

Stocking Filler

Looking for a perfect stocking filler? Get a gift that gives back! When buying this little heart-shaped shea butter soap, you're helping UNICEF’s International Vitamin A Supplementation Programme.

Solidarity Soap

Help us fight visual impairment by supporting our solidarity Soap. 1 soap sold will provide one year of Vitamin A for 3 children.

  • 1 SOLD = 1 YEAR OF VITAMIN A FOR 3 CHILDREN
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Eco-refills

Many of our products are available in eco-refills, which use 65 to 90% less plastic than a regular bottle. In 2017, our overall use of plastic was reduced by 7% thanks to customers opting for these eco-friendly solutions. So, when there's a choice, go for this eco-option! And you'll be glad to know that we plan to sell even more eco-refills in the future!

REDUCING WASTE

Did you know that 1.8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans every day? Our Eco-Refills use 69% to 90% less plastic compared to our regular packaging. Refill your L’Occitane body & bath favourites for less and never run out.

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PUR PROJECT

Our commitments: with biodiversity at the core of L'OCCITANE's commitments we have partnered with PUR Project to fight climate change and deforestation.

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L'Occitane Recycling Program

L'OCCITANE RECYCLING PROGRAMME

Respect for the environment is at the heart of L’OCCITANE. From the creation of our formulas to the development of our packaging, L’OCCITANE tries to limit environmental impacts where ever possible. That’s why we’ve partnered with TerraCycle® to provide a collection and recycling programme for our customers to be able to simply recycle their empties at any of the L’OCCITANE boutiques.