A Shop and Shopping from Our Store
no. 34 Poplar Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14 7AD
tel. 0121 792 1371
Kings Heath is home to our first Honest Skincare concept store, which has now been open since October 2015. This is the place where what Honest is and what Honest does is worked on and worked out – it embodies our products and our practice, both visually and vitally in the approach we take to this place and the people who use it.
Honest came from an idea about how the ethics of skin care might be made better. Honest is about things and stuff and we take pride in our things and stuff, as makers, as manufacturers and as suppliers. But Honest is and always has been about more than things and stuff: Honest is made real in the relationships we are able to build in the shape, space and place that is our home. Our confidence in the quality of our products is something we seek to share with the people who use them. We talk but especially we listen: we listen to what people have to say about what they want and what works for them – this is what completes and closes the loop for Honest. The shop is our base for communication and collaboration – it is the place where we go and do our thing – it is a place that we share with you.
So the idea of the shop, where making and marketing and meaning all meet, is very important to us all, but so too is the idea of the store – because the store is where the good things are…
In store, our selection and collection of good things is our beautiful Honest skincare range and our naturally scented soy wax candles made on site. To complement those we offer a carefully curated selection of goods that work with the Honest philosophy: linens, kitchenware, ceramics, and publications. We source from trusted, mindful producers and suppliers including Iris Hantverk, Serax, Fog Linen, Grain and Knot, Tori Murphy, 31 Chapel Lane and Cereal.
Our vision of the Honest home is one where we can help set and settle, refresh and restore a sense of creative calm with one-off, hand-selected items that tell a story of health and well-being through self-possession and personal care. Local, ‘lived in’ luxury.
Our luxury treatment rooms are located in the store, offering you specialised treatments to enhance your physical and emotional well-being. We have a regular menu of therapies, classes and workshops.
To compliment the Honest products for use and products as gifts, we also have a personalised wrapping service. We use the finest quality papers, hemp and string along with hand gathered flowers and herbs. Honest’s founder Katie has carefully hand selected each item, each flower and herb… each detail, all with the Honest ethos at heart. We make each and every item a gift as unique as the person receiving it.
We believe that less is more.
There’s no need to pack products full of synthetic ingredients when a few, carefully chosen, natural ones are far more effective. We lovingly craft each product by hand so we know exactly what goes into everything we make. We know that nature has provided all we need to nourish, restore, protect and heal, so we only use 100% pure ingredients with powerful properties to take care of your skin.We also believe that if nature is taking care of us, we should be looking after nature too, so our packaging is simple, biodegradable and reusable. Our waste is minimal and our products are only tested on people, never on animals.Our CALM, BALANCE and NOURISH ranges are carefully tailored to individual skin types using skin-loving waxes and vitamins blended with the finest organic oils.We’re proud of what we do, but to be honest, we can only take half the credit for our wonderful products, the rest is entirely thanks to nature.