Wasteless Market is a climate positive company with a purpose driven message.
We're on a mission to reduce waste, fight climate change and bring you ethical, natural and sustainable products through our multi-vendor marketplace.
We're 'The Sustainable Marketplace' taking action with our products and profit!
How it all began
Hi I'm Teresa,
I started my journey to find more natural products than were offered on the supermarket shelves after losing my Sister Paula to breast cancer. She was only 36 years old when she started having breast pain, and after visiting her GP, who found no lumps, she was reassured that it was her hormones and that was that. She didn't seek a second opinion and by the time she had other symptoms, it was too late and she was given a terminal diagnosis, thankfully Paula had a further 4 years.
I became very conscious of the chemical laden products I was using on my family and decided to change to products with fewer ingredients. This led me to items that were free from single-use plastic and often handmade, where the sellers were hugely passionate and committed to reversing climate change. It was a struggle to find these products in one place and so I brought the Wasteless Market to life first as a zero waste popup in SouEast London. It was a great success and after 7 events, I decided that I wanted everyone to have access to the benefits of more natural products, whilst also taking action against climate change and so the Wasteless Market platform was born.
The Wasteless Market multi-vendor marketplace launched at the beginning of August 2020 and aims to support our UK eco-friendly small businesses by offering them a platform to sell their wares. We want to give back as much as possible and for us to come together to fight climate change as one, and so with every newsletter signup we plant a tree, with every purchase we donate a percentage of the marketplace fees to have trees planted and we also plant a tree for every visitor who attends our in-person markets www.wastelessmarket.com/events
Click to check out our Wasteless Market's Forest and see our impact!
I was overjoyed to make the finals of our local Bexley Business Awards in association with Ocado for the category of Entrepreneur of the year 2020 and a small business 100 winner for 2021 and we cannot wait to see what the future holds.
I hope that you will join us on our journey of creating a better future for families, communities and our world.
Teresa & The Wasteless Market Team