Maker Stories

Sapling Vodka is creamy and smooth with a natural sweetness that makes it delightfully drinkable simply served ‘on the rocks’ or as part of a sophisticated cocktail. Made sustainably in London using 100% British wheat, what makes Sapling completely unique (and the perfect vodka for the BoxTree Bar) is its planet-saving mission to plant 1,000,000 trees by 2027, with a tree planted for every bottle purchased.

Not only are Sapling-funded trees popping up all over the country, from fruit trees planted in London to oak trees in Bristol, but your bottle of Sapling comes with a unique code that you can use to discover exactly where your tree was planted and a bit about how the planting project is positively impacting both its human and environmental surroundings.

oseph Sopher, popcorn connoisseur and founder of Joe & Seph’s, was inspired to have a go at making his own popcorn after tasting the wide range of flavoured popcorn on offer in the USA. Realising that there were limited flavour choices in the UK, he began experimenting in his family kitchen, getting through a fair few frying pans as he went along. Before long, Joseph had invented a completely new collection of flavours using ‘air-popping’, a non-frying method that meant his popcorn was not only original and delicious, but healthy as well.

Since then the family business has gone from strength to strength, launching in Selfridges and winning a shelf-load of awards, partnering with other exciting food producers, and branching out into the world of caramel sauces. Sweet success!

Dopper bottles are stylish, easy to fill, use and carry, and come in a range of colours to suit every taste. They’re sustainably made using plastic that can be reused for years to come, and if you’re ever finished with them, they are fully recyclable.

Though everything you’d want in a funky and reusable water bottle, the mission behind them is what really sets Dopper apart from other brands. They use the proceeds from sales to run education programmes, research programmes, awareness campaigns and clean-drinking projects in places like Nepal.

Occasionally we’re presented with hard-to-stomach facts about environmental waste, and the plastic coffee cup is a well-known shaming example… brace yourself, we’ll keep it short:

Each year over 300 billion single-use cups are made and less than 2% will ever be recycled. But, more positively, this shocking fact has inspired the creation of ECoffee reusable cups which are made from natural ingredients and can be reused over and over again, lasting years rather than the estimated 10 minutes of their single-use equivalents.

Since launching the ECoffee cup in 2014, more than 10 million single-use cups have been prevented from entering landfill. That’s the kind of news we like to hear, and we at BoxTree are delighted to include these bright and beautiful cups in our collection, hopefully contributing to this positive change.

The idea for Nursem was born on a paediatric ward, where intensive care nurse and founder, Antonia, would often return home with cracked and bleeding hands from the regular hand washing required to keep her young patients safe. Being unable to find a skincare product that treated this specific problem, she and her husband, Jonny, began a 7-year project to create a hand cream that would treat nurses’ over-washed hands safely and that could be used regularly throughout their busy shifts.
In the beginning Kate and Louise planned to create kits that would give parents everything they needed to decorate their children's Birthday cakes, but their business plan soon expanded to include kits that could be used by children as well - the perfect activity for school holidays and special occasions.
Emily and Ana’s mission to save our country’s bees led them to wildflowers which, in turn, led them to seeds. As a result, they invented these brilliantly clever balls of protective, nutritious compost containing bee and insect-friendly seeds.

All of BeautyPro’s ingredients are sustainably sourced and they have amazing eco-credentials, from their plastic-free masks to their adoption of 400,000 UK honeybees.

 These popular self-heating eye masks with their calming fragrances are made from completely natural materials, have 100% recyclable packaging and include special charity ranges dedicated to meaningful causes… Perfection!

 

 

When Nat and Andy Bond started a family, they realised that they wanted to use skincare products that were truly natural and free from chemicals... So, they decided to make their own, and we’re very glad they did! 
Laura launched her business whilst at university, selling handmade fudge at festivals. She now stocks a range of firm British favourites from giant strawberries to pink and white mice, all hand-made in Yorkshire where she also hosts her HQ.
Every penny of From Babies with Love’s profits goes to children who have lost their parents through war, famine, disease and poverty, and allows them to start a new life in safety with loving families.

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