About Us

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Judi Archer

Feel good when you shop

Blue Patch’s sustainable directory connects you with beautiful brands in the UK and Ireland: handcrafted furniture, organic beauty products, ethical financial services….and more.

Our environment is precious, so we select businesses for quality and environmental credentials. However we never claim that a business is perfect; Net Zero is a work in progress, what matters is actively working on carbon reduction. Blue Patch provides a free programme LET’S DO NET ZER0 to help our business members to audit and reduce their carbon footprints. You can be sure we’re taking climate change seriously.

We’re backing community-owned renewables!

Blue Patch is different…

A national social enterprise, not only do we support sustainable businesses, we are also tackling climate change.

The world must transform to renewable energy to keep global temperatures at a safe level. 100% – every penny of Blue Patch’s surplus income, funds community-owned renewable energy projects. Since 2019 we’ve contributed to solar installations on school and community buildings in Brighton, Oxford, Swansea, Glasgow and London. We call this The Positive Fund!

As Blue Patch grows, The Positive Fund will be lighting up the green economy, helping to meet Net Zero targets.

The Power Of Positive Shopping campaign

The Power Of Positive Shopping features work from studios, farms, workshops and small factories from the heart of our communities. We do pop-up events at museums and we’ve our own publication ‘Positive Shopping‘ . Take a look at our projects here

How can you join in?

You can browse our website to discover our brands and buy directly from our members and their official stockists. We do not charge a commission on sales made this way.

If you’re a business, we’d love to have a conversation about how we could work together.

How can you tell a business is sustainable?

Auditing carbon emissions is new for businesses. For small businesses, tools and criteria are still being developed and ratified. Blue Patch has created a Carbon Calculation Group to help our businesses to calculate and reduce emissions. Aided by consultants, calculations will be made in line with the Green House Gas Protocol. Read our environmental statement.

FAQ criteria. Brands can apply to become part of our network.

Blue Patch is the trading name of Cool It World Limited (CIW) an asset-locked company (Limited by Guarantee) dedicated to supporting the environment and sustainable, local business.

Where are we based?

We are based in Dulwich, London (pop by for a coffee!), but our members are scattered across the UK and Ireland. Read our Founder’s story here.