The shop is the latest offering at Globe’s eco centre on the Bramshall Road, located on site at the Strawberry Garden Centre. The eco shop opens the doors to the public on Wednesday 3rd April and will host a variety of sustainable home and personal care products. Customers will also be able to bring their own containers and top up on items from shampoo to washing up liquid to dry food items such as pasta, flour and even locally made chocolate.
The shop will also be selling Litterbug products created on site at Globe’s very own craft workshop made by volunteer recycling champions. Every product is created from sustainable, recycled plastic that would have otherwise remained as litter or waste headed for landfill or incineration. Litterbug products will include clocks, clipboards, bowls and much more.
Globe Founder, Kate Copeland said “We are so pleased to be launching Uttoxeter’s first eco shop, We are working with a range of fantastic suppliers and artists to make this possible, including Roots Larder, who will now have a permanent stock at the shop.
“The eco shop will open on Wednesday with a smaller stock, that will gradually be built up for our official launch event on Good Friday. We hope to bring our community easy access to sustainable products and also support and guidance for achieving a more eco-friendly lifestyle.
“We are also proud to sell our hand-crafted products from our Litterbug workshop, no two items are the same and each product helps to keep plastic from polluting our environment. All profits generated from the shop we be reinvested in our community to help support environmental education programmes.”
Suppliers to the shop include NJ Clay a local artist and Roots Larder an established mobile shopping experience who is also opening another permanent location in Stafford.
Nigel Evans, Roots founder added “After providing a mobile shop service at the Uttoxeter Makers Market, I’m pleased to be now working with the Eco Centre and helping the community access a range of environmentally friendly products and ethically sourced whole foods. It’s exciting to be part of a great initiative that supports and engages residents and makes a huge impact at a local level.”
Globe is inviting local residents to come down and see all that the shop and eco centre have to offer at the official shop launch event on 19th April (Good Friday), the festivities will start at 2pm and guests will be able to enjoy a sparkling reception and have access to peruse the full range of products.
For more information about the shop, including opening times and product range, please visit globefoundation.org.uk/eco-shop