Why Shop at The Brown Box

With so many new businesses out there how do you decide where to do your shopping? The Brown Box is a small family run business based in North Yorkshire. We are surrounded by beauty, having the idyllic moors and beautiful clean beaches right on our doorstep. Our aim is to showcase a variety of beautiful gifts and products which are not only a treat for the recipient but also offer sustainability and help protect the environment and our future. We work hard researching products and businesses to ensure they have the same values and ethos as The Brown Box. It is important to us to sell quality affordable products which bring a smile and happiness to people’s faces. We wanted to take this opportunity to induce some of the amazing brands we work with so it becomes clear to you why we sell their products.

 

Sixton London

Sixton London are a husband and wife led team, with a background in fashion, based in Stockwell, near Brixton (hence the name, Sixton London).  

Their ideas are inspired by a love of colour and the area they live in, from local legend David Bowie (see the best selling lightning bolt pin), to insects on display at the Hornimans museum, which sparked the idea for the insect pins and bug boxes.  

 

As responsible creators, they are moving towards using more recycled materials. The handbags and make-up bags, exterior and linings is made from recycled polyester (rPet), a material made from recycled plastic bottles and recycled polyurethane.

 

Sixton work closely with their manufacturing partners - including a third generation, family-owned sock factory and a sustainable, vegan leather handbag manufacturer. They work with manufacturers assessed by the amfori BSCI code of conduct that meet their labour principles for ethical business behaviour, fair renumeration, no discrimination, no child labour, decent working hours and occupational health & safety. Production from overseas to the UK is moved via train as it is more eco-friendly with low exhaust emissions.

https://sixton.london/pages/about-us

 

 

Flawless

Flawless believe in offering customers exceptional quality cosmetic products that perform to professional standards. It is important to us that all of their items are designed and handcrafted with respect for the natural environment. That is why Flawless promise to never use anything animal related in any of their products. 

All Flawless products are zero waste, cruelty-free, vegan and have been approved by PETA.

Flawless are an independent, woman owned, cruelty free and vegan skincare company based in North Wales

 

Every product is handmade, in small batches. This ensures ultimate freshness of the products for customers.

The skincare products are infused with therapeutic essential oils and are created using healing carrier oils, butters and actives that work with your skin.

Flawless take great care to price their products fairly so that they affordable to everyone.

Every ingredient used is thoroughly researched to ensure they are sourced responsibly, ethically and with minimum environmental impact.

All products are free from parabens, palm oil and its derivatives.

https://www.myflawless.co.uk/pages/about-us

 

 

Chelsea Candles

Chelsea Candle was founded in 2015 by Chelsey O'Neill after she packed up her busy life in London and escaped back home to her roots in the beautiful Kentish coast. Each scent is lovingly inspired by Chelsey’s memories and travels.

The sense of smell is linked to memory. The smell of freshly cut grass during spring, sea salt & wood sage on those summer days, there is something so magical about the power of fragrance and its connection to our emotion and memories. We hope to help you unwind and reminisce after a long day in this busy world we live in.

All our products are hand poured in our Kent studio using high quality fragrance and essential oils. We only use soy wax and sustainably sourced packaging. Many of our vessels are handmade by local designers. Each vessel has been designed to be used in your home long after the candle has been burnt, no matter your décor style, we have a candle to suit your home.

https://www.chelseacandle.co.uk/

 

Ivy & Ginger

Ivy and Ginger aims to create bright, fun and colourful jewellery that is planet friendly.

Every product is researched thoroughly to ensure the most sustainable materials and methods are used in the making process. Both hand painted and digitally painted wooden jewellery makes up the core collection, which is stocked in incredible independent stores worldwide.

Ivy and Ginger is a small business with every item handmade in Staffordshire UK by Nicky - a graduate from Staffordshire University specialising in fine jewellery.

 

Ivy and Ginger ensure the materials and processes used to create the most amazing jewellery by taking all steps possible to limit any impact to our planet.

  • all wood is recycled, sustainable or from responsibly sourced woods
  • their paint is water-based, and whilst super durable, it’s toxic free so no nasty chemicals!
  • they are continually looking for an all environmentally friendly wood glue, however this unfortunately doesn’t yet exist! however we’ve made sure our glue has no evidence of being found in the environment, and has a base that can actually be degraded by a number of microorganisms if it ever reaches landfill 
  • their jewellery findings vary in material. Our studs are made from surgical stainless steel, and stainless steel whilst not biodegradable is 100% recyclable as are our other findings
  • every part of the packaging is recyclable, and they even reused lots of packing materials if we receive any too
  • they only use UK based suppliers to reduce their carbon footprint

 

https://ivyandginger.com/pages/planet-friendly-bits


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