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  • BAMBU

    About Bambu

    Bambu make handcrafted products for the home. Their ideas are inspired by the materials they work with and the products are made in a way that supports sustainable business practices.

    Bambu pride themselves on the design and quality of their products. They are safe, durable and will last for years and can withstand the toughest use of all: real life. At the heart of their design process is an underlying philosophy to preserve the simplicity of the raw material while shaping it in a way that makes it classically modern.

    For more information visit www.bambuhome.com.


    Their Ethics

    Miracle plant bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world, and is an endlessly renewable resource, growing new shoots from its root system after being harvested. It thrives naturally without using any pesticides or fertilizers, takes in greenhouse gasses and produces 35% more oxygen than the equivalent trees.

    The founders of bambu come from Portland in Oregon, US - a place that prides itself on local, home grown, eco-friendly values. They relocated to China and took these values with them. Ten years later, their small production and development team continues to design modern products that they proudly share with the rest of the world. 


    They continually promote fair labour practices and safe working conditions, and 'green' their supply chain. These efforts have been recognised by leading associations and trade groups.

    USDA Organic           

  • U KONSERVE

    About U Konserve

    U Konserve makes a stylish range of waste-free lunch systems for all the family. Founded back in 2008 U Konserve started life as Kids Konserve and was focused on reducing the waste generated by school packed lunches. Soon all the family started using the products and Kids Konserve grew into U Konserve.

    U Konserve offers high-quality, long-lasting products that promote sustainability and health, and inherently strive to reduce the millions of tons of waste associated with single serving packaged foods and plastic bottles.

    For more information visit www.ukonserve.com.


    Their Ethics

    Non-Toxic:
    The complete range is made from the safest, non-leaching, non-toxic, BPA, PVC, phthalate, and lead-free materials.

    Stainless Steel: All of the steel products are made from 304 food grade stainless steel as it is proven to be the safest material to store food in.

    Testing: The U Konserve range is subject to strict quality control and is tested by a CPSIA-accredited lab. U Konserve exceeds CPSIA standards as all products are lead-free and phthalate-free. All products also meet the standards of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

    Manufacture: U Konserve’s products are responsibly made in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan in facilities that are working toward green practices, and are supportive of their mission to reduce waste. Independent agencies audit the working conditions and environmental impact to ensure that the facilities adhere to fair and safe labour practices and environmental standards.

    For detailed information about the U-Konserve products visit the Product Information page on their website.

  • FLUF

    About Fluf

    Fluf make a range of high quality, organic cotton reusable bags that are healthy and safe.

    Started in the summer of 2005, Fluf began by selling 'eco' cushions. Unable to find design-led, sustainable fabrics they soon started producing and printing their own and Fluf as we know it was born! Fluf is about replacing disposable products with reusable ones and creating a cleaner world for generations to come.

    The products are regularly tested for safety and quality. They are independently certified to be free of BPA, phthalates and lead, and comply with or exceed the most stringent safely standards in the U.S.

    For more information visit www.fluf.ca.

    Their Ethics

    Almost all of the Fluf products are made with 100% certified organic cotton. The cotton used is certified to meet the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).

    The cotton is screen printed with low-impact fabric dyes that are independently tested to be free of azo dyes, heavy metals and formaldehyde. The lining used is a water-resistant polyester.


    Fluf use organic cotton because it is grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides or other chemical fertilizers. Organic agriculture protects the health of people and the planet by reducing the overall exposure to toxic chemicals that can end up in the ground, air, water and food supply.

    Fluf's products are designed in Toronto, Canada and manufactured conscientiously in China. Their Chinese manufacturing partner is committed to a working environment that is healthy and safe. Employees are paid fair wages, have health insurance and more. The certified organic cotton is sourced from China or Turkey.

    Fluf are committed to low-impact, minimal packaging. Their individual products are sold with a 100% post consumer recycled paper hangtag and they use only recycled and FSC certified paper in their catalogues and other printed materials.

  • KEEP LEAF

    About Keep Leaf

    Keep Leaf was founded by Jaswinder Sahl, a mother from Toronto with a passion for textiles and design. With a growing concern for our environment and a compelling desire to reduce her carbon footprint, Jas began developing products that look great and fit in with an environmentally conscious lifestyle.  

