Here is a small selection of The Green Shopper’s favourite and trusted shops. Click through to find some treats!
Neal’s Yard Remedies* is the perfect stop for loose herbs, tinctures and natural skincare treats. I’ve used their essential oils for many years, and love the fact that you can buy them by-the-drop in their shops. If you’re making a blend using an unusual oil, it’s often better to buy a small amount as essential oils usually have a fairly short shelf life. I love making potions and recipes from the book The Fragrant Pharmacy by Valerie Ann Worwood.
I also use Neal’s Yard’s loose herbs to make herbal tea blends in my infuser. My current favourite is melissa and licorice.
Natural Collection* is like an online ethical department store, with fairly traded fashion from great brands like Komodo and Ethletic, as well as household goods, appliances and a brilliant childrens department.
Frugi* have a beautiful range of organic cotton baby and children’s clothing, as well as maternity wear and bedding. Their signature styles are bright colours, eye-catching prints and applique animals. I love their colourful swimwear which is made from Oeko-Tex approved fabrics and recycled polyester.
Vivo Barefoot* make shoes for people who don’t like wearing shoes! Wide shoes with thin soles help your feet spread to their natural shape. The company has a strong ethos of sustainability and a code of conduct to protect workers. Materials used include ‘Wild Hide’ leather from free roaming cows, and recycled PET. They even offer a repair service for their Hand Cut shoes. My partner Joe has worn their shoes for many years.