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  • BAMBU

    About Bambu

    Bambu was established in 2003, and their goal has always been to reduce our use and reliance on plastic by providing people with beautiful, non-toxic products made from nature.

    Both Jeff & Rachel, the founders of bambu, were born in Portland, Oregon – a place that prides itself on local, homegrown and eco-friendly values. When they were relocated to China for work, a place often criticised for its manufacturing processes, they took these values with them. They wanted to see if they could find a way of doing things differently – creating interest and excitement in sustainable materials, whilst adhering to ethical business practices.

    Today bambu continue to focus on the same key values. They source materials locally, work with people who work with their hands, and produce safe and durable products that will last for years. The primary material they work with is bamboo – well known these days as an endlessly renewable resource that grows very fast without the need for pesticides or fertilisers – and they also work with other sustainable materials such as cork and organic cotton.

    For bambu sustainability goes beyond the balance between what they take from the earth and what they return to it. It is central to how they conduct themselves as a business. They are committed to 3rd party certification and testing, promote fair labour practices and safe working conditions and ‘green’ their supply chain. The result – a number of accolades by leading associations and trade groups. They are a certified B Corp – a community of businesses that balance purpose and profit.

    Bambu & Green Pioneer
    We have been working with bambu since 2008 and they were the first brand we took on to represent. We are their exclusive European distributor.

    More Information
    www.bambuhome.com

  • 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 reusables that are healthy and safe and everything is effortless, durable and machine washable.

    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.

    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'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 & Green Pioneer
    We have been working with Fluf since 2014 and we are their exclusive European distributor.

    More Information
    www.fluf.ca.

  • 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!).

    A Slice of Green & Green Pioneer
    A Slice of Green is a brand that has been designed and developed by Green Pioneer. We launched the range in early 2015, and it is available exclusively through us.

  • 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 who was in the habit of taking a pillowcase to the corner bakery to pick up bread! They decided they needed something to use that looked better than the pillowcase but could find nothing on the market so they went to Montreal's famous Rue Chabanel to buy fabric and began producing the prototype of what is now their reusable bread bag.

    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 now made just outside Montreal, Canada, using US grown and woven cotton canvas.

    The Dans le sac bread bags are designed to transport bread home from the bakery and to store the bread at home - the traditional method of storing bread. 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. Bread can be frozen directly in the bag but the bag must be closed as tightly as possible.

    For more information on how to use the bread bag you can watch the video on their beautiful YouTube Channel.

    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.

    Dans le sac & Green Pioneer
    We have been working with Dans le sac since 2018 and we are their exclusive European distributor for the retail channel.

    More Information
    www.danslesac.co

  • 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.

    ReSpiin & Green Pioneer
    ReSpiin is a brand that has been designed and developed by Green Pioneer. We launched the range in early 2015, and it is available exclusively through us.

  • 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, cups, lunchboxes and straws.

    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 or Tritan 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.

    Qwetch & Green Pioneer
    We have been working with Qwetch since 2017 and sell their products to retailers all around Europe.

    More Information
    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.

    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.

    Full Circle Home & Green Pioneer
    We have been working with Full Circle Home since 2017 and sell their range to retailers in mainland Europe (but not in the UK).

    More Information
    www.fullcirclehome.com

  • ECOCOCONUT

    About EcoCoconut


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

    EcoCoconut is an Australian based 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.

    EcoCoconut & Green Pioneer
    We have been working with EcoCoconut since 2018 and sell their products to retailers all around Europe.

    More Information
    www.ecococonut.com
  • 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.

    Curanatura & Green Pioneer
    We have been working with Curanatura since 2018 and sell their range to retailers all around Europe.

  • TRUTHBRUSH

    About Truthbrush


    Truthbrush was launched in 2018 by two friends, Catherine and Catherine, who are based in Devon, UK. With their combined expertise as a hospital doctor and a buyer they designed a toothbrush which is not only healthy and practical to use, but looks great in the home too.

    Catherine and Catherine chose bamboo as the material for their Truthbrush handle as it is beautiful to look at, warm to touch and is also fully biodegradable. With its natural antibacterial and antifungal properties bamboo is hygienic for use in the bathroom too. The bamboo used is Moso bamboo which is grown organically in China. To add a splash of colour the bamboo handle is dipped in an eco-friendly, water-based paint.

    The bristles on the Truthbrush are made from a blend of 62% castor bean oil (a renewable vegetable oil) and 38% nylon. To dispose of your toothbrush, please place in your ordinary bin. Over time, all but the bristles will biodegrade, leaving no residue.
    Alternatively, you can pull out the bristles with a pair of pliers and re-use the Truthbrush in any creative way you can. Plant canes and paint stirrers are just a couple of examples of how you can give your Truthbrush a second life.

    All of the adult Truthbrushes we sell have medium white bristles. The Tiny Truthbrush has soft transparent bristles.

    The Truthbrushes are carefully wrapped in tissue paper and a fully recyclable pillow pack with a colour reference at each end. They have passed the ISO 20126:2012 safety and performance test.

    Also available is a Truthbrush bamboo travel case made of natural polished bamboo, with an engraved Truthbrush logo, and ventilation holes to allow the brush to dry out between uses. Most dental professionals recommend changing your toothbrush every 3 months.

    Truthbrush & Green Pioneer
    We have been working with Truthbrush since early 2019 and sell their range to retailers all around Europe.

    More Information
    www.thetruthbrush.com

Green Pioneer is a TRADE ONLY business that supplies retailers around Europe.

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