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messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by Sally Eva April 26, 07:49AM

Great no-packaging place in Nunhead which does olive oil and detergent (and lots of other things). It's next door to Goodcup, picture, description and review here [gozerolondon.com]

It's very good

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by mancity68 April 26, 09:47AM

Just heard that one will be opening on Bellenden Road too next month. I think it's going to be called Gather and will be in the old Paul's cycle shop.

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by overcaffeinated April 26, 04:45PM

mancity68 Wrote:
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> Just heard that one will be opening on Bellenden
> Road too next month. I think it's going to be
> called Gather and will be in the old Paul's cycle
> shop.

mancity68, thanks very much for the shout-out.

A friend and I are setting up Gather, and yes, we hope to open next month. Our website (www.wearegather.uk) has more info about what we'll be doing, and we're on Insta/Twitter (@wearegather_uk) and Facebook (facebook.com/wearegather.uk). We hope to see some of you when we've opened!

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by brewski May 03, 12:23PM

Yes this is a great service. You can also take along a measuring jug to fill up bottles. Also has anyone used Naked Larder in Herne Hill. Great way to buy dry stuff without packaging.

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by Pugwash May 04, 05:09PM

Many years ago in Blenheim Grove Peckham, there was a sop where you could purchase things like cereals, dried fruit etc using your own containers. It was part of a larger organisation London wide. Cannot remember the name but was always very busy. Worked out cheaper as well and you could buy as little or as much as you wish.

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by PeckhamRose May 04, 06:07PM

Yep Pugwash I mentioned that. It was a darn site cheaper than the one in Nunhead too working out cheaper than buying a new box of bran flakes or whatever. Sadly I can not afford to get my shopping at this shop.

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messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by chrisbeach May 07, 01:04AM

The Zero Waste store “Beetroot and Beans” (Dartmouth Road) has been open for a month now and seems popular:

[se23.life]

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by lietoswim May 07, 05:00AM

While I would welcome more, there is a zero waste shop in Nunhead called BYO. It's great, well stocked, but only open Wednesday to Saturday (I think).

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by overcaffeinated May 07, 08:41AM

lietoswim Wrote:
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> While I would welcome more, there is a zero waste
> shop in Nunhead called BYO. It's great, well
> stocked, but only open Wednesday to Saturday (I
> think).

BYO is now open Tuesday-Sunday. It’s where we currently shop, and I agree, it’s really good. Laura (the owner) is lovely, too.

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by Penguin68 May 07, 08:56AM

What I'm looking for, but then I'm a bit chubby, is a zero waist shop!

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by Sally Eva May 07, 09:14AM

Open Tuesdays as well now

lietoswim Wrote:
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> While I would welcome more, there is a zero waste
> shop in Nunhead called BYO. It's great, well
> stocked, but only open Wednesday to Saturday (I
> think).

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by Shaggy May 07, 11:39AM

I second BYO in Nunhead too. I get a lot of stuff there. In fact, I think Nunhead is a great place to do lots of shopping. There is a good butcher, a good greengrocer and a good fishmonger. We've cut down our plastic use considerably by shopping in Nunhead rather than Sainsburys.

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by sally buying May 07, 01:59PM

overcaffeinated Wrote:
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> mancity68 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Just heard that one will be opening on
> Bellenden
> > Road too next month. I think it's going to be
> > called Gather and will be in the old Paul's
> cycle
> > shop.
>
> mancity68, thanks very much for the shout-out.
>
> A friend and I are setting up Gather, and yes, we
> hope to open next month. Our website
> (www.wearegather.uk) has more info about what
> we'll be doing, and we're on Insta/Twitter
> (@wearegather_uk) and Facebook
> (facebook.com/wearegather.uk). We hope to see some
> of you when we've opened!


Not sure if you know but your shop window has been hit and cracked

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by overcaffeinated May 07, 03:04PM

Hi sally buying - thanks for taking the time to flag this, it's kind of you. It happened on Saturday, and the pane is being replaced this week.


sally buying Wrote:
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> overcaffeinated Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > mancity68 Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > Just heard that one will be opening on
> > Bellenden
> > > Road too next month. I think it's going to be
> > > called Gather and will be in the old Paul's
> > cycle
> > > shop.
> >
> > mancity68, thanks very much for the shout-out.
> >
> > A friend and I are setting up Gather, and yes,
> we
> > hope to open next month. Our website
> > (www.wearegather.uk) has more info about what
> > we'll be doing, and we're on Insta/Twitter
> > (@wearegather_uk) and Facebook
> > (facebook.com/wearegather.uk). We hope to see
> some
> > of you when we've opened!
>
>
> Not sure if you know but your shop window has been
> hit and cracked

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by pixie_jem May 09, 10:56AM

I'd be hugely interested in this! The one on Nunhead Lane seems to be doing very well! Having one close by would be really convenient and I'd definitely go! So fed up of plastic waste. I'd love it if I could buy all of what you mentioned but also toiletries such as shower gel and shampoo would be amazing!

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by Fiona_1087 May 11, 01:45PM

There is a popular Zero waste shop in Nunhead:

[www.southeast15.com]

opened about a year ago, sells lots of grains, pulses, household goods. They also have a peanut butter machine

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by gather June 12, 04:20PM

Hi,

We (Gather, 121 Bellenden Road) just wanted to update in case anyone is wondering whether we have opened yet and if not why not.. Unfortunately, we didn't manage to open in May. We’ve been working almost every hour of every day to get things ready, but have had a series of setbacks that have pushed us towards the end of June (fingers crossed).

