A SOCIALLY INCLUSIVE SHOP STOCKING CHEMICAL-FREE EARTH CONSCIOUS GOODS SUPPLIED BY SMALL FARMERS, PRODUCERS, MAKERS AND ARTISANS LOCALLY AND ACROSS THE GLOBE. Back to Basics Ethical Shop will be selling Earth Conscious goods with befriending ‘court yard’ seating area surrounded by wooden and earthy feels for a nature-mimicking therapeutic atmosphere; welcoming elderly wheelchair users from the local residential care homes. We set up our CIC as a retail outlet to supports local farmers, beekeepers and community gardens alongside small micro businesses locally and across the UK to gain an outlet opportunity providing they are within our ethics of chemical-free, sustainably grown or direct from the makers or producers, creating local economical growth.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
We are stocking chemical free products from small producers which are not harmful to the planet and are not contributing towards the pollutants in our air or ocean. Even with the toiletries and cosmetics which we will stock, if it’s not biodegradable or compostable, it’s chemical-free which means we are contributing less synthetic matters to seep back into our water supplies which harms ocean life. Where possible, all of the glass or aluminium containers which these products come in are returnable for a discount or reduction on the customer's next order. This creates a refillable concept, resulting in less packaging into landfills. The reason this ethic is important to us is because many animals which make up the planet’s ecology is becoming endangered and without small and simple solutions of waste and plastics, we are at contributing to damaging many aspects of our natural environments, soil biodiversity and those very core ingredients which support life itself.
Steps to get it done:
We hope this concept could be replicated throughout, so there will be many social inclusive shops around, offering great chemical-free alternatives to everyday essentials and supporting local community farmers to keep the local farming knowledge easy to access for children of our future.
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