Businesses helping plant conservation – and some special offers!

Michael Krause

Michael Krause

Director of Development

17th November 2017

As Christmas gets closer and we rack our brains to find gifts which are just right for our family and friends, this is a good time to consider those businesses which are doing something good for our native plants.

Over the last year, I spoken to many companies about our work and I’ve come across some wonderful people, many in very small businesses, who really care. They care about sustainability in how they produce products, their impact on nature and of course their customers. Sue, Chloe, Emily and Jessica who run some of the businesses I mention below have all told me how much they want to help plant conservation. They are all supporting Plantlife and are giving a donation to Plantlife whenever a product is sold. Do have a look at their websites and keep an eye out for their products when you’re shopping – and don’t miss the generous special offers.

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Bramley

The Bramley range is firmly rooted in the British countryside. Chloё Luxton, Bramley’s founder, was inspired by the beauty and therapeutic properties of plants and her love for nature has led to a luxurious scented collection for bath, body and home, found in over 350 hotels, pubs, restaurants and shops. In her latest product, juniper, sweet orange and bergamot essential oils are combined to create a nourishing Body Lotion and there is a donation to Plantlife for every 250 ml bottle sold. Plantlife members can have a 15% discount on all orders until by entering the code PL15 at the checkout.

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Cotswold Outdoors

Cotswold Outdoor are delighted to offer you 15% off the full retail value of current season’s product ranges. Just register your address details at www.cotswoldoutdoor.com or login. When ready to checkout, key in the code AF-PLANTLIFE-M3 in the Promotional Code box.

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Vintage Roots

Vintage Roots is the only UK company to import and retail exclusively organic wines and other drinks. They are offering Plantlife supporters a £10 discount on orders over a value of £100 (on first orders only and until 31st December 2017). Just use the code WINEPLANT at the checkout. Visit www.vintageroots.co.uk

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Seedball

Some people buy their seeds by the sack to create meadows and wildflower seeds are already available through our shop. But Seedball use an ancient technique to make germinating seed in gardens, balconies and window boxes really easy, protecting the seed from being eaten. The technique has been used around the world to grow sustainably without ploughing, pesticides or fertiliser and is now being employed here by Ana and Emily who founded Seedball after attending a training course to help scientists apply their knowledge to become entrepreneurs. Seedballs combine wildflower seeds, clay, peat-free compost and chilli powder in a protective casing. Scatter onto soil; rain and sunshine do the rest. Ana and Emily are supporting Plantlife with a donation for every sale of a Plantlife Seedball Mix, a combination of wildflowers most likely to thrive in nutrient rich soils commonly found in gardens. It’s an ideal stocking filler and a great way to start growing wildflowers – especially for those who think gardening is hard work. Visit https://www.seedball.co.uk/

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Blue Slate Gin/Jin Llechen Las

Keep an eye out for Blue Slate Gin/Jin Llechen Las. They craft truly small batch gin using locally grown botanicals from a wild, Welsh mountainside whenever possible and water from the distillery well. Passionate about plants, especially juniper, Dinorwig distillery are donating £1 to Plantlife for every bottle sold. Visit https://www.instagram.com/dinorwig_distillery/

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Modern Botanicals

Modern Botanicals is the exquisite new Christmas gifts from Green People. This unique collection draws inspiration from nature, in its striking design using contemporary plant imagery and in the creams, gels and lotions which use certified organic ingredients to stimulate, nourish and balance both body and mind. Green People are making a donation to Plantlife for every product sold. They make perfect presents whether you’re looking for uplifting, mood-boosting botanicals, natural nourishment for sensitive skin or an indulgent hand cream. There’s a 20% discount when you enter the code is PLANTLIFE until June next year. Visit https://www.greenpeople.co.uk/

Did you know...

...that whenever you buy online - from your weekly shop to your annual holiday - you could be collecting free donations for Plantlife? There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury's – it doesn't cost you a penny extra!

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3...

1. Head to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/plantlife/ and join for free.

2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.

3. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!

These donations have so far raised over £750. There are no catches or hidden charges and we will be really grateful for your donations.