As those of you who have followed this and other threads will know, we've been planning this for a very long time indeed, but we are nearly there! Gather is just the two of us (with some help from some amazing friends and family). We’re not a big corporation, and we don’t have buckets of money. We’re just two normal (and local) people who are giving everything we have to make a difference, and we’ll keep working every day, smiling through the sweat and tears (and so much sawdust!).

As we say, we’re aiming for a launch at the end of this month. So please keep all your fingers and toes crossed for us! And if you see us DIYing away, give us a wave, a smile or a nod. It really does make our day.

It's time we set up a separate Forum account, so we've now done that (this is our first message as Gather but obviously we've posted above in our pre-shop guise), and we will introduce ourselves over on the ED Businesses etc thread in a moment too.

Thanks so much for all your support to date, including those who filled in our survey many moons ago - it, and the conversations on here, have genuinely helped shape what Gather is and will be. Thank you.

Tash and Laura, Gather, 121 Bellenden Road

www.wearegather.uk
facebook.com/wearegather.uk/
instagram.com/wearegather_uk/
twitter.com/wearegather_uk

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by Sue June 12, 04:57PM

So pleased to have this shop opening so near!

Hopefully everything will run smoothly for you now.

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by lucerne June 18, 12:42PM

I would also love cleaning and cosmetic (shampoo, shower gel etc) refills: I know Karavan eco offers some but more choice would be great.

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by gather June 21, 10:11AM

Hi lucerne - we’ll have both of those: Faith In Nature shampoo/conditioner/body wash, and cleaning products from SESI, Ecoleaf and also things like citric acid, bicarb, dishwasher salt.

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by rollflick June 21, 11:13AM

Any chance of dishwasher powder too? No one seems to sell it now. Various local shops expressed surprise that anyone would not want the convenience of tabs, so have to get it online.

Ecover's tabs are individually plastic wrapped & fiddly, while the ones that have packaging that dissolves in the dishwasher are £££ and full of chemicals. Modern dishwashers can adjust the best mix of powder, salt & rinse aid for ED's hard water and the grease level of your crockery.

Anyway excited to spot the dispensers appearing in the shop & looking fwd to you opening!

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by Sue June 21, 11:45AM

gather Wrote:
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> Hi lucerne - we’ll have both of those: Faith In
> Nature shampoo/conditioner/body wash, and cleaning
> products from SESI, Ecoleaf and also things like
> citric acid, bicarb, dishwasher salt.


This is really good news!

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by largeginandtonic June 21, 04:56PM

gather Wrote:
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> Hi lucerne - we’ll have both of those: Faith In
> Nature shampoo/conditioner/body wash, and cleaning
> products from SESI, Ecoleaf and also things like
> citric acid, bicarb, dishwasher salt.

I agree this is excellent news! I don't like the Suma shampoo & conditioner which is stocked in Karavan but I buy it anyway. I would love to switch to another brand. I'm really looking forward to you opening!

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by gather June 21, 07:11PM

Sue and largeginandtonic - it’s great to hear your enthusiasm; thank you!

Rollflick - our dishwasher tabs are Ecoleaf (Suma), which have a dissolvable wrapper and are eco-friendly. We can get dishwasher powder, but have been told it’s not always that effective in hard water; we’ll look in to it more!

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by klove June 23, 02:00PM

Hi Gather, looking forward to your opening. Could you look at affordability too? Just refilled my shower gel at another local shop (my partner refuses to use soap!?) and 385mls cost £5.80 which was a bit steep. Sustainability should be for everyone! Many thanks.

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by gather June 30, 01:00AM

Hi all,

We are delighted to announce we will (finally) be opening on Saturday July 6 - hope to see as many of you as possible in the weeks and months ahead.

Thanks

Tash and Laura, Gather, 121 Bellenden Road

www.wearegather.uk
facebook.com/wearegather.uk/
instagram.com/wearegather_uk/
twitter.com/wearegather_uk

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by yeknomyeknom June 30, 10:11AM

Cool. Good luck guys. We will be seeing you.

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by herne hilly June 30, 05:46PM

this one opening in herne hill in July. (in the old illusionist shop).
[www.jarrmarket.co.uk]

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by KatieJ July 01, 09:30AM

Hi Tash and Laura

I walk past your shop twice a day on my way to and from PR station. I always look in and see how you are getting on, and I can see how hard you are working. I shall be fully supporting your venture when you are open as I am sure many other locals will be. Best of luck!

ps

I haven't been to any of the other shops of this nature in the area. What containers will people use ? Thanks!

messageRe: Zero waste shop
Posted by gather July 01, 11:22AM

yeknomyeknom - thank you, and we look forward to meeting you in store.

KatieJ - thank you for your enthusiastic message of support, too. On containers, you can use anything you can weigh and carry something in: Tupperware, glass jars or bottles, cleaning product bottles (for liquid cleaning products), old takeaway boxes, produce bags, re-used paper bags... And if you forget your containers, we'll have cotton produce bags and recycled glass jars for sale, and paper bags for free.

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