Do you remember when you used to be able to weigh out the amount of food you wanted to buy, from a big drum? Well that concept was lost many years ago when we were introduced to 'plastic' and 'disposable'.
Thankfully people are recognising that these ways are not the best for our environment and are slowly changing to be more aware of the plastic waste that we create. This is where we can help!
We have reverted back to now offer shopping 'like we used to' but improved!
You can buy the quantity that you need/want, it is all wholefoods, a lot of the produce is organic and locally sourced and , the best bit...…… no plastic packaging. You bring in your reusable container, be it a produce bag, plastic container, mason jar or upcycled glass jar, and we decant the produce into this.
Our aim is to help you reduce your plastic waste, save money, buy excellent quality produce and have a positive impact on the environment.
We offer online shopping for collection from different locations, or in person from us at our shop.
We truly value our planet and want to help people reduce the amount of plastic waste that is being created.
We have an ever expanding range of ethical & vegan products. We try to use local companies where possible to supply our handmade and reusable items. This is great for the environment and great for local businesses.
We sell our products through our main shop in Colchester, our satelitte shop in Brightlingsea and also via our online shop.
"After being recommended to An Ethical Life by a friend I visited the shop and was surprised how great the prices are, so I'm saving on creating waste and its not costing me more than I would normally spend"