World Environment Day – Saturday 5th June 2021

Our members are passionate about sustainability and protecting the environment. Read more about their environmental practices here as part of World Environment Day.

Don’t forget to quote OSF2021 for discounts with all of the member businesses below.

(click on business name to head straight to their websites to find out more)

The Kentish Soap Company

There is no Planet B. That’s why we planned to always do our bit for Mother Nature. We vowed never to use palm oil in our products, never to add artificial colours or fragrances, and to always wrap our goodies in plastic-free packaging.  And that’s just one part of our social mission.

We are also proud to be a supporting member of the Kent Wildlife Trust, which works to protect local wildlife and wild habitats in Kent, and we’re delighted to have been recognised as a Thames Estuary Visionary business, helping to achieve good, green growth in the Thames Estuary area.

 

Julu Home

Julu are proud of their Laundry Ladder it is the eco-friendly way to dry your clothes reducing the use of tumble dryers.

Bread baking a popular trend during lockdown, Beewax Reusable food wraps are the must have for any baker.  This alternative to cling film will keep your bread fresh for up to a week and reduce your plastic foot print and food waste.  Julu says Sustainability starts in the Kitchen.

 

Eco Antique Teacup Candles

#ANTIQUESAREGREEN, Eco-Antique Teacup Candles is all about the environment.

Helen upcycles and reinvents antique and vintage porcelain in to beautiful clean burning candles, she uses sustainable sunflower wax, which is grown on pre-existing agricultural land in Turkey and produced with a very low carbon footprint.

Her candles are scented with the purest of organic essential oils and her business has been plastic free since its foundation 10 years ago.  She offers a refill service so simply burn wash and reuse – and repeat! The gift that simply lasts forever.

 

The Real Ruler Company

All our Wood comes from Sustainable Forests, & we only use non toxic paints. For every Ruler Height Chart you buy, we plant one tree with @onetreeplanted & that makes us feel good & hopefully you too!

 

Nostara

Its #WorldEnvironmentDay and Nostara strives to deliver the best fragrances for you and your home with the minimum possible impact on our planet. All Nostara products are sourced ethically and are hand poured in the South West with natural sustainable wax, cotton wicks and ecological bases.

 

La Pachamama

La Pachamama is  a Friend of the Future. We are a Plant based, vegan, printed accessories label that is passionate about making a positive difference in the world. We use sustainable materials and have happy supply chains both here in the UK and through our Fairtrade partners in India We use sustainable packaging and eco friendly inks and each product gives back to the natural world through our partner organisations. Feel the love 💚

 

House of Bluebelle

The simplest ideas are often the best!  House of Bluebelle package their products in plain and unbranded boxes and add accents of colour with ribbons and tags.

“Our boxes are made in the United Kingdom and our paper comes from a British Paper Mill. Our Candles have always carried (recycled) folded tissue paper under the Candles. This gives our customers a box with ribbon and tissue paper that they can re-use for another gift and the boxes will smell amazing from all of the fragrance too!” 

Our boxes are overlaid with a cellulose acetate which is biodegradable. Generally it is completely destroyed in soil in less than one year. We only overlay them to protect our white boxes from dirt damage.” Sarah, HoB Founder.

On top that that, they use only the highest quality of aromatic and essential oils and only use sustainable ingredients to develop their range.

 

Addison Wines

Sustainsability, Biodynamics, Vegan and Organic – key terms for any winemaker and merchant in 2021 and beyond….

Being a small family wine merchant, Addison Wines often deals with smaller family producers. Without the need to produce thousands upon thousands of cases of wine to match supermarket supply demands, these smaller boutique wineries can concentrate on the actual juice, employing biodynamic, sustainable and organic practices.

“We have seen demand for organic and biodynamic wine increase year on year for the past 7 or 8 years” says Jon Horton, MD at Addison Wines.  “We have organic, biodynamic and vegan wines from Italy, New Zealand, France, Australia and Argentina.  A large proportion of our Italian selection are Vegan friendly too.”

 

Spitalfields Candles

Spitalfields are eco-firemdly.  Not only is it 100% natural –  wax from a sustainable source and essential oils (not synthetic fragrance oils) all the packaging and glass is recyclable.

 

Freak Flops UK

Our products and all the component parts are ethically sourced and disposed of responsibly, our flipflops are even vegan!At the heart of the company’s ethos is a fair days work for a fair days pay and a social conscience is at the heart of every decision made. Produced by a small team of artisan designers, all Freakflops are finished by hand and with pride.

Costa Rica is a country at the forefront of becoming carbon neutral leading the way in so many areas of sustainability.   Should have also mentioned that all our packaging is made from 100 pc recyclable materials!!!

 

Team Beachwear

At Team Beachwear everything is manufactured in small quantities in Great Britain.  This both reduces the mileage and prevents them having too much stock that may otherwise go to waste.

“All of our swimwear is also made from sustainable fabrics, the swim shorts from a fabric spun from recycled plastic bottles and the stretchy stuff is made from fabrics woven out of nylons reclaimed from the oceans, fishing nets being the main component of this.”

 

Talolo Boots

Talolo Boots are made from high quality 100% biodegradable rubber and lined with natural cotton.

 

Yunion T

Melanie Morton at Yunion T is very proud of their ethical credentials, something very important to her.  “Both our fabric and our t-shirts are all manufactured in the UK, and they are made to last.  As a business we are all about buy better quality, and items that have longevity in your wardrobe.  All our packaging is either recycled or degradable.”

 

Scent & Seed

The whole ethos behind my brand stemmed from a frustration that as a scented candle fan I was recycling a lot of glass. I’d used the leftover glass votives for everything I could think of and still I was putting a lot of them in the recycling bin.

We decided to combine our two great loves – candles and plants!  We found an incredible plant pot supplier that not only makes the most stunning plant pots but is also committed to making sure all of the factories they use are compliant and ethical in the way they treat their staff (a sad fact that this needs to be stated as should be a given but in manufacture it really isn’t!).

After finding our pot supplier we wanted vegan wax and scent and found a great UK supplier that ticked all the boxes once again. They are constantly innovating finding more eco friendly waxes and as better alternatives become available I am committed to always testing and finding a more environmentally friendly alternative to the whatever current wax  I am using.

The cardboard boxes I use are FSC approved and fully recyclable, the tape is paper and fully recyclable as it isn’t reinforced so can go in your regular recycling bin. Brown paper bubble wrap has replaced plastic and is recycled, recyclable and biodegradable. Finally the packing peanuts I now use are made from potato starch so can go in your food recycling bin or compost heap. They also make a great arts and crafts activity for kids, simply dampen the end and stick together!