About Ateliers Verts
Our Focus is to 'Minimise Our Human Footprint'We trust the science and are totally aware that as the Earth is facing a Climate and Wildlife Emergency, we all need to #minimiseourhumanfootprint and tackle these emergencies head-on, right now!
Our Founder & CEO
Andrew has had a long history of involvement with consumer brands covering a wide number of industries whilst simultaneously having a keen interest in the environment and supporting various environmental charities. Living in London he took every opportunity to venture into the countryside with his kids and surround them in nature.
In 2018 he was attending his industry’s annual awards dinner and at the end of that evening all the guests were given an enormous goodie bag the size of a large pillowcase stuffed with toys, pens, DVD’s, comics, stickers, sweets, gifts and key-rings. They were mostly entirely made of plastic and were low-value, non-essential items, all of which he ended up giving to a local charity shop. He knew there had to be better way.
With a strong belief that we should all buy high-end products with an ethical DNA, that are more likely to last longer and be recycled or re-used); & That we should support the Good Causes that are doing so much to address the Climate and Wildlife Emergencies; & In recognition of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals; Ateliers Verts® was conceived.
'Ateliers Verts' literally means 'Green Workshops'. We carefully curate the high end products and place them onto The Ateliers Verts platform, so the products and brands can co-exist together, bound by their principles, and you can find them all in one place. We have seen so many worthy Charities, NGOs and Good Causes working towards a greener planet and we are doing what we can to support them. (How to pronounce 'Ateliers Verts')
2% of our Turnover
Ateliers Verts is putting its money where its mouth is and pledging two percent (2%) of its Turnover to the related Good Causes listed on the Ateliers Verts® platform. Every product on the platform is associated with a charity. Meaning every time a customer buys a product from our platform we donate 2% of the turnover to the corresponding charity.
Our Product Sustainability Rating
We rate every product on Ateliers Verts for its sustainability from 1 to 5 Ateliers Verts Stars. This gives you a quick and easy reference as to how sustainable the product is. You can see more about the system (here)
It is our belief that one day all products will be well made and "high-end" and they will just happen to also be "ethical". It is hoped that we will be able to look back and say that we helped consumers to play a significant role in achieving this belief.