We’re very excited to be introducing a brand new reusable bottle range to the UK market. Liberty bottleworks make the ultimate ‘green’ bottle – a reusable bottle that is made in Liberty’s own eco-factory in the USA from 100% recycled aluminium. The bottles are lined with a non-porous BPA free powder coating, and are fully recyclable.
The designs are amazing too – Liberty Bottleworks work directly with artists and translate the art using high resolution digital printing to design bottles with graphics you can feel – difficult to show in a picture but amazing in person!
You can see the whole range of bottles here.
Introducing KuSan – a British company who design and ethically produce high quality woolly hats, gloves and accessories that are lovingly worn and used across the UK and Europe. Designed in London and handmade in Nepal from beautiful New Zealand wool, KuSan knitwear is very hardwearing making a great investment which appeals to men, women, boys, girls and teenagers everywhere.
KuSan are now in their fourth year of collaboration with MADE-BY, the independent European consumer label for fashion companies who are transparent about the social, economic and ecological conditions throughout the whole supply chain of their collections. Its mission is to make sustainable fashion common practice. The MADE-BY accreditation gives consumers the assurance that a brand produces with respect for people and planet to its best efforts.
With MADE-BY’s support, KuSan are improving every element in their supply chain. They have spent three years working on their home worker cooperative project and with their factory in Nepal with the aim to achieve international social and environmental accreditation, helping KuSan towards even more sustainable and responsible production.
You can see the whole range of lovely KuSan products here…
It’s Christmas time at our shop near Devizes in Wiltshire – ’The Inner Yard’! We’ve gone red and sparkly this year and have lots of lovely gifts for all of the family. We’ll be adding new products to the Green Tulip website over the next few weeks giving you plenty of Christmas gift ideas for those difficult to buy for people – and possibly the odd treat for yourselves too
Eagle eyed viewers of The Great British Bake Off might have noticed that the bakers were using a particularly lovely range of oven gloves during the show – and one that Green Tulip has been stocking for a couple of years (we are clearly ahead of the times ). Inside this oven glove is Ruby’s (probably shaking!) hand! You can see the full range of Ochre & Ocre Organic Cotton Textiles on the website here.
To beat the bake off blues we’ve put together a range of lovely eco products you can use for baking – perfect for a little treat for yourself or a gift for a baking obsessed friend…
New on the website – some gorgeous new colours in our bambu lacquered bowls. We worked with bambu to design these just for Europe so it is very exciting that they are now in stock. Perfect for colourful entertaining and safe for hot and cold foods. From £10.
We’ve also included some photos of the lovely team in Vietnam who make the bowls on the ‘the ethics behind it’ tab. I visited them myself earlier this year and it was a wonderful experience…
Kids Konserve have put together a great new video showing their wide range of Kids Konserve and U-Konseve products in use in a busy family kitchen. It’s got some great ideas and is also good fun. Worth a watch…http://vimeo.com/69782472
One of the other environmental charities that Green Tulip like to support is Young People’s Trust for the Environment. It’s a great charity that aims to encourage young people’s understanding of the environment and of the need for sustainability. Almost 26,000 pages of info were downloaded from their website every day last month and about 44,500 children took part in entries for the Total Green School Awards in 2013.
Our support helps them reach out to some of these children each year (and is definitely in no way related to the fact that Dermot O’Leary is one of their presidents
New on the website - Oscar & Toots.
These cute pin badges are designed and hand made in the beautiful county of Northumberland from vintage, unwanted and unloved fabrics, giving them a new lease of life!
They are made using freehand machine embroidery (a bit like drawing with the sewing machine) and applique and are great for ensuring there is as little waste as possible as the smallest scraps of leftover fabrics are used to make them. They are a perfect little gift for any special occasion, to say thank you or get well soon – or just to indulge yourself! The badges appeal to all age groups and are ideal to wear as a brooch, or to customise a hat, bag, scarf or even a hairband!
See the full range here and as each one is a one off don’t hesitate – if you don’t buy it when you see it it might be gone!
It was World Fair Trade day a few days ago and to highlight our support of fair trade products we’ve featured a few of our favourite ranges on the front page of the website. Our fair trade products range from baby clothes to bracelets and chocolate to crochet toys! Take a look here.
Find out more about World Fair Trade day at www.wfto.com.
We’ve been selling EarthLust stainless steel water bottles on Green Tulip for a couple of years now, and have definitely seen the awareness and use of reusable water bottles increase in that time. We’re therefore really pleased to be adding another reusable bottle range to the website – this time the very beautiful range of Retap glass bottles.
The Retap bottle has been especially designed for drinking tap water – the most eco friendly and sustainable way of drinking water possible. The bottle has a lovely curved shape that means it is very comfortable to hold, and has also been designed without any edges where bacteria can grow or accumulate so cleaning is easy and safe. The bottles and lids are all dishwasher safe.
Glass is perfect for reuse as it cannot contaminate your water, unlike plastic which can release hormone-like chemicals that influence our hormone balance. Glass is, of course, also what we are used to drinking water from at home and once you drink out of a Retap bottle you will wonder why you haven’t tried a glass bottle before!
The bottles are produced from borosilicate glass which is stronger, more heat resistant, and more eco-friendly than regular glass. The lid is made from a very tactile BPA free plastic/rubber blend and comes in 11 colours. The same lid fits all three sizes of bottle so you can mix and match lids across your bottles and we also sell extra lids so you can make sure you have a good colour selection to choose from!
You can see the full range of Retap bottles here - we hope you like them! And if you need any more persuading that buying a reusable water bottles for yourself or as a gift is a great idea here is video that we think summaries the horrors of the bottled water industry really well.