ashortwalk is a product design and manufacturing company based near Truro, Cornwall. Started in 2003 by Dan who left his previous job as a product designer/inventor at Dyson and moved to Cornwall in order to realise a long-held desire: to set up a business, and live, 'ashortwalk' from the sea. We’ve come a long way in 10 years, from our initial range of tide and time clocks. We now offer a range of pioneering ECO products...from house numbers and house signs, to unique tableware.

Business addresses

  • ashortwalk TR6 0EB Perranporth

More from this business

Take a look at what this business is doing to cut carbon, reduce waste and help the environment.  It's not an exact science but we hope you will find it useful. 
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  • Yes
  • We're working on it


We’d love our businesses to run on 100% renewable energy.

  • 100% renewable supply


Check out the greenest way to get to this business and how they're working to get their products to you in the greenest possible way.

  • Carbon offset deliveries
  • Easy to get to business by public transport
  • Low carbon deliveries
  • Bicycle parking onsite

Ingredients and materials

We ask our businesses to adhere to the Blue Patch criteria which outlines traceability and ethical sourcing. Please contact the business concerned if you have any specific enquiries.

  • Product traceability
  • Restored, repaired, recycled, upcycled


Help reduce landfill and reduce dependance on virgin packaging materials.

  • 100% Recycled packaging
  • 100% Biodegradable packaging
  • Packaging sized appropriately to minimise waste

The work environment

Here are some initiatives taken by Blue Patch businesses to reduce the amount of energy consumed.

  • Workplace energy procedures (eg switching off PCs and lights)
  • LED lighting
  • Controlled heating and ventilation
  • Insulated workspace

Eco Potagator

We created the ECOPotagator from 180 recycled yoghurt pots to be an all in one propagation and pot for growing plants from seeds in small spaces.

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