Shopping - Aylesbury’s Sustainable Directory

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Work 73 High Street Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP20 1SA Work Phone: 07588 678603 Website: https://aylesburyecostores.tillex.co.uk/?vrp=25

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This bright and beautiful shop is full to the brim of zero-waste products, and Deanna always welcomes requests from customers to add to her already abundant stock.

  • Food refills
  • Home cleaning products
  • Body care products

 

Categories: Food, Shopping, Zero Waste
Work Buckmoorend Farm Butlers Cross Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP17 0UT Work Phone: 01296 624425 Website: Buckmoorend Farm Shop & Kitchen

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Buckmoorend Farm is a small, family run farm surrounded by natural woodland and nestled in the beautiful Chiltern Hills. It is part of the Chequers Estate. 

They rear their animals on barley grown on the farm, and limit the use of chemicals wherever possible, so consumers can enjoy nutritious food with confidence that it has been produced in an environmentally and socially responsible way.  Their farming methods encompass good rotation of crops, non-intensive meat production, high standards of animal welfare and rotational grazing that enriches the environment.

They sell their own meats (they are involved in the whole chain, from farm to fork), as well as items from carefully selected local producers.

  • Pork, beef and lamb
  • Biscuits
  • Cereals
  • Rapeseed oil
  • Fresh breads
  • Wine
  • Yoghurt
Categories: Food, Shopping
Work High Street Wendover Buckinghamshire HP22 6EA Work Phone: 01296 625864 Website: Budgens of Wendover Facebook Page

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Selling a number of local products, and stocking a range of dried food refills.

 

Categories: Food, Shopping, Zero Waste
Work Phone: 07831 278771 Website: Chiltern Sky Flowers Website

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A small-scale farm on the outskirts of Bledlow Ridge growing scented, seasonal cut flowers and foliage from April to October.  

A member of Flowers from the Farm (see http://www.flowersfromthefarm.co.uk), a not-for-profit co-operative of British cut flower growers.  Their aim is to promote British flowers (an estimated 90% of flowers sold in the UK are imported from countries such as Holland, Ecuador and Kenya).  These will have a significantly lower impact and save thousands of travel miles, promote growing seasonal flowers, and support local small-scale businesses.

Categories: Gardening. Growing and Agriculture, Shopping
Home Unit 25 Duck Farm Court Station Way 25 Walton Terrace, Walton Street Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP20 2SQ Website: Eco Bonobo Website

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A local, friendly and passionate individual selling ethical products and refills.  All products are plastic-free, zero-waste, vegan, natural, cruelty-free and ethical.  Natasha’s stall is a regular at local shops and markets, and offers local delivery. A first point of call for ethical consumers in Aylesbury.

  • Body care
  • Home products
  • Food refills
Categories: Food, Shopping, Zero Waste
Work Phone: 01296 826179 Website: https://eco-chameleon.co.uk/

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An Aylesbury-based service providing a bathroom rejuvenation and restoration service to refresh your tired old bathroom without needing to replace it.  In as little as five hours their experienced team of bathroom cleaning technicians offer to give your bathroom a new lease of life.  As well as a complete professional bathroom deep clean, our standard package includes:

  • Replacing any deteriorating sealant, mastic and silicone in either your bath or shower cubicle.
  • Chemical free removal of limescale and mould
  • Cleaning all grouting

They use eco-friendly products and minimise the impact they have on the environment, as well as repurposing and being mindful of the products and equipment they’re using.  And of course through restoring bathrooms they avoid bathroom replacements, helping us to reuse, restore and repair!

Categories: Shopping, Waste, Reuse, Repair, Recycle
Work Layby Farm Old Risborough Road Stoke Mandeville Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP22 5XJ Work Phone: 07496033156 Website: Freya Jones Art and Craft

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Freya Jones is a friendly and inviting treasure trove packed full of quality artist supplies, spinning, felting and weaving equipment, and so many treats for your creative self.  The perfect place for an artist’s date (https://juliacameronlive.com/basic-tools/artists-dates/), you will not help but be inspired by the panoply of colour and texture which greets you as you enter.  Passionate about sustainability, Freya ensures that her items are local, eco-friendly and/or ethically sourced before they can be sold. 

They also sell a range of items to help you to live plastic-free, including reusable cotton pads. beeswax food wraps and reusable straws.

You must visit to really experience the joy of this shop.   They also offer day courses, artists residencies and community groups a place to come together.

 

Located in the artistic hub of the Layby Farm (next to the Bucks Goat Centre) alongside the Obsidian Art Gallery, Buckinghamshire Craft Guild, and By Hand Books, it is a beautiful place to while away an afternoon.

