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, social and ethical" credentials. We aim to stock as sustainable products as possible and are specialists in natural fibres, renewable fibres and recycled fibres. 

Our products include ranges from amazing brands including Icebreaker Merino Wool Clothing, Mons Royale Merino Wool Clothing, Patagonia Clothing, EKO Womenswear, Howies Clothing, Didriksons Clothing and Keen Footwear. All who operate their businesses in an environmental and socially responsible manner.

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

We want to offer products that are functional, stylish and unique, that have been produced with as low an impact on the environment as possible. Products are not just here for today, but products that last and that are here for tomorrow; products we can create our stories with.

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.

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.  

Please read our Environmental Policy Statement.

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 support our local charity Chestnut Treehouse with donations, as well as Women for Women on an international scale.  We are always keen to do what we can and contribute to various charities when we can.

Carbon Footprint

Nature Shop are keen to leave as small a footprint as possible and this is at the forefront of our business practices.  We offer multi functional products and encourage conscious consumerism.  We dont believe in fast, throw away fashion that fill up our landfills. We encourage our customers to purchase wisely, purchase products that will last and ones that have the lowest impact on our environment as possible.

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