Peterborough’s Green Festival returns on Saturday May 23, taking over the city centre to celebrate all things eco-friendly and Queensgate shopping centre is joining in.
To celebrate sustainability and Queensgate’s green credentials, Queensgate Shopping Centre will be introducing its first ever Eco House event from May 25 to 29. Family friendly eco-workshops will take place throughout the week and children will also have the chance to have a go on the Spin Art Bike!
With that in mind, we’ve rounded up the best of the environmentally friendly products on offer at Queensgate.
H&M, Queensgate Shopping Centre – Conscious Boat Neck Top (£7.99)
This classic striped boat neck from H&M is made from organic cotton with a flattering cut and elegant narrow stripes. Pair with your favourite jeans and red lipstick for effortless chic.
As well as eco-conscious clothing, H&M also havea garment recycling scheme; for every bag of clothes you hand in, you’ll receive a £5 H&M voucher to spend on brand new clothes! This keeps unwanted clothes out of landfill; instead items are reused or recycled.
BHS, Queensgate Shopping Centre – Hug Rug Houndstooth Doormat (£35)
This houndstooth doormat is made from 100% recycled materials, so helps the environment as well as stopping muddy footprints!
John Lewis, Queensgate Shopping Centre – Paper Thinks Leather Wallet (£35)
Paper Thinks makes its products from cuts, trimmings and shavings of leather which would otherwise go to landfill and damage our planet. This beautiful wallet has card slots, a pocket for coins and long pockets for notes. One of the great things about this is that the gorgeous turquoise colour is achieved without the use of harmful chemicals.
Monsoon, Queensgate Shopping Centre – Monsoon the Elephant (£39)
This adorable patchwork elephant made from recycled Monsoon fabrics is a lovely toy for a child or a stylish hippie-chic decoration. Part of the proceeds from all sales go towards helping to support an orphaned baby elephant named Monsoon who lives in Sri Lanka.
M&S, Queensgate Shopping Centre – L’été Sur La Côte D’azur Wall Art (£45)
Made in the UK from sustainable wood, this beautiful canvas is the perfect way to brighten up your walls and channel the summer holidays all year round.
Carluccio’s, Queensgate Shopping Centre – Fixed Price Menu (£10.99 for two courses, for 3, add £3.50)
Carluccio’s was recently awarded Three Star Status – the highest possible accolade awarded by the Sustainable Restaurant Association – for its eco-friendly initiatives. With recycled menus and napkins, fair trade products, sustainable fish, energy saving schemes and efforts to reduce landfill, Carluccio’s is good for the environment as well as the taste buds!
Boots, Queensgate Shopping Centre – Eco Tools Powder Brush (£9.99)
Eco tools are known for earth friendly beauty and respect for the planet. Made from sustainable bamboo and recycled aluminium, this powder brush is perfect for setting make-up and giving you a polished finish. The bristles are synthetic taklon and are 100% cruelty free.
Superdrug, Queensgate Shopping Centre – Jason Vitamin E Cream (£7.29)
All Jason products are certified vegetarian and packaged in biodegradable recycled/recyclable containers. With all natural, organic ingredients, with no artificial colours, this revitalising cream replenishes moisture and provides long lasting rejuvenation.
The Body Shop, Queensgate Shopping Centre – Nutriganics Skincare Kit with Foaming Facial Wash, Refreshing Toner, Smoothing Day Cream, Smoothing Night Cream (£14)
The Body Shop is known for its focus on FairTrade and working against animal testing. The highly recommended Nutriganics range is certified organic, with 98% of the ingredients from a natural origin. This kit contains a foaming facial wash, refreshing toner, smoothing day cream and smoothing night cream for soft, smooth skin.
Lush, Queensgate Shopping Centre – Oatifix Fresh Face Mask (£6.50)
The soothing Oatifix face mask from Lush contains all natural ingredients, including organic, Fair Trade bananas to nourish the skin. Lush also runs a recycling scheme with its iconic black pots – bring back five clean, full sized pots and receive a free fresh face mask!
Argos, Queensgate Shopping Centre – Habitat Cohen Round Wall Mirror (£60)
This round wall mirror from Argos is handmade in Vietnam from recycled magazines. A unique, statement piece, this mirror is a great way to add some colour and intrigue to the home.
Paperchase, Queensgate Shopping Centre – Card (£2.50)
This adorable card from Paperchase is made from sustainable wood, with a 100% recycled envelope. Show someone you care about them and care for the environment at the same time!
Pret, Queensgate Shopping Centre – Latte (£2.10)
Pret’s 2015 Sustainability Strategy places emphasis on energy efficiency, minimising waste, sustainable sourcing, fresh, natural food and pioneering charitable activities. Pret’sdelicious coffees are made with organic coffee beanssourced from sustainable farms in Peru.