Dom bridges (founder), and I have been communicating for a while about Haeckles exhibiting some of my work in their HQ in Margate. As we both care for our local coast, and both harvest our materials from it. This March we finally arranged it. (images below)
From their website :
“Haeckels is a natural fragrance and skin care brand.
Our skin, hair and body products are a work of love; a love of natural ingredients, a love of design and quality but ultimately a love of the heritage of coastal living. All our hand crafted products are formulated in our clifftop Lab in Margate where we only use and distill locally growing botanicals that offer the very best anti-oxidant properties. We hold one of only two licenses in England to harvest seaweed from the English coast, we take great pride in our license and see it as a responsibility to care for the coastline, to clean it and to monitor it just like any farmer in the world. Margate’s coast is genuinely unique: built on a giant 14 mile long Jurassic chalk reef which makes up 20% of the UK chalk reefs which means its able to nourish families of seaweed not found anywhere else in the world. Hand harvested Seaweed forms the base ingredient of all our skin care range based on the tradition of Thalassotherapy derived from the Greek word meaning ‘sea’ or ‘ocean’. Thalassotherapy treatments use ocean water, seaweed, ocean mud and marine minerals to treat ailments and enable the body to replenish, remineralise and revitalise to enhance good health for body and mind. All our products are tested on ourselves, no animals, so every product we create we love and know works brilliantly, we use them everyday as each product is designed to make a complete daily skin care routine.”