Written by Rob Laing, founder of Ecomersh
To celebrate Plastic Free July and 1 year of being live – Captain Bobcat Blog & ecomersh. are excited to share with the #plasticfreecommunity a One Year Anniversary Plastic Free July sustainable hamper giveaway!
With more and more unique users buying from ecomersh. and supporting plastic free small businesses – the tide is turning with sustainable and plastic free products.
Unfortunately, greenwashing by traditional brands is rife as they attempt to only make money using sustainability as a marketing concept without the core fundamentals of organic, natural, handmade, plastic free and toxin free which ecomersh. sellers adopt.
During this time it is more important than ever to support authentic plastic free small businesses who adhere to these core fundamentals of sustainability.
For this reason, for the whole month of July, to promote this idea we will be offering up a The Ultimate Sustainable Hamper which includes all the essentials; bathroom products, kitchen products, artisanal natural handmade products and all with zero plastic, all natural fibres.
The reason for the range of products is to show that the range of sustainable and plastic free products that exist – we are the home for truly sustainable products in the UK and plan to extend this further by creating a sustainable fund for new and exciting ways to tackle plastic and toxins in everyday products.
We have and always will have at our core the idea to support and grow sustainable and plastic free small businesses and are always looking for new ways to do this. If you have the idea to start a plastic free small business or already running one and wanted to be hosted on the site, please email me directly to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask how we can help you.
1 Every Soul Counts – GLC Resilience band
All of ESC’s bracelets are handmade using eco-friendly harvesting from trees left intact. As well as being lightweight, waterproof and hypoallergenic, it is also 100% vegan alternative to leather!
GLC Resilience Coaching, in partnership is with ESC Bracelets, is aiming to sell 5000 Resilience Bands in order to raise money for three Lancashire-based charities who specialise in working either within the military community or with those who have been through trauma and PTSD.
2 Ecozone Lifestyle – 1000 Bamboo Cotton Buds
This pack contain 1000 cotton buds! Made up of 5 boxes of 200 buds.
These plant-based organically grown bamboo cotton buds are made using eco friendly materials as well as all natural materials such as organic cotton and bamboo which is 100% biodegradable and 100% vegan friendly, sustainable, BPA free and plastic free
Bamboo is an environmentally sustainable material, the world’s fastest, natural and also rapidly growing resource.
3 Siyana London – Stylish Natural Handwoven Cotton Scarf
Made by the artisanal hand weavers, this mint green and grey scarf is made from luxurious soft cotton fabric. This cotton square scarf can be used as a face mask also around the neck to give a chic look.
Lovingly made by hand with all natural fibres delivered in plastic free packaging.
4 Bamboo Valley – Bamboo Toothbrush Set
These Bamboo Valley bamboo toothbrushes will biodegrade within 6 – 12 months of disposal and everything included is 100% plastic free.
Vegan, cruelty free and panda friendly – Bamboo Valley uses moso bamboo which is not eaten by pandas and so does not affect their food supply. Moso bamboo can grow back to 20m within two years and is very sustainable. There is also no animal testing.
The Bamboo Valley Jungle brush contains 4 bamboo toothbrushes, a beautifully crafted travel box which holds one toothbrush.
5 Eco Bliss Beauty – Vegan Fragrance Free Non Greasy Body Butter – Handmade – 100% Natural
A sumptuous vegan body butter that melts onto the skin as soon as you start to apply it! Super-luxurious, this body butter is suitable for even the most sensitive skin. Made from cold pressed, food grade rapeseed oil from a farm in Newquay, Cornwall. This is the same natural, golden rapeseed oil used in the top Cornish restaurants in Cornwall. Naturally high in vitamin E, as well as alpha linoleic acid, it is extremely gentle and nourishing.
Entirely plastic free, this body butter uses locally sourced ingredients.
6 Organic Worldwide – Jumbo Natural Coconut Bowl
These Jumbo Natural coconut bowls are 100% organic and handmade by artisans in local communities. Organic Worldwide works with a coconut oil producer to repurpose waste coconut shells into beautiful natural plastic free bowls.
Each bowl is unique with it’s own shape, size and beautiful markings which gives it a distinct look.
All Jumbo Natural coconut bowls are left 100% natural to give their unique, natural look and feel and no artificial substances are used in production.
