I started my working life in media (a long time ago!), then went on to have a family and then re-trained as a fitness instructor back in 2012. Deciding to start a low waste refill shop was somewhat out of the blue but at the same time seemed to fit with all my beliefs and desire to protect the planet for my children and future generations. Having met Elise through village and school life we discovered a shared interest in all things eco. This resulted in a trip to a zero waste shop in Essex in January 2019 which was very exciting. By the time we had driven home we had decided to open our own shop and 12 weeks later we opened our doors. A whirlwind to say the least, but one of the most rewarding things I have ever done.
I’m Arty! I have a fashion design background, have taught art and created it. The state of our planet, however, has always been at the forefront of my mind and my actions. I can thank my forward thinking Mum and Nan for that. As a child, I was introduced to Green Peace, Animal rights, the pollution crisis and worm composts. And that was the 70’s!
It was great when I got chatting to Susie in one of her Boxercise classes about shampoo bars and other low waste products we’d been trying. We had a common mission to reduce our carbon footprints and save the planet basically! And thus began our journey to create REco Store, and I think we make a bloody good team.
We all know that our planet is reaching a critical point, so it is up to all of us to change our buying habits and do something about it.
Single use plastics are unnecessary and not only use up valuable resources but are also mostly unrecyclable. By shopping package free you can buy only what you need, saving money and reducing waste.
We want to help you achieve this and enable you to make better shopping choices.
REco Store brings you affordable, well researched, earth friendly produce. We buy locally wherever possible and are always working with suppliers to improve their packaging or to initiate closed loop supply systems.