We use natural plant fibres such rattan, sisal, bamboo. Natural fibres can be both animal and plant fibres but at ShearWater Eco we only use fast growing plant fibres and where possible we also use waste such as coconut husks which we turn into household cleaning products.
Yes, we are a Cardiff based, UK registered company who innovate fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) in eco household products that are 100% naturally biodegradable. We invent both products and packaging that go back to source rather than being recycled or thrown to landfill.
Yes, we believe that there are immense possibilities to grow and manufacture natural fibre products in the UK and develop a solid manufacturing sector towards a more greener economy for Wales and the UK.
Trees take a long time to grow and we focus on reforestation rather than deforestation. We look at better alternatives that are more carbon efficient than trees. At present the UK toilet paper and paper industry imports paper pulp from over 26 different countries. Roughly 2% of the trees grown in the UK are used for paper products. We don't believe that this is a sustainable solution for the future and that is why we are constanting researching better alternatives for the environment.
At this time we are looking to manufacture natural fibre paper in the UK, our company is leading the way in sustainable research however we are limited with funds. Our products are manufactured close to the raw product and shipped directly from source to the UK. Our carbon footprint is negative even though our products are currently manufactured overseas. We definitely hope in the future to start producing our products in Wales. And we can do this with your continued support :)