Small Switch Gift Set
Do you want to start living more sustainably but don't actually know where to begin? No worries we've got you! This kit has some pieces to make small easy switches to reduce your plastic and care for the environment.Includes:
- KTO Black Reusable Facewipes £7.50
- Rainbow KTO Steel Straw With Cleaner £3.50
- White Bamboo Toothbrush £4.50
- Lavender & Geranium Shampoo Bar £6
Most wipes contain non-biodegradable plastics such as polyester and other non-biodegradable materials, and could take up to 100 years to break down. They often clog sewers (93% of blockages in UK sewers were caused by them), they pollute oceans and choke birds and marine life.
We have partnered with Sanne at Hidden Hem to create a plastic free alternative. Our facewipes are made in Sanne’s home studio in Rossendale, allowing her to be close to her children. We love working with Sanne to create high quality, supersoft and lasting wipes.
Plastic Alternatives Straw
We have partnered with Plastic Alternatives to create our straws. A Bolton based company, Plastic Alternatives was set up with the aim of supplying businesses an alternative to plastic and paper straws. Whilst paper is better for the environment, they are still seen as disposable and therefore contribute to worldwide litter. Currently there are 5 'garbage patches' polluting the world’s oceans and destroying the delicate ecosystem. It's up to all of us to make the change and do our bit to reduce the incredible amounts of plastic that find its way into the world’s oceans and destroys sea life. Stainless Steel straws provide a perfect long term sustainable alternative.
This beautiful bamboo toothbrush is the brainchild of Catherine and Catherine who combined their expertise as a hospital surgeon and a fashion buyer, to create Truthbrush. Every year over a billion plastic toothbrushes are thrown away worldwide, ending up in landfill, in the sea or washed up on a beach. Using a bamboo toothbrush with a biodegradable handle is a small change but together we can make a big difference. Bamboo is the perfect material for the Truthbrush as it is beautiful to look at, warm to touch and fully biodegradable. The natural antibacterial and antifungal properties of bamboo mean the Truthbrush is hygienic too. Bamboo is resistant to natural pests, which means it is farmed organically.
At Know The Origin we've worked with Friendly Soaps to bring you a variety of nourishing, handmade, plastic free shampoo and soap bars.
Friendly Soaps was started by Rob Costello and Geoff Kerouac, they make soaps that contain no animal products or by-products and are registered with Cruelty Free International and The Vegan Society. They use an ancient cold-press method of soap-making with zero by-products and no waste. Every bar is poured, cut, stamped and hand packed here in the UK. They were awarded Ethical Consumer’s best buy for their leading ethics, every bar is SLS FREE, PARABEN FREE, PALM OIL FREE, PLASTIC FREE and CRUELTY FREE.