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  • Surya Namaskars are best done with your feet planted solidly on a well-made yoga mat. Bonus points if it’s sustainably made. Seona is the founder of Eco Yoga. Eco Yoga makes yoga mats from natural plant based materials: 100% natural rubber and hessian. The rubber compound is environmentally neutral, so at the end of the mat’s life it can […]

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  • The morning of November 10th saw a stream of women arriving at the doorstep of Blue Patch HQ for yet another one of our delicious breakfast mornings. On offer were perfectly baked slices of baguette from Christopher’s Bakery which we are so lucky to have right down the road from us. The baguette was accompanied […]

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  • Blue Patch: brimming with beautiful British made things. About Blue Patch Blue Patch is your colourful catalogue of British made products and services with a sustainability edge. We’ve rounded up everything from eco-fashion to hand-crafted designer furniture, from artisan bread to local cider. We think you’ll be amazed at the line-up. A new principled economy […]

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  • Denby Pottery blogged about showing with us at London Design Fair this year. Their Studio Craft design range was featured on a cabinet by Afid Design and their Natural Canvas found a home on Studio Perki‘s table, designed for small spaces and places. Read more here.

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  • Whether it is something as simple as paying bills on time, making long term savings and investment decisions or even making sure that your business is fully insured, developing responsible financial habits is critical. Take a look at our list of financial advisers and ethical options for banking and insurance. Ethex brings together on one platform […]

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  • We’re nearing the end of Wool Week! Each year, the Campaign for Wool celebrates everything wool for one week. After all, wool is a marvellous fabric that may actually need an entire month to itself if we’re to go by the wealth of wool to be found on Blue Patch made by businesses scattered far and […]

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  • Blue Patch presented work by 10 members at London Design Fair: featured here. Firstly the walls were painted a lovely Grey Pearl from Reborn Paints. These delicious ‘re-mixes’ of colour divert paint from landfill – an inspiring example of the ‘circular economy’. Reborn was invented by scientist Keith Harrison and is primarily manufactured in Sussex. With […]

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  • Our Awards celebrate all things local, global, sustainable and ethical. This year’s presentation was at London Design Fair in the Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane. The launch of London’s annual Design Week, it was the place to be. Thank you Jimmy MacDonald, Director and Founder of London Design Fair for making us so welcome. This […]

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  •   Our members are exceptional Blue Patch members create exceptional products and services with a sustainability edge. From slow fashion to hand-made designer furniture and heritage crafts, ethical banking to green energy providers. We think you’ll be amazed at the quality of their work and the principles they demonstrate. A new principled economy When you […]

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  • We are delighted to announce the finalists for this year’s Blue Patch Business Awards – 27 outstanding businesses and individuals who are doing and creating amazing things in Britain today. They have been shortlisted in five categories, plus you can vote for your favourite to win the Blue Patch People’s Prize, which will be announced at our awards ceremony at London […]

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  •     We would like to invite you to visit the Blue Patch stand at London Design Fair held at the Old Truman Brewery this September. You’ll find us at stand no. C07 in Hall T2 showcasing a selection of talented British designers and makers. Admire the range of Afid Design furniture made with beautiful materials, solid craftsmanship, simple, functional design and a real […]

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  • Taking on your very first employee can be a very exciting moment. It can, also, be stressful. All those “i”s to dot and “t”s to cross to ensure that things are done correctly before their first day of work. HR guru Olga of CrosseHR is here to share her tips with all prospective employers and employees. The characters […]

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  • The market for ethical business is growing. The value of ethical consumer spending grew to £38 billion in the UK in 2015 (an average growth of 8.5%). But what is an ethical business? There’s no one definitive profile of an ethical business – it’s all about making a profit and doing good. It’s not a […]

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  • If you’re like us in your love for Cornwall and period dramas, you’ll be glad to know that the wait is finally over for all us Poldark fans out there! BBC One has confirmed the start of the new series on Sunday, June 11 at 9pm which means that there’s no time at all before we get to […]

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  •     The Power of Positive Shopping campaign (POPS) is all set to do some radical matchmaking! The UK is a global leader in the creative industries, generating £87.4bn a year for the UK economy. Despite this, our sustainable local makers, designers and artisans struggle to survive. Change is happening at an alarming rate in […]

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  • As part of the Fashion Revolution week, Blue Patch wrote a guest post for the City Girl at Heart blog, featuring some of our wonderful makers. Read more here.

