Martin and Grant
We are keen gardeners and environmentalists, based in west London.
Martin has spent all of his working life sourcing ethical, sustainable products from around the world, and this is his (semi-) retirement project. 'Other people buy a Mercedes', he says, 'I want to do this'.
Grant is a founder member of Ealing Transition, and has been responsible for local action on climate change for over ten years, raising awareness, organising talks and meetings, planting community gardens and orchards, and most recently leading a local solar schools initiative.
Natural Rubber: a Better Way
Unlike the plastics industry, which is controlled by a few massive multinationals, rubber is an entirely sustainable product, which is farmed by indigenous farmers in forests which have stood for centuries. Rubber trees are ‘tapped’ by local indigenous farmers, providing an important source of revenue. Many of the forests in which these trees are found are under threat from conversion to palm oil or beef production. So when you buy our seed trays, you ensure the survival of a valuable, natural resource.
Our products are endorsed by the Fair Rubber Association, which promotes Fair Trade for products made from natural rubber and are grown in FSC certified forests. This helps to improve the working and living conditions of the primary producers, and ensures environmentally friendly and chemical-free production.
Rubber forest, Sri Lanka