Greengoddessearth.co.uk is a small family-run business on the beautiful Sussex coast. We sell fair-trade clothing, bags, and gifts, and plastic-free, vegan, beauty products, in our shop, and at local fairs and markets.
I am an active permaculturist, vegan and ecologist, as well as being a Reiki Practioner, Tarot Card Reader and Crystal healer. All my life I have been fascinated and connected to plants, trees and wildlife and believe that nature is a wonderful healer, and we are all part of it and have a duty to protect it.
I also heard about Fair Trade, and how it actually works, becoming less and less satisfied with 'the system' that exists in our Society, based on exploitation, and plastic! I realised about 5 years ago, when I set up the company, that cheap, synthetic throw-away fashion, damages the environment, by releasing toxins into the atmosphere during manufacture. It also releases micro-plastics into the oceans, and clothing very often ends up on landfill as fashions change! I also investigated the possibilities of plastic-free toiletries. We all need to buy new toothbrushes, but why always must it be something plastic that won't bio-degrade? Why not wood? Hemp or Bamboo? I believe we need to question everything and go right back to basics!
When we buy Fair Trade, we ensure, that the workers who make and craft these lovely products in our shop are not exploited, and are paid a fair price for their labours. We sell BAFTS approved labels for our clothing, bags and accessories and try to be very active in the local community, caring for the environment, picking up litter, and working for environmentalist charities. We are carbon neutral in how we buy, and also what we buy, and how we package the products to send off to you. For every order we receive, we plant a small tree, or pollinator plant (depending on the season!)
As well as Fair Trade, we actively support, Friends of the Earth, The Marine Conservation Society, The Hunt Saboteurs, The League Against Cruel Sports, Greenpeace, The British Trust for Ornithology, RSPB and The Sussex Wildlife Trust. A percentage of our profits is donated to these charities.
For further information on our therapies, or to enquire about our products, please contact Ros on 07557 345894. Email: [email protected]