FAQs

WHAT’S SO GOOD ABOUT ISLAND GLITTER?

Island Glitter is biodegradable 🌱, plant-based 🌿, vegan 🥑, ocean-friendly 🐋, cruelty-free 🐰and we use100% plastic-free packaging 📦!

We think this makes it the perfect alternative to plastic glitter 👌🏻

CAN I STOCK ISLAND GLITTER/PARTNER WITH YOU?

Sure thing, we love a glitter collaboration! Get in touch and we’ll send you everything you need to know.

WHAT IS ISLAND GLITTER MADE OF?

Ok, here’s the techy bit!

The predominant ingredient in our glitter is eucalyptus sourced from responsibly managed and certified plantations operating to PEFC™ www.pefc.org standards. This replaces the polyester film used in standard glitter!

FULL INGREDIENTS: c 72% Rayon (Regenerated Cellulose), c 11% Glycerin, c 6% Aqua, c 3% Urea, Styrene/Acrylate Copolymer, [+/- Blue (Colour Index No. 42090:2), Yellow (Colour Index No. 19140:1), Red (Colour Index No. 15850:1), Black (Colour Index No. 77266), Titanium Dioxide (Colour Index No. 77891), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Colour Index No.77510), Aluminium (Colour Index No. 77000)]

IS ISLAND GLITTER 100% PLASTIC FREE?

No. We are 92% plastic free.

WHAT IS YOUR PACKAGING MADE OF?

Glad you asked, it’s all 100% plastic free and always will be, you can take a look at it 👉🏻 here. Let us know what you think!

WHY IS ISLAND GLITTER DIFFERENT TO STANDARD GLITTER?

Standard glitter is made of more than 90% plastic and does not biodegrade. Like. EVER!

Plastic glitter ends up washed down the sink, shower or toilet and eventually reaches sea creatures via waterways. All in all, it is incredibly bad for the environment.

Island Glitter is the eco-friendly alternative.

HOW DOES ISLAND GLITTER BIODEGRADE?

Island Glitter biodegrades when left to compost in a natural environment. It doesn’t biodegrade in water but requires microorganisms to transform it into harmless substances; carbon dioxide, water and biomass. The speed depends on the environment but it usually biodegrades within 28 days.

This core is certified compostable in both industrial (EN13432, EN14995, ASTM D6400, ISO 17088) and home composting environments (OK Compost Home) and also marine biodegradation approved to ASTM D6691-09. No other glitter film material currently matches this criteria.

IS IT 100% BIODEGRADABLE?

No. Island Glitter is 92% biodegradable. Not everything has to be 100% biodegradable to be safe. The lovely shine is from the aluminium coating which is the most abundant and naturally occurring metal on earth, this will never biodegrade!

WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF ISLAND GLITTER?

Don’t worry, it won’t biodegrade in the pot!

Island Glitter has a shelf life of 3 years, use within 24 months to be on the safe side.

SAFETY INFORMATION

All Island Glitter adheres to:

- EC Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009 and FDA Title 21 CFR Cosmetic Regulation.

- Japanese, Chinese, Australian and Korean cosmetic regulations.

- European Toy Safety Standards; both EN71-2: 2011 for flammability and EN71-3: 2013 A1: 20014 for migration of certain elements.

Take care around your peepers 👀! Glitter in the eye is never fun, even when it is as nice as ours. If direct contact with your eyes occurs, wash out thoroughly with clean water and seek medical advice if irritation occurs.

Island Glitter is not a toy and should be kept out of reach of children.

Stay safe glitter lovers.

IS IT SAFE TO USE FOR CHILDREN’S FACE PAINTING?

Yes. We get lots of makeup artists who want to use this for face-painting parties. It is FDA approved and cosmetic quality so it is totally safe for little faces. Please do not leave children unattended with it.

WHO MAKES ISLAND GLITTER?

Our glitter is Bioglitter® that has been developed and manufactured by Ronald Britton Ltd. Ronald Britton Ltd is a British company and have been involved with the supply of glitter products to the UK market for over 40 years.

WHAT ARE YOUR GLITTER SIZES?

FINE: 0.015”/0.375mm

CLASSIC: 0.040”/1mm

CHUNKY: 0.094”/2.4mm

HOW DO I APPLY ISLAND GLITTER?

Take a look at our application tips.

ALLERGENS

None of the raw materials used to make Island Glitter knowingly contain any common allergens and the manufacturing equipment is not used to produce any other products that contain allergens.

IS ISLAND GLITTER EDIBLE?

No!

Although non-toxic and non-harmful, Island Glitter is NOT a foodstuff and is not intended for consumption. Sounds obvious, but let’s allay any doubts about that.

IS IT VEGAN FRIENDLY?

Yes

IS IT TESTED ON ANIMALS?

No

DOES ISLAND GLITTER CONTAIN ANY GMO?

No


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