Frequently Asked Questions

Our membership criteria

  1. Your business is based in the UK or Ireland
  2. You are committed to improving your sustainability
  3. If part of your manufacturing is overseas, you work with your overseas partner in an ethical and positive way

Global Impact members

We believe in positive partnerships with global artisans, entrepreneurs and cooperatives. The Global impact logo features a world map.

Logos and the 100% for the Planet mark

Once a member you can access the logos from the Members’ Hub. If you are not a member you can’t use the Blue Patch logo and 100% mark.

B2B or B2C

Our network of members is B2B but we also provide opportunities for B2C events and showcases

Commission on sales

No commission is taken on sales made through leads from our directory or marketing initiatives


We are a business directory, not an online shop

What opportunities does Blue Patch offer?

Check out our retail partnerships. Opportunities are shared on the Member’s Hub and via the members’ newsletter.

Positive Shopping

Positive Shopping is delivered free to selected venues. With a mixture of stories, interviews and a catalogue of members products Positive Shopping compliments our national campaign The Power of Positive Shopping. Contact team Blue Patch at +44 (0)207 738 7267


The programme is free for members and available on the Members’ Hub.

Blue Patch Patrons

A Patron can be business or an individual. Patrons are (optionally) profiled on the Blue Patch website. If you would like to learn about Patrons, please contact Margy Newens +44(0)207 738 7267

Donations from supporters

There is a Supporter option on the apply for membership page.

Ex member rejoining process

If your membership has lapsed, you will have to rejoin as a new member.

Your business doesn’t meet the criteria

We’ll refund 75% of your membership fee to cover our administration.

What kind of a business is Blue Patch?

Blue Patch is a social enterprise limited by guarantee. Read more about our ethos here. As of 2023 Blue Patch is converting to a CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation). Once conversion is completed Blue Patch will be registered with the Charity Commission.

Who founded Blue Patch?

Jane Langley founded Blue Patch in 2014. Co-founders Emma Kirby and Matt Beale-Collins. Many dedicated people and team members continue to contribute. Guiding principles

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