Featured Retailer: Green Jelly
Sharon Heinrich – Owner of Green Jelly I am married to Andrew and have two young daughters Amélie (born Feb-05) and Freya (born Oct-06). We live in Great Chesterford, a village near Saffron Walden on the Essex/Cambridgeshire border.
The reason for starting the company?
After the birth of my first daughter I started using cloth nappies and absolutely loved them! I became involved with the Essex Cloth Nappy Network setting up nappuccinos (coffee mornings with nappies) and other events promoting reusable nappies to parents and carers in my local area. After finding it very difficult to find local representatives to demonstrate the different types of nappy, I thought that I could give it a try and Green Jelly was born. Not wanting to restrict my product range and the advice I give, I decided to establish the company as an independent retailer.
How long have you been in business?
I started trading locally in 2006 and launched my webshop in 2007.
Tell us about your products?
I supply quality eco friendly and ethically produced products for babies, toddlers and their families including reusable nappies, cloth nappy accessories, baby slings and carriers, organic baby toiletries and gifts. I only recommend products tried and tested on my family or those of friends and trusted customers. To help parents in their choice of reusable nappies and baby carriers, I provide a tailored advice service by email, telephone or in person and have lots more information relating to the products on the Green Jelly website.
What is your favourite green luxury item?
Hmm…..has to be Green and Blacks chocolate!
What is your top green tip?
Use reusable nappies! Even factoring in the energy used in laundering cloth nappies, significant environmental gains can be made by reducing your carbon footprint – not to mention the reduction in waste sent to landfill, reduced usage of natural resources, fewer chemicals and lower transport costs when compared to disposables. You can also save lots of money and modern washable nappies look very cute!
What do you do to relax?
Spending time with my family