Harborough Green Directory

Your local guide to businesses and organisations offering green options in the Harborough District.

Created and maintained by Sustainable Harborough Community.

RRRRRR = Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repair Recycle

LOAFS = Local or Organic or Animal Friendly or Fairtrade or Seasonal

Please be aware that some outlets and services have restrictions in place due to the Coronavirus epidemic.

Services indicated in the Harborough Green Directory may therefore not be available despite businesses still being open. 

We advise that you ring before visiting if you are relying on a particular service. 

Let's keep safe, keep hope and keep supporting local businesses and organisations. 

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Aldwinckles Coffee House Ltd

Located in one of the last 'yards or Tofts' Aldwinckles Coffee House is situated just off the bustling historic Church Street of Market Harborough.
The covered courtyard and inside coffee house offer a secluded and peaceful location to bring friends or come on your own to sample the range of locally roasted coffees, speciality lattes, loose leaf teas, homemade cakes and delicious savoury cuisine.
We offer a wide range of freshly prepared hot and cold foods and afternoon teas, with many ingredients being sourced from local independent producers.

Green Services

Where possible we serve food that can be decanted into reusable jars and dishes rather than in single-use plastic. Most of our takeaway packaging is recyclable or compostable and we actively encourage customers to bring their reusable cups for takeaway drinks. We use local suppliers where possible to reduce our food miles and support the local economy. Our used coffee grounds and tea leaves are collected by a local allotment society for use on their land. Our food waste is collected by Refood UK who uses anaerobic digestion to turn it into fuel and bio-fertiliser. We refill our soap dispensers and detergents at The Eco-Village.

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Ash Tree Vets

Ash Tree Vets is a local and longstanding veterinary practice dedicated to providing a high quality, caring and professional service to all of our clients and the animals in our care. Our friendly and experienced team provide veterinary care to the dogs, cats and small furry creatures of Market Harborough and surrounding areas with additional branches operating in Kibworth and Desborough. Our management are passionate about the environment and increasingly want to make sustainability a key focus of how we deliver our services.

Green Services

We have created an internal 'Green team' dedicated to reducing our resource use, waste production and improving our sustainability across the practice. So far we have implemented increased recycling processes, reduced single use items where possible and even created a pollinator friendly garden area in our car park
We have committed to an external accreditation scheme with 'Investors in the Environment' who will audit our progress.
We offer a 'take back' scheme to our registered clients whereby they can return difficult to recycle plastic blister packaging, from medication dispensed to them by us for recycling.

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Back to Basics

Zero-waste village mobile shop delivering store cupboard staples with zero-waste packaging, plastic free seasonal fruit and vegetables, freshly baked bread and bakes.

Green Services

Refill station, plastic free fruit and vegetables.

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Birdsong Bakery

Small batch home bakery with eco-conscious values and packaging. Offering delectable small bakes (brownies/blondies etc) available for collection or postage as well as beautiful bespoke celebration cakes.

Green Services

All packaging is reusable, compostable or recyclable. Discounts offered if packaging is returned to be reused.

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Bridge 67 Butcher's shop

We are a family run butcher's shop in Kibworth showcasing high quality sustainably and humanely farmed local grass fed 21 day matured beef, lamb and pork from a nearby farm. We feed all our livestock on good natural foods (grass and grain) from the farm. Great animal husbandry and respect are at the heart of what we do, so we encourage nose to tail use of every animal with as little waste as possible. We are passionate about great tasting food, sustainability and wholesomeness. From our farm to your table.

Green Services

We practice sustainable and ethical farming in partnership with the wonderful countryside; minimising chemicals, additives and keeping antibiotics use to a minimum. We advocate nose to tail use of an animal to avoid waste and are very much low food miles as the animals go from our fields to a local slaughterhouse and then straight back to us all locally. We try to avoid all plastics and encourage using recycled paper and packaging materials.
We also supply other local British produce from farms and small businesses. We are very much an active member of the Kibworth High Street serving our local population and responding to their needs and requirements. During lockdown we have started free local deliveries for those unable to leave home grouping deliveries geographically and time schedule wise to save on petrol.

