Now a Brooklyn startup is drawing on unused rooftops to grow botanicals for its skincare products.
Spread across 3 rooftops, 50 different plants are sprouting in local compost. Crops are fertilised with tea, and irrigated by rainwater – automatically, thanks to solar energy.
Nets and products made from neem oil and olive-oil soap deter pests from the camomile, roses, calendula and co.
The plants are harvested by hand and gathered in recyclable linen bags. The end product comes in a reusable aluminium bottle.
The founder is passing her knowledge of urban cultivation and the cosmetics industry to the wider community.
And there is more sustainable skincare.