Supporting Local, Supporting Small
We are proud to source many of our products from local suppliers & makers who share our values. Meet some of them here and enjoy their stories......
Gemma - Puremess
We were instantly bowled over not only by the quality of Gemma's award-winning beauty products, but the inspiring story behind them. After a 2nd breast cancer diagnosis in 2015, Gemma decided to use her scientific background to start formulating her own non-toxic products from high quality, natural ingredients. Her hope is to encourage others to adopt a more natural, simple life.
"Your skin is precious and a great place to start."
It's also a big bonus for us that Puremess HQ is just a stone's throw away, in Guildford!
Steph - The Clever Cactus
We first fell in love with The Clever Cactus's oh-so-comfy reusable sanitary pads in fun, colourful prints. When Steph started her business she set out to create a range of eco-products with personality.
"Eco-friendly doesn't have to mean beige - we put the fun back into functional!"
Edit: Steph very sadly passed away earlier this year, but we are pleased to be able to continue her legacy and stock the pads she designed, which are now supplied by sister company OceanStitch.
Paul & Rina - SESI
SESI were one of the first suppliers we chose for Bare + Fair; we were so impressed with their answers to all of our questions (and we had a lot!) about their refillable household products, their operations and values. They have been pioneers of the circular economy model for 7 years now, and are always innovating - from using gravity to power their warehouse dispensers, to developing their own plastic-free pallet wrap!
"We will continue to pioneer new design of products, raising the sustainable bar."
Based in Oxford, they also keep their heart as a family-run social enterprise rooted in their local community
John & Ed - Jedz
We initially got in touch with father-and-son duo Jedz because we'd heard how great their insulated bottles are from other zero waste shops! And they are amazing. Jedz was born when their interest in business collided with a growing concern about the ocean plastics crisis and clean water scarcity.
"You can study this stuff as much as you like, but there's no substitute for rolling your sleeves up and doing something."
We love the charity element of what they do - donating £1 from the sale of every bottle to Charity:Water. And they're based just down the road, in Farnham.