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Chocolate Lovers

Chocolate Lovers is an independent artisan chocolate shop on the Square in Market Harborough. We sell a delicious range of handmade chocolates, macarons, gelatos, ice creams, cakes and award winning chocolate bars including two vegan bars made with coconut milk and cashew nut milk. Our chocolates are made with ethically sourced cacao endorsed by the International Cocoa Organisation.

We also illustrate our own greeting cards and wrapping paper that are printed locally in Market Harborough.

Green Services

We sell discounted chocolates in paper bags rather than gift boxes. We refill customers own gift boxes. Our hot drinks are discounted for customers using their own refillable cups.

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Cotesbach Gardens CIC

Organically certified fruit and veg grown within a historic walled garden. Sign up to collect a weekly veg box including a range of whatever is ready for picking! Alternatively, enjoy our produce at the Yard Cafe, or check the Glut Hut stand in Cotesbach stable Yard for seasonal delights!

Green Services

Locally grown organic fruit and veg.

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Dan Fordham Tree Care

Tree surgery and forestry, based in Market Harborough

Green Services

Logs, woodchip, tree cuttings

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Eco Church Harborough

A Rocha UK has developed Eco Church – an award scheme for churches in England and Wales – of all denominations - who want to demonstrate that the gospel is good news for God’s earth.
Here in Market Harborough a small group of representatives from the different churches are trying to encourage each church to ‘go green’ – caring for God’s wonderful creation.
We’d love your church to take part in this exciting initiative, which will challenge and equip you to care for God’s world in all areas of your life together.
But to become an Eco Church you need to form a small group of people who are enthusiastic about the environment.
To find out more go on line - Eco Church – A ROCHA.
One of us would be very happy to come along to your church and speak briefly about ECO CHURCH – and when the group is formed I – or another member of our group - would be happy to meet with them.
To participate in the Eco Church scheme, register your church at ECO CHURCH – A ROCHA. You can then begin completing the online survey by indicating how your church is caring for God’s earth in your worship and teaching, around your buildings and grounds (if applicable), in your community engagement at local and global level and in your personal lifestyles as church members.

Once your church has amassed sufficient points, you will qualify for an Eco Church Award at Bronze, Silver or Gold level.
Canon Brian Davis
Chair of Eco Church Harborough

Green Services

In 2019 we got over 1000 to sign the PLASTIC PLEDGE - including our local MP!

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Elderberries Community Garden: With People of All Seasons

Elderberries Community Garden operates in the grounds of a Care Home in Market Harborough involving a few of the residents and a diversity of volunteers, some of whom are unemployed and have social and mental issues. We grow a wide range of produce - all organically. Elderberries is a fresh expression of church, working under the auspices of the local Anglican benefice and as such is open to all people. One of our objectives is working with a number of local charities, businesses and social prescribers.

Green Services

Composting; companion growing

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FarrinHeight Foods

FarrinHeight Foods - Compassionate Catering was started in 2007 and is owned & run by partners Kerry & Nathan. We are a 100% vegan food producer, street food vendor and hosts of pop up dining nights with themed menus. Find us at the Harborough farmers market plus various food fairs, festivals and other community events in and around the district, when they are allowed to resume. In March 2020 we started a local weekly contact-free food delivery service which continues to this day. A percentage of our pop up night profits is shared between the Leicestershire Wildlife Hospital and the Brook Farm Animal Sanctuary in Raunds.

Green Services

A 2018 Oxford University study found that ‘avoiding meat and dairy is the single biggest way to reduce your impact on Earth’

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George Halls Cycle Centre

Small independent bicycle retail & repair shop that also sells & repairs self propelled scooters.

Green Services

We recycle all our old inner tubes and customers are welcome to drop off theirs free of charge for recycling to.
We deal with a youth project based in Kettering who take all our old and donated bicycles & re-usable parts for their own use and teaching of under privileged children.

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Green Shoots

Green Shoots is an emission-free delivery service.

Our fully-electric mid-sized van has a 2.4m2 capacity which means it can take up to 2 x euro pallets and over 700kg in weight.

