ECO LIVING BUYING TREND 2020/21
This trend is a pact between people and planet; readdressing our environmental impact; via unconventional approaches and applications that harness the power of science and technology. A move towards the natural environment and the built environment merging to act as one. Designers, architects, manufacturers, and retailers are the facilitators, but consumers are ultimately the agents of change, adjusting their behaviour to the needs of the planet. From ‘reversible design’ systems to biodegradable material innovations, conscientious creatives utilise resources, rethink waste, and consider manufacturing processes. This is the time to be audacious. This is the time to be a force for good.
Here is a selection of the exciting products that fit this trend…
Trend forecaster, Scarlet Opus, has prepared this video focusing on the key consumer buying trend for 2020/21, Earth Age.
The team at Scarlet Opus, the independent trend forecaster, had selected the ‘Recommended on Trend Products’ – these are the ‘must buys’ because they have the best ‘fit’ at the show for the 2021 design trends.
Bee Bee Wraps
BeeBee & Leaf create beeswax and plant-based wax wraps, a design-led, reusable alternative to clingfilm and single use plastic.Visit Brand page
ECO RESPONSIBLE BY NATURE. Jean Dubost continues his efforts to preserve the environment. After being the first PEFC certified knife maker in 2009, Jean Dubost has launched new product lines in harmony with nature and the environment. Preserving resources and giving packaging a second life are at the heart of Jean Dubost's actions. Handles made from a bioplastic of plant origin, 100% biodegradable and 100% compostable. 100% recyclable stainless steel blades. A 100% recycled cardboard box, printed with natural inks.Visit Brand Page
Microplane International - Eco Series
Eco-friendly bamboo fibre frame. Lightweight but strong, the bamboo frame provides extraordinary durability, so you can rely on it no matter what you’re preparing. Made from renewable, sustainable, organically grown Moso bamboo and polypropylene resin, it’s more environmentally friendly than plastic, being produced with a low carbon footprint, and is free from BPA, melamine, PVA and phthalates. It can even go in the dishwasher too – though the clog-resistant blades mean it’s easy to rinse clean under the tap.Visit Brand Page
The GastroMax BIO range consists of utensils and cutting boards. The utensils combine blades in stainless steel with handles in bio-based plastic. The material used to replace fossil-fuel plastic in handles is made from spruce and sugarcane, bio-based content of the material exceeds 90 %. Cutting boards lack stainless steel parts and are made completely from the bio-based plastic.Visit Brand page
Mason & Cash range
Mason Cash has been the choice of home cooks and bakers for centuries. The origins of Mason Cash can be traced back to a pottery operating at Church Gresley in the heart of the English ceramic industry in 1800. Church Gresley was located close to all the raw material and fuel sources required to make ceramics and had fantastic transport links to take finished goods all over the UK and the world. The pottery produced kitchen items made from ‘white and cane’ glazed earthenware sometimes known as ‘yellow ware’ due to the colour of the local clay, or ‘bargeware’ as it was packed onto barges and sent to marketVisit Brand Page
Ross & Ross plant based gift range
Plant Based Range All our oils, rubs and seasonings are Vegan-friendly. A vegan diet has positive environmental benefits so why not try some of our products to spice up your meals.Visit Brand page
Wonderfully satisfying and completely unique, NOVELTEA takes only the highest quality tea leaves and spirits from across the globe to produce the finest blends imaginable. It’s traditional tea with a twist.Visit Brand page
Wham upcycled storage boxes
Wham Bam Upcycled Super strong boxes made from reground recycled single use household plastic, helping to prevent more plastic going into our oceans.Visit Brand page
Black and Blum
Glass lunch pot range. The base bowl is made from a mixture of polypropylene and 30% sustainably sourced PEFC wood fibre. All parts are BPA and BPS free.Visit Brand page
T&G Woodcare: Ocean Accessories
These Ocean soap dishes and organic soap have been designed to encourage us all to change our habits, by changing to bars of soap we can reduce plastic waste. Looks great with our Pride of Place collections and makes the perfect gift for those that want to help the environment. T&G make a donation to Plastic Oceans UK from the sale of each Ocean product - 'Help create a wave of change'. You too can help support education and sustainability programmes, find out more at www.plasticoceans.uk - 'Help create a wave of change'.Visit Brand page
Berghoff Leo to go
Now is the time to ditch single-or one-use for reusable! Instead of using plastic cups for your hot or cold drinks, try using one of our durable and eco-friendly alternatives. Our thermal flasks are the ideal companion when craving a drink that stays hot for a long time.Visit Brand page