Lavinia Orsa facial Peeling Stone
Lavinia facial peeling stone handmade of sandstone from Dalarne in central Sweden.
- A 100% organic product
- Made from the Natural Orsa sandstone in Sweden
- As the peeling stone is made from a natural sandstone it lasts a lifetime.
- It replaces other exfoliators which are not made from natural materials and often contain plastic and/or plastic packaging.
- Use the peeling stone in the shower and save money on expensive and chemical exfoliating cremes often filled with micro plastic!
- The stone efficiently removes dead skin cells and leaves your skin smooth and soft. Be careful, as the stone is very efficient! Try it out gently the first couple of times until you’ve learned how to adjust it to your skin type.
- The file is presented in a small cork case that makes it appealing to look at and is a beautiful addition to your bathroom.
Facial Peeling Stone by Lavinia
The Orsa sandstone story
This sandstone originates from Dalarna in central Sweden. The stone is 360 million years old and consists of silicon-bonded quartz. The sandstone is primarily used as building blocks, millstones, and grindstones due to its unusual abrasion resistance and long-lasting durability.
Machined by hand to create nail files, foot files and peeling stones. In Sweden’s massive really old mountains, surrounded by super large forests, bears and moose, 360 million years old sandstone. Ultimately, treat yourself to a beautiful and effective beauty and care product that lasts for generations. In addition, live out your dream of a simpler life surrounded by a pearls from the Swedish nature. Nordic design and quality – at its best!
About the brand
The two women behind Lavinia Trade and the Toockies Fairtrade Project are Yvonne and Phenia, mother and daughter from Denmark.
We have always cared a lot about our planet and all living creatures on it. Striving to minimize our impact on Earth, always prioritizing organic food, natural products and animal welfare above all.
When Yvonne back in 2015 opened a Nordic interior shop, she searched the Internet for an effective and natural alternative to plastic sponges/scourers.
She found that this little cleaning product was incredibly hard to find quality replacements for, but understood how important it was to minimize the microplastics flooding into our oceans.
After a lot of research, she stumbled upon Toockies.
An American brand that through a Fairtrade project in India, produced scrubbers: hand-knit cloths made of jute and cotton.
Not only did the scrubbers look amazing (much prettier than the ugly, colourful sponges) but they were also Fairtrade, the result of a project meant to empower very poor women in rural areas outside Kolkata, India.
Yvonne immediately contacted Anna Marie, the woman behind the brand, and got the exclusive distribution rights in Europe. After that, it went quick.
Many companies contacted us to become distributors all across Europe, and the interest and love for Toockies has exploded since then.
Anna Marie spent a decade developing the Toockies Project with her business partner Jaya Basu, who is also the mastermind behind the local NGO running the project.
Please visit https://www.promiseworldwide.org/ to see the amazing work they do for people in need in India.
In 2018 Anna Marie gave Lavinia Trade the unique opportunity to take over and continue the Toockies Project in North Eastern India. And it was a dream come true!
Neither of us are educated in any kind of business studies, but Yvonne, having the experience of being an entrepreneur for almost 30 years, successfully establishing and running a business with her husband, and Phenia – newly graduate with a BA in Intercultural Education and Arabic and full of ideas, we took on this massive responsibility of securing work for all these women.
We have expanded from one village to five villages already. All the women who participate in our project have hopes and dreams, that can finally come true with the money they earn through knitting. See them all here and read about their wishes.
None of this would be possible without all of the wonderful shops, initiatives and kind people who love all Toockies products as much as we do, and believe in a greener world without plastic waste.
To make a contribution to alleviating the heavy burden that our globe suffers today, LAVINIA TRADE’s business concept has chosen to focus on and conduct business based on the following ideas:
Lavinia Trade wants to offer eco-friendly products that can replace similar already existing products made of plastic. We want to offer products with social responsibility that are produced according to the Fair Trade principles. The products must be proven to be produced by adults, under human conditions and at a fair price. We emphasise that the products are of high quality, durable and consist of natural materials that are not environmentally harmful.
Yvonne & Phenia