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messageLocal ‘zero waste’ shop - looking for business partner(s)
Posted by overcaffeinated June 13, 12:33PM

Myself and two other locals are hoping to set up a zero waste shop. We’d sell packaging-free dried food goods (bring/buy your own containers, or use free paper bags/jars, and fill up with as little or as much as you want) and non-plastic/reusable kitchen and bathroom items. It’d probably be in Peckham, possibly Nunhead (ED rents are bonkers, sadly).

We’ve done very short (5 minutes) market survey:
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We’re hoping for a wide range of responses so we’d be really grateful to anyone who fills it in. Thank you!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was august 11, 09:49pm by overcaffeinated.

messageRe: Local ‘zero waste’ shop - quick market survey
Posted by Vik June 13, 01:15PM

Done, best of luck.

messageRe: Local ‘zero waste’ shop - quick market survey
Posted by Jenny1 June 13, 01:37PM

Good idea. Have filled it in.

messageRe: Local ‘zero waste’ shop - quick market survey
Posted by ken78 June 13, 01:40PM

[www.foodweighouse.co.uk]
nunhead will be a better rents

[croydon.randomness.org.uk]

if you get the price right i think you will do well GOOD LUCK

messageRe: Local ‘zero waste’ shop - quick market survey
Posted by beansprout June 13, 01:43PM

Have you spoken to the folk who runHerne Hill one? Might be useful for you or you might be part of them starting in a new location

messageRe: Local ‘zero waste’ shop - quick market survey
Posted by hpsaucey June 13, 06:31PM

Done - great idea.

messageRe: Local ‘zero waste’ shop - quick market survey
Posted by bodsier June 14, 10:19AM

Used to go to 'Nobodies business' at the pullens estate years ago. The prices were brilliant. Having no packaging reduces the prices a great deal. Been searching ever since to no avail. Bean sprout where in Herne hill are you talking about?

messageRe: Local ‘zero waste’ shop - quick market survey
Posted by BeccaL June 14, 10:29AM

This is the one in Herne Hill [www.nakedlarder.co.uk]

messageRe: Local ‘zero waste’ shop - quick market survey
Posted by bodsier June 14, 10:38AM

Thank you! Seems their website doesn't work...

messageRe: Local ‘zero waste’ shop - quick market survey
Posted by devin3 June 14, 11:07AM

Great idea, would definitely shop there if in Peckham/ED. Its a shame that ED rents are so high, as would nicely compliment the existing butcher/fishmonger/cheese shop/greengrocers on LL. There are a number of empty shops on the high street, I would have thought the landlords would prefer to except a lower rent than to leave it empty for a year+.

messageRe: Local ‘zero waste’ shop - quick market survey
Posted by V511 June 14, 03:48PM

I believe that '2 Girls Cafe' has a small selection of items to buy in a zero waste format. They're over on Peckham Rye. [www.facebook.com]

messageRe: Local ‘zero waste’ shop - quick market survey
Posted by alice June 14, 04:31PM

Yes they do but not cheaper

messageRe: Local ‘zero waste’ shop - quick market survey
Posted by redjam June 14, 04:44PM

Done, good luck with it. Though unfortunately if it's not in East Dulwich I'm unlikely to go over to Peckham/Nunhead just to pick up some dried goods, sadly. As devin3 says, so annoying that ED rents are so high when there are empty shops here...

messageRe: Local ‘zero waste’ shop - quick market survey
Posted by Sue June 16, 12:01AM

Done. Good luck!

messageRe: Local ‘zero waste’ shop - quick market survey
Posted by overcaffeinated June 16, 07:08AM

Thank you everyone for your positive comments and for doing our survey! We really appreciate it 🙂

Bodsier - Naked Larder work differently; you order every two months. The closest ‘proper’ (ie high street shop) ZW shop is Hetu, in Clapham Junction.

You can also take your own Tupperware to the local cheesemongers and butchers. That’s currently what we do.

messageRe: Local ‘zero waste’ shop - quick market survey
Posted by moondancer June 16, 09:01AM

Tupperware is plastic ! and leaks BPA into the contents.

The nearest advocate of the principle you are espousing is the wonderful little stall on Crystal Palace Market
on a Saturday morning.
The produce is excellent, the couple who run it are informed and informative and friendly - The Store Cupboard
Haynes Lane, opens at 10 am.

messageRe: Local ‘zero waste’ shop - quick market survey
Posted by moondancer June 16, 10:35AM

BeccaL Wrote:
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> This is the one in Herne Hill
> [www.nakedlarder.co.uk]

We attempted to check this place out a while ago - they are coy about their address
which is not even declared on their Facebook page, or the full postcode.
Has anyone physically been to the premises?
If grain is stored in sacks there will be vermin.

I remember food being weighed in grocers with a paper or waxed bag and a little scoop,
and if the weight was one raisin over, a delve into the bag with uncovered fingers usually
sorted that out.