Ideal for businesses wanting to reduce their carbon footprint, farmers or local producers wanting to minimise their food miles, or members of the public looking for an environmentally-friendly alternative to sending packages, moving furniture, or buying and selling goods.

Green Services

Fully electric van with a great driving range means we can deliver anything within a 100-mile radius in a completely environmentally-friendly manner. Whether you're a business owner or an individual, every emission-free delivery makes a difference!

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Harborough EcoVillage CIC

The EcoVillage is a hub of independent shops with sustainability at their heart. It is also a community space which hosts events and educational courses.

Green Services

The EcoVillage hosts a range of educational programmes and courses, including but not limited to composting, why organic?, zero waste and sustainability tips. We have a goal of producing zero landfill waste and pride ourselves on composting, or reusing any waste.

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Harborough Go Green!

If you are living in Harborough District and concerned about the environment - locally, nationally and globally, this is a place to share ideas, news and initiatives and engage in discussion.

Green Services

This is a discussion page where green practices can be discussed.

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Harborough Woodland Community Volunteers

Community volunteers passionate about increasing tree cover in schools, private land, green spaces, farms and as part of natural flood management schemes

Green Services

Helping busy landowners to plant trees, hedges and woods

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Kristal's Beautè Box

You are invited to be pampered at Kristal's Beautè Box - Vegan & Eco-Friendly Health & Wellness Beauty Therapy and personal 1-1 Education-
May all who enter as clients & students, leave as friends & qualified professionals.
Certificates based on confidence not just attendance.

The beauty industry is a major contributor to single-use plastic but by making small and gradual changes to our lifestyles for our health & wellness they are more likely to become our new normal and more sustainable for a long period of time.

It's for our future and the future of our children and grandchildren. ♻️🌱🌍
It's a lot more than just beauty treatments, it's so important to take time out of our busy lives to relax physically and mentally and that is what as a professional I am looking to give to my clients, time, and to encourage healthy self-esteem to protect our younger generation and to teach them that the way you look isn't everything and that your personality, values, skills and confidence are the things that will help you progress and develop.

Green Services

I offer a wide range of natural, plant- based, organic, chemical-free, palm-oil free, animal cruelty-free, vegan, eco-friendly & plastic-free beauty therapy treatments using bamboo biodegradable disposables including cotton buds, mascara wands, bin bags, gloves aprons and towels. Recycled couch roll and re-useable face pads, including a lovely range of retail products. My in-depth fully accredited education and training manuals also include sustainability awareness. Green is the new pink 🌿

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Leicester Cloth Nappy Library

A volunteer run not for profit information and hire service, offering help and advice about using washable nappies and other cloth items

Green Services

Hire of reusable cloth items

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Leicestershire Environment Action Volunteers Scheme

Environment Action Volunteers (EAVs for short) encourage and support people in Leicestershire to take action to reduce their impact on the environment. The Environment Action Volunteer scheme is managed by Leicestershire County Council’s Environment and Waste Initiatives teams in partnership with the charities Love Food Hate Waste and Garden Organic.
The Environment Action volunteer role is about fostering positive behavioural change and is as much about people and communities as it is about the environment. By attending events and talking to people, EVAs advise residents about topics such as; food waste prevention, home composting, waste reduction, reuse and recycling, the use of reusable nappies, carbon footprints, climate change and biodiversity.

Green Services

Giving advice to Leicestershire residents to enable them to reduce their impact on the environment

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MH Tech Centre Ltd

For all your Technology needs. A one stop shop for all your computer requirements.

We offer in-store services and repairs, as well as remote access support.
We can deliver goods to be set up at your home or business premises; our aim is to resolve any tech issue you have.
We build bespoke machines, gaming PCs, business machines, anything technical!
As well as repairs we also carry out upgrades, virus removal, data recovery, backups, clean-ups; fixes for Macs, PCs, Laptops, Phones or Tablets.

Computer repair with a smile.

Green Services

We offer a variety of refurbished items, from Laptops and PC, also old business machines we clean up and rehouse with new components and upgrades to help old machines live twice as long. We take trade in on old laptops and PCs, we repair all manner of computer, laptop, tablet, phone you name it, we can probably fix it. We can make good any old tech that needs data wiping and then recycling.

