And a warm welcome to Emporio Green Army, seller of ethical and sustainable products in and around the West Berkshire area.

Who am I and why am I doing this?

I have been trying to change my family’s consumer habits and purchases for more environmentally conscious options for a while and I’ve found that wanting to shop consciously doesn't always work with shopping locally. As I have had to purchase by mail order some key products such as bamboo toothbrushes, loofahs and bars of soap with zero plastic and no nasties I wanted to make it easier for other local people to do the same.

Delivery options during the Covid-19 Pandemic
I am offering a local delivery service to postcodes RG14, RG18, RG19, RG7 and also a Royal Mail first class postal option. I can also offer a pick-up option if you would like to collect from my home in RG18.

I carefully choose my products based on their low environmental impact and also what I know works, the majority of what I sell are items we use in our own home and I believe in choosing functional, useful items from smaller UK producers.

You can also opt to add Emporio products to your deliveries from other local companies on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Please see the Local Links section.

It takes a lot of people doing zero waste imperfectly, not just one or two doing it perfectly.....

It takes a long time to change consumer habits that have built up over a lifetime and I am passionate about encouraging small changes for longer term impact. Even just a small change from plastic sponge to loofah, or liquid soap to bar soap, makes a long term difference to what ends up in landfill. The green revolution is here and thriving in Thatcham.

Our consumer history stays with us

The turning point for me was when I was thinking about toothbrushes. Every toothbrush I’ve ever used from childhood right through to my 4th decade will still be there, in landfill, somewhere. It’s a horrifying thought! But a starting point to aim to do more and help others do the same.