We source ethically responsible, sustainably-made products from small businesses and independent makers across the UK who share our commitment to the environment. Every time you shop at The Sun & My Soul, you support a small business owner’s dream. 💫
At Note and Shine, they only use luxury and sustainable materials. Each product is printed with vegetable based inks, eco-friendly paper and produced in the UK.
Note and Shine founded by Kelsey who wanted a planner that would allow her to easily organise and note down everything, from reminders to meditate and motivating quotes to her daily work aspirations. She also knew that the best way to be productive was to make self-care her top priority. So Kelsey designed a collection of stationery that allowed her manifest her dreams while achieving balance in her life.
VENT for Change is a Bristol based sustainable stationery company that supports children’s education projects worldwide. Proceeds from every VENT product sold go towards global education projects getting children back in to school.
In 2014 environmental entrepreneur Evan Lewis, bought an ageing run-down facility producing pencils from recycled CD cases. After 18 months of improvements the team made were producing an additional one million pencils a year. Evan decided to sell his pencils and other stationery here in the UK and from the proceeds support existing education projects around the world.
Earth Candle Co is an independent eco candle brand, designed and ethically produced by Hannah in Cornwall. Hannah always had a passion for the environment and reducing her impact on this planet as much as possible.
She started and have run a zero waste store for nearly 3 years but when it came to candles she just could find anything that was zero waste, earth friendly and ethically produced. Also she was shocked by the burning of the Amazon rainforest and knew she wanted to do something to help, and that’s when Earth Candle Co was born.
Earth Candle Co is a reforestation partner of OneTreePlanted.org and their aim is to plant 100s of trees in the amazon rainforest every month.
Mystic Moonlight is created by Emily who got made redundant in her office job in London, due to the current situation happening around the world, but she also found out they are expecting their first baby!
Emily has always been a crystal lover and amazed how they can help dismiss any negative feelings you may have. After months of researching, she realised the impact that candles and crystals had together are incredible so Emily launched Mystic Moonlight. Mystic Moonlight candles are 100% soy wax and the crystals are high quality and sourced from a UK wholesaler.
When Nat was pregnant with her first child, she discovered that many skincare products contain harmful chemicals, so she became more careful about what she put onto her skin. Nathalie and Andrew started making products on their kitchen table using only sustainably sourced botanical ingredients. All of Nathalie Bond products are carefully handcrafted by their team in Sheffield, England.
Nathalie Bond products are cruelty-free, palm-free and completely free from parabens, phthalates, SLS and synthetic colours and fragrances. They use amber glass apothecary bottles and aluminium lids instead of plastic ones.
Teapigs real, quality tea, sourced sustainably, in packaging that’s better for the environment. They work hard to develop & maintain a friendly company culture that supports people to be the best they can be through training & development, open feedback sessions, a big focus on health & well being in the work place & agile working options.
Teapigs created by Nick and Louise in 2006 with one mission: to get the nation drinking real tea again. They met whilst working for a really big tea company, where they learned all about tea and drank lots of it. And the more they learned, and the more they drank, the more they came to realise that there's a whole world of quality teas out there that simply weren’t getting the attention they deserve.
Ponderlily planners give you tools to imagine the life ahead and carve out space for the too easily forgotten “me-time". Their wander-lists, reflections of gratitude and positive habit trackers hold you accountable to celebrate the everyday.
Ponderlily is created by Carina Lawson, who is a Brazilian-born, Arabian Gulf-raised, Brit-wed, higher-ed executive and twin mum with a plan: to ignite joy, purpose, and empowerment in women striving for a life of fullness, not busyness.
Each Ponderlily products are crafted with recycled paper, vegetable-based ink and REACH compliant 100% rayon covers. They are dedicated to making products that are good for people and the planet.
Soomish was founded in 2019 in Hertfordshire. The love for natural, simple and minimalistic things inspired Julia to create her own candles with the best ingredients to bring comfort and relaxation to your space.
Soomish candles have been developed using formulas that have been tested to perfection for months by family and friends. Handcrafted in small batches using only the finest quality 100% natural plant based wax infused with blends of fragrance and essential oils.
They believe, it is important to step out of the busy world and turn your home into a unique retreat. They are passionate about helping you feel good and remind you to slow down to enjoy each moment of life.
William and Anna, the founders of Upcircle, wanted to solve the problem of throwing away a huge amount of coffee grounds. They needed a way to give those coffee grounds a new lease of life. They began the journey collecting coffee grounds from one coffee shop, they now collect from hundreds of coffee houses across London. And UpCircle was born.
Creating a positive environmental impact is at the heart of what they do at UpCircle. When it comes to the environment we are constantly bombarded with intimidating doom and gloom headlines. The scale of the problem can feel so daunting that it’s all too easy to give up before you’ve even begun. So, at UpCircle, they try to focus on positive change and keep an “every little helps” mentality.
LOVE IS MY PROTEST is founded by Dana who creates journals for taking care. Every journal is designed to add just a few minutes of reflection to each day. The designs are simple to help you build the habit of journaling. The journals are intended to be a keepsake so you and future generations can look back at your growth. The packaging is fully recyclable and the journals are made in the UK, using recycled paper.