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  • It’s very nearly summer! We keep telling ourselves this each time the clouds gather and the temperature drops here in the UK. Still, there’s something about seeing those little shoots of green popping up everywhere,  followed by buds and blossoms in every possible shade. We’re looking forward to summer. Aren’t you? After all, its very nearly time for […]

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  • The 2017 Blue Patch Business Awards are now open and we’d like to introduce you to the fabulous and talented people who’ll be judging five out of the six categories. They are leaders and innovators from across different industries, people who contribute to sustainability in practical ways and have been committed to helping others, protecting the […]

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  •   We’re excited to announce that our annual Business Awards open 1st May 2017. And you are all invited to join! If you are an SME or fledgling business operating in the British Isles then we encourage you to come forward and nominate yourselves for one or more of our business categories:   New Business Award – If you […]

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  • Why I do what I do: Upcycled Creative Lee Richards of Upcycled Creative is a man on a mission. He’s busy turning discarded objects into distinctive, stunning lighting and furniture – picking up awards from TV Dragon Theo Paphitis along the way. Upcycled Creative design and produce hand-made eco-friendly pieces with an authentic ‘wow factor’. […]

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  • Why I do what I do: Scobel Clothing We meet Jackie Parsons of Scobel Clothing who hails from several generations of well dressed women. Her collection of well made, ‘anytime any-wear’ pieces have just enough quirk to make you smile and feel special. These items of clothing will last, but Jackie hopes you that you […]

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  • Imagining low carbon communities: Preeti and Jane at REconomy LIFT

    On an inclement Saturday February 25th Preeti and I spent the day in the welcoming world of the Museum of Cinema History attending REconomy LIFT (Local Innovation For Transition) a new initiative from Transition London & South East. REconomy is a network of communities transforming their local economies, supporting one another to become resilient, more sustainable and […]

  • Sustainable Makers: Mother & baby organic skincare

    Why I do What I do… Nom Nom Skincare Meet Jayne Russell of Nom Nom – award winning, Soil Association certified organic skincare for pregnancy, baby and beyond. The range is made using high levels of nourishing plant-based ingredients and sustainable, biodegradable and recyclable packaging materials. Why I do what I do: The range was […]

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  • Green House Finally getting on with some housework. After a sociable visit to Top Drawer in January and a wonderful trip to the Josef Frank exhibition at the Fashion & Textile Museum. Much inspired by the vibrant colours, textiles and patterns, looking forward to Spring/Summer 2017 – where green will be very evident I believe. Let’s […]

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  • Flexible or rootless – Business in the current economic climate.

    With new business rates coming into effect in April 2017, many startups, SMEs and independent businesses are facing difficult decisions about their future. The latest in a string of threatened closures is Verde, Jeanette Winterson’s deli in Spitalfields. A massive blow and a place our team is truly going to miss. Verde, a place where […]

  • Why I do What I do… Temper Studio

    Meet George Winks of Temper Studio. Temper create handmade contemporary designs, using both traditional and modern joinery and techniques. Influenced by the complex precision of Japanese joinery and the honest manufacturing of the American Shaker workshops, combined with a love of modern construction materials.  It’s good to see George in his workshop and with the results […]

  • Out & About

    Great gifts big & small Blue Patch works with small ethical and sustainable businesses in the UK… from paint-makers to toymakers to clothing designers. Online shopping giants are often seem cheaper and quicker, but our makers don’t mass-produce goods. Blue Patch presents a selection of high quality products at every time of the year but here’s […]

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  • Conversation ‘High Street of the Future’

    A little light conversation… We’re delighted to welcome visitors to our Sustainable Department Store on October 1st to join in the conversation ‘High Streets of the Future’ chaired by our local MP for Dulwich and West Norwood, Helen Hayes. The panel will gather in the Blue Patch hub at 2:20 to paint a picture of [...]

  • The Blue Patch Film 2016: camera rolling!

    Our Headline Film Sponsors: Petermans Associates + Supporters – thank you all. So much support has come from a host of individuals and businesses – our Spacehive campaign was part of the Mayor of London Crowdfunding Programme and the Southwark hive. Over 65 people pledged and helped pay for a range of things we needed [...]

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  • At Blue Patch we are really looking forward to Connexions Cuisine running a cafe at the pop up Department Store event on the 1st October so we can sample their fabulous cooking first hand. Connexions Cuisine have also generously offered a prize of a handmade Vintage Afternoon Tea for four people. Register for free tickets [...]

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