As part of our Meet the Maker series, we speak to the people behind the creations in the Big Issue Shop – a platform for buying ethical products which put people and the planet first. This time, we speak to Rebecca Dallimore, founder of Scintilla.
What can we find on your part of the Big Issue shop?
Under the Scintilla part of the Big Issue Shop you’ll find small batch, plant-based skincare products. Our products are handmade in small batches, using rich, sustainably-sourced natural ingredients to create skincare that’s as good for the planet as it is your skin.
Our collection includes skincare basics such as lip balms and hand creams, as well as more targeted products such as cleansing milks and serums.
How do your products make a positive difference in the world?
By design, our products are made to be as sustainable as possible, from the sourcing of natural ingredients that have a minimal environmental impact, to ensuring our formulations are created to ensure that a little goes a long way, reducing the regularity with which you need purchase them – saving on resources and our customers’ money!
However, our social impact is as important to us as our environmental impact, and we donate 10% of our profits to two fantastic charitie.
The first is Mind, England & Wales’ leading mental health charity where our funds help to provide resources and support for both those struggling with mental health issues, and those who are supporting people with mental health issues.