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Our Sustainability Commitment

Sustainability: Our founding principle

Klei's founding principles of being earth-friendly and low-waste were inspired by my time spent working in the fashion industry, and my frustration with the wasteful production process that is so common throughout the industry. - Val, founder of Klei

It starts with our ingredients

I source all of the ingredients used in our formulations myself, prioritizing ingredients from local suppliers when possible. I only work with verified cruelty-free suppliers, to ensure that I can safely claim that Klei’s products are cruelty-free. I also take special care to ensure that endangered ingredients, like Sandalwood and Palo Santo, are not used in Klei’s formulations. Whenever possible, I choose to source Ecocert ingredients.

Read more about the Ecocert process here

Water-Free from Day 1

When I first started formulating my products, I focused on water-free formulations, as I wanted to create shelf-stable products that didn’t need any added preservatives. As my company and resources have grown, I’ve chosen to remain water-free, as reducing the waste of our earth’s most valuable resource is extremely important to me.

Recyclable Packaging

All Klei products are packaged in glass containers, and I am focused on minimizing our use of plastic. For now, I use white PP lids for all jarred products, as this is an easily recycled material. The white color is important - black lids are not recyclable, despite being made of the same type of plastic. Recycling facilities sort plastics by bouncing a beam of light off them. As black plastic absorbs light, it can't be sorted and goes straight through the system and off to the landfill or incineration. 

Our warehouse only uses sustainable packing materials to safely ship your orders, we do not use bubble wrap or styrofoam peanuts.

Charitable Giving

We donate a portion of our online sales to the Brooklyn Community Foundation and the Environmental Defense Fund.

Read more about these nonprofits here.

Responsible Manufacturing Practices

All Klei products are made here in the US, by passionate manufacturing partners with whom I have built strong relationships.

Do you have a question about our sustainability values? Want to share a suggestion? Reach out to me directly!

Giving Back

Learn about the nonprofits to that we donated a portion of our online sales.

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Our Values

Learn more about the values that shape our company.

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Our Story

Read about Klei's founding story and learn about our founder, Val.

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