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Their Story

Their Story

31 Waterloo Road, Penylan, Cardiff, CF23 9BG

phone:  02921 329684
Their Story sells (retail and wholesale) luxurious bath towels made from fair trade 100 per cent organic cotton.
 
Our fresh white towels are made in north India from organic cotton that is GOTS-certified and we're confident they're the softest, fluffiest towels you'll find. Wrap yourself in organic luxury when you step out of the shower and you'll appreciate Their Story towels as a daily  delight.
 
Our bath and hand towels are competitively priced and they make great gifts too. 
Kantir water bottles

Martín Azúa

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.

 

 

Purely Shutters widow covers

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.
 
 
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.

Bella Green is an artist who works in oils

Bella Green Art

Lockerbie

phone: 01576 204646

I enjoy creating playful compositions from everyday observation of objects and places. Table top vistas, memories of places and people, they all flow into my mind as I paint. Vessels, jugs and pots of flowers, windows and views from inside to outside are favourite and recurrent themes.

Bird forms, for me a symbol of the creative spirit, also inhabit my imagination and my work. Strong design and expressive colour, simplification and decorative reorganisation of the facts are all used to explore these subjects. Through my paintings I hope to share with you what I see and also how my imagination is sparked by my observations.

The Strathearn Gallery

The Strathearn Gallery, 32 West High Street Crieff, Perthshire, PH7 4DL

phone: 01764 656100

The Strathearn Gallery is a fabulous contemporary art gallery in Crieff, set up in 1994 and run by Susan Bennett. The gallery is well known for exhibiting original work from leading Scottish artists as well as supporting new and up-and-coming artists. The gallery sells a mouth-watering selection of applied art including ceramics, glass, sculpture and jewellery at prices ranging from £50 into the hundreds - if you're looking for a special present for someone, this gallery will be the place to find it. It's also a member of the Own Art scheme which allows you to pay a deposit plus 10 monthly payments when buying a piece of art that could max out the credit card... Lovely, friendly, helpful knowledgeable staff.

Dusty Amethyst from Reborn Collection

Reborn Paints

14 Bushby Avenue, Rustington, West Sussex, BN16 2BZ

phone: 01903 716183
The Reborn Collection of premium emulsion paint comes in 28 soft and gorgeous colours. Our paint is breathable and super eco, being handmade in the UK from minerals blended with unused paint diverted from landfill. 
 
Reborn Paint has been formulated to cover effortlessly all interior walls and ceilings, including dry plaster, woodchip, wallpapers and previous coats of paint. It's also ideal for upcycling wooden furniture - just remember to put a wax coat over the paint once it's dried.
 
Interior designers love it, and Kevin McCloud was so impressed he gave chose it as one of his Green Heroes, while it's also been voted Best Wallcovering by House Beautiful.
 
The Reborn Collection is made by Newlife Paints. Pictured above: Dusty Amethyst emulsion.
 
Kahrs flooring

Kährs

Cairo Place, Endeavour Business Park, 7 Penner Road, Havant, PO9 1QN

phone: 023 9245 3045
For a stunning, hardwearing dining room floor, choose from Kährs' stylish, sustainable wood products.
 
Kährs' award-winning range includes over 140 wood floor designs, made in Sweden from sustainable timber and featuring a nature-friendly construction.  
 
Designs span from traditional rustic one-strip boards and parquet patterned designs, to simple even-grained floors. Many feature on-trend stained finishes, as well as hand-crafted surface treatments, including brushing, sawing, smoking, handscraping and bevel details.
 
Commitment to the environment is reflected throughout Kährs' production and floors are constructed using a multi-layered method, based on the original ‘parquet’ design invented and patented by Kährs in 1941. As well as providing greater stability, it also uses resources in the most nature-friendly way.
 
Floors also feature Kährs Woodloc® joint, which promotes a fast glueless installation and eliminates gapping throughout the lifetime of the floor.
 
Pictured above: Oak Oyster from the Artisan Collection
 
TOG knives are a must for any serious cook

TOG Knives

Glenside, Oxleaze Lane, Dundry, Bristol, BS41 8LA

phone: +44 (0)117 276 0273

TOG’s range of innovative kitchen knives are forged in Seki, the Samurai sword capital of the world, using methods evolved from 800 years of swordmaking tradition. TOG blades are forged from layers of highest quality stainless steels and copper, which gives them strength as well as their incredible edge retention. The antimicrobial copper alloy layers give the blades their unique stripes and make them the most hygienic on the market.

There are now six kitchen knives to cover all food prep needs, as well as a collection of beautiful black walnut chopping boards. TOG also offers accessories including a knife block in collaboration with Billy Tannery, a honing rod and whetstones to keep your blades razor sharp, and new for 2020, a range of super useful higonokami pocket knives.

Jungle Culture

Jungle Culture

Unit 14, Hurn Road, Royson Way, Dereham NR19 1WD

phone: +44 7487 554301

Jungle Culture is a UK-based supplier of all things eco and ethical!  Our team spent two years in Vietnam sourcing directly from small family-run farms and talented artisan craftspeople and our products are all 100 per cent vegan-friendly and cruelty-free. Our range includes an array of colourful safety razors, natural soaps, coconut bowls, bamboo cutlery and plenty more super useful, environmentally-friendly products for the home.

Jungle Culture also offers wholesale services to shops, events, bars and restaurants around the world. We can even customise some of our products with your brand name or logo, so that you can show off your organisation’s green credentials.

And Jungle Culture is an accredited member of the 1% For The Planet Foundation, giving away 1 per cent of every sale to environmental charities and organisations around the world. Visit our website to find out more about this great organisation and how it helps us all to give back.

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