As a modern business we strive to be environmentally responsible and ultimately aim for carbon neutrality.
We have four rows of solar panels on the roof providing the shop's electricity and pay extra to ensure any additional electricity we buy is sourced only from 100% renewable sources (solar, wind or nuclear). Our deliveries are carried out using only fully electric vehicles, charged using the same renewable electricity and we try to send all invoices by email, avoiding paper completely and deal only with other environmentally responsible businesses.
We also have a state-of-the-art air-source heat pump system, using multiple pumps scavenging hot air leaving our dryers, as well as the surrounding air, which is then compressed and used to heat up the water for the washing machines. Using heat like this uses the least energy, releases far less carbon and has an efficiency of over 400%.
Throughout our business premises, we use only LED lighting and our machines have been programmed to be very efficient with both water and power. We use only bio-degradable or reusable materials for our packaging and ask our customers to use reusable bags, where possible. We recycle carboard, plastics, etc. and take our responsibilities very seriously so if you have any further suggestions or have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
We are extremely grateful for the huge support and guidance given by the West of England Combined Authority who have been instrumental in our carbon improvements incl. the solar panels and air-source water heating. Without their help and financial grant, partially via EU funding, we wouldn't have been able to transform our business and improve its carbon footprint so dramatically.