Small businesses and sustainable shopping for self-isolating | Rêve En Vert
Reve en vert sustainable shopping self isolation

Reve en vert sustainable shopping self isolation
Reve en vert sustainable shopping self isolation

Farm Drop

A fantastic grocery delivery service, that offers organic, sustainable, and local items. Ranging from bakery goods, cupboard supplies, and produce. Instead of stockpiling pasta and tomato sauce, buy sensibly and thoughtfully to ensure everyone can buy what they need. If you’re new to Farmdrop, sign up to their newsletter to get £30 off your first order.

 

Reve en vert sustainable shopping self isolation Farm Drop

Petalon Flowers

Bringing nature and beauty indoors is proven to uplift spirits, so we will be getting our fresh flowers delivered by Petalon. They deliver all bouquets by bicycle all around London so you don’t have to worry about the carbon footprint of having beautiful bouquets, and they donate 5% of all profits to the Bee Collective and for every 100 bouquets, they plant a tree locally.

 

Reve en vert sustainable shopping self isolation

Bottle Apostle

We realise a bit of self care at this time is necessary, and having a lovely glass of wine with dinner is something we are very much treating ourselves too over the coming weeks. One of our favorite wine shops that offer a great delivery service and offers discounts for orders over six bottles. They have a fantastic selection of organic, low intervention, and biodynamic wines which is where we will be shopping. A glass of wine or two is pretty necessary during this unsettling time. Bottle Apostle offers some incredible wines under ten pounds if you’re on a budget. 

 

Reve en vert sustainable shopping self isolation Bottle Apostle

Oddbox

This produce box subscription is an amazing initiative, that is trying to help put an end to produce wasting. Oddbox gather surplus fruit and vegetables directly from farms around the country and the EU. You can cancel at any time, so if you don’t want a box that week you don’t have to get it! They even donate 10% of produce to charities across London fighting local food poverty.

 

 

Reve en vert sustainable shopping self isolation Oddbox

Kemp Kitchen

Kemp Kitchen is offering home-delivered meals for East London households with an option to also buy a meal to be delivered to a vulnerable person or family. Order a healthy, freshly prepared meal for yourself or your family, while offsetting the cost of the same meal for another.

 

Reve en vert sustainable shopping self isolation Kemp kitchen

Who Gives a Crap

We were thrilled to start supporting this amazing company earlier in the year when our CEO Cora realised that we were still getting toilet paper for the office that whilst being eco-friendly, was still coming wrapped in plastic. She immediately set out to find an alternative and came across this company who send out their TP in paper wraps and cardboard, use bamboo and recycled materials and donate 50% of their profits to charity. Who Gives a Crap also deliver. So rather than rushing out to a big chain supermarket and getting plastic covered and not sustainably sourced TP, see if you can find a local option such as these guys. Your bum and the planet will thank you.

 

Reve en vert sustainable shopping self isolation

Gift Cards

At Reve, we will all be buying gift cards for some of our favorite independent cafes, bars, and restaurants. If you can, we encourage you to do the same. We see it like this: we will definitely be wanting that glass of wine or cup of coffee when it is safer to go out, so we will pay for it ahead of time to help keep our local stops alive in the meantime and support much needed cash flow for small businesses. The same goes for our local yoga and pilates studios, we will just be buying our workouts in advance. 

 

Reve en vert sustainable shopping self isolation

Local

If you are limiting your outings to buying groceries out and about, we urge you to try and buy locally, at small and independent shops. At the end of the day, this period will be the hardest on small businesses who may not have as much security. We at REV love to support places like Bulk Market and Yield N1 in Hackney, Earth Natural Foods in Kentish Town, and Gather in Peckham. However, there are incredible places such as these scattered all over the city. Whilst self isolating means you may not be able to go there just now, see our next tip for a wonderful way to show your support in the meantime.

 

Reve en vert sustainable shopping self isolation

Low Intervention Wines

We’ve said it before and we’re going to say it again: wine is a current essential. At REV we believe every essential should be as sustainable as possible. We enjoy our glass (or two) in the evening more knowing it is made as sustainably as possibly. Low Intervention Wines is a wine delivery service that guarantees the best of organic, natural, and biodynamic wines. They work with, “independent winemakers all over the world who are going back to the roots of their profession, fusing natural practices, creativity and experimentalism with a deep respect for the land.”  You can shop their diverse selection or sign up to one of their monthly subscriptions that curates a collection of wines for you, changing every month. We love that they stock so many incredible local English wines.

 

 

reve en vert sustainable shopping in isolation small local businesses

Natoora Home Delivery 

Usually reserved for chefs and restaurants, Natoora Home Delivery has opened up to the public to provide sustainably produced fruit, vegetables, dairy and cupboard essentials from an array of small farms and producers. We love their mission, which is, “to replace a broken, opaque food system with a transparent and sustainable supply chain.” If you’re lucky enough to live in zones 1-4, then you are eligible for their fantastic grocery delivery! 

 

 

reve en vert sustainable shopping in isolation small local businesses

Spring Farm Boxes

One of our favorite sustainable, London restaurants has decided to collaborate with their usual vegetable producer to bring organic and biodynamic goods to our homes. Since Spring has closed their doors for now, it was important to them to continue to support local organic farmers, like Heckfield Place and Fern Verrow. In these boxes you can even get vinegars made by Spring, fresh sourdough, cakes, and organic cheese. Everything we love in one box! 

 

reve en vert sustainable shopping in isolation small local businesses

Shida Preserved Flowers

Since we are staying in more, we are very passionate about bringing nature inside. Shida Preserved Flowers is an incredible service that provides long lasting preserved flowers. An amazing and sustainable alternative to cut flowers. All of their flowers are treated with a special preservation method, that uses 100% plant-based glycerin and dyes. “The treatment maintains the cell structure of the plants, leaving them feeling soft and retaining their natural beauty for many months.” 

 

 

reve en vert sustainable shopping in isolation small local businesses

Pale Green Dot

Another amazing vegetable box delivery, Pale Green Dot, delivers fresh local produce to London from local Sussex farms. They source their produce from organic and sustainable farms to ensure that we are getting the best of the best. Their aim is to protect our vulnerable planet by encouraging as many people as possible to eat local, seasonal food.A truly beautiful mission to support! 

 

 

reve en vert sustainable shopping in isolation small local businesses

Some U.K. Based Products From Us


Basho organic face oil balancing combination skin
Basho Skin
Organic Balancing Face Oil
£28
mother of pearl no frills black t-shirt
Mother of Pearl
Charlie Tee In Black
£95
wild source apothecary natural organic miracle face oil rosehip
Wild Source Apothecary
Natural Miracle Oil
£42
pico goods crop top ecru
Pico Goods
Ecru Cotton Crop Top
£34
Paradise Row sustainable ethical handmade leather bags love bag
Paradise Row
The Love Bag
£395
pico goods full brief knickers black
Pico Goods
Black Full Brief Knickers
£18
Glasshouse natural wooden sustainable dry body brush
Glasshouse Salon
Wooden Dry Body Brush
£38

Related Editorial

See All Editorials

The Sustainable City Guide to East London: Revisited August 2020

Shop Now

EYM on Non Toxic Candles

Shop Now

Search


Sorry, no results found. try searching for something else.

Close