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Sustainable Kitchens is based in Bristol and makes eco friendly wood kitchens
Sustainable Kitchens
Avondale Works, Woodland Way, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 1JZ
phone: 0117 961 6471
Sustainable Kitchens specialises in building high quality, bespoke kitchens with minimal impact on the environment. We don't use MDF - we use traditional and sustainable materials, principally hardwoods such as PEFC-certified American white oak; while our clever low profile approach and simplicity in design allow us to keep our prices affordable without compromising on materials or build quality.
 
We offer a tailored design, build, installation and project management service and we recycle clients' existing kitchens via Freecycle.
 
Our kitchens are made to last for decades, however we do consider end of life issues and build our kitchens in a way that allows them to be easily disassembled and component parts recycled.
 
Kantir water bottles
Martin Azua
Verdi, 169 22, 08012, Barcelona
phone: +34 932 182 914

Top designer Martín Azúa's contemporary Numbered collection of homewares comprises furniture, products for the kitchen and decorative accessories made by artisans in and around Barcelona.

Products are idiosyncratic but functional and a pleasure to use. They're made by hand, using sustainable/recyclable materials, such as clay, grasses and wood.

Pictured above are Kantir water bottles that keep water cool without the need for a fridge.

Driftwood mirror handmade by Wayne Willetts at Surf Mirrors
Surf Mirrors
Hawthorn Farm Buildings, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 7AB
phone: 07977 599526

Wayne Willetts is a Dorset-based designer-maker who specialises in beautiful driftwood mirrors and surfboard mirrors..which of course it's not advisable to try to surf on.

Wayne spends the winter gathering pieces of driftwood from beaches around Britain and transforms it into characterful mirrors and pieces of furniture and lighting for people who want their wood to look like wood and to have had minimal impact on the environment. Wayne's driftwood mirrors do evoke a sense of the sea and they work equally well in modern and traditional settings. Commission a unique piece for your sitting room, dining room or bedroom.

Clients can request whatever size of mirror they would like up to a width of 9ft.

Toghal kitchen lines are beautifully made and feature vibrant African-inspired textiles
Toghal
3 Boyne Park, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 8EN
phone: 01892 710614

Toghal is for everyone who loves the intricate and masterful patterns you find in textiles from African countries, with their rich and fascinating heritage. Founder Dayo Forster has updated a range of African designs and Toghal uses natural sustainable materials such as canvas, parchment, hopsack and hemp. You'll find exuberant kitchen linens including tablecloths, runners, napkins and oven gloves; and well as furniture and accessories such as cushions.

SofaSofa
SofaSofa
Viaduct Works, Crumlin, South Wales, NP11 3PL
phone: 01459 244226
SofaSofa offers an extensive range of timeless and stylish British-made leather and fabric sofas, sofabeds, armchairs and footstools. All our furniture comes with a five-year guarantee, 21-day returns and fast UK delivery.
 
Unlike much of the furniture sold in the UK today, SofaSofa refuses to supply cheap, imported furniture, rather we insist on manufacture in the UK, thereby ensuring the highest standard of quality control. By manufacturing in-house, we maintain a strict control over parts and workmanship and also minimise our environmental impact. 
 
We use non-tropical hardwood for our frames and we comply fully with all EU environmental legislation.
 
Nilare accessories make perfect gifts
Nilare
5 Torrens Street, London, EC1V 1NQ
phone: 07515 891385

Nilare offers beautiful, elegant decorative accessories designed in London and hand-made in Gabon. The business was founded by Lisiane Ndong, who's based in London but travels regularly to Gabon to work with her team of highly skilled craftspeople.

Nilare products include carved ornaments, candle holders, trays, throws and cushions, and are intended to celebrate African craftsmanship and aesthetic traditions. But Lisiane's designs are made for the modern home and have a timeless, contemporary look; while many pieces are delightfully tactile such as the smooth carved elephants - made in various woods and stone and available in two sizes.

All Nilare products are made from natural, sustainable materials and they are fairly and ethically traded.

Woven Image panels are made from 60 per cent recycled plastic bottles
Woven Image
(UK) The Collective Agency
phone: +44 (0)20 3633 3138

Woven Image is an Australian company that manufactures innovative surface coverings and textiles. One of its key products is its award-winning EchoPanel, a versatile eco-friendly acoustic material made from 60 per post consumer recycled plastic bottles and 40 per cent virgin PET, and which is 100 per cent recyclable

Available in different thicknesses (7,12 and 24mm) and lots of designs and colours, EchoPanel is a fun, modern material can be used in myriad ways in residential, office and contract interiors - as wall cladding, space dividers, decorative designs, desk dividers or indeed as artwork. It has the added bonus of being able to absorb sound, so in spaces that are noisy or echoey, it creates what's called acoustic comfort for people. 

EchoPanel demonstrates upcycling at its best because it's taking a waste material and creating a high quality new product from it. It comes in panel form, ready-made freestanding screens, ceiling suspended space dividers and in packs of peel-and-stick tiles - which are great fun to use. 

So if want to update your interiors and have acoustic benefit too, check out EchoPanel - available to order in the UK through The Collective Agency.

Seedball tins make it easy to grow bee friendly plants in your garden
Project Maya Seedball
54 Tetherdown, London, N10 1NG
phone: 020 8444 9906

A mix of native wildflower seeds, peat-free compost, clay and chilli rolled into a ball, ‘SEEDBALL’ gives your garden a biodiversity boost.

This easy and effective route to a mini meadow is incredibly simple – scatter your seedballs on a bare soil patch (or in a pot) and the balls provide the care and attention seeds need. Choose from six varieties, inc ‘Bee Mix’ & ‘Butterfly Mix’. 100% British made - even the tin.

Woollen fabrics from Moon Furnishings
Moon Furnishings
Netherfield Mills, Guiseley, Leeds, LS20 9PA
phone: 01943 884713
Founded in 1837, Moon has been manufacturing fine woollen fabrics for over 175 years and is the last fully vertical woollen mill left in England. Our collections of Lambswool and Pure New Wool furnishing fabrics are ideal for upholstery, curtains and interior accessories.
 
We pride ourselves on a balance between modern, innovative design and traditional craft.
 
Annie Sloan
33 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1HP
phone: 01865 247296

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