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Market Harborough Fairtrade Town

We encourage and support individuals, shops, businesses, schools and churches to buy, sell and use Fair Trade products. Fair trade works to raise the voices of producers and priorise what they need to respond to the environmental crises unfolding in already vulnerable communities.

Green Services

Many Fair Trade craft producers use recycled materials.

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Market Harborough Plastics Pledge

A simple list of commitments that anyone can make with regard to use of Plastics. If followed by everyone in Market Harborough, we would see a real reduction in the amount of plastic that is ending up in landfill, or in our rivers and oceans. Market Harborough Plastics Pledge was launched to demonstrate the strength of feeling locally about the over-use of single use plastic, especially in supermarkets. Visit the website to view and sign the pledge. The signatures will be used to put pressure on local businesses to reduce single-use plastics and will demonstrate to the local Council the local passion for reducing plastic use.

Green Services

This is an awareness-raising initiative, promoting the reduction of single-use plastic through stalls, events etc.

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Muddy Boots Outdoor Education and Forest School

Outdoor sessions for children, following the Forest School ethos and passionate about child-led learning. Promoting nature connection and environmental sustainability and awareness. Getting children outside enjoying and respecting nature. Activities include den building, campfire cooking, fire lighting, team games, arts and crafts to name but a few. Birthday Parties, scouts groups and other outdoor events

Green Services

Using natural resources to encourage creativity. Repurposing various items. Foraging and nature connection

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Net Magik

For over 2 decades we've been helping Market Harborough traders embrace the internet to sell their products and services online. Trading online can allow for a scaling down of premises and their associated energy consumption and therefore provide a reduction of a businesses' environmental footprint.

Green Services

Sustainability is at the core of our ethos, our Market Harborough office is powered and heated by 100% renewable energy (and has been for many years). Our web hosting service is now also powered by renewable energy.

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Oxfam Shop

We sell a wide range of donated goods with a particular emphasis on quality clothing and accessories. In addition we sell toys and homewares along with an extensive range of Fair Trade gifts, jewellery, food, and environmentally-friendly products. The money raised supports those across the world most disadvanted by climate change.

Green Services

Oxfam shops are experts in re-using and recycling! They are always delighted to accept donations of quality undamaged items that you no longer want. And Oxfam is unique in that any textiles that are not sold through our shops are sent for recycling at our Wastesaver plant.

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Reclaimed Recycled MH

Be an eco warrior! We provide the vessels for planting flowers and vegetables, whilst you save some of the millions of tons of wood that go to landfill each year.

Our ‘rustic look’ planters are made from reclaimed heat or pressure treated wood.

Green Services

Bespoke planter making

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Renewable Energy Consultant - Edwin Carter

I work as an independent consultant for several organisations in the renewable energy/green sector, including Project Heating Solutions, who are MCS accredited, get EPVS validation and are a member of HIES.
I provide completely free soft surveys which demonstrate existing running costs and Airsource heat pump running costs based on the individual’s unit prices, this also gives reasonably accurate RHi entitlement projections and I can help with the claiming of the green homes grant which became available on the 12th of September 2020 and can be a bit long winded and complex. I calculate the exact KW size of Airsource required to make sure both the space heating and water heating demands of each individual property are met efficiently and economically .
I also provide solar panel and battery storage surveys again giving costings and returns based on the last 20 years weather patterns in the property area.

Green Services

Free soft surveys to establish the viability of an Airsource Heat Pump for a property.
Calculation of Airsource Heat Pump size required.
Solar Panel and Battery Storage Surveys.
RHI entitlement projections and Green Homes Grant applications assistance.


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SORTED

Professional organising service. Clean, cleanse, sort, organise, donate, recycle.

Green Services

Organising the home so you can have less, buy less, look after what you have.

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Speak Out Magazine

"Speak Out" is a youth-led, youth views magazine created by young people for young people. The varied content includes personal stories and experiences, local opportunities and activities, topical concerns, helpful guidance, Vox Pop results, jokes, cartoons, and creative writing, which reflect different young people’s individuality, interests and views.

