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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 BasketBasket 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.
Swedish rag rugs from The Northern House
The Northern House
The Northern House, 13 The Chanonry, Old Aberdeen, AB24 1RP
phone: 07876 573492
We sell beautiful vintage Swedish rugs. Sourced in rural Sweden, the rugs come in a variety of patterns and colourways and date from the 1920s to the 1970s. Woven on traditional floors looms, they're are highly sought after and are becoming increasingly rare.
 
Very much a part of Swedish cultural heritage, the rugs - each one of which is unique - are woven from the leftover fabric in a typical Swedish household;  so they're a great example of upcycling.
 
The rugs we sell at The Northern House work brilliantly in both traditional and contemporary interiors.They were created for both everyday use and are to be loved, admired and trodden on!
 
We hope you enjoy looking at our website.
 
Purely Shutters
Unit 5, Birmingham Trade Park, Kingsbury Road, Birmingham, B24 9PS
phone: 0800 038 5311
Shutters not only look great, they're a recognised energy efficiency measure under the government's Green Deal, with an estimated £96 savings per year on a three-bedroom house (2013). In summer use shutters to keep your house cool, and in winter use them to let in natural warm light, then close them when it gets dark to retain heat in your home. It’s estimated that shutters reduce heat loss from windows by 25-50 per cent, so they're a very sensible investment.
 
At Purely Shutters we care about the environment and ethics. All our woods are from sustainable sources: we buy cedar from managed forests where a tree is replanted for everyone felled; our laminated wooden shutters come from parasol, a fast-growing farmed wood; and our Warwick range is our most eco-friendly, because no trees have been felled for them - rather the laminate is produced from waste off-cuts not useable elsewhere.
 
Purely Shutters' products allow you to maintain privacy, especially important if you live in close proximity to your neighbours. But because you can open the slats during daytime, you'll get maximum light in your rooms, which is important because natural light is vital for our health and wellbeing.
 
 
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)

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.

Solid timeless reclaimed wood furniture from Eat Sleep Live
Eat Sleep Live
The Old Bobbers Mill Site, 470 Alfreton Road, Bobbers Mill, Nottingham, NG7 5NL
phone: 01159 700060
The original reclaimed wood furniture company - 100% eco-friendly & handmade in the UK. Combining traditional craftsmanship and passion with centuries old reclaimed wood to produce stunning chunky designs for life that fit beautifully into traditional and contemporary interiors. Our locally- made chunky furniture is unique and timeless, with strength and character borne out of the wood’s maturity. Eat Sleep Live. we design... we create... we deliver... 
Romag integrated photovoltaic roof panels
Romag
Leadgate Industrial Estate, Consett, County Durham, DH8 7RS
phone: +44 (0)1207 500000
Romag is a glass and solar manufacturer that specialises in providing innovative and environmentally-friendly products across a range of sectors.

Romag manufactures cutting-edge solutions for a wide variety of projects, ranging from display panels for museums and zoos to solar photovoltaic (PV) units for architectural developments. Eco-friendly products include solar control glass, which uses light transmission technology to keep interiors at a comfortable temperature, as well as A-rated energy-efficient glazing that is ideal for insulating buildings. And Romag’s roof-integrated solar PV options, pictured here, allow homeowners to generate clean, renewable solar energy without the obtrusive look of traditional solar panels which protrude from the roof. 

 
All Romag products can be tailored to your project’s requirements for a completely bespoke solution.
Mirror from Dazzle Vintage Furniture
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 decorative mirrors, armoires, French beds, buffets and vintage lighting.
 
Ali and John visit France on 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.
 
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.

Surfboard mirror made from birch or spruce wood by Wayne Willetts
Surf Mirrors
Hawthorn Farm Buildings, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 7AB
phone: 07977 599526

For the teenage surf nut, a surfboard mirror by Dorset designer-maker Wayne Willetts is the perfect bedroom accessory. It will have your youngster grooming their hair and checking their look more frequently than they check their phones..

Wayne uses FSC (non tropical) woods to make his beautiful surfboard mirrors, which show an extraordinary level of craftsmanship. He offers a range of designs and sizes and clients are welcome to discuss any characters they would like in their design, such as a windsurfer, kite surfer or paddleboarder.

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