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Green Business Award Triumph for Earthwise Trading

Christine McRitchie, Director of Earthwise Trading Ltd, has won the title of Best Green Business at the NatWest Venus Awards 2017 National Finals.

The National Venus Awards, now in its 8th year, celebrated the success of its National winners for 2017 with regional winners and sponsors, guests and supporters in the beautiful surroundings of the Audleys Wood Hotel in Basingstoke on Thursday 13th July 2017. Oxfordshire winners from the NatWest Thames Valley Venus Awards in association with Marshall Volkswagen competed to become National Winners. 

Christine McRitchie, Director of Earthwise Trading, remarks, “I am so proud and delighted to have been chosen as the winner of Best Green Business.  I am committed to running my business sustainably, and it’s great to receive recognition for all that has been achieved so far.”