There is a good reason why sugar, grain and flour is packaged early.

messageRe: Local ‘zero waste’ shop - quick market survey
Posted by overcaffeinated June 16, 11:08AM

It’s not single use plastic. We buy meat rarely but, when we do, we use Tupperware to transport it home. For cheese we actually use beeswax wraps.

moondancer Wrote:
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> Tupperware is plastic ! and leaks BPA into the
> contents.
>
> The nearest advocate of the principle you are
> espousing is the wonderful little stall on Crystal
> Palace Market
> on a Saturday morning.
> The produce is excellent, the couple who run it
> are informed and informative and friendly - The
> Store Cupboard
> Haynes Lane, opens at 10 am.

messageRe: Local ‘zero waste’ shop - quick market survey
Posted by overcaffeinated June 16, 11:11AM

They’re not a high street shop; you order in advance, they then place a bulk order for everyone, and you pick yours up.

moondancer Wrote:
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> BeccaL Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > This is the one in Herne Hill
> > [www.nakedlarder.co.uk]
>
> We attempted to check this place out a while ago -
> they are coy about their address
> which is not even declared on their Facebook page,
> or the full postcode.
> Has anyone physically been to the premises?
> If grain is stored in sacks there will be vermin.
>
> I remember food being weighed in grocers with a
> paper or waxed bag and a little scoop,
> and if the weight was one raisin over, a delve
> into the bag with uncovered fingers usually
> sorted that out.
>
> There is a good reason why sugar, grain and flour
> is packaged early.

messageRe: Local ‘zero waste’ shop - quick market survey
Posted by moondancer June 16, 12:03PM

yes OC, I understand the principle and understand also that this is not a HS shop - however in order to pick up one has to know the location. Presumably this is secret until or unless one is initiated into the purchasing process, in which case it is not possible to visit, observe, and approve the facilities in which your raw food is stored and packaged before committing oneself to an online order.

Do they have and exhibit a Hygiene Rating for instance.

Saving pennies and packaging is all very well - cleanliness and hygiene standards are an imperative.

messageRe: Local ‘zero waste’ shop - quick market survey
Posted by katesonic June 16, 07:56PM

1982 - the year channel 4 started.
Mathers in Broughton Street Edinburgh (Licensed till 2.00am)just a couple of doors up from Realfoods (barrels of grains, pulses, spices and proper soap!).

Real beer, real bran and Farenheit 451. In fact you could catch a Fassbinder or Truffaut movie at 9.00pm on a Friday and still have hours to sink a few pints downstairs.

Both Mathers and Realfoods are still operating and I understand channel 4 are running a series called 'Humans'.

I do sometimes wonder if ED is shortened for it's likeness and whether it will ever catch up and of course I wonder how much that flat is worth now...

K ;).

messageRe: Local ‘zero waste’ shop - quick market survey
Posted by Elphinstone's Army June 16, 09:08PM

Why is this survey described in French ? is this a French initiative ?

messageRe: Local ‘zero waste’ shop - quick market survey
Posted by overcaffeinated June 16, 09:22PM

Hi there - I’m really confused by this - I didn’t write any French, and it’s showing up as English to me. Sorry, I’m not sure what’s happened there!


Elphinstone's Army Wrote:
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> Why is this survey described in French ? is this a
> French initiative ?

messageRe: Local ‘zero waste’ shop - quick market survey
Posted by JLop June 18, 01:52PM

Done. Hope this goes ahead - good luck!

messageRe: Local ‘zero waste’ shop - quick market survey
Posted by Johanne June 19, 10:33AM

Done ! Best wishes.

messageRe: Local ‘zero waste’ shop - quick market survey
Posted by cactus June 19, 05:18PM

Done, best of luck.
I would travel out of the area a little, as I already use Naked Larder in Herne Hill. Not sure why they are 'coy' about their address, but they are just up the hill, close to Herne Hill school if I remember correctly.

messageRe: Local ‘zero waste’ shop - quick market survey
Posted by smozzy July 07, 08:35AM

why not try north peckham. rds like meeting house land are slowly changing the area with new shops, cheaper rnets and great neighbourhood!

messageRe: Local ‘zero waste’ shop - quick market survey
Posted by PoisonIvy July 07, 12:37PM

smozzy Wrote:
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> why not try north peckham. rds like meeting house
> land are slowly changing the area with new shops,
> cheaper rnets and great neighbourhood!


I was just dropping in to say exactly this. There’s a few empty shops on Meeting House Lane. I live round this part of Peckham and there seems to be a new place opening up around Queens Road every few months. We’d definitely support a shop like this.

messageRe: Local ‘zero waste’ shop - looking for business partner(s)
Posted by overcaffeinated August 11, 09:49PM

Thank you, everyone, for filling in the survey. It’s super helpful and has really energised me to build a business that works for as many of you as possible.

Unfortunately in the last couple of weeks both of my business partners have pulled out (for good and understandable reasons). I’m still very keen to do this, so I’m looking for new people - I think it’ll be more fun to share the highs and lows, it’ll bring different skills and ideas, and also I want to work part-time (I have a young toddler). I’ve done quite a bit of thinking and research, so some of the legwork is out of the way; but I’m also very open to new ideas and challenges - I don’t have all the answers! I’m after a business partner (or two) to build and share this together.

If anyone is interested, and serious, please PM me. Thanks.



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messageRe: Local ‘zero waste’ shop - quick market survey
Posted by philidenning December 05, 04:08PM

Hi,
Just to clarify at Naked Larder (www.nakedlarder.co.uk) all our goods are stored according to food safety guidelines. There are no sacks of food left available for vermin. We are registered as a food business and are awaiting inspection but take food hygiene very seriously.
We operate from a home address in Herne Hill, SE24 9QP. Full details are given when you sign up to shop with us.
If anyone would like to come and visit us to see how we operate then please do get in touch through the website as I would be happy to facilitate this.
If you would like any further information please do get in touch.
Thanks,
Phili



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