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Blue Patch is the home of sustainable business

Shoppers have a growing awareness of environmental impact and are actively seeking out products and services that are well-made and have sustainable values.

We advocate ethical values and brilliant design

Many amazing businesses are not only creating wonderful things, they are also supporting biodiversity, reducing their emissions and doing all they can to be greener.

If this sounds like you, or if you would like help to get started on your sustainability journey – come and join us at Blue Patch!

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Join our collaborative network

  • THE POWER OF POSITIVE SHOPPING connects sustainable businesses to shoppers, buyers, trade, specifiers, interior designers and each other!
  • Feature in our mini-guide POSITIVE SHOPPING
  • Do our free programme LET’S DO NET ZER0 and learn how to measure and reduce the carbon footprint of your business
  • List your business in the Bluepatch.org directory
  • Take advantage of our Retail Partnerships as part of the Power Of Positive Shopping for museum and high street stores
  • Save money by collaborating with members to participate in trade and consumer fairs
  • Get social! Our free Social Media Club brings you monthly trending Instagram topics and tips
  • Enter the Blue Patch Sustainable Business Awards – free for members!
  • Help tackle climate change. Blue Patch is a social enterprise and we invest 100%, every penny of surplus income, into community-owned renewable energy.

THE POWER OF POSITIVE SHOPPING

Blue Patch’s THE POWER OF POSITIVE SHOPPING connects shoppers with sustainable producers, creative makers and ethical service providers from the heart of our communities.

Our mission is to increase the visibility of the businesses shaping the UK’s low-carbon economy.

Since 2014 we’ve been putting on events and creating collaborative partnerships with retailers, museums and curators. We also provide free training to help members audit and reduce their carbon footprints – come on board!

 

Enterprise membership

195 p/y

Foundation membership

120 p/y + £100 New Joiner Fee (once only fee)
Share your story and values
Story & Ethos Yes
Opportunity to feature in our newsletter, blog and social media Yes
Affiliation logos Yes Yes
Business description and (optional) opening times Yes Yes
Video and social media
Add a video Yes
Images
Mobile-friendly gallery of 12 images Yes
Opportunities
Free entry to the Blue Patch Sustainable Business Awards Yes Yes
The Power of Positive Shopping – a national campaign
Discount for the Positive Shopping publication Yes
Pitch to Buyers Yes Yes
Apply for pop-ups and trade fairs Yes Yes
Net Zero
LET’S DO NET ZER0 programme Yes Yes

Protecting the Planet!

We help members to reduce carbon emissions

Blue Patch’s free programme LET’S DO NET ZER0 enables every business, from sole traders to manufacturers, to get started in auditing and reducing their carbon footprints. The programme runs on a loop and our resources are available on the Member’s Hub (our members own ‘home page’!).

‘ Let’s Do Net Zero’ series so far, really good as we’ve been completely discombobulated by the whole thing and where on earth you start and how you start! Your programme breaks it down into manageable, meaningful chunks so we feel we can at least’ start!’ Thanks so much for putting this together, it’s brilliant!  

Rebecca, Blue Patch member since 2016

The Positive Fund: powering community-owned renewable energy across the land

The Positive Fund logo in blue capital letters

Every Membership is making a difference. 100% of Blue Patch’s surplus income funds community-owned renewable energy projects. Since 2019 we’ve funded projects in Brighton, Oxford, Swansea, Glasgow, Bristol and London. As the fund grows so too will our environmental impact – every single membership is helping to tackle climate change and provide clean energy for all! Read more.

Meet some of our amazing members!

Here’s a snapshot of some of the great people we have as members!

Well done Blue Patch for being on the leading edge of the curve and thanks for promoting Laura’s Loom. I have to say of all the groups I’ve joined (and left) over the years, the only group that I feel really cares about my business is Blue Patch. You’re always finding ways to help promote your members in a way that I’ve never experienced with any other marketing group. It makes being a member more than worthwhile, so thanks for that too.

Laura Rosenzweig. Laura’s Loom

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