Apart from BAINA, what are your bathroom non-negotiables?
A:We’d both agree on a good candle. To me brand or scent is not necessary, it is more the light it projects. The flicker and shadows are mesmerising and sends your nervous system into a deep stillness. A glass of water – always nice to have a chilled water to ensure you can withstand a lengthy bathe. A face cloth – as this is usually my opportunity to apply a face mask – we’ve just launched ourAgnes Face Cloths, and they are perfectly sized to steam one’s face.
B:Absolutely agree with Anna, I love having an array of candles lit at night when I take a bath. I also enjoy an indoor plant- it’s important to me to have the presence of nature within our home. My favourite towel (right now it’s the Roman in sage/chalk). A cotton robe – I love being able to wrap up before leaving the bathroom, especially on cold mornings. A special bar of soap - since launching BAINA I’ve returned to the traditional bar, especially in the bath or shower. There’s something nostalgic about lathering the soap between your hands and running it over your body.
Why is ethical production so important to you?
The world we live in is under constant pressures from the manufacturing industry, every plant contributes to the detriment of our environment. For us we didn’t want this on our conscience. Our factory is extremely progressive and constantly reworking efficiencies to maintain its reputation as a leader in it’s within the home and textile industry. Globally recognised certifications allow brands like us to be confidently assured in the principles and practises of our mill as they are required to submit regular audits and meet a very stringent level of social and environmental requirements in order to maintain these certifications. We visited the mill in February 2020 (right before the world ground to a halt) and were incredibly blown away by their transparency and production efficiencies.