Treat yourself to gifts or furniture crafted from proven sustainable sourced Peak District timber or wool from sheep that graze on land managed for nature conservation...
We're proud to introduce you to these business that have all achieved the Peak District Environmental Quality Mark for their local arts & crafts and for their demonstrated commitment to conserving the Peak District environment...
Visit them during your stay and find out what makes their products so special to the Peak District – they'll be happy to tell you !
The Bakewell Soap Company
Unit 6a, Riverside Business Park, Buxton Road, Bakewell DE451GS
Tel: 01298 85520
Website: www.bakewellsoap.co.ukContact: Antony Allen
Manufacture a range of lovely handmade soaps, bath & body products using natural ingredients sourced locally and from sustainable sources around the world. Made on the site of an old Victorian mill just outside Bakewell, in the heart of the Peak District National Park, and available online or a number of local markets and outlets, including Bakewell Visitor Centre and Poole's Cavern in Buxton.
Peak Yarns and Fibres
Brough Lea Farm, Brough, Hope Valley S33 9HG
Tel: 01433 623646
Mobile: 07947 645331
Contact: Margie Stuckey
Products range from raw fleece to handwoven textiles using mainly the farm's own wool.
59 Manchester Road, Buxton SK17 6SR
Tel: 01298 214478
Mobile: 07818 021 789
Contact: Jane Malcolm
Natural olive oil soaps, handmade using traditional methods and recipes. Sourcing sustainable ingredients is important to Coconut Blush and they particularly avoid using palm oil from felled rainforest. They support other Peak District businesses using Peak District honey, beeswax and cow's milk in their soaps. Available online and at local farmers' markets. Customers are welcome by prior arrangement.
Dewsnaps Farm, SK23 6AW
Landline: 01663 751175
Mobile: 07952 741 640
Website: www.dewsnaps.co.uk and www.dewsnapswoollens.co.uk
Contact: Sally Williams
Sally Williams keeps a small flock of pedigree Icelandic sheep, which are bred for their exceptional fleece, meat and milk. Sally produces a range of woollen and felted products using the natural fleece colours and hand-coloured yarns using natural plant dyes - many of which are grown at Dewsnaps in the Dye Garden. Dewsnaps Farm also offers two converted barn holiday cottages. Both cottages and the main farm house use solar PV and solar thermal to heat and light the buildings. The buildings also use LED lighting and contain some internal insulation to the solid walls. Sally considers sustainability issues in every decision she makes about her business.
Glass @ the Barn
Carr Barn, Rakes Lane, Tissington DE6 1RA
Contact: Angela Thompson
A Creative Glass workshop, situated in the stunning Peak District village of Tissington, creating individual kiln worked glassware, ranging from jewellery pieces to bespoke window panels. Angela works hard at minimising the environmental impact of her work. The 'Bulls-eye' glass she uses is free from polluting chemicals, fires at a lower temperature than conventional glass and as results are predictable the process produces no waste. Angela is developing new ranges of glassware that are expressive of the Peak District environment. Pieces in recycled glass are also available. Glass workshops are available for group bookings and Angela's work is available in a number of local galleries.
Green Farm Plants & Herbs
Green Farm, Birchover, Matlock, DE4 2BN
Contact: Catherine Payne
Catherine has an enormous passion for what she does - growing herbs and plants that for sale at local markets that attract wildlife to people’s gardens. She does not use any chemical fertilisers or pesticides and rainwater is harvested to water plants. They have recently been awarded an Sustainable Development grant for a sustainable building to expand their growing business. Until Catherine embarked on the EQM application process, she used peat-based compost. Now, as a commitment to environmental improvement, she has switched to an award-winning local product recycled from household greenwaste collections. This will reduce Green Farms carbon footprint substantially and also help protect precious wetland habitats from which peat is extracted.
Hector & Cedric Ltd
Ecclesall Wood Sawmill, Abbey Lane, Sheffield S7 2QZ
Tel: 0114 2356436
Contact: Jack Frisby
A family run business specialising in making quality bespoke products, using locally sourced sustainable wood. Father and son team Bryan and Jack are happy to work with clients to design and make a variety of timber frame structures and furniture. Visitors to their workshop in the woods welcome by prior arrangement.
Peak District Creations
Milton House, Tunstead Milton, Whaley Bridge, High Peak SK23 7ER
Tel: 01663 734152
Mobile: 0798 395 0948
Contact: Mathew Look
A website for showcasing all things made within and around the Peak District where creators can display their products to potential clients. Current exhibitors include occasion cakes, artisan made felted products, turned wood bowls to knitting needles, images moving and stills, Lettering, graphic & textural designs, ceramic sculpture, pen and ink drawings and water & oil paintings, ethical toys, beauty products, artistic installations, glassware to name but a few.
Squeak Gift and Party
Club Farm, Back Lane, Calton,Nr Waterhouses, ST10 3JX
Tel: 01538 308555
Mob: 07989 185462
Contact: Lyn Abraham
Simple, beautiful ideas to help you celebrate the little things in life - as well as mark the milestone. A range of hand made porcelain, gifts and personalised wedding favours are produced in a village studio, coordinated with locally produced ribbons and cords made from locally sourced organic wool.
Woodturning at Christmas Cottage
Christmas Cottage, Church Street, Youlgrave DE45 1WL
Tel: 01629 636151
Mob: 07742 444900
Contact: Matthew Lovell
Woodturner using mainly local woods from sustainable Peak District sources to make bowls, plates, objects d'art, plus other useful smaller items. Commissions undertaken.