Meet our Suppliers

Dock and Bay

Launched in August 2015, Dock & Bay has grown up fast (something the founders never did!)

We set out to create the ultimate quick dry beach towel, and now we make not only that, but a range of innovative, high quality, affordable and sustainable products that our customers can’t seem to get enough of - thanks by the way.


A Brit (Andy) and an Aussie (Ben), started Dock & Bay by drinking too much after work one day. Sharing a passion for travel and not taking themselves too seriously, they pulled down a red curtain from the wall and stuck pieces of white paper to it, creating their first towel design with our now iconic stripes.

And the rest, as they say, is history....


The journey so far has involved a visit to the Dragons' Den exciting investments, innovations galore and now we have a talented team of 10 taking the brand to the next level, including big steps in sustainability and 'Doing our Bit'

Here at Dock & Bay we understand how important it is to take actionable steps towards a more sustainable future. Nobody is perfect, including us, but we have begun making gradual changes that minimise our environmental impact & giving back to causes we care about, creating a brand that future generations will be proud of. From 2021, all our products are made from 100% recycled materials.

From 2021 all our products and packaging will be made from recycled or biodegradable materials. Just as quick dry but better for the environment - win, win!

In collaboration with WDC we launched our first towel made from 100% recycled post consumer plastic in Oct'19. On top of that, 20% of sales from this towel go to the amazing charity.

not for profit product in partnership with Whale and Dolphin Conservation, launched in October 2020. Designed to prevent up to 2/3 of microfibres released when washing synthetic textiles and to help introduce sustainable steps into our daily lives.

Our swim shorts are already made from post consumer plastic with 6 bottles in every pair! And we've already replaced all the plastic bags that protect our products from damage, with 100% biodegradable corn starch material.

Whale and Dolphin conservation are a flippin' awesome charity 
(No. 1014705) striving for a world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free. They're fighting to end captivity, stop whaling and create healthy seas, a cause we're truly passionate about. Since November 2019 we have already donated $23,400 (£17,500) thanks to you!

One Tree Planted are a Tree-mendous charity on a mission to make it simple for anyone to help the environment by planting trees, for ever $1 raised they plant one tree - simple! All to help create a healthier climate and aid reforestation efforts all around the world. Our amazing customers have already helped us plant 14,000 trees! 

And that's pretty much all you need to know about Dock & Bay...

Neon Katcus

Neil Tombs and Charlotte Gornall founded Neon Kactus in 2018. With over 20 years working in the food and drink industry and experiencing first-hand the environmental impact of single use plastic, they knew they had to create a positive change.

Combining two of their great passions; their love for the planet and great tasting coffee, they embarked on this journey. After trialling several reusable coffee cups they realised the solution was to design and make their own, to create a cup that mirrored the coffee shop experience with no compromise on taste.

They knew it would be important to create a reusable cup that encapsulated, style, design and performance in order to encourage others to ditch the disposable.

The result was the Neon Kactus glass coffee cup. A modern and stylish product designed to mirror the convenience and drinking pleasure of the coffee shop and eradicate the need for single use cups.

Our mission is simple….to Create A Better Tomorrow!

We aim to do this by creating reusable products for an on the go lifestyle with unrivalled style and performance that will decrease the need for plastic production.

Today Neon Kactus products are used by thousands of people in over 30 countries around the world diverting millions of disposable products from landfill every year.

In the pursuit of our mission we aim to continue to inspire others to Create A Better Tomorrow by developing more products that will accelerate the everyday use of reusables.


Norse

Owner and founder, Iain, is a man with a face. True story. He has a pretty splendid beard and much as he wanted a sweet smelling and itch free face mane, he was getting pretty fed up of being a grease monkey with no pennies left in his pocket in his search for an epic beard product. Thus, Norse was born. 

At Norse we make naturally great grooming products for the bearded, smooth-faced and mustachioed men of the world.

Norse oils, waxes and salves are handmade in Kingston-upon-Thames with natural ingredients. No fake news here. They’re packed with essential oils that all do important jobs, like promoting healthy circulation, smelling great, and keeping bacteria off your beard hair, because eeeew.

The razors are produced especially for Norse in the steel capital of the UK, Sheffield. Our traditional single blade razors offer a close, precision shave and look after your skin by shaving once with a sharp blade. Sound obvious? Plastic razors often have more than one blade. Imagine peeling a potato with 4 or 5 peelers at the same time. Now imagine your face is a potato. I think we’ve made our point.

Our plastic free, environmentally (and wallet) friendly razors are great for men and women – no judgement here about what you want to shave. They also look pretty snazzy and make pleasing bathroom furniture if that’s relevant to you or whoever you share a bathroom with.


Playpress 

As a child I loved playing with Playmobil and Lego. As I thought back to that time, I wondered if I could make a buildable toy with which you could create worlds and stories, but which was designed to be less harmful to the planet and more affordable.

I spent many hours trying different shapes and materials, taking inspiration from wooden model kits. I decided to make the pieces interconnectable offering the same kind of play experience but at a much lower cost and made out of natural materials.

I teamed up with my older brother Peter who, with his design talent and experience, helped develop the concept to where we could take it to market, and Playpress was born. After much research, we came across a specialty board which is totally recyclable, which we call ‘Playboard’.

By bringing on board Mike, a good friend and a very talented artist and animator with a background in kids TV, we took the business to a whole new level. We spent many weekends marketing the product in Portobello market in London, where we sold our first sets and got feedback from parents and children. We continuously improved the product and expanded our range.

In 2018 we went to our first trade show, the London Toy fair. When my dad, Melvin, became part of the team, his talent for business strategy and wealth of experience proved to be a real boost to Playpress. Playpress has been able to work with some amazing brands and charities and continues to grow its range and places where it is sold.

While Mike has decided to follow other passions, he will always be part of the founding team.

 We are very excited about the future and really believe in what we do. My passion has always been in creating and making things and with Playpress we get to build an entire world!

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