    Jas knows that in order for consumers to choose reusable products over the convenience of disposable ones, the reusable products have to be more than just green - they have to be stylish as well. Keep Leaf products show that being green does not mean being boring, but fun and chic.

    For more information visit www.keepleaf.com.

    Their Ethics


    Keep Leaf’s collections are designed with the environment in mind, promoting reusable, organic and sustainable products and materials. Their aim is to reduce the amount of toxins and wastage going into landfill and soil, helping make the world a greener place for generations to come.


    Keep Leaf believe in providing a safe work environment that supports long-term employment, education and training for employees. All their products are made in a modern, clean & family owned facility.

    In 2014, KEEP LEAF partnered with Free The Children to help build a school in Rajasthan, India. Their partnership will give hundreds of children a chance to get an education, break the cycle of poverty and build a brighter future for their families.

  • A SLICE OF GREEN

    About A Slice of Green


    Products that help to make your life a little bit greener, one slice at a time.

    In recent years consumers have become aware of the impact of the disposable culture we live in and want to try and live a more sustainable lifestyle. We designed A Slice of Green to offer a stylish range of reusable products that can help people work towards this. All of the products are functional and simple to use so are easy to adopt into everyday life.

    All of our products are made in India and we work directly with producers rather than through agents or export houses. We have developed strong relationships with our producers, visiting their production sites around India (and seeing some wonderful sights too!)

    Designed and developed by Green Pioneer.

  • ABEEGO

    About Abeego


    THE REUSABLE BEESWAX WRAP THAT BREATHES

    Wrap | Wash | Reuse


    Abeego picks up where the peel leaves off. Their beeswax wrap protects food from air and moisture and lets it breathe just like nature’s lemon peel, onion skin and cheese rind. The perfect way to save food naturally.

    Made with beeswax, tree resin, organic jojoba oil infused into a hemp and organic cotton cloth.

    Wash in COLD water with eco-friendly dish soap. No microwaves or hot temperatures. Lasts one year or longer.

    Reusable | Antibacterial | Breathable | Plastic Free | Compostable.


    From the founder – Toni Desrosiers

    In 2008 I invented Abeego, the original beeswax wrap on two founding principles. Firstly, it’s logical. It breathes. If living food needed to be wrapped in airtight wrap the rind, peel or skin would be airtight. It’s not. Secondly, it’s inspirational. It looks good, feels good, smells good and fosters a healthier relationship with food. The best part? We’ve inspired others to take part in the beeswax food wrap movement -and what an honour it’s been to pave the way! Welcome to the future of food wrap.
    Keep food alive.
    Toni

    Toni and her husband Colin manufacture the Abeego range in their own factory in British Columbia, Canada. 

    Visit the Abeego website for more information about Abeego including:

    Care Tips

    Testimonials 


  • DANS LE SAC

    About Dans le sac


    Dans le sac was founded in 2016 by two 20-something friends - one freelancing as a yoga teacher, photographer, artist and painter (Stéphanie); the other studying education at university and passionate about the environment, health and food/cooking (Laurie). Stéphanie was in the habit of taking a pillowcase to the corner bakery to pick up bread however when she got back home she realised that the pillowcase wasn't the most ideal aesthetic choice!

    They decided to look on the internet for a product that would be suitable in both practical and aesthetic terms, but found nothing that met their criteria. Equipped with only a sewing machine and plenty of naivety, they went to Montreal's famous Rue Chabanel to buy fabric. They then began producing the prototype of what is now their reusable bread bag. And Dans le sac was born!

    By offering consumers a sustainable and reusable product Dans le sac's goal is to encourage people to reduce their consumption and dependence on plastic out of a concern for both the environment and their health. They believe every action counts and can even have a significant impact.

    The bags are all made just outside Montreal, using US grown and woven cotton canvas.

    Bread and Baguette Bags

    Dans le sac’s bread bags are designed to transport bread home from the bakery and to store the bread at home. This method of storing bread has actually been used for a very long time and is still recommended by bakers to this day. The thick cotton fabric allows an air exchange which not only prevents the bread from growing mould but it also creates a barrier from any drafts which would dry it up. For best results the bags should be sealed as tightly as possible - simply roll over the top so that it is as tight as possible then pass the ribbon around and tie it.

