North East England

Vertical Veg


Vertical Veg inspires and supports food growing in containers in cities - and highlights how much food can be grown without a garden.

Vertical Veg also runs online training courses in container growing, an online club, the Vertical Veg Club, for keen container growers, and workshops across the UK. There is lots of free info available on the website.

Co-wheels Car Club CIC


Co-wheels is the only independently-owned national car club, providing low emission, hybrid and electric cars on a pay-as-you-go basis for organisations and communities across the UK.

Trading as a social enterprise means a commitment to improve society and environment. Our primary focus is to help our members to save money, reduce car ownership and create a cleaner environment by making lower impact transport options available to everyone. Because Co-wheels is a Community Interest Company, we reinvest profit into our operations to expand and improve the service. Read more »


3a Sunderland Road, Gilesgate,
Durham DH1 2LH
United Kingdom

Happy Organic


Organic café and wholefood Store situated in the heart of Cleadon Village. Organic veg box scheme available, organic chicken, milk, eggs, bread and groceries. Good selection of supplements and super foods.

The café offers a seasonal menu with fresh organic juices, smoothies, teas, coffees and alcohol. Open for breakfast from 9am, lunch is served from 12pm to 4.30pm. Nutrition Consultations and intolerance testing available.


42 Front Street, Cleadon Village,
Sunderland SR6 7PG
United Kingdom

Tropical Wholefoods


Tropical Wholefoods are importers, manufacturers and distributors of fair trade dried fruits and healthfood bars and snacks. They work with farmers in Africa and Asia helping develop their businesses and provide guaranteed fair trade markets for them overseas.

You can buy Tropical Wholefoods in independent health food shops, delicatessens and Fair Trade shops.


Fullwell Mill Ltd,
Unit 5d, Southwick Industrial Estate, North Hylton Road,
Sunderland SR5 3TX
United Kingdom

WEA Greening Wingrove Project


The WEA Greening Wingrove Project is a community partnership, with the aim to support the people of Wingrove, Newcastle upon Tyne to live sustainably through growing, recycling and saving energy - helped by BIG Lottery's Communities Living Sustainably Fund.

The Greening Wingrove scheme will find practical ways to deal with the impact of climate change on a local level, such as:

  • Saving money on home and business energy costs, cutting everyone’s carbon footprint;
  • Home insulation, collective buying of electricity and gas;


Workers’ Educational Association North East,
Joseph Cowen House, 21 Portland Terrace,
Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1QQ
United Kingdom

Shared Interest


Co-operative lending society with 8,800 members/investors in the UK. Lends money on fair terms to enable Third World producer groups involved in fair trade to buy raw materials and pay for labour before goods are shipped. Members can invest a minimum of £100 and maximum of £20,000. A modest rate of interest is paid to investors.


No 2 Cathedral Square, Groat Market,
Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE1 1EH
United Kingdom

Compost Technology Ltd


Manufacturers of a 100 per cent organic and peat-free fertiliser called Super Dug Extra. Available for delivery to UK mainland. Also stocks a range of other natural, organic fertilizers.


1 Dabble Duck Estate,
Shildon DL4 2RA
United Kingdom

Lush - Sunderland


Lush makes luscious, original, freshly-made cruelty-free products, catering for all skin types.

Lush buys ingredients only from companies that do not commission tests on animals; the products are tested on humans. The company invents its own products and fragrances, and these are made fresh by hand using little or no preservative or packaging, using only vegetarian ingredients. Each product is marked with the date it was made.

Lush also believes that words like 'Fresh' and 'Organic' have an honest meaning beyond marketing. Read more »


Tel: +44 (0) 1915 674 389

Key Words

preservative-free, hand-made, handmade, fresh, vegetarian, organic, cruelty-free, luscious, soap, toiletries, skincare

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