Triodos Bank only supports businesses that are working to create this positive change—businesses like Incognito, the makers of an all-natural insect repellent and ethical alternative to DEET-based skin-care products.
Ten years ago this month, Howard Carter launched Incognito into a market entirely dominated by pesticide-based bug repellents. The product was a very personal one for Howard, having contracted both malaria and dengue fever on trips abroad, even though he had been using a DEET repellent. After recovery, he travelled the world seeking the optimal formula for a natural alternative, learning from local communities and healthcare experts. The final formula not only highly effective, it is 100% natural, is safe for babies over 3 months, and is bio-degradable. Incognito is also making waves with a COSMOS-approved line of skincare products called Second Skin that includes a body wash, moisturiser and newly-certified suncream insect repellent.
By taking an active role in supporting initiatives that have social, environmental and cultural benefit, Triodos Bank is bringing together a movement of people dedicated to positive change.
When Incognito needed to take their business to the next level, Triodos Bank helped raise over £350,000 from new company shareholders—a sum that went towards the development of the suncream. The bank also has provided working capital that helped Incognito upgrade all of their packaging to a special plastic made from a renewably-sourced sugarcane that actually removes CO2 from the atmosphere.
By taking an active role in supporting initiatives that have social, environmental and cultural benefit, Triodos Bank is bringing together a movement of people dedicated to positive change. By banking with Triodos—whether it’s your yearly ISA contribution or your holiday savings—your money really can help change the world.
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