Our innovation is the introduction of hair extensions made from banana fibre, with a focus of helping the environment by increasing tree plantation, minimising land waste and reducing the use of synthetic hair extensions which is currently adding extensively to the plastic waste into the ocean.
Our banana braids are made from the part of the banana tree that is removed when the fruits are picked, known as the ‘stem’. The stem would normally be treated as a waste product, but by using it to create our natural hair extensions we provide the farmers with extra income and save land space.
Banana trees have one of the largest leaves in the world, enabling them to photosynthesise at a high rate. To support banana hair extensions will in turn increase banana tree plantation and is therefore, being climate smart. They are also compostable! We have learnt that we not only need to decrease the CO2 emissions drastically and immediately but we also need to remove CO2 that is currently in the atmosphere. Composting does just this!
Our little company is made up by us 2 sisters; Crystal and Cherry. We are from the UK and made the permanent move to Australia in 2017. We are very passionate about our planet and try to live consciously in all aspects. Crystals history is in graphic design, Cherrys is in teaching and hair extensions having opened a hair extension salon in 2015. We know the hair industry has a lot to answer for, specifically the ethics in human hair extensions and the plastic waste caused by synthetic hair extensions; we wanted to create a product which can be a great addition to the hair market without damaging our land, water, humans or beautiful animals. Our planet friendly little business journey has begun.
“We have a single mission to protect and hand on the planet to the next generation”. Francois Hollande.
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”. Confucius.