LATEST NEWS: As of 2 November the government has not stopped outdoor markets from trading, so, with the kind permission and support of our hosts, The Little Green Van will continue to pop up as before - with the sad exception of The Eternal Maker, which, as a shop, has had to close, so we won't be there for the duration (but you can still shop online with them and click and collect).
YAY!! The Little Green Van now stocks SESI products!! I wanted to use them from Day One but lockdown and other issues conspired against it - but now I have their washing up liquid, laundry liquid, body wash, hand and body lotion, rinse aid (hard water formula) and Cotswold Gold rapeseed oil... I'm thrilled about this - why??
SESI are super ethical - they're (an amazing) family based, social enterprise based in Oxford - they started in 2006 from their shed - now SESI, stockists and customers are refilling about 1 MILLION bottles a year with SESI detergents!rgent!!!
Their products are excellent quality, vegan, cruelty free, biodegradable - and gentle
And what I love most of all... they take all their containers back, wash them and reuse them! Not ground up, not sent to to the Far East for recycling, not landfilled: just washed and reused. SESI are currently unique for doing this (don't worry, all the BioD containers I have used have all gone off to new, useful lives, but boy, it's great to not have to worry about that anymore).
To read all about SESI have a look at their website www.sesi.org.uk.
See the full list of their products, with prices, on the products page here.
PLUS...SESI work with Cole & Co, a Welsh company who make lovely toiletries with great care - no animal testing, essential oils, no superfluous ingredients - so I have some of their products in stock too now.
CHRISTMAS... A few festive frivolities - beautiful recycled and recyclable wrapping paper, cards printed with sustainable ink on sustainable paper, PlayinChoc boxes (vegan chocolate with a non plastic toy) - are some of the things I'm stocking for Christmas.
Also, if you want something in bulk - 10 kilos of organic ground almonds or 12 bamboo toothbrushes maybe or a whole box of shaving soaps perhaps, please let me know ASAP so I can order them in for you.
You don't need to wear a mask* when you shop with The Little Green Van, but of course Covid-19 safety measures are in place -
- payment via contactless card payments or exact change
- no touching of products (but sniffing can be arranged ;-) !)
- 2 metre social distancing will be observed
*subject to change
HOME DELIVERIES: are still very much continuing...
In PO2,3,6 and 7 a minimum order of £10 applies.
...In PO1,4,5,9,10,11,16 and 17 a minimum order of £15 applies.
.....and in PO8,18 and 19 it's £20.
BUT if you can club together with 4 or 5 neighbours, the minimum order drops to £10 per household.
Alternatively you may want to click and collect - in other words, send me an order and then come and collect it from one of the locations where I set up. It'll be ready for you so there's no need to queue or wait. £10 minimum order.
Please be assured all appropriate hygiene measures are in place.
CONTAINERS: I am continuing to use brown paper bags for food products but customers are welcome to provide their own containers for liquids (provided they are squeaky clean please!).