Shaftesbury’s First plastic free store

Coconut and Cotton opened in December 2018 in Swans Yard in the heart of the historic saxon town of Shaftesbury. This is our HQ, where we process online orders but also a local resource for plastic free living.

Where to find us

Swans Yard, Shaftesbury, SP7 8JQ

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Opening hours

Monday – Saturday 9:30 – 5pm

How to contact

Email hello@coconutandcotton.co.uk

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We do in store refills

Just bring your empty, clean container with the volume on the bottle and refill all your household essentials. Read more about how they work here. We also have a stamp reward scheme for our refills, read how it works here.

SESI Refills

Spiced Ginger washing up liquid
Unfragranced washing up liquid
All purpose cleaner
Cream cleaner
White vinegar for cleaning
Glass cleaner
English Rose hand soap                                     Fig hand soap
Hardwater Rinse Aid
Non-Bio unscented laundry liquid
Biological laundry liquid
Delicate and Hand wash laundry liquid
Lotus and Sea Salt toilet cleaner

Ecoleaf Refills

Laundry liquid
Lily and riceflower fabric conditioner
Grapefruit twist hand soap
Scented washing up liquid

Bio-D Refills

Toilet cleaner & descaler
Fabric conditioner – Lily and Riceflower
Home & garden sanitiser
Non Bio Laundry Liquid
Linseed floor cleaner concentrate

Faith in Nature Refills

Lavender & Geranium Body Wash
Grapefruit & Orange Body wash
Coconut body wash
Coconut shampoo
Coconut conditioner
Aloe Vera shampoo
Aloe Vera conditioner
Tea Tree shampoo
Tea Tree Conditioner

Suma Refills

Rose and Geranium Shampoo
Rose and Geranium Conditioner
Grapefruit and Aloe Vera Shampoo
Grapefruit and Aloe Vera Conditioner      White Lavender Shampoo                            White Lavender Conditioner
Fragrance Free Shampoo
Fragrance Free Conditioner

Green Goddess Refills

Mint Dishwasher Liquid
Lemongrass body wash
Lime body wash
Lemon and Ginger hand lotion

Additional Refills

Witch hazel face wash
Moringa face wash
Sweet moringa face and body moisturiser
Wild fig and iris hand and body lotion
Green tea shampoo and body wash

Dry Refills

Toothpaste tablets (flouride, flouride-free)
Bicarbonate of soda for cleaning
Epsom salts
Himalayan Bath Salts
Dishwasher salt
Soap nuts

PACKAGING RETURN SCHEMES

We aim to sell products with no packaging wherever possible.  For others, we are pleased to say that you can bring back your empty containers.  We collect them up and send them back to the manufacturers for them to be used again, and again, and again!

We currently accept the following items.  And we don’t mind where you bought them!

Fit Pit deodorant – all scents – both 25ml and 100ml

Flawless Beauty – including  the toner, micellar water, insect repellant and oat cleanser

Truthpaste – all flavours – both 40g and 120g

Dogs are very welcome

We love meeting your dogs and strongly encourage you to bring yours along! If you’re happy to, we will take a picture for our doggy highlight on instagram as people love seeing our furry visitors.

*How plastic free can a "Plastic free" store be?

We don’t want to be throwing around the words plastic free without being upfront about where you can find traces of plastic. So here are the quick facts on how plastic free we are:

Out of all our products we are 97.6% Plastic free

For each product we worked out the percentages of plastic (or plastic derived materials), then we divided each percentage by all of our products and added up the total. This total was 2.4% (or 2.38% to be really precise). This is mostly due to the sanitary wear and nappies which have to be lined with PUL in order to be leak proof.

Packaging we send:

We never send any plastic packaging out with our orders. We use paper, cardboard and paper tape (and sometimes left over wrapping paper from christmas!). It is always recyclable and most of the time re-used. You may also recieve corn starch nuggets which can be dissolved in water and are totally safe and home compostable as we sometimes re-use the ones we are sent.

Packaging we recieve:

We do sometimes recieve bubble wrap from suppliers. In these cases we contact the supplier to see if they can change and in most of the cases they have. Any left over bubble wrap is donated to companies who can put it to good use.

Products that contain plastic of any kind:

Bamboo toothbrushes – our toothbrushes have nylon fibres (some with only 40% but it is still plastic based). We are always on the look out for a vegan and plastic free toothbrush but currently we haven’t been able to source one.

Loose tea packets have a bioplastic liner, it is certified compostable (7P0466 DIN EN 13432) so can be commercially composted and home composted in sophisticated set ups.

The biodegradable nappy sacks are a form of bioplastic which takes 2 – 5 years to break down leaving no residue.

Reusable breast pads, reusable period pads, nappes and waterproof bags have PUL liners which is plastic based to act as a barrier for moisture. We stock these as they are reusable and replace using the single use alternatives.

Some bamboo fabrics are mixed with around 10% nylon for the fabric consistency. This includes the bamboo flannels, bamboo terry wipes and bamboo makeup rounds. This is normal for ‘bamboo fabrics’.

The keep leaf bags have a polyester liner to keep it waterproof. We stock this product as it is reusable and replaces single use plastic.

Cosmetic product tins and glass jars often have a plastic liner under the lid in order to create a seal when tightened. It is also a legal requirement for cosmetic product freshness and integrity by preventing contamination.

The straw cleaning brushes have nylon bristles.

Refill containers

Our in store refill products come in plastic containers. The alternative could be stainless steel (as this wouldn’t create any chemical reactions with the products). However, stainless steel would largely increase the weight, creating more carbon on transportation.

All of our 15L and 20L containers are sent back to the suppliers with the SESI ones being cleaned with a peddle powered bottle cleaner and re-filled. Currently all the other containers are recycled.

News and updates

Loyalty Scheme Launch

Loyalty Scheme Launch

Love local, love loyalty, hate waste! We really value having regular customers and as a small business, it means a lot that you choose to shop with us!  Recently, we’ve been looking for a way to say ‘thank you’ to all those who have supported us so far, and also to...

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Ready, Steady, Refill!

Ready, Steady, Refill!

If you’ve visited our little shop recently, you will no doubt have noticed our ever expanding range of refills! Our current selection includes toiletries such as face and body washes, hair care and moisturisers, and many items for household cleaning and laundry. We...

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