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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.

Chandelier made from old kitchen utensils by Madeleine Boulesteix
Madeleine Boulesteix
Madeleine is based in South London and South Devon
I’ve been making chandeliers using recycled materials for over 20 years. It started after finding 40 faceted glass drops in some rubbish. I wanted to make myself a chandelier that looked opulent but was made from humble objects. I found metal kitchen items for the structure at car boot sales and scrap yards. They seem nice jaunty objects with more potential so I liberate them from their domestic duties by incorporating them into my chandeliers. I love thrift and the challenge of re-using. 
Lighting from up cyclers Humblesticks
Humblesticks Ltd
Ty Boda, Upper Llanover, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 9EP
phone: +44(0)7742 203002
Humblesticks is an upcycling lighting and furniture studio in rural South Wales, borne out of a passion for Mid Century design and the belief that the age of mass production has already produced enough. We restore and reinvent objects and furniture to create fun, fresh design with a distinctly 21st Century aesthetic.
 
'Whatever you call them, upcyclers, reconditioners or creative customising supernovas, Humblesticks is here to have fun as well as sell furniture.’ Inside Modernism
 
BasketBasket
BasketBasket
Cranford Drive, Holybourne, Alton, Hants GU34 4HJ
phone: 01420 85112
BasketBasket is a family-run business in Hampshire. Having developed a love of baskets while living in France, founder Virginia Seeckts found it frustrating when she returned to the UK that she couldn't find lovely baskets here. So she launched Basket Basket in 2008 selling fairly traded natural baskets – a truly eco-friendly alternative to the plastic shopping bag.
 
Our baskets are handmade from sustainable grasses and other plants by talented artisans from family-run businesses in Morocco, Ghana and Madagascar. We pay fair trade prices, providing work for local people and preserving skills for future generations. We use eco-friendly packing and there are no plastics used anywhere in our natural baskets. 
 
We import mainly via road and sea, but to offset our carbon we are members of the Woodland Trust which creates new woods throughout the UK.
 
Plywood sandard lamp by Natajaq
Natajaq
Beckford Cottage, Lansdown Road, Bath, BA1 9BH
phone: 07553 525112
Natajaq is an environmentally-conscientious business specialising in beautiful contemporary and practical furniture designed and hand-made in Britain.
 
Our product range comprises: lamp bases and shades - and our lamps come with a gorgeous twisted fabric cable in a range of colours; blanket boxes, wall hooks and peg boards, wellie-boot stands and decorative accessories such as candle stick and tealight holders.
 
We work with different hardwoods, always from sustainable forests, and FSC-certified birch plywood.
 
Products can be in natural wood or we hand-paint them using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
 
Our furniture is designed to complement traditional and contemporary interiors. Find us on Etsy
 
 
Keep This Cracker
Keep This Cracker
32 Park Grove, York, YO31 8LG
phone: 07950 999867

Keep This Cracker has created an eco-friendly alternative - ‘Gift Box Crackers’ you can reuse. They go bang like standard crackers but separate into two parts without tearing. Our Patent Pending construction allows you easily to replace the old snap with a new one. We use less packaging as our Reusable Crackers come flat-packed and ready-made; just pop them into shape and fill with your own special gifts. Designed by Bea Thackeray and made in the UK.

Visit our website and view our short movie. YouTube: how to use - keep this…refillable crackers

nanimarquina rugs are made from sustainable materials such as wool
nanimarquina
Església, 10 3º D, 08024 Barcelona
phone: +34 932 376 465

Nani Marquina makes beautiful contemporary carpets and rugs designed by Nani herself and top independent designers. Rugs are made from wool and other sustainable fibres including jute. A lot of our rugs are made in India, where we work with the Care&Fair organisation to improve education for the children of the people who make our rugs, as well as facilities and amenities for workers in the textile industry. We believe products should be recyclable or biodegradable and our carpets are both. Find us online at Nest (.co.uk)

nursery and children's organic cotton bed linens from fou furnishings
fou furnishings
12 Waterside Gardens, Clarkston, Glasgow, G76 9AL
phone: 0141 644 5211

fou furnishings specialises in organic cotton and we have lovely bedlinens for babies and children.  Our beautiful luxurious Fairtrade and organic cotton bedlinens are special. Why? No harsh chemicals are used to grow or process organic textiles so the cotton retains its softness and purity. The zero toxins of organic linens make them ideal for allergy/eczema sufferers. Made from long staple cottons which come from top quality cotton bolls, our bedding is wonderfully smooth to sleep in and our towels plush and pampering. Enjoy fou's quality, craftsmanship and original design.

Dazzle Vintage Furniture
Dazzle Vintage Furniture is an online boutique founded in 2008 by Devon-based antiques dealers Ali Stokes and John Washbrook.
 
Specialising in European antique and vintage furniture with an emphasis on quality French pieces, the website stocks an ever-changing selection of armoires, French beds, buffets, mirrors and vintage lighting.
 
Ali and John visit France regularly, scouring brocantes and vide greniers in Provence and Brittany. They are passionate ambassadors for real French furniture and hope to inspire buyers to choose quality, time-honoured pieces over new cheaply-made, mass produced products.
 
Seven Gauge Studios makes beautiful knitted accessories
Seven Gauge Studios
3 Victoria Crescent, Nottingham, NG5 5DA
phone: 0115 985 7871

Seven Gauge Studios makes knitted home and fashion accessories using premium quality lambswool. We take pride that our production is done in the UK at a small family-run factory using traditional techniques. Each piece is then hand-finished at our studio in Nottingham. Collections starts with a storyboard of ideas and we develop our colour palette and patterns. After knitting each piece is washed and dried, resulting in a beautifully soft, tactile product with a strong graphic quality. Find us in stores and galleries in the UK, Europe and Australia.

 

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