Products We Like.

Curlicue

Curlicue makes beautiful eco-friendly gift wrap and accessories. Traditional gift wrap products are made with pollutants and plastics that cannot be recycled – like glitter and foiling which ultimately harm the earth.

Curlicue was created to give people eco-friendly gift wrap that does not compromise on beautiful, high-quality design. Plastic-free, vegan, UK made, made from 100% recycled paper and fully recyclable, Curlicue is an exciting alternative to brown kraft paper, is kinder to the environment and supports British businesses.

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Artist Philly | Philippa Kettlewell Andrews.

Philly creates heart inspired animal art, that honours their spirit and tells their story, while transforming a space with joy and happiness that lasts a lifetime.

Philly grew up in the Eastern Cape, South Africa on a farm that was both an Arabian horse stud and a dairy farm. Her granny Margaret was a wonderful watercolour artist, capturing the local landscapes of St Francis Bay and the Eastern Cape coastline; and when her granny realised Philly loved being creative, she encouraged Philly to draw and paint and experiment with different medium. Philly went on to do art as a final subject at high school finishing at the top of her class.

On finishing school and with an eagerness to travel and see the world, Philly went to work on Cruise Ships which turned into a seventeen-year career working in the Cruise Industry, giving her the opportunity to travel extensively, to live in Miami and the Cayman Islands and then ultimately brought her to live in Wivenhoe, with her husband Greg.

Philly’s artwork is inspired by her travel, where she was brought up, her love for nature and animals and her time studying art at school. Being kind to animals and considerate of our planet is central to everything she does.

Acrylic on canvas or mixed media board is Philly’s medium of choice, and while creating original artwork is her favourite past time, she has created a range of limited edition Giclee art prints and wonderful “planet friendly” greeting cards, products that makes her joyful artwork more accessible.

​”I love colour, texture, movement, the way light constantly changes how we see things, how an environment or expression evokes a feeling, and my art gives me the opportunity to interpret what I see. My work is created with love, I want it to make you smile.” – Philly

Norwex – Naturally Clean.

Naturally Clean. Norwex Microfiber is a little cloth with big cleaning power. Just add water to remove up to 99% of bacteria throughout your home. To find out more about “Norwex Mission” watch this video

  • Cleaning with Norwex Microfiber and water drastically reduces the use of cleaning supplies and chemicals that can end up in our water supplies.
  • It helps cut back on the 13 billion pounds of paper towel waste created in the U.S. every year.
  • Each Norwex Microfiber product comes with a two-year guarantee so it can be used over and over, rather than tossed.
  • Our antibacterial agent BacLock(r), is designed to inhibit bacterial odor, mold and/or mildew growth within our products so they don’t need to be laundered as often. Washing microfiber less often reduces any shedding and saves water and energy too!
  • With our ongoing innovation plans, several of our most popular microfiber products are now made of up to 70% recycled materials. Which means that anywhere from 2 to 5 plastic bottles are reused in these products when they are manufactured.
  • Through our Microfiber Recycling Program discarded microfiber is converted into clean, renewable energy.

“Less chemicals, less waste, healthier homes” – 12.5% charity donation – watch this video to find out more:

AETHIC Reef Safe Sunscreens

Aethic’s range of Sôvée sunscreens are made with the world’s only scientifically proven and eco-compatible patented formula. They provide excellent long-lasting broad-spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB and are moisturised with three oils + Vitamin E acting as anti-oxidant.

They are light, spread easily, are transparent for all skin tones and leave a wonderfully smooth finish. So you’ll be using a 100% proven reef safe product giving you the comfort of knowing that you are leaving marine life intact.

 Happy Fern – t-shirt company

Happy Fern is a sustainable clothing brand that offers organic cotton clothing for the whole family. They are printed and distributed in the UK from a factory in Isle of Weight and are fully recyclable.

Each item has a label with instructions on how to return the worn out items to the factory to be remilled into new clothes all in support sustainable fashion and circular economy. 

Sunnyfields Honey & Home

With a love of nature and the environment Sunnyfields Honey & Home was launched with an ambition to educate and inform the average Joe on how they can make a difference on their patch to our declining pollinator population.

A range of natural products, experiences and sponsorships have been developed to bring pleasure to the recipient. Whether it’s tasting the single source honey, using a handmade beeswax product, taking part in a beekeeping experience or sponsoring a hive you’ll be sure to get a buzz knowing you’re doing your bit to help.

Borrago; no-alcohol, no- calories distilled Gin.

Borrago is a naturally delicious, steam distilled, botanical, non-alcoholic spirit. Designed to be mixed, not drunk straight. We call it a spirit as you use it as the base for grown-up non-alcoholic cocktails.

Deliciously dry, with sweet floral notes on the nose, a layered, textured middle and a long finish, a drink worth celebrating with. It is named after borage, a beautiful bluey-purple edible flower.

Y.O.U underwear

Y.O.U underwear makes soft, stylish, organic cotton underwear for men and women that lets you look good, feel good and do good.

We’re a sustainable fashion brand with a difference. Our mission is to improve access to education for women and girls by donating underwear. We have a buy-one-give-two promise in partnership with Smalls for All, a Scottish charity that collects and distributes underwear to vulnerable women and children in Africa and the UK. Our cotton is PETA-approved vegan and made from 100% GOTS Certified Organic.

The Circular Design Map

The Circular Design Map is a tool for mapping out the different strategies you can use to close your material-loops, and explore new emerging business model patterns. Read more below, or check out the introduction video to learn more.

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