    The bread bag can also be used as a bread basket - simply turn the top of the bag down 2 to 3 times. For more information on how to use the bread bag you can watch the video on their beautiful YouTube Channel

    Bakery made loaves of bread should last approximately three days in the bag (depending on the kind of bread you choose and the environment in which it is kept). Homemade bread can of course also be stored in the bag but the bread must have a thick enough crust keep the bread fresh since the crust acts as a natural barrier for the loaf. Therefore a loaf with a thin crust would dry up quicker than one with a thick crust. For baguettes bakers recommend eating within 24 hours of baking, however when kept in the bag it should last up to 48 hours.

    Unsliced bread will last longer than sliced bread (once bread has been sliced, the air contact surface increases, so it dries out more quickly).

    Bread can be frozen directly in the bag but the bag must be closed as tightly as possible. It works well to slice the bread before freezing, then opening up and taking out on or two slices at a time to defrost and eat!

    Market Bag

    The Dans le sac range also includes a smart and roomy market bag. Measuring almost 50cm long it is great for picking up all your groceries from the market, as well as taking on days out and to the beach.

    Bag Maintenance

    The Dans le sac bags are machine-washable in cold water with a gentle detergent and no fabric softener, however the less the bag is washed the better. Simply shake out any crumbs and reuse. Not recommended in the dryer. A shrinkage of 10% on the height of the bag is to be expected after the first wash. The bags were designed larger in anticipation of this shrinkage.

  • RESPIIN

    ReSpiin

    ReSpiin is a homeware brand that has been created to showcase stylish recycled and renewable textiles.

    It has been exciting to see the developments in sustainable textiles over the last few years, and we felt it was time to bring together some of the most innovative materials under one brand. Each material we use has a story to tell - whether that is about the way it grows or the journey it has been on.

    ReSpiin is also about working directly with pioneering producers who add the most value possible to the materials they have to work with. We have visited each of the producers and have seen first hand how they take pride in what they produce and in how they treat their workforce.

    Designed and developed by Green Pioneer.

  • QWETCH

    About Qwetch


    It was a visit to China many years ago that introduced Qwetch founder Stephane Miquel to the popular tea drinking culture in China. He noticed that everybody drank tea, all day long and not only at home but everywhere they went: at work, at school, at the park. This inspired him to develop a mobile tea flask that meant a home made tea could be taken out and about and drunk all day, and in 2012 he launched this to the French market through his new brand Qwetch.

    Since 2012 Qwetch has grown into other categories of food and drink on the go, and their range now includes stainless steel insulated bottles as well as their best selling infusion flasks in glass and stainless steel.

    Design and quality have always been key to the development of any Qwetch product, and they have strict qualitative guildelines for their products. The products are manufactured in selected factories in China chosen for their social engagement and quality and are compliant with ISO:9001:2008 quality management system standards. The factories are managed very closely by the Qwetch Chinese team.

    Qwetch also care about protecting the health of their customers and work hard to reduce or eliminate any plastic in their products. When they do include plastic it is PP5 and is tested BPA free.  All products in the range are regularly tested so that they pass EU, DGCCRF and FDA legal food contact tests.

    For more information visit: www.qwetch.com

    PLEASE NOTE: We cannot sell Qwetch to retailers in the Bio Food channel in France and Belgium. Please contact us if you are in this area/channel and we can pass on your details to the distributors in that area/channel.  

  • FULL CIRCLE HOME

    About Full Circle Home


    ** PLEASE NOTE WE CANNOT SELL FULL CIRCLE HOME TO UK RETAILERS BECAUSE THERE IS ALREADY A DISTRIBUTOR IN THE UK **

    Full Circle Home believe you shouldn’t have to compromise. That’s why they developed a range of products that are as beautiful as they are balanced, using innovative materials and thoughtful practices. It’s not just about extending the lifecycle of products in the home or reducing landfill waste. They believe that even the littlest changes can have a big impact (even if it’s just choosing a better dish brush!).

    For them it is all about the little things: a dish brush that stands up to dry more quickly, an extra magnet to keep your kitchen towel within arm’s reach, a super absorbent cloth that can be reused again and again. They work to find little added bonuses that help make consumers' healthy choices a bit more enjoyable and a whole lot easier.

