When Villa Copenhagen approached us last year, they were looking for a local amenities partner who took sustainability seriously. Villa is a new 5-star, 400-room hotel due to open this summer in the old Central Post Office building right next door to Copenhagen Central Station, and just a five minute walk from our office. Several years in the making, the site will become one of the most spectacular hotels in Scandinavia with a domed glass courtyard reception, design chairs produced from discarded fishing nets, an in-house bakery, and a rooftop lap pool warmed by the excess heat generated by the hotel’s cooling system.
Villa’s public commitment to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, in an effort to be among the most responsible eco-hotels on earth, matched our own ambitions to leave a lighter footprint and our status as a Certified B Corporation, so it was an easy decision to work together. More specifically, our Next Generation product collection and its focus on more local, natural and organic formulae was exactly what they were looking for. They were also very concerned about packaging footprint, so our regular bioplastic bottles and tubes – in their original sizes – were an ideal choice when compared to the waste generated by conventional miniatures. The only problem was that we didn’t have a shampoo and conditioner in the collection!
Fortunately, however, we had already started to investigate these two product categories as part of a future expansion of our collection. So, with Villa’s focus on our SKOG fragrance as their signature scent, we agreed to develop the shampoo and conditioner to meet their launch date. While the Corona crisis has unfortunately somewhat delayed their opening to the summer, our new SKOG shampoo and conditioner are available to buy now, exclusively at skandinavisk.com.