Holly Wilson, owner of two North London cookshops – Prep Cookshop and Richard Dare – selects some top selling sustainable products:
“Beeswax Wrap Company Beeswax Wraps from Dexam
It’s very ‘on trend’. People are reading about it in the press and seeing it on social media and seeking it out. I’ve had it since we opened but now it is probably our fastest seller! It used to take me ages to shift!
Zuperzozial Bamboo Travel Cups from Forma House
The backlash against disposable coffee cups has boosted these sales hugely. There are one of the easiest ways for people to feel like they are contributing to the pollution issue.
Mepal Ellipse Water Bottles from Mepal/ Mistral Brands
They come in two sizes now and fashionable colours. A great price point for a product which is suitable for everyone and is a constant bestseller.
Cirqula Storage Bowls fromMepal/Mistral Brands
They may be plastic but they are super-reusable and versatile. They are totally leak-proof, safe for the dishwasher and microwave and a firm favourite in both stores. With all the sizes and colours, there is something for everyone. People use them for picnics, taking lunch to work or storing leftovers. They are useful, multipurpose and attractive.
Copper Straws from Ebonymoon
People love the look of them and they also have great health benefits being naturally sterile and not needing the cleaning of bamboo and stainless steel straws – cool, healthy and good for the planet!
If You Care range from Eddingtons
All made from recycled product. This whole range has been a firm favourite in store. The cupcake cases especially and sandwich bags for packed lunches. Customers are showing that they want to buy in to the eco movement.”
Top: A recent window display at Prep Cookshop of Stoke Newington.