Categories: Education, Shopping
Work 6 Cambridge Street Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP20 1RS Work Phone: 01296 485158 Website: Holy Cow Home

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Set within the quirky backstreets of the historic market town of Aylesbury, Holy Cow Home is a treasure trove of vintage Indian furniture, antique Moroccan lighting, earthenware and trinkets, one-off, unique and exclusive pieces from around the world, jewellery and gift ideas for every kind of budget.  They also stock a number or reclaimed and recycled goods – including reclaimed flooring – as well as their own blends of loose leaf tea.  The shop is a treat for the senses, with beautiful lights, colours and smells enveloping you as you enter.

In addition they organise Aylesbury’s annual Festival of Lights, a community celebration of Diwali bringing people together and offering an exciting range of events and workshops, and they have recently started a new Tea Enthusiasts group.

Categories: Shopping, Zero Waste
Work Phone: 01296 796416 Website: Home Loving

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Home Loving is a Stoke Mandeville based family business with a conscience and a desire to help save the planet.  Their journey started as a professional oven cleaning duo and grew as they started to receive feedback from clients and requests to use their cleaning products more widely in their homes. Their vision to help create a better world with less waste and less pollution is a legacy they are determined to leave.  They have therefore created a new range of planet-friendly cleaning products to give amazing results as well as having a low environmental impact.

“At Home Loving, we’re excited about being different. We’d like to introduce you to our heroic, planet-friendly cleaning team. They’re here to give you amazing results as well as the power to change the future of our planet. Home Loving is a family business with a conscience and a desire to help save the planet. Our journey started as a professional oven cleaning duo and grew as we started to receive amazing feedback from our clients and requests to use our cleaning products more widely in their homes.
Our vision of helping to create a better world with less waste and less pollution is a legacy we are determined to leave.
Meet the Home Heroes and join our revolution, one bottle at a time.”

Categories: Shopping, Zero Waste
Work Loudwater Farm Nash Lee End Wendover Buckinghamshire HP22 6BH Work Phone: 01296 622014 Website: Kings Farm Shop

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Busy, local and knowledgeable butchers providing great customer service and excellent produce.  They sell their own free-range beef, eggs and chicken, as well as sourcing local and seasonal produce from Thame and the surrounding areas. 

  • Meat
  • Eggs
  • Fruit and vegetables
  • Deli
  • Oils, chutneys and sauces
  • Ice cream
  • Sweet treats

 

Categories: Food, Shopping
Work Unit 8 Duck Farm Court Station Way Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP20 2SQ Work Phone: 01296 426102 Website: McGrumpy & Snuffles

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An independent company specialising in high quality, natural treats, foods and toys for dogs.  They stock a wide variety of natural treats including baked treats, meat treats from UK and EU herds and a selection of premium packaged treats, avoiding products which contain high levels of additives and chemicals or which are not produced in an environmentally conscious manner.

Categories: Shopping
Work 2 Burners Lane Kiln Farm Milton Keynes MK11 3HB Work Phone: 01908 263033 Website: https://www.mkpa.co.uk/scrapstore/

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They collect clean recyclable waste material from local companies and take it to their Scrapstore where it is soon put to use by a local playgroup, school, community group, or any other Milton Keynes Play Association member.  They always have a wide range of materials available for members to use for play, art and craft activities, den building, or design and technology projects.  They can find a use for most things, as long as they’re clean and non-toxic.

And OK, definitely not in Aylesbury, but had to be included because of the amazing work in reducing waste, and local enough for Aylesbury-based businesses to collaborate with them.

They have an online shop open for members and non-members, but items need to be collected from them in Milton Keynes.

Categories: Arts, Entertainment and Play, Shopping, Waste, Reuse, Repair, Recycle
Work 36 Parton Road Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP20 1NG Work Phone: 01296 423729 Website: http://www.morebroughton.org/

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more+ is community hub on Parton Road in Aylesbury. It’s run by Broughton Community Action, a charity set up by Broughton Church. It’s a space that they offer to the community for connection, welcome and love.

They have a coffee shop staffed by volunteers and offering teas, coffees and homemade cakes.  You can also buy ‘Pay It Forward’ drink tokens for those in the community who might be in need of a tea or coffee.

AND there’s a refill shop with a small selection of plastic-free wholefoods available to buy.  

Categories: Community, Food, Shopping, Zero Waste
Work 32 High Street Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP20 1SF Work Phone: 01296 423843

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Oxfam is the UK’s largest second hand bookseller, and the Aylesbury Oxfam bookshop offers a wider selection of books than most shops, from modern fiction and leisure interest to more specialist subjects, classics, and rare or collectable books. They also sell greetings cards, stationery and photography equipment.   