    For more information visit their website: www.fullcirclehome.com

    Their Ethics

    Every material used is carefully selected for its durability so that the lifecycle of the product can be extended as much as possible. When considering materials they choose those that take less energy to produce and cut back on greenhouse gases and harmful chemicals, making them as conscientious as they are long lasting. Their materials include:

    Recycled Plastic - which uses 1/3 of the energy virgin plastic needs for production.

    Bamboo - mighty strong and mighty fast to grow; a renewable powerhouse grass that requires zero pesticides and fertilisation.

    Organic Cotton - one of the most popular organic fibres, grown without harmful pesticides or fertilisers. Coloured using non-toxic dyes.

    Full Circle Home want to shatter the myth that responsibility and ‘Made in China’ are mutually exclusive. Having their factories close to the source of materials they use helps minimise their impact from start to finish. From recycling waste to ensuring safer, happier, greener work environments, they work hard to make sure they’re responsible every step of the way.

    Alongside prestigious companies such as Patagonia and U-Konserve, Full Circle Home are proud to be B Corp certified - a family of businesses committed to solving environmental and social problems.

  • ECOCOCONUT

    About EcoCoconut


    EcoCoconut produce 100% plastic free coconut products for everyday life.

    EcoCoconut’s brushes are made from durable coir fibre, attached to a stainless steel wire. The handles on the brushes are made from FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified recycled Rubber tree's grown in a plantation and at the end of their life replanted. Both the products and the packaging are plastic free.

    Coconut fibre, or coir as it is more commonly known, is a natural fibre extracted from between the hard internal shell of the coconut and the outer coat of the coconut. It is a byproduct of the coconut harvesting process, and is considered a renewable and sustainable product since new crops of coconuts can be regrown repeatedly on the same trees.

    Coir's water resistant qualities makes it an ideal cleaning material that can be paired with any detergent or cleaning agent on any given surface or location. It cuts through tough grease, is naturally antibacterial and is safe on non stick surfaces. It is effective in cleaning hard surfaces like hobs and ovens, and will remove leftover residues and mould. Free from toxic chemicals and biodegradable.

    Care is simple - just rinse after each use and store in a dry place. On first few uses you may notice some loose fibres or ‘dust’ but these will reduce over time.

    Their Ethics

    EcoCoconut is an Australian company that works directly with a manufacturer in Sri Lanka. The manufacturer has been trading for over 135 years and is a specialist in coir based products - a material that has been part of Sri Lankan daily life for centuries. They have won multiple awards for eco manufacturing and are accredited with: 
    • ISO90001 - Quality Management
    • ISO14001 - Environmental practices
    • SA8000 - Fair trade work practices
    • SMETA/SEDEX - Social compliance Audit
    • REACH - Compliance for EU union to say that the products have been tested to comply with REACH.
  • CURANATURA

    About Curanatura


    Curanatura is a Slovakian company that first started selling bamboo toothbrushes in 2013. They have designed their toothbrush range together with a dental hygienist to offer the best possible performance, as well as strong environmental credentials.

    Curanatura use solid moso bamboo to make their toothbrush handles. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world, and is an endlessly renewable resource. It grows naturally without using any pesticides or fertilizers, takes in greenhouse gasses and produces 35% more oxygen than the equivalent trees.

    Bamboo toothbrush handles are naturally antibacterial and antimicrobial and Curanatura’s handles are also heat treated which means the surface is ‘carbonised’. This results in the waterproofing of the bamboo and makes it soft to touch and much more durable in the bathroom. The handles are sized to meet the recommendations of dental hygienists to allow for precise and functional toothbrushing.

    Curanatura offer a variety of bristle types in their toothbrushes. All of the bristles contain nylon 4 - a preferred material for toothbrush bristles according to the International Federation of Dental Hygienists. Nylon 4 is a BPA and phthalate free, naturally biodegradable polyamide and is widely considered as one of the most tolerable plastics from a health point of view. Japanese studies have shown it to biodegrade in approximately 4 months however some research questions this, and suggest it is better to remove nylon bristles from a bamboo toothbrush before disposal due to the different times they take to biodegrade.

    Curanatura offer three bristle types in their toothbrushes - all are soft or extra soft and are gentle on teeth and gums:

    BAMBOO: This brush has EXTRA SOFT bristles made from bamboo dust mixed with Nylon 4 bristles. The bristles are approximately 90% bamboo, 10% nylon. Especially recommended for cleaning sensitive teeth and gums.

