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We were overjoyed to hear of the launch of the Cradle to Cradle Certified Bronze plastic Dopper range, this gave us the opportunity to support our new partners in their endeavour to reduce single use plastics and clean up our precious oceans... oh yes AND support their Dopper Foundation for clean drinking & sanitation water in rural Nepal, AMAZING WORK! Dopper's mission is to achieve a world in which people are conscious of the environment we live in, where the amount of single-use plastic ...

November 22, 2016

Cradle to Cradle® Products Innovation Institute Community of Practice Event - 2016

One of the first deep dives that I made into the world of Cradle to Cradle® was while I was researching for my master's degree back in 2008. This adventure was to travel to Frankfurt to an event called NUTEC. A Cradle to Cradle® trade fair where I was to meet Bill and Ken from MBDC and where I found myself to be in a room with key members of a community all working on the shared vision of Humanity as a positive force. These were change-makers & business people with values and a sense of ...

May 18, 2016

Dutch EU Presidency Celebrations

It is ten past four on 21st March 2016, I make a superman like change from my bright yellow and orange Hawaiian style working shirt in to a neatly pressed colourful Paul Smith stripped shirt and a black dinner jacket, in preparation to welcome our esteemed guests and key note speakers. The Cradle to Cradle® Marketplace & Dutch EU Presidency Celebrations at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands have begun. As I walk passed the 2 glistening Tesla Model S's parked either side of the ...

April 15, 2016

Evolving Responsible Fashion with Cradle to Cradle Design

The concept of Cradle to Cradle® Design has been slowly and diligently infiltrating mainstream fashion debates, articles and fashion consciousness over the last few years. Prof. Frances Corner, Head of the London College of Fashion recently quoted the term 'cradle to cradle' in her superb article, " It's time we stopped destroying the earth" in SALT on 23rd July last year. I write this article to follow on from Prof. Corner to expand on the Cradle to Cradle® concept and it's influence in fashi...

February 3, 2016

Pioneering Closed Loop Effectiveness

Just recently, the province of Friesland and Theater de Maaspoort in Venlo decided in favour of purchasing Satino Black. The province of Friesland and Van Houtum have also entered into an additional closed-loop recycling agreement. We take back recovered paper from the province and turn it into Satino Black, which is subsequently purchased by the province of Friesland again. "You can't get more sustainable than that", says Rob Stevens from our Business Development department. He praises the pro...

January 8, 2016

Celebrating a Cradle to Cradle Christmas

Celebrations over the Christmas holidays take on various forms for the diverse cultures all over the world. Most do however have one thing in common, family & friends, these are the people we celebrate both our challenges & victories with, in honour of close companionship, support and guidance. For us, this year has surely had it's challenges and we have also had victories, some small & some quite significant and amazing! Like ALL life, things evolve and so with evolution, we too ...

November 10, 2015

100% Biodegradable gNappies!?

It was a sunny day here in London when we met with the awesome ladies at gNappies to discuss our partnership. For Paul & I it seemed like a full circle event as we had first met each other in mid summer 2006 at a local NCT class. We had a discussion about the awesome gNappies & there biodegradability then already, we had no idea that we were to be business partners 7 years later. gNappies spent loads of time, energy and dedication to produce a 100% compostable insert for their fun &...

August 26, 2015

Fuelling the Circular Economy

This new wealth & abundance concept is mystifying some folks, what the heck IS a Circular Economy? Explaining the circular economy has often been difficult for me, as I am a simple man with complex ideas and these 2 states of being often battle for position in my consciousness. I want my world to be simple, yet it seems the execution of this simplicity is, complex!? So how do we resolve this, both within ourselves & in the world as a whole!? The answer is the Circular Economy &am...

