Borrow Bag Scheme
We partner with Final Straw Foundation and support their “Borrow Bag” scheme in our Ringwood shop. Final Straw Foundation are a registered charity working with local communities and businesses to highlight the impact of plastic pollution on our environment and to try to minimise the amount of plastic entering our local seas and wider oceans.
Borrow Bags are made up by local sewing volunteers and given to shops that have signed up to the scheme for shoppers to borrow and bring back when they remember. They are made from reclaimed material – from old curtains to offcuts of sail fabric, saving it from landfill and repurposing it to become something useful.
As a volunteer sewer, you can give the finished bags to participating shops, or even family, friends, or complete strangers! Anywhere that you see single-use plastic bags being used or you think could benefit from a reusable bag.
If you would be interested in becoming a sewing volunteer, please contact Final Straw Foundation for labels and download the sewing pattern here.
Our Sustainable Product Ranges
Ipanema flip flops have an ethical work and social care policy. Their products are made from Flexpand, which is 100% recyclable and completely vegan. The company generates renewable energy and works tirelessly to reduce its water consumption in the manufacturing process.
Blowfish supports Soles4Souls by donating excess product which reaches people in need in 129 countries and 50 US states. They also partner with The Surf Rider Foundation on various beach clean ups throughout Southern California.
The Blowfish vegan collection is completely free of any animal product or by-products and finally they utilise BLOOM products in their women’s shoes that feature an insole. BLOOM combines algae with base polymers to make resin pellets that can be made into sustainable ingredients for consumer products.