Bramble & Blossom is the culmination of a lifelong dream for founder and owner Karen Anderson. Having been ‘completely obsessed’ with lotions and potions since childhood – the first product Karen ever made was a sugar scrub with oats when she was just 14 – she has now turned her love of creating natural beauty products into a successful career.
Karen’s idea of launching a sustainable beauty and aromatherapy solutions business first came about after completing complementary therapy courses, and becoming a self-proclaimed ‘nerd’ about the myriad beneficial effects of essential oils.
Bramble & Blossom supports the work of Tiggywinkles. 2% of their profits per product are donated to this pioneering wildlife hospital.
Faye Co Papier focuses on Mindfulness & Minimalist stationery to inspire and make your visions & goals become reality. All of the designs are designed in-house by Faye. Her mission is to make you feel inspired, empowered and be consistent in achieving all your goals.
It is so important to the brand that they use ethically sourced materials, FSC certified paper, only use vegan & cruelty free materials.
Charlotte and Nathalie have started Emilie & Co in 2019 initially creating personalised gifts. They have since taken a turn towards stationery and accessories as that is where their real passion lies.
Both of them suffer with anxiety and understand the importance of looking after your mental health. That’s why they create planners and journals that will improve your overall well-being, productivity and confidence. They pride themselves on Emily & Co products being made from recycled material and always aim to minimise any none-recyclable packaging. Everything they sell is either handmade in their home in Yorkshire or sourced from businesses within the UK.
Wild Sage + Co is a family run business nestled in the valleys of the river Wye. From their countryside cottage, they create cold processed soaps, skin loving clay masks and all natural skincare. They also grow lots of the herbs in their gardens that make their way into the products.
They believe in providing skin loving products that don’t harm our skin or our environment. Reducing waste has been core to their mission from the very start. They always aim to pare back the packaging to the bare necessities and use biodegradable and recyclable materials wherever they can. All of Wild Sage + Co products are hand-made, natural and cruelty free.
Wildtree Skincare was founded by Natalia, a holistic lifestyle lover who had a vision to create affordable, honest and organic skincare products that would work on even sensitive skin.
Love Cocoa has an extensive, delicious range of chocolate that are the perfect treat for you or to give to a loved one. Love Cocoa chocolate not only tastes good, it also does good. Their mission to make chocolate consumption more sustainable. The mainstream chocolate industry is shrinking our rainforests and seriously contributing to global warming. The problem begins right at the source: with the farming of the humble cocoa bean. Love Cocoa aims to tackle this problem head on by planting one tree for every product sold.
Corinne Taylor is an organic, vegan, cruelty free and eco-friendly aromatherapy skincare brand, small batch handcrafted in Brighton. Corinne began practicing Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Massage Therapy treatments and was amazed to learn the incredible benefits of essential oils, both through her studies and the first hand experience she gained whilst working with clients.
It was this that inspired her to create their range of aromatherapy products, so people could experience the benefits of essential oils on a daily basis. With all this in mind, her aim was to create truly natural, plant based products designed to not only smell beautiful but to have a specific therapeutic purpose. They had to be kind to both us and the planet.
Mila & Willow is a stationery and lifestyle brand based in N.Ireland. Founded by Surface Pattern Designer, Stacey Mc Carney and her business partner, Damian Corrigan, the brand was inspired by Stacey’s obsession with pattern and nature and love of beautiful stationery and home goods. Taking the name from each of their daughters, the Mila & Willow brand was born and offers beautiful paper goods with a pretty and delicate feel.
They believe planning your life and journaling your days shouldn't be dull and boring, so they create colourful, nature-inspired stationery to inject some fun into the process. Their stationery created by themselves or have them printed locally where possible and have a passion for eco-friendly, high-quality, design-focused goods.
BeautyPro was founded in Brighton in 2010, disrupted the professional beauty industry with an innovative and unique portable hot towel steamer. Strived to continue innovating and fill a gap in the market for an easy to use face mask - the sheet mask.
Sustainability is important to BeautyPro. In June 2019, they implemented a sustainability plan. They passionate about doing steps for protecting the planet and being as environmentally friendly as they possibly can. All of their products are plastic free, water free, ethically made and cruelty free. They also partnered with Ecologi to plant 1 tree per order, in a bid to help combat deforestation and reduce their carbon footprint.
Betterday Studio was created by Himi & Kush in 2020. They started with the simple mission to create products that make your day better. Their first product was the Betterday Journal, a gratitude journal that aims to bring more mindfulness and positivity into your life. From there, they launched a series of lifestyle and stationery products, aimed to bring a little bit of calm through all the chaos. They print all the journals on a luxury ivory FSC certified paper, in some of the journals they use 100% recycled paper too.
Nipper & Co was founded by Marina after she became a mom. Her biggest challenge was breastfeeding. She expected it to be a breeze but it was everything but... Luckily, she had an MSc in Medicinal Plants and called on her huge knowledge of herbs and natural remedies for help. That’s how Nipper & Co. started. Using natural, organic herbs to make the challenges of motherhood a little bit less stressful. They source ethically, use organic ingredients and are plastic-free.