Sustainability at Princesshay
We love working with brands that take their commitment to the environment as seriously as we do, so we’re really proud to say that the following stores already have some incredible sustainability schemes in place.
From recycled fabrics to buy-back schemes and a mission to go vegan, this is just a snapshot of some of the environmentally conscious initiatives offered by our brand partners…
Initiatives we love!
Holland & Barrett
Sustainability is at the core of Holland & Barrett’s ethos. As the UK’s first retailer to ban plastic bags in 2010, microplastics in 2012, and most recently wet wipes in 2019, their actions demonstrate a long-term commitment to helping the planet and the environment. Alongside this, the brand is also working towards being a carbon neutral business. To help achieve this, 85% of their UK stores are already running on green energy.
At Insideout you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to environmentally friendly products.
From Dartmoor Skincare Co. soaps, shampoo and conditioner bars, to bees wax wraps and eco coconut dish brush and bamboo toothbrushes, you can shop with a clear conscience at Insideout.
River Island stocks a range of clothing made from responsibly sourced cotton – look out for the new ‘Responsibly Sourced Cotton’ tags when you’re next in store. The brand has also replaced all new gift cards with card copies instead of their plastic predecessors, and is actively trying to reduce the amount of plastic used in deliveries of new stock.
At Two Seasons you’ll find the incredible eco-friendly outdoor brand, Tentree. Using 100% sustainable materials, Tentree utilises responsibly sourced materials for their products, such as organic cotton, Tencel wood and recycled polyester. For every Tentree product purchased, 10 trees will be planted.
Bring/buy back schemes…
All of the packaging/plastic pots at Lush have been made from recycled plastic from their return schemes, meaning that they have not needed to use new raw plastic since 2013! For every five black pots a customer returns to the store they get to take away a free fresh face mask, and customers can also get 50p off their purchase for each individual piece of plastic packaging that is returned.
The ‘Return. Recycle. Reward’ scheme at Molton Brown is now in place across all of the brand’s UK stores. Return Molton Brown plastic bottles to receive 10% off your next purchase. The brand also offers a fragrance refill service – simply bring your glass bottle into a participating store to refill your fragrance (Eau de Parfum 100ml £75; Eau de Toilette 100ml £55).
Through their ‘sell your soles’ scheme, you can hand in any unwanted shoes at Schuh and you’ll receive a £5 off voucher a full-price item!
The future’s bright…
AllSaints are currently 80% sustainable, but they’re aiming to be 90% sustainable by 2025. With a commitment to a more environmentally friendly future, AllSaints are introducing recycled yarns like polyester, cashmere and Econyl, along with organic and BCI verified cotton, responsible wool standards, fabrics derived from tree pulp such as Ecovero and Tencel. Find out more about their mission.
At Superdry, all of their pure cotton items will be organic by 2025, with 20,000 farmers supported to convert to organic production. The brand plans to use recycled and low-impact fibres at scale, across the range, and convert all remaining cotton in their collections to organic by 2030.
The single most effective way to have a positive impact on our planet is to eat more plants, and so earlier this year Wagamama announced a ‘plant pledge,’ which will see their menu becoming 50% meat-free before the end of the year. In fact, they will have reached this pledge when their new menu launches in October this year, so keep your eyes peeled. To celebrate their plant pledge, Wagamama is asking customers to make their own pledges to make sustainable swaps by joining their movement of small choices, big change. Anyone that signs up will receive a free vegan side on their next visit!
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