Ideal for smoothie bowls, salads and any meal.
7 Ecojiko – Cellulose Sponges – 4 pack
The ecojiko sponge scourers are great for your pots and pans, as well as the earth. They are an essential purchase for any household looking for an eco friendly, effective alternative to plastic sponges.
These multi-purpose cellulose and sisal sponges are super absorbent and can handle scrubbing pans just as well as plastic scourers. One softer side is suitable for wiping work surfaces and plates, where as the more abrasive side is ideal for scrubbing pans, cleaning floors, sinks as well as baths.
As well as the eco benefits, our sponges do not smell like your usual plastic sponges and you will find they take longer to wear out.
100% BIODEGRADABLE: Our sponges are made from sisal, a natural plant fibre and cellulose, made from wood pulp. They will therefore biodegrade in your compost bin rather than spending thousands of years in landfill like plastic sponges.
NO MORE MICRO-PLASTICS: Our sponges are 100% plastic free made from natural fibres and will not leave any traces of micro-plastics in the water system.
8 Sintra Naturals – Charcoal Deep Cleanse Soap
If you are looking to deep clean your pores, you will definitely fall in love with this Charcoal Deep Cleanse Soap infused with dried peppermint which contains antioxidants that can reduce inflammation and brighten your skin.
Charcoal powder cleans your skin and will unclog your pores and leave it feeling fresh.
This soaps base blend is made up from shea butter and coconut milk and is coupled with the moisturising power of the coconut and olive oils.
9 Sintra Naturals – Zero Waste Dishwashing Paste
Dishwashing just got a makeover!
This all natural gentle dishwashing paste is multipurpose and can be used on dishes as well as stove tops.
Stored in a reusable glass jar which makes it lasts longer, it is also zero waste and made with plant based ingredients which are gentle on hands and tough on grime and dirt.
The vinegar and baking soda in the paste gives the all material made dishes such a squeaky clean feeling. We added lemon essential oil for extra cleaning power.
10 Sintra Naturals – Vegan Natural Shampoo Bar
This Vegan Shampoo Bar is made with coconut derived surfactants which are very mild and 100 percent biodegradable.
These shampoo bars are PH balanced which is perfect for all hair types and will keep your hair looking silky smooth.
We used Argan oil which is the holy elixir for hair as it retains the hair moisture and bounce without weighing it down like other heavy oils or butters. A food grade vegan binder helps in making the shampoo bar hard and last longer between showers.
Pink French clay not only revitalises the hair but gives a amazing clean feeling afterwards and should be. Gentle enough for children too but please do a patch test before full use.
11 Funky Soap Shop – Toothpaste
This 100% Natural Tooth powder works by absorbing and polishing away naturally occurring stains and plaque without the use of any synthetic chemicals such as SLS, peroxides and fluorides. It contains a high percentage of Miswak which is a proven to fight plaque.
Miswak Powder has excellent oral and dental hygiene properties. It cleanses the mouth thanks to its antibacterial property, prevents cavities, strengthens the gums and prevents dental plaque. It also helps to eliminate bad breath.
Calcium Carbonate makes up tooth enamel and has plaque-removing effect. It also prevent tooth decay and subsequent cavities.
Sodium Bicarbonate or baking soda is used for teeth whitening because it forms an alkaline solution which releases free radicals that help in teeth whitening and prevents tooth decay, cavity formation and gum diseases and menthol crystals are a compound obtained from peppermint oil with a cool, refreshing, minty odour and taste.
To enter the giveaway to win this fantastic eco hamper, simply enter below.
Terms and conditions
The competition closes at 12:00 AM on 31st of July 2021 and the winner will be notified via email within 48 hours.
The giveaway is open to all UK residents aged 18 or over.
There is no maximum amount of times an individual can enter, and each entry will be in with a chance of winning.
ONE person will be picked at random as a winner and the prize provider will send the prize directly to the winner as soon as is reasonably possible. (It is the winner’s responsibility to reply with their full name and address in order to receive their prize).
The winner will have 5 days to respond to their winner’s email. Otherwise we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
No cash alternatives are available.
The winner’s name will be posted onto them Captain Bobcat Blog website.
Check out my other giveaways, I always have some up running!