Founded by Dom Bridges in Margate, a volunteer beach warden and coastal enthusiast, Haeckels celebrates the health giving properties of seaweed through a range of beauty and skincare products.
Seaweed hydrates; it’s rich with valuable vitamins, minerals and amino acids; it’s anti-bacterial, skin rebuilding and anti-inflammatory; most importantly, it’s all-natural. Under licence, Dom and his team harvest seaweed by hand from the Margate beach just steps away from their shop and transform it into products like their best selling Eco Marine Cream. This moisturiser is made from dulse seaweed extract, with UV protecting properties. Although currently being sourced from the sea, the long term goal is to grow the seaweed themselves in their store. We’re also obsessed with their exfoliating Coffee and Seaweed Soap Block, a limited-edition collaboration with Ozone Coffee Roastery. Their first circular product, the soap is made from waste coffee grounds and seaweed, with waste coffee cups used to make the packaging.
The clincher for us though was reading that the team still plays an active part in the local community by organising beach cleans and taking part in marine conservation surveys.