With the global waste problem reaching heights of considerable concern, it is refreshing to see a surge in interest in sustainable shopping. But there is a lot more to sustainability than re-usable shopping bags, bring-your-own containers and buying organic.
The homeware market in the UK has expanded significantly in the last decade, growing from just under £11 billion to £13.6 billion in 2019. The trouble is, due to the rise in online retail, homeware products have become affordable to such an extent that they have turned out to be almost ‘disposable’. Which of course is not good news for our planet.
Sustainable homeware aims to cut through the worldwide waste crisis by turning the process of purchasing products for our homes into a mindful exercise. It is all about making conscious decisions about buying homewares that won’t end up in landfill the minute we’re through with them. That aren’t manufactured using toxic materials, and that consider the environmental, social and economic benefits whilst protecting health and the environment throughout the entire product lifecycle, from the extraction of raw materials until final disposal.
Why Kola Project?
Kola Project is an ethical sustainable homeware company. Our vision is to address the cause of the global waste crisis by eliminating the throw-away culture, and keeping products out of landfills and incinerators. To do this, we create sustainable homeware products, with the waste designed out at source.
Our products never compromise on quality, but courtesy of our circular design process, and our exclusive return and reuse programme, they can be considered viable ethical alternatives.
From furniture and linens to décor and laundry products, from bathroom and kitchen to dining and storage, at Kola Project, we offer an extensive range of sustainable homeware brands, all of which can be returned to us once you no longer want or need them, ready for recycling, repurposing or composting.