Categories: Shopping, Waste, Reuse, Repair, Recycle
Work Lower Icknield Way Wilstone Tring Hertfordshire HP23 4NT Work Phone: 01442 828478 Website: P E Mead & Sons

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A welcoming and overflowing farm shop adjoining a family-run farm, stocking a number of products from the farm (meat, oil, apple juice, firewood) as well as championing other local producers. There is also an inviting tea room with indoor and outdoor seating.

  • Refills of Chiltern Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil
  • Small wholefoods and household refill section
  • Fieldfare zero waste frozen foods 
  • Eco-friendly products
  • Local products
  • Loose fruit and vegetables
  • Culture Bakery (Wilstone) bread
  • Local cheese
  • Local ales and spirits
Categories: Food, Shopping, Zero Waste
Work Phone: 07894 990312 Website: Polka Dots and Roses

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A lovely local offering selling handmade sewn items for the home and personalised items for those you love.  Shop includes:

  • Reusable make-up remover pads
  • Beeswax wraps
  • Reusable sanitary towels and waterproof carry pouches
Categories: Shopping
Work Queens Park Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP21 7RT Work Phone: 01296 424332 Website: Queens Park Arts Centre Website

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The creative and cultural hub of Aylesbury. One of the largest independent art centres in the UK, offering ‘arts for all’. They hold workshops and courses for all abilities, and regular music, theatre and comedy events.  Their lovely café bar is open daily, and they also sell art supplies and beautiful works from local artisans.  

Categories: Arts, Entertainment and Play, Community, Education, Shopping
Work 20 Cambridge Street Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP20 1RS Work Phone: 01296 706640

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A fresh and inviting deli and café in the centre of Aylesbury, offering delicious Italian meats and cheeses, pasta, sauces and more.  

Categories: Food, Shopping
Work Nash Lee Road Terrick Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP17 0TQ Work Phone: 01296 613647 Website: The Chiltern Brewery Website

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Founded in 1980, this is the oldest independent brewery in the Chiltern Hills and Buckinghamshire.  The brewery shop sells a wide range of local products, and brewery tours run regularly.

  • Bottled and draught beers (refills available with Chiltern Brewery growler)
  • Local wines and spirits
  • Local condiments
  • Fresh breads and cakes
  • Local cheese
Categories: Food, Shopping
Work King’s Head Passage Market Square Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP21 7QY Work Phone: 01296 613647 Website: The King’s Head Food Hall and Coffeehouse

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The historic and and characterful King’s Head pub in the centre of Aylesbury is owned by the National Trust and run by the Chiltern Brewery.  It is the oldest courtyard inn in England.  Opened during the first lockdown, its fifteenth-century stable barn houses their new Food Hall and Coffeehouse.  It can be found at the back of the inner courtyard.  They stock a wide range of local produce, dry food refills, and beer from the Chiltern Brewery!

  • Fresh, packaging-free seasonal fruit and vegetables
  • Artisan breads baked at The King’s Head
  • Homemade cakes and bakes
  • Food refills
  • Draught and bottled beers (refills available with a Chiltern Brewery growler)
  • Local wines and spirits
  • Gift foods
  • Local cheese
Categories: Food, Shopping, Zero Waste
Work 6 Leaders Close Wingrave Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP22 4QJ Work Phone: 07546 550087

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Upcycle Arcade hand source every piece of furniture and bring it back to their workshop where they fix it, strip it, sand it, then paint and polish it using techniques gleaned from research and experience as well as learning from their own hiccups. Imagination and courage with their approach means each piece has individuality pushed just outside the comfort zone. The end result is high quality exclusive furniture that retains much of its original character.

Kirsty also writes a blog about furniture upcycling as well as anything related to sustainability and eco-friendly living which pops into her head!

Categories: Shopping, Waste, Reuse, Repair, Recycle

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An award-winning clothes designer using old clothes to create beautiful, unique and sustainable new pieces.  Helping us to respect the work and efforts that have gone into creating our clothing, she also provides a service repairing, altering or restyling clothes to fit better and last longer.  This includes hand sewing, embroidery and beading, from delicate restoration of vintage clothes and eveningwear to working with denim and heavy coats.  For a full list of services see website.

Wild Daisy creates new designs from old clothing. Sustainability and looking after the earth is the core of the business. My focus is on reducing waste in the fashion industry, mostly the end-of-life wastage, to which there is no shortage. All of my fabric is recycled and my patchwork methods utilise every inch of fabric so zero waste is produced. Each design is entirely unique but a wardrobe essential that can be worn in a million different ways.

 

Categories: Shopping, Waste, Reuse, Repair, Recycle

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A group for people in the Aylesbury area who are looking to reduce their waste and move towards a low- or zero-waste lifestyle to share tips and experiences.

Categories: Zero Waste

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