"I don't want to protect the environment, I want to create a world where the environment doesn't need protecting"
Hello! I am Frances, Founder of 'Nature & My' and this is my husband, James and our 2 children, Georgia and Michael.
Our story began with the birth of our first child, Georgia, in 2009. We very quickly realised that most of the products we were using daily were in some way toxic or harmful to our health or the environment and, in some cases, both. Immediately we began to research healthier and more eco-friendly alternatives. We did not want our journey to wellness and sustainability to end with our family and wanted to spread the message far and wide for all to benefit. Our concept for ‘Nature & My’ started at this point. We wanted to introduce to the market premium quality, plastic-free products suitable for both adults in children that could be used as part of everyday life.
- The UK's first plastic-free coffee mugs and plastic-free lunch boxes that are durable, dishwasher safe and yet fully biodegradable
- Europe's first plastic-free bamboo toothbrushes with certified 64% bio-based bristles
- A range of reusable, plastic-free straws
We offer Ethical, Natural and Eco-Friendly products suitable for the whole family that are both good for our health and our environment. Our Reusable Plastic-free Coffee Mugs are the perfect eco-friendly alternative to other plastic-free coffee mugs. Superior to bamboo they are stain resistant and microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe! They are completely non-toxic and BPA free with a soft, food grade silicone lid.
We have also introduced Europe's first 64% plant-based bamboo toothbrushes. Made from 100% ethically sourced bamboo and certified bio-based bristles made with 64% castor bean oil. The wrapper is made from a water soluble film that is completely non-toxic and even the logo has been laser etched onto the handle without the use of any ink! 10p of every bamboo toothbrush purchased is donated to support Plastic Oceans Charity
Our commitment to the environment runs right through from production to the packaging and postal materials that we use. All our products are manufactured and packaged in a fair trade environment from only sustainable sources. The plastic-free coffee mugs and lunch boxes are made from organic rice farms and dramatically reduces the carbon footprint burning this waste product contributes to the environment. They are 100% plastic-free so will fully biodegrade and turn into compost within approximately 180 days with no poisonous toxins released into the earth during the process.
The bamboo used in our toothbrushes and hairbrushes has been grown without the use of pesticides or fertilizers in the Jiangxi Province in China, which is highly regulated and monitored by the Chinese authorities. The bamboo is sourced only from a manufacturer with licensed cutting permission granted by the government.
Product and postal packaging is 100% plastic-free, biodegradable and non-toxic. We use recycled kraft packing paper or biodegradable bubble wrap and even the parcel tape is made with recycled paper and a silicone free backing.
We know that the switch to eco-friendly alternatives isn’t going to happen overnight, so we encourage collaboration within the industry and invite other like-minded businesses and individuals to work with us. Every one of us needs to take responsibility and start working together to help save our planet.