Business for Good 2020

Untitled 1Delphis Eco

Green cleaning is becoming the new norm! Not just for those who are living more eco lifestyles but it is now becoming the go-to choice for businesses too, driving the sustainability agenda and highlighting the need to be more green.

Delphis is a British brand that uses natural plant-based ingredients. Their extensive range features everything from Hand soap to Degreaser and every product has been tried and tested by professionals before entering the home. Furthermore, Delphis have spent years innovating, and in 2018 launched their 100% PCR (post-consumer recycled) bottles, the UK’s first.

However, Delphis do not stop there, they spend almost 70% of their time fighting climate change and that has resulted in multiple community projects across the UK. In September 2019, Delphis Eco also introduced the ‘Recycled Plastic Rating’ (RPR), a campaign which saw the launch of a new trust mark enabling consumers to take back control of what plastic actually gets recycled, versus what gets dumped into the oceans.

The rating shows the amount of recycled plastic content in the packaging consumers buy and instantly gives them the power to vote with their wallets and choose packaging that is fundamentally diverting plastic from landfill. The RPR is enabling consumers to see, at a glance, the exact plastic credentials of products they are purchasing.

ARTEMISsquareHemming & Wills

An independent furnishings and homewares company offering consumers ethical and sustainable products in contemporary and aspirational styles at accessible prices.

With soft furnishings, indoor and outdoor furniture, lighting, accessories and homewares, the company delivers UK-made, design-led ranges all over the UK, stocking ethical brands that have a focus on sustainability.

Included in the range is Moom Lighting, a stunning industrial style range of pendant lights which are created from old metal moulds previously used to make planes, instruments and gas cylinders. Hemming & Wills also sells reclaimed wood and steel furniture, which is popular as it works well in both contemporary and classic style homes. A recent addition to the collection is rugs created from recycled plastic. There is also a selection of cushions and throws that are all made from recycled clothes.

Founder Chris Woolfenden sources and curates all the items personally, with the aim of helping contemporary consumers make stylish, sustainable and affordable choices for their home, while donating 1% of the company turnover to 1% for the Planet.

The company is based in Manchester and has just celebrated its first birthday.

squareEchoVerdeEcho Verde

Based in Vancouver, Canada. The company manufactures clothing for women in natural, eco and organic textiles that are soft, comfortable and well made. You probably knew they made beautiful sweaters but did you also know they make intimates?

The bamboo intimates are some of our favourites. All the bamboo is certified organic and made with a closed process so all the effluent is reused in the system and not released into the environment. Some of their intimates use natural dye processes as well as standard low-impact dyes. In sizes XS-XL and 6 colours – there is so much to choose from but the best-selling EVE bra and pantie set are a winner!

No wires, no elastic touching the skin and no nylon or other synthetics. Intimates are sold in Europe through The Lingerist

‘Verde’ means green in Italian – a nod to owner Jane’s Italian grandmother (Nonna) who taught her to sew. Echo Verde specialises in exceptional value and well-made details. Slow fashion, classic styles.

Female owned, they empower predominantly female owned business at both ends of the supply and retail chain. Design is based on slow fashion classics and the idea that what impacts at one end of the line will impact at the other.

Fall staples include beautiful deep tones of Teal, Bordeaux, Navy and Plum as well as neutrals in certified organic cotton sweater knits and recycled yarn cozy sweaters and supple, soft bamboo intimates to layer under. They specialise in eco merino yarn from humanely raised and sheared sheep as well as pasture raised, cashmere blends from Mongolian herders.

Look and feel amazing while having a positive impact on the world. Use coupon code “SUBLIME” for 20% off your first purchase. Echo Verde ships to most European countries. Join their newsletter for monthly discounts on your favourite items.