This post is part confession, part sales pitch.
For a long time I've wanted to reduce the amount of waste we as a business produce. For a small shop like ours, it's not a huge amount (mainly packaging), but when you take into account the actual product itself, then I must confess our little footprint probably gets a whole lot bigger.
So, in the spirit of trying to be a positive influence on our little corner of the world we’ve done away with hand soaps in plastic bottles and have switched wholesale to recycled glass bottles which we can refill in the store here in Frome. Enter, Fill.
Very simply, Fill products are designed to work great, look cool and reduce plastic packaging waste. Everything is made at their family-run factory in Northamptonshire combining biodegradable ingredients to create simple, modern and effective eco cleaning and laundry products. No dyes. No harsh chemicals. No plastic bottles. Less waste.
We have hand soaps, all-purpose cleaner and washing up liquid in beautiful screen-printed glass bottles that you can refill in the store once you’re done! It’s £8 for your first purchase (which basically pays for the bottle, pump and first fill), then £4 thereafter for a refill. Plus our loyalty scheme means every 5th refill is on us!
It’s a little step, I know, but the process of re-evaluating all our products in the shop will take time and, although it may sound a little vain, it’s important that where we replace with environmentally friendly alternatives that the product still be beautiful, functional and well-designed. Our ethos won’t change, just perhaps the packaging it comes in.
You can shop the range on our website here, or pop into our store in Frome.