© 2019 by Emilie Roe at Roe Cottage

OUR STORY

OUR CHARITIES

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Hello and welcome to the Roe family. We are very pleased to welcome you here and to share our passions for colour, crafting, and trying to be plastic and chemical free.

This shop was originally created to bring you lots of beautifully crafted crocheted items. However, whilst setting up our shop my husband and I embarked on a new mission, to be more conscious of the waste we were producing as a family and the damage that we personally caused to our small section of the planet.  With that came the realisation that much of what we used was plastic, whether it was in the fibres of the Acrylic yarns I used in my projects or on the clothes we wore or the products we used. We had to change our mindset of 'use, throw away, buy new'.  So we started researching new products to replace our plastic ones and we so enjoyed the journey that we wanted to being our finds to you as well.  So in our shop you will find more eco-friendly alternatives to many household items that we no longer have in plastic. 

 

We’ve also been trying to live a cleaner life. One child was diagnosed with Coeliac disease, another has respiratory issues during hayfever season, and another has developed migraines. All these things have made us really focus on what we are putting into our bodies, onto our bodies and into our homes.  So in our shop we want to being you products that are made from natural ingredients.  What I have learnt is that not all synthetic ingredients are bad, but if we can find an alternative from nature directly then why use the fake stuff. More and more people fall ill to serious life threatening diseases, we have to stop and start asking ourselves why that is. 

We’ve become much more focused on trying to reduce the damage that we as a family are doing to the environment. We’re not perfect and we’re only just starting down this journey; but our long term goals are set. We have been shocked by just how many un-necessary chemicals are being put into products and subsequently into our bodies. Not to mention the huge number of single use items that end up in landfill or the plastics that still can’t be recycled.

We hope that you enjoy being on this journey with us and we thank God for the opportunity to bring this online shop to life.