Eco Kitchen

If you want to live as sustainably as possible in your home, be that in the city, village or rural croft, it’s worth thinking about what you use, how it was made, how long it will last and whether it adds to, or reduces your carbon footprint. We stock a small range of the products that have helped us to create a ‘re-use and no-waste’ kitchen here at Bread Matters.  Most of them are in daily use at Macbiehill Farmhouse: others are tried and tested, sourced from suppliers we trust to apply the same principles and rigour as we do. 

Organic Textiles

Green Fibres in Devon, all of whose textiles are both organic and fairly traded, provide our couche fabric and kitchen linen. When you choose organic items for your kitchen, you are helping to bring protection to the growers and producers, to protect the environment (including precious and insecure water supplies), and to protect yourself from the potential ill-effects from the residues of  thousands of chemicals found on ‘conventional’ cotton. Organic cotton is strong and long lasting. We bought new organic cotton and linen tea towels just before we opened the breadmaking studio in 2010. They have been in constant use, and frequently washed at 95℃, ever since, and they still look good and dry as well as ever. 

Want to know more? – the organic cotton initiative.

Recycling Food Waste

If you have a garden, with space for a compost heap, or even a wormery, it makes perfect sense to compost as much of your food waste as possible. Rather than sending it to landfill, you will be able to enrich your soil with rich, organic matter.  We bought a stainless steel compost pail for the kitchen in 2009. We have washed it hundreds of times and put about eight litres of compostable peelings, tea bags, coffee grounds etc. into it every week.  It has outlived many a green plastic bin with a tricky lid, undersized filter or broken handle. The pail looks as good as new. It doesn’t need to be hidden in a cupboard: nor does it need a bio-degradable compost bin liner. 

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Cotton & Beeswax Food Wraps
BeeBee Wraps are reusable beeswax and cotton food wraps that can be used in place of plastic to..
Ex Tax: £11.65
Linen Tea Towel
A pure, natural linen tea towel with classic green check/stripes. It produces no fluff or lint, so i..
Ex Tax: £10.75
Organic Cotton Tea Towels - Set of Two
Two organic cotton tea towels with attractive contrasting stripe and embroidered leaf detail.&n..
Ex Tax: £13.75
Organic Muslin Cloth
This generous square measuring 80 x 80 cm (31.5'' x 31.5'')  is 100% Soil Assoc..
Ex Tax: £3.42
Bread Matters apron with the Time for Bread logo Made from organic and f..
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Apron and Hat
Bread Matters apron and hat with the Time for Bread logo Made from organic and&nbs..
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Deluxe Compost Pail
This stainless steel Deluxe Compost Pail looks smart on any kitchen worktop. It has a  4.4 Litr..
Ex Tax: £20.83
Compost Pail Replacement Filters
Carbon Filters Pack of two replacement filters (two round and two square). The manufacturer re..
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Professional Nail Brush
Hygienic, durable nailbrush We have tried various eco-friendly wooden brushes for nail cleaning a..
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The Preserving Book
The one stop reference to fill your storecupboard with home-preserved produce. This book has eve..
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