Established in 1884, Britain’s oldest family-owned and -run paint manufacturer Mylands is committed to reducing its impact on the planet through innovation. As the last remaining London paintmaker, still based in Lambeth, Mylands is the preferred paint brand of the British film, TV, and theatre industry. Over the past 12 years the company has worked to reduce the amount of chemicals and microplastics used in its paints by embracing the power of plants.
Enter the humble olive, which, over the past few decades, has grown into a global agri-food enterprise. As a result, a slew of byproducts—millions of tons of leaves, stones (pits), water, and pomace residue—are discarded every year, inspiring a wealth of research and experimentation.
Let’s take a closer look at the company’s plant-based range and new Olive Stone Emulsion.
Photography courtesy of Mylands.
Launched in September, Mylands Olive Stone Emulsion is currently available in the UK; it debuts in the US this November. For more info, head to Mylands.