We support a core group of young people between 11 and 18 years who meet weekly after school in term-time to coordinate the development of the magazine, incorporating a variety of contributions. Editions are distributed across local schools and youth groups to an estimated readership of approximately 1,000 young people.

We are always looking for new core group members 11-18yrs, as well as wider contributors to the magazine editions.
Have you got something to speak out about? Contact us with your ideas for articles or your direct contributions for consideration in a future magazine edition.”

Green Services

We encourage our readers to read, pass on, then recycle our magazine in their paper recycling.

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Sustainable Harborough Community

We are a collaboration of communities and individuals coming together to make a difference in matters of sustainability, climate change, and all things ‘Green’. We act as an umbrella organisation, working together with environmental groups and concerned individuals in the MH area to effect change at the individual, local, national and international level.

Green Services

Advice, information and ideas for action on how to live a more sustainable life.

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The Bearded Persian

A local and ethical producer of kombucha and importer of amazing wonderful teas that tickle the senses and lift up the soul, we look at every aspect when carrying out decisions within The Bearded Persian, we currently have a circular system in place for our own kombucha and also soon to be introducing it to our teas, we also donate to another local charity which plant a tree for every new bottle we sell.

feel free to come down to the EcoVillage where I am most Thursdays, I'm more than happy to chat about health, kombucha or all things green.

Green Services

We run a circular system, therefore encouraging reuse of our glass bottles which are then cleaned, sterilised and dried to be used again, for the smaller bottles we sell we offer a free bottle for every 8 bottles returned to us.

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The Nappy Gurus

Online retailer of reusable nappies and eco-friendly baby accessories

Green Services

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The Stationery Cupboard

We sell a range of ethical, earth friendly stationery, independent magazines and craft supplies.

Green Services

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Two Old Goats

Good Mood Food which is healthy, nutritious and delicious. Serving takeaway food for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Green Services

We've really tried hard with our packaging to be as sustainable as possible. We actively encourage customers to return their jam jars, dip pots, labels and anything that can be reused. Our menu is designed to replicate ingredients into different dishes to minimise food wastage. We use local suppliers who offer sustainably farmed and produced goods.

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Utility Trade Group

Utility Trade Group are an independent Utility Consultancy and Installers of Energy Efficiency solutions. Helping businesses throughout the UK with their Energy procurement contracts and to meet their carbon footprint targets by installing Renewable Energy and Efficiency solutions.

Green Services

Supply and installation of energy efficiency solutions. Creating a more profitable future for your business and powering a sustainable future for our planet.

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Weleda Wellbeing Advisor - Kimberley Durham

As a Weleda Wellbeing Advisor, I support people with their wellness and vitality. If you are in need of support and guidance to regain a natural balance, I am available for FREE 1:1 wellness and skincare consultations. Weleda has been supporting humanity with their natural medicines, therapeutic skin, body and hair care preparations since 1921. All products are made using only natural ingredients, grown on Weleda's own 250 sq kilometres of organic farmland, or in partnership with small farmers, using organic biodynamic methods.
All Weleda's cosmetics have Natrue certification, verifying every single ingredient is natural, and will not cause harm to you or our planet. At Weleda we dare to care and are inspired by anthroposophy, producing natural, organic and biodegradable preparations to help you focus on your wellness, whilst helping to protect our planet.


If you fancy sharing the gift of wellness, why not get your friends together for a relaxing wellbeing event? You will get to sample gorgeous products and find out what makes Weleda unique in supporting your wellbeing. These can be via zoom or in accordance with current Covid regulations. Direct orders can also be placed online, with direct delivery as an option.


Weleda are also supporting Treesisters, and for 50p you too can donate and plant a tree in one of several locations across the equator. Please use code 408025 in my web shop. Please contact me via my wellness facebook page, directly using the number above, or via email.

Green Services

All Weleda's packaging (except soft touch tubes) is made from recycled plastic and can be recycled again, post use. Our soft touch tubes should be returned to me for recycling with Terracycle, while all the other packaging types can be sent with for recycling with your local kerbside collections.

