The 2011 report of the Environmental Working Group’s Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (www.safecosmetics.org) awarded OMVED with the title of "Innovator” (one of only 432 companies worldwide) for its dedication to leading the skincare industry towards healthier and safe products. This recognition validates Omved skincare products to be ‘100% safe’; free from parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals or petroleum by-products, phthalates, mineral oils, hydrogenated oils, synthetic chemical perfumes/fragrances, artificial colouring or preservatives or unnatural stabilizers, harsh detergents or any other unhealthy toxins.
The Compact is a voluntary pledge to avoid chemicals and other harmful ingredients that have been banned and to disclose the complete ingredient list; something that Omved was already practising. We've always been passionate about consumer education about the unregulated skincare industry especially here in India. We are India’s FIRST and ONLY Company to earn this honour. *
Embrace compassionate beauty with our Certified Vegan products, certified by PETA. Our therapeutic skin-care products are handcrafted using the freshest organically grown Indian botanicals and essential oils. These vegan formulations (except for a few classical Ayurvedic massage oils which use milk) are effective blends of ancient Ayurvedic wisdom and contemporary skincare technologies. They are free of all the nasties, parabens, genetically modified organisms, sodium lauryl sulfate, petrochemicals etc.
Our specially formulated range of mommy products have won the Mother and Baby silver award in 2010 by the Mother&Baby, India’s leading magazine on Pregnancy and Parenting.
"Ahimsa paramo dharma"– Non-violence is the highest religion”- Shri Mahavir
Ahimsa – a Sanskrit word meaning “reverence for life” is one of our founding principles and explains our stance on animal welfare; we do not conduct animal testing on any of our products and we do not ask others to do it for us either. We refrain from selling our products in those countries that legally require animal tested products. Our products and cosmetics contain no animal ingredients (not even honey, lanolin, beeswax etc) and have been certified by PETA as cruelty free and vegan.
At OMVED, we are continually developing new products, but our safety testing relies extensively on dermatological tests on human volunteers and scientific databases which confirm the good skin compatibility of our products. We select our raw materials based on extremely high standards of quality and purity and stringent quality controls thus assuring high levels of safety and quality.
We believe in preserving the rights of both humans and animals. From our inception, our primary philosophy has been to maintain the highest ethics in all aspects of business, in accordance with the true meaning of living with consciousness. OMVED and all our suppliers have signed the Conscious Supplier Pledge. This includes pledging to not support Child Labour or bonded labour of any sort. It upholds non-discrimination, gender equity and freedom of association among other values.
The goal behind fair trade is sustainability: improving the quality of life in disadvantaged communities while preserving the planet's resources. It helps us to ethically source quality ingredients and ensure a livelihood for a community. What’s more important is that the consumers know where their product came from and that their purchase is helping to create a better world!
The goods we retail are all natural and hand crafted by local artisans. We purchase directly from cottage industries, individually selecting every supplier to ensure that these products not only satisfy your material needs but are also infused with a subtle energy which uplifts and radiates positivity.
We commit to the highest standards of free trade and working conditions in the sourcing of our products.
At OMVED, ‘eco-friendly’ means environmentally responsible retailing that involves the sale of products with the least impact on the environment or that increases the ecological awareness of the consumer. We design, make and retail only products that are safe for you and safe for the earth!
Our products are non-toxic, energy efficient, contain plant extracts and other natural substances that are biodegradable and are manufactured using techniques that eliminate pollution and toxicity in the nature. Promoted and packaged largely with post-consumer recycled waste, our products are completely safe and healthy for users, workers and the environment. Our packaging is 100% free from harmful phthalates and Bisphenol-A (BPA). No plastic, only glass (PET bpa free bottles in shower products), and very minimal outer packaging uphold the eco-friendly values of Omved.
We ensure that we reduce your eco footprint on our planet! Collectively, we can reward environmentally responsible practices, discourage waste, help close the recycling loop and reduce the amount of toxic materials entering our ecosystems. Omved products promote the health and wellness of our body and world. Be ‘eco’ conscious!
We have developed a natural blend of 100% certified organic cotton and plantation grown bamboo. The combination of these GOTS and OEKO-Tex certified fibers has produced a collection of t-shirts, yoga pants, bed and bath linens that are softer than cashmere, smoother than silk, more durable and easy to care for than conventional cotton.
The cotton that we use at Omved to manufacture our range of clothes have been certified Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). The certification ensures that we are using cotton that has been grown according to the right organic procedure.
The GOTS is certified by the Dutch Control Union and currently is the highest level and best certificate for organic cotton certification. It not only controls the ecological process but also social standards. It ensures that the safety regulations and machines are according to international ISO-standards.
PURE NATURAL & LIVING
By melding the knowledge of time-tested Vedic traditions with ergonomic design and master craftsmanship, we bring quality, beauty and culturally significant products that make your world a more interesting place and promote beauty, health and wellness.
Our products are
PURE – Our formulations are made with biologically active ingredients, unadulterated, cold-pressed nourishing oils and therapeutic grade pure essential oils in completely safe and gentle preservative systems.
NATURAL -Our products are 100% natural, developed with organic, natural, and wild-crafted ingredients to create non-toxic skin care products that are healthy and beneficial for the skin. We use the essences of the whole plant.
LIVING - Omved skin-friendly products are 100% living because our heat-free raw-blending process ensures that the naturally occurring enzymes, phytonutrients, antioxidants, EFA and bio-active plant phytochemicals of our extracts remain intact as they occur in nature. Furthermore, our living ingredients are either unrefined or unpasteurized or cold-pressed.
*Safe Cosmetics - Read more; Market Shift (http://www.safecosmetics.org/article.php?id=913) report released on December 1, 2011, by the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Campaign for Safe Cosmetics