We are thoughtful about what we buy and who we buy from, favouring local businesses and independent firms over multi-nationals. We can’t always manage it, but do always try.
Clean and green
It can be hard to know where to get green products. After five years, we’ve pretty much nailed it!
- We buy mainly from Out of Eden, the Ethical Superstore and Big Green Smile.
- We use products by BioD, Dew, Ecover and Smol.
- Our sanitary bins are from Binny Bin
- Our scouring pads are Full Circle Neat Nut Walnut Scour Pads which we get from UK suppliers. They can be tricky to get, though.
Coo’s Tail Gallery, Thurso
Barbara Cowan seeks out some of the Highlands most talented artists and has everything from coasters to paintings. We nearly bought the whole shop!
Reids Bakers, Thurso
Not local, but still lovely
Edinburgh Tea and Coffee
We chose their Highland Blend tea partly because we love the flavour ourselves, and partly because it’s a little lighter in caffeine than their Scottish Breakfast. They’re a lovely firm and we hope you enjoy their tea.
Fou Furnishings, Cornwall
Cotton impacts the environment too. It’s never been so easy to sleep soundly with Fou Furnishing’s organic and fair trade linens and towels.
A family firm in Yorkshire, their hot chocolate is some of the best we’ve tried and the individual boxes of single sachets help us keep you safe.
Taylors of Harrogate
We think their boxes of coffee bags are our best choice to support an independent business, fair trade farmers, and still provide a good cup of coffee in a way that’s safely wrapped.
Who Gives a Cr*p
It’s no surprise these guys are Australian, but we think it’s great that half their profits go to build toilets in developing countries. Plus they make us laugh. Disclosure, we both get a discount if you decide to buy some using this link.