May 5, 2015

Cradle to Cradle Christmas - The True Gift

So we have been packaging, shipping & taking & making orders for all you lovely people to make sure you ALL get your AMAZING Cradle to Cradle Certified products in time for Christmas, so you can share the true gift of Christmas, love, with your friends & family. We noticed something really interesting, people REALLY love this Cradle to Cradle stuff we are selling, so much so that we have sold out of a few things already so have just made some new orders from our suppliers to make su...

December 15, 2014

C2CBIZZ Antwerp

WOW! What an amazing time we had at the C2C BIZZ Project event. Thank you to our hosts who made this event a superb, informative, engaging & ultimately enjoyable conference. As Paul said after day one, " It is not easy to keep people inspired for so long, the excitement was tangible!" We met up with our friend Ken Alston of MBDC(second from the right) on the first morning, sharing the delicious luncheon with some of thee best coffee I have tasted in a long time. Although the built en...

November 27, 2014

Cradle to Cradle Marketplace Becomes an MBDC Affiliate

When Paul & I were invited to attend the MBDC Affiliate training a few months ago, we had no idea how much our lives, our world view & our business would be transformed. In the first few weeks of us deciding to set afloat this unique business of providing access to the good stuff, namely Cradle to Cradle Certified products, Paul knew that the day would come when he would have to fly across the ocean! Paul's high environmental ethics & values around flight meant that he had not fl...

October 31, 2014

Trigema Change Autumn/Winter Range arrives in UK

We are very happy to announce the arrival of our first order of the Trigema Change range of clothing! It may be a small box but it is packed with excellent German Ingenuity & Forward thinking Clothing Manufacture. Trigema has partnered with Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart of the Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency (EPEA) in Hamburg and suppliers, including dye-stuff manufacturer Ciba, to develop a T-shirt which can end its life nourishing the soil to support the beginning of a new...

October 8, 2014

Jules Clarysse Infinity Towels Arrive in UK

We are very happy to announce the very first Jules Clarysse Infinity Towels arriving in the UK today! We would like to thank Peter Bauwens, Nele Vanhauwaert & the team there at Jules Clarysse for their tireless hard work & support in getting the Cradle to Cradle Marketplace off to a great start!! You as a supporter of the C2C Marketplace & the Circular Economy can now buy these fantastic towels in our special launch packs which include 2 hand mitts/face cloths, 2 hand towels &...

September 18, 2014

Sustainable Brands Sends the Message

The concept of a circular economy has been on the fringes of market development for a while now, but a boost could come from the recent launch of the Cradle to Cradle Marketplace, the first online store to support the circular economy, selling only C2C-certified products (products in which their full life-cycle has been taken into account). Cradle to Cradle Marketplace is a UK-based startup launched by business partners Paul Capel and Brendan Rowen, who were inspired by the work of cradle-to-c...

August 29, 2014

C2C Marketplace in The Guardian

A new online marketplace will make it easier for consumers to put Cradle to Cradle products in their shopping baskets. Photograph: INSADCO Photography/Alamy When Paul Capel wanted to buy some new towels for his home he couldn't find any products that met his high environmental and ethical standards. Inspired by cradle to cradle pioneers Michael Braungart and William McDonough, and by the work of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation on the circular economy, Capel was looking for goods that would be g...

August 21, 2014

Resource 2014

Paul, Brendon & Mark attended the Resource 2014 event this week and had an amazing time learning & connecting & creating relationships with future marketplace vendors, collaborators & ambassadors. The discussions around Circular Economy & what the practicalities are were interesting and some of the more fundamental issues of the difference between Recycling, Re-use & Renew were reasonably well communicated. We did however feel that there was more rhetoric that actual...

March 7, 2014

The most incredible journey!

Here we are at the beginning of our incredible journey to bring more costumer facing Cradle to Cradle products into the mainstream global market! How are we doing this you ask, it is a project in progress. The first thing we are selling is the Cradle to Cradle book by Michael & William, the founders of the C2C movement or mindset, we are looking to get their latest book "The Upcycle" on here soon too. Due to the fact that Paul's lovely wife Alice desperately wants some C2C Certified towel...

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