Who We Are...
Nature Shop is an award winning retailer specialising in top quality, natural fibre, eco-friendly clothing and footwear perfect for the outdoors, travel and leisure.
We are a company with a conscience and are passionate about supporting brands with strong ethical and environmental values. We only stock brands that offer traceability/visibility in their supply chain, have ethical manufacturing processes as well as, whenever possible, use sustainable fabrics, whether these be natural fibres, recycled or recyclable fabrics. Check out our brands HERE
We hope to encourage our customers to be conscious of where their products come from, to reduce fast fashion and show that buying slightly more expensive but higher quality clothing not only saves our planet but saves your bank balance in the long run!
Nature Shop is committed to making a positive difference to the world, with a specific focus on preservation of the natural environment and giving back to those communities who need it. Read more HERE
Nature Shop is entirely UK Owned and Operated and we are proud to be fully supporting the UK economy by
- Supporting local businesses by purchasing from them.
- Using Royal Mail for all our UK shipping
- Employing local people and, when needed, outsourcing IT to local freelancers (not overseas).
- Giving back to the community through our 'Carbon Footprint Reduction' scheme and our 'Giving to Local Charities' initiatives.
- Paying our taxes, paying our VAT and always trading honestly and ethically.
- When possible, stocking UK brands and UK made products.
- Supporting local FreeCycle and Freegle websites.
MEET THE TEAM
The Nature Shop Team
We are a small, hardworking team here at the Nature Shop HQ, who love what we do and are extremely passionate about our ethics and the vision of our company.
Mel & Josie wear a variety of hats, ensuring the smooth running of Nature Shop, making sure the orders are picked, packed & delivered on time. They run all aspects of the day to day running of the business as well as have their roles they specialise in.
Specialises in communicating with suppliers, stock ordering, procurement, product research, software and logistics, book keeping/accounts, website updates, picking in the warehouse plus all the other many things a small business owner does, like checking stock in, cleaning and sweeping the warehouse, recycling.......the list goes on.
Specialises in managing all aspects of customer service and ensures our customers are well looked after, social media, marketing, newsletter design, website design, website updates, stock entry, product research, packing in the warehouse, dealing with logistical issues plus the many (many) other things a small business relies on from a small team.
Although Rico doesn't 'formally' work at Nature Shop, he is a wealth of support for all things technical and logistical. He is our 'go to' for all constructive critiques and is our general tech expert and DIY handyman.
IZZI & MATTEO
Our young helpers in the school holidays. They spend many hours helping Mel (mum) at the warehouse in the holidays and weekends, and always rewarded afterwards with fun at the beach, bike rides down to The Perch (amazing cafe on Lancing Beachfront) or a movie at The Worthing Dome in the winter.
Our Freelance Team
Our Freelance Team are the ones who give us their expertise when it is out of our domain (or comfort zone in terms of coding improvements on the site). We are very lucky to have these trustworthy professionals to help us make Nature Shop the best it can be.
Our genius website designer who helps with any coding/design that we're unable to do ourselves.
Our super business mentor who keeps us on track, gives us advice, steers us in the right direction when off track and provides us with a wealth of information to help us grow.
LOUISE & ANDY
Our SEO gurus who help and guide us in creating strong and relevant content, SEO inputting, search ranking and ensuring we are on the road to maximise the potential Nature Shop has and get our message out to our customers.