"Waste isn't waste until we waste it." - will.i.am
Arkive is an independent platform that partners with manufacturers in the beauty industry to avoid waste by offering products that we save from destruction.
Every year, the global cosmetics category produces more than 120 billion units of packaging, according to non-govermental organisation Zero Waste Europe.
"Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are one ocean." - Ryūnosuke Akutagawa
How does it work?
Starting a revolution isn't easy. So, let us explain our process.
We buy excess stock from brands
Arkive buys excess stock from cosmetica brands that are too good to get destroyed. These products were otherwise thrown away or sold at black markets, purely for profit protection. Did you know that 15 billion EUR worth of products get destroyed each year? Arkive gives these products a second chance at life and puts them back on the market, with discount!
Full transparancy, always
Arkive offers these products in their webshop. We indicate the reason for the product to be marked as 'excess'. You will find this reason in the field: 'flaw' - next to the product image.
WHY ARE THESE PRODUCTS SO CHEAP?
Save up to 70% off!
We offer our cosmetics at a lower price than regular stores because they are seen as "thrown away" by the industry. Our mission is to sell all our inventory and have a zero waste policy.