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Woad

Woad offers clean, ethically sourced, zero-waste products to enhance your natural beauty.
Many of the chemicals in mainstream products such as parabens and phthalates are known carcinogens and hormone disruptors. Woad's products contain simple, natural ingredients that are ethically sourced by producers with environmental and socially conscious procurement policies. Woad brings you clean, ethical products to promote wellbeing and harmony.

Green Services

Beauty should not cost the Earth; Woad's products use sustainable packaging which can be easily reused, composted or recycled.

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Anand Shoes

Shoe repair shop and retail

Green Services

We repair items so they last longer, and aim to prevent them going in the bin!

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Ashley Farm Shop

We are a family run farm shop in the village of Ashley. We produce all of our own beef and lamb on the farm which is then sold through the shop. We locally source jams/marmalades and honey. We also cook a variety of pies, cakes and biscuits on site.

Green Services

We produce all of our own beef and lamb on the farm which is then sold through the shop. We locally source jams/marmalades and honey. We have a Planet Aid Clothes/Shoes recycling bin in the car park.

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BeSpoke Coffee

BeSpoke Coffee is a tricycle selling coffee, homemade bakes and ice cream .

Green Services

We cycle our tricycle to our pitch.
We use recyclable cups and lids.
Our cakes are homemade locally.

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BrewHarbs

Proudly based in the Centre of the known UK – Market Harborough, Leicestershire, BrewHarbs consists of four friends who are redesigning the craft beer scene. Creating modern recipes with UK sourced ingredients. The result? A clean and modern Brewery that is crafting high-quality and consistent beers on the inside with respect for the ingredients we use whilst celebrating iconic and fresh design on the outside.

Green Services

The bulk of our suppliers are all based in Leicestershire, we’re really proud to use local suppliers. We are also starting our very own hop farm which will revolutionise the brewing industry in the Midlands giving local breweries the opportunity to buy the most expensive part of any brew, locally.

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Bud&Bean Preloved Children’s Equipment

Bud&Bean was founded by mum of two, Abby, as she could not bear to see her children’s outgrown, but perfectly good, children’s clothes be sent to landfill. Bud&Bean is based in the main room of The EcoVillage, and caters for children 0-6 years. The ethos of the business is to sell on perfectly good children’s clothing and equipment, for amazing prices, and keeping items out of landfill.

Green Services

The business has recycling at its heart. It is our aim to make buying Preloved a social norm, and to only buy new if it is an absolute necessity. It is almost a return to how things once were. The textile industry is one of the worst offenders for polluting our world, and throwaway fashion has become acceptable. Buying Preloved is one of the best things you can do for the planet, as these items already exist. Bud&Bean want to extend the life of a product to subsidise the amount of children’s equipment being sent to landfill and inevitably damaging our planet.

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Clean Provisions

We’re here to help you minimise single use plastic waste by offering refillable alternatives to your every day cleaning and toiletry products.

Our product range is 100% made in the UK, using biodegradable ingredients and by manufacturers who care. We even refill our refills to reduce waste right from manufacture to consumer.

We offer a Refill Home Delivery Service, bringing refills to your door to make living more eco conscious, much more convenient.
There’s an enormous pressure to create less waste, but there are minimal options available day to day. We pride ourselves on supporting local makers and stock only British Made products which helps to minimise emissions created with import. Clean Provisions are just that. Every day provisions, created with a cleaner future in mind.

Green Services

Pop up refills shops & Home Refill Delivery

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Dairy2Door Ltd

Delivering Milk & Goods to your doorstep twice a week

Green Services

Using the old Glass milk bottles

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Dottie and Olive

We are small business based in Northamptonshire making eco friendly wall art for your home.

Green Services

We use 100% Cotton rag paper a waste by product of cotton and all packaging is recycled or compostable.

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EcoSki

Making it easier for skiers to make more environmentally and socially conscious choices about the ski kit they wear. With a buy new, Preloved, Rentals and Repairs service we will be taking responsibility and accountability for all the kit we trade.

Green Services

We are helping fund a few green initiatives through our partnership with non profits. Locally we are working with Root and Branch Out and running a community fridge in Oakham. We are carrying out repairs on peoples ski kit to ensure it is kept in circulation and out of landfill. We take off all of the plastic from our items before posting to our customer - we are collecting the plastic and each year will recycle it into something useful!