    CARBON: This brush has SOFT bristles made from carbonised bamboo dust mixed with Nylon 4 bristles. The bristles are approximately 90% bamboo, 10% nylon. These bristles contain micro-particles of active charcoal to help naturally brighten teeth and disinfect the mouth.

    HEALTH: This brush has SOFT nylon 4 bristles.

    To make the bamboo mix bristles bamboo material is steamed and dried then ground to dust. This dust is mixed with nylon 4 and pulled into the bristles. (For the carbon brush the bamboo material is processed at a higher temperature so that carbonisation takes place). Bamboo is the major ingredient but the nylon is necessary to be able to make homogeneous bristles and also to make them durable. Raw bamboo bristles at this very fine thickness would rot in a matter of days.

    The Curanatura brushes are packaged in a biodegradable recycled brown paper sleeve (for hygiene) inside a recycled kraft card box. The boxes contain both English and German language.

    Made in China using bamboo grown in the producer's private bamboo ‘forest' and imported into the EU by Curanatura.

    Most dental professionals recommend changing your toothbrush every 3 months.

  • SOMA

    Soma


    ** PLEASE NOTE WE CANNOT SELL SOMA TO UK RETAILERS BECAUSE THERE IS ALREADY A DISTRIBUTOR IN THE UK **

    Soma believe in smart design and transparency. They want their customers to feel good about their water, so they strive to find ways to not only create more sustainable business practices, but to find solutions to the global water crisis. As a certified B-corporation, impact is a critical part of Soma's DNA. They infuse it into everything they do, from product design and supply chain to their company culture and partnerships.

    For every Soma Bottle purchased, a donation is made to charity: water, Soma’s nonprofit partner that supports safe drinking water projects globally. All contributions go directly to sustainable, community-owned water projects in developing countries.

    The Soma Bottle is the healthy way to stay hydrated everywhere. It is made from high quality, shatter-resistant borosilicate glass which is BPA free and has an easy grip protective soft silicone sleeve. The screw top, leak resistant lid is bamboo outside with polypropylene inside and has a silicone seal.

    Perfectly designed to fit into a bag and a cup holder. 500ml.

    Care instructions:

    Bottle: Hand-wash with warm, soapy water or wash on the top-rack of the dishwasher. Do not remove the sleeve. Store with the cap off.
    Cap: Hand-wash only. Do not place in the dishwasher.

  • SOL

    About SoL


    SoL is an Australian, family-owned company which was born from a desire to make a reusable cup that is environmentally friendly and won’t compromise health. Due to a variety of life experiences and health-related issues, founder and personal trainer Rebecca Veksler undertook in-depth research and gained extensive knowledge about the harmful impact the use of plastics has on the human body, and wanted to share her passion for wellbeing with as many people as possible.

    Rebecca struggled to find a solution to taking a glass from home with her coffee or tea in it. There were cups on the market but they were either made of plastic, were too heavy or didn’t look that great. She wanted something health conscious, environmentally sustainable and stylish, so decided to design her own - SoL was born! The logo symbolises the sun (‘sol’ in Spanish) and the signature zigzag design in the sleeve reflects the ocean waves of Rebecca's beautiful hometown beach at Bondi.

    SoL products not only help to move towards a more sustainable lifestyle, they also keep drinks tasting exactly the way they are made (unlike plastic which can not only affect the way a drink tastes, but can leach harmful chemicals into it too). They are made from high quality, hand blown, shatter-resistant borosilicate glass which is BPA free, light weight and strong. Perfect for on the go products.

    SoL cups are 12oz / 375ml and come with a food-grade, thermal silicone lid and sleeve which is non toxic and BPA-free. The sleeve is designed to make the glass non-slip and easier to handle, as well as protecting hands from intense heat (however very hot drinks can still burn through the sleeve so it is a good idea to leave the lid off and allow the drink to cool slightly before handling the cup). Presented in a beautifully styled, recyclable card gift box which can be re-used as a pen pot or desk tidy. Microwave and dishwasher safe.

    Also available to accompany the cups is a re-usable, waterproof pouch. This is made from a hemp blend, lined with a layer of silicone and is a great way to store the cup in a bag after use (to stop spills).

    Designed in Australia and produced responsibly in China.

    For more information visit: www.solcups.com.

    SoL Bottles launching in early 2019.

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