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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.
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.
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.kidskonserve.com.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
In recent years many 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 these consumers a stylish range of reusable products that can help them work towards this. All of the products are functional and simple to use so are easy to adopt into everyday life.
Our goal is that consumers will collect a range of our well-priced products, giving them a ‘tool-kit’ to pack and transport healthy, homemade food and drinks for all the family. Each ‘slice’ they invest in will be a step in the right direction towards the greener life they are striving for.
The Slice of Green containers make great lunchboxes and are ideal for food storage. They are made from high quality, food grade 201 stainless steel and have folded, smooth edges. Stainless steel is non-toxic and non-leaching and will not retain or impart flavours. The containers are suitable for most foods but because the lids have no plastic seal very wet foods may leak.
The containers are made in India. Our manufacturer is compliant with ISO:9001:2008 quality management system standards and ISO:18001:2007 occupational health and safety management system standards.
Tested free from BPA, phthalates and lead.
Designed and developed by Green Pioneer.
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 and her husband Colin manufacture the Abeego range in their own factory in British Columbia, Canada.
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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.
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 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
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.
** PLEASE NOTE WE CANNOT SELL FULL CIRCLE HOME TO UK RETAILERS BECAUSE THERE IS ALREADY A DISTRIBUTOR IN THE UK **
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.
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