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Essentially Blended

I am a qualified aromatherapist.
I make natural products with NO synthetic fragrances, NO parabens, NO nasty chemicals. I am also conscious about waste and single use plastic. As a small business we try to do our bit.

Green Services

All our packaging is recyclable, tissue paper, brown tape even are labels are made from recycled paper. I am hoping to offer a refill service soon.

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Flowery Veg Co.

Local wild florist that works out of a home studio providing gift bouquets, floral tributes, wedding and event flowers and more. Also an experimental grower of flowers, plants and veggies that blogs and posts helpful hints and tips to encourage others to do the same!

Green Services

Flowery Veg Co. mostly uses British blooms (sometimes even home grown - even better!) meaning that the flowers used are picked from a field in this country and delivered straight to my doorstep - no air miles or nasty chemicals to keep them alive for longer. All my wrapping is also eco friendly so that everything that arrives with my customer can be recycled (and usually biodegradable!) or compostable. Speaking of compostable, we also keep a few traditional compost heaps ticking over to use on the allotment so nothing goes to waste. Hopefully me showing others ways of growing your own flowers, plans and veggies also encourages people to have a go themselves and therefore reduce their own waste (whilst having fun!).

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Green Rhubarb

Green Rhubarb offer products that are made with recycled and reclaimed yarn bringing together my passion for crochet and sustainability.

I make crocheted baskets of all sizes for storage, decor, plant pots and more. Baskets can be bought premade as well as being made to order.

All products are handmade with recycled material in Market Harborough.

Green Services

At Green Rhubarb we aim to be as sustainable as possible. Most of the yarn that we use is made with waste from the fashion industry that would otherwise be sent to landfill. Other yarn is made from recycled cotton and other recycled materials. We also reuse packaging for postage.

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Green Tomato (Midlands) Ltd

We are a mobile greengrocery currently operating in Leicester. We will soon launch our service in Market Harborough offering residents an alternative way to shop. We operate a bit like an ice cream van; our customers bring out their bags and baskets to fill up at the kerbside.

Green Services

Our float is emission free, our produce is plastic free and we are a zero waste business. We are having our carbon footprint calculated so will soon be able to confirm we are net zero! Our sustainability audit completed by Leicester Innovation Hub recently gave us a GOLD rating. By shopping with us, we are saving residents a trip to the supermarket therefore helping to reduce household carbon footprint. We support a local charity that help the homeless and families in severe hardship. We have also pledged to donate 10% of our profits to The National Trust.

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Harborough Energy

Harborough Energy are a cooperative set up to provide affordable, clean energy to communities in and around Market Harborough. Our local energy projects offer community investment opportunities as well as reduced energy costs for land and property owners who host our installations.

We are helping to give Harborough more control over its future energy costs and surety of supply, making it an even better place to live.

Green Services

Harborough Energy also work with Harborough District Council and other councils in the region to improve access by eligible residents to ‘Warm / Healthy Homes’ funding.

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Harborough Morsbags

A community Group making reusable bags from unwanted fabric

Green Services

We make a variety of bags from donated and often pre-used fabrics to support local businesses and the wider community

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Koseli Handmade

Wholesale and retail online shop, selling fairly traded handmade goods from Nepal, some from recycled materials.

Green Services

I use packaging made from recycled materials, or donated by neighbours, when sending out orders. All packaging within the orders is minimal and always recycled

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LE BOX

Leicestershire and Rutland’s dedicated gift box service, showcasing local business and independents.

Green Services

Use of sustainable, reusable or recyclable gift boxing. Featuring local businesses, ensuring that our products have not travelled unnecessarily far, and that spending is retained in our local economy. Featuring many green businesses including local farms.

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Leicestershire Craft Centre

Art and Craft Workshop Provider plus Supplier of fabric, patterns, yarn, kits and craft supplies.

Green Services

We teach sewing skills that enable people to make and repair their own clothing. Our craft kits are as plastic-free as possible. We use upcycled resources in our classes as much as possible.