A future facing shop at Manchester Art Gallery

We are delighted that our Bath House products are being presented in the Happy Planet pop up store, alongside other sustainable makers, artists, and crafts people in such an incredible location as the Manchester Art Gallery. With Lowry paintings next door and modern artwork by Antony Gormley in view.

Being part of the Happy Planet Store helps to promote the campaign for ‘Positive Shopping’ and the theme of shop local and shop sustainable.

Located in a dedicated space within the gallery makes this walk in store a sustainable experience which is easy to engage with, featuring a select edit of beautiful lifestyle objects to fit all pockets from eco toothbrushes and crafted willow work, to Ian Mankin recycled cotton throws and handcrafted interior pieces by Wolfram Lohr. All share an ethos to adopt sustainable principles in the way their products are made.

The store is essentially a curated showcase for some of the most beautifully designed and ethically crafted products from across the UK and Ireland.

Our opportunity to be part of the Happy Planet pop up store came about after we were asked if Bath House would like to join Blue Patch, a sustainable business directory for exceptional products and services, founded by Jane Langley in 2014. Jane had visited our Kirkby Lonsdale store where she experienced first hand the quality of our products and about our obvious commitment for a more sustainable approach to business.

To find out more about about Blue Patch, we had a chat with Jane and she described how Blue Patch is a hub for wholesalers and for customers, making it easier to find environmentally conscious makers and businesses. Jane explained how Blue Patch is also a national social enterprise founded as an antidote to the ‘growth at all costs’ business model that was contributing to climate change and creating a limited space for small businesses that wanted to have a more positive impact. Blue Patch in fact puts 100% of its profits into funding community-owned green energy projects. All of these principles we could identify with, thought were innovative and forward thinking, so we decided to get involved.

Last Sunday we travelled down from Cumbria and popped in to the gallery, a place we have visited many times before and it was lovely to see a selection of Bath House products displayed alongside some lovely items created by fellow members of the the Blue Patch community. Anyone visiting Manchester who wants to combine an enjoyable gallery trip, maybe a tea and a piece of cake in the cafe and some shopping for sustainably made lifestyle products should pop in.

The Happy Planet pop up store is open until April 17th 2022, the gallery is free and open to all, Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm. Last entry 4.15pm.