62. bide planet

A B Corp certified, for-profit Social Enterprise using ethical supply chains to bring greener cleaning products to consumers.

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Social Impact Award Shortlisted

In recognition of those startups which are putting purpose ahead of profit, with evidence of a commitment to making the world a better place with its business model.

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Founder: Amelia Gammon
Founded: 2020
Website: bideplanet.com

These days, sustainability is no longer a buzzword as more and more consumers seek products that are kind to their wallets as well as the planet. Cleaning products don’t traditionally have an eco-friendly reputation, with many of the chemicals used often having disproportionately large impacts on the environment.

Step forward, bide. 

Founded in 2020 by Amelia Gammon, bide started with a clear goal in mind: to provide environmentally conscious cleaning products that support local communities.

bide started with a clear goal in mind: to provide environmentally conscious cleaning products that support local communities.

Gammon believes there isn’t enough focus on ethical supply chains, which is why the South West based startup works to bring its ‘factories' to the kitchen tables of marginalised people across the UK.

By bringing its production line to within 30 miles of consumption, the businesses and customers who buy bide’s cleaning range can have a much lesser environmental impact, and a greater emphasis on supporting their local economies.

bide has also launched strategic partnerships with a number of employment charities and Easton Park prison to launch the company’s first prison workshop.

Customers who buy bide’s cleaning range can have a much lesser environmental impact, and a greater emphasis on supporting their local economies.

It’s already got a loyal customer base of over 5,000 people, 340 of which are monthly subscribers. bide planet supports 20 retailers and ecommerce partners, and has close strategic ties with important charities (Working Chance, Breaking Barriers, Westminster Drugs Project & Radical Recruits).

There’s no intention to stop here either. In five years time, bide aims to replicate its distributed manufacturing model across locations in the US and throughout Europe. 

The key takeaway? bide will never export, because creating truly sustainable cleaning products can only be achieved if they’re made as close to the point of consumption as possible. 

Shaking up the industry with its focus on ethical supply chains, we think bide will be cleaning up the green home products market (and our homes) soon.

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