Sustainability

Sustainable Operations

Here at Nature Shop, sustainability is an important part of our business practice.

All of the brands and products that we sell at Nature Shop have strong "environmental and sustainable" credentials. 
They all operate their businesses in an environmentally responsible manner and many of them go far above and beyond.
Our products include "nature inspired" fashion ranges that include Icebreaker Merino clothing, Bearpaw sheepskin boots and Snugs sheepskin slippers.

Nature Shop offer customers 'premium quality' and 'ethically sourced' products to suit the outdoors and active lifestyles.

We want to offer products that are unique and stylish, that have been produced with as low an impact on the environment as possible; ones that have a story behind them.
Products that are not just here for today, but products that last and that are here for tomorrow.

At Nature Shop we are proud of 'our' story and the ethics and morals behind our company.
We are proud of the brands we sell and proud of the difference we are all making to our world.

We are authorised sellers of all of the brands that we sell and we are happy to provide you with details to verify this. 
Read about the brands we stock.

Environmental Policy

At Nature Shop we care about our environment and the world we live in.
We believe in offering our customers products that are produced with as low an impact on the environment as possible.

We like to support brands that are being kind to our earth and the people on it. 
Mindful brands that are producing great products that are here for today and here for tomorrow.

At the Nature Shop HQ and Warehouse we try our hardest to implement environmentally sustainable work practices.

We believe in Reduce, Re-Use and Recycle and have an in-depth recycling system in place, recycling paper & cardboard, aluminium, glass and plastics.

We adhere to environmental purchasing guidelines which include (among many things):

  • Purchasing and using environmentally friendly products within the workplace.
  • Using products that can be recycled.
  • Using products that have already been recycled.
  • And using products with minimal packaging and wastage.

We try our hardest to conserve energy and only use what we need.

We love the websites Freecycle and Freegle and have created our office space from furniture that we have been lucky enough to have found on these websites. Our flooring is reclaimed parquet from 1961 and we love that we have given life back this gorgeous wood that has many years left in it.  From the office space we have created, we have proven not everything has to be bought brand new, but with a little imagination, you can create a wonderful space by reusing and recycling.  We also give back to Freecycle and list anything we no longer have the need for.

Luckily for us here at Nature Shop we all care about our environment and everyone is enthusiastic to implement our environmental care strategies.  

Packaging and Recycling

All our packaging is done with a combination of biodegradable plastics and recycled paper. We use biodegradable courier bags from a supplier who is a member of the Wastepack Recycling Scheme. The bags are made from Polythene which is a non hazardous material and they are printed using Eco friendly flexographic printing methods.  Our invoice/dispatch notes that are included in our parcels are all printed on 100% recycled paper accredited with both Blue Angel and the EU Ecolabel.

A local company collects the majority of our cardboard boxes, which they re-use for their own business operations. 

Charitable Donations 

Along with our commitment to environmentally friendly business practices we feel we have an obligation to contribute to the well being of our society and in particular the next generation. With this in mind we have initiated a program of financial support for local charities and look forward to supporting charities here in the UK. 

CarboNZero Certification

Previously, while based in New Zealand, Nature Shop was carboNZero certified. The carboNZero certification programme measures, manages and mitigates greenhouse gas emissions and is based on research of climate change, greenhouse gas measurement and carbon monitoring.

The programme is internationally endorsed and is about integrity and credibility.

Now that Nature Shop is UK owned and operated, we are keen to carry on this Carbon Neutral status and we are currently researching reaching a Carbon Neutral certification here in the UK.

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