Happy Earth Day!

Posted on April 22 2020

Happy Earth Day!
We're celebrating Earth Day!
It seems a strange time to be wishing the Earth a happy day*, however, while so many of us are staying at home and self-isolating, our planet is taking a much-needed breather RN.
Power to our planet - we are seeing less pollution, less waste, and less travel which is giving our world time to start healing. So, when you’re next out on your once a day stroll, take a deep breath and look around at the beauty of the world that surrounds us.
2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and the countries who celebrate are  launching a new set of #goals to shape the future of 21st century environmentalism (you can discover more here!)
Although things are a little different this year, here at Barry M, we want to celebrate our planet and strive towards an eco-friendlier future of beauty.
Looking good, doing good and feeling good is Barry M’s vow -  becoming an even more environmentally conscious brand with new greener versions of our popular products, make up bags, nail paints and more.
Going Greener by the Day
 
Did you know, Barry M has been Cruelty Free from the start and ALWAYS will be? We never test our products on our beloved furry friends, and we’re adding more products that have an ‘environmental conscience’ to our ever-growing collection - *adds to basket*
                                                                                    
Giving Back to Nature
 
Our WILDLIFE® Collection, featuring 6 bold and bright go-to-glossy nail paints, 3 next level high-shine tinted lip balms and 4 highly pigmented eyeshadow palettes inspired by endangered species - Pangolin, Rhino, Snow Leopard and Tiger help to fund and raise awareness for the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s vital conservation work.
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Barry M Green Origin Nail Paints
 
Give your nails an eco-friendly-touch with Barry M’s Green Origin Nail Paint Collection – part of our commitment to Greener Beauty! Revive your nail routine with our planet-aware, chic yet thoughtful formula made with 74% natural origin ingredients including potato, corn and wheat. Boasting 12 of the prettiest shades to wear on repeat, Barry M’s famous high performance and long-wearing finish will pop with any outfit – no filter needed!
Going Green as a Business
 
Here at Barry M HQ, we have always done our best to reduce waste, recycle and limit energy usage and have received international awards for our Good Manufacturing Practice and Safety Systems.
 
70% of Barry M’s products are made in the UK – at our factory in Mill Hill, London which ensures short supply lines and minimal transport footprint. We also aim to move more manufacturing to the UK where possible in future.
 
Our Products and Packaging
 
Although it’s what’s on the inside that counts, we know the importance of greener packaging. Within the coming months we'll be removing mirrors to make our palettes easier for customers to recycle. We're also continuously challenging our suppliers and searching for more sustainable and environmentally packaging solutions.
 
We use natural ingredients in many of your fave products, like our Biodegradable Pick ‘n’ Glitz chunky glitter, so you can still sparkle and shine whilst being kinder to the planet too.
 
And finally…
Day by day, idea by idea and change by change, we are working hard to achieve our environmental goals to introduce a cleaner and greener beauty routine, by reducing our impact on the planet’s resources.
 
This Earth Day, Barry M is celebrating our environmental journey so far, and we’re working hard to leave an even lighter footprint on the planet in the future.
 
Happy Earth Day – whatever little piece of Earth you are isolated on right now 😊
*When this was written the world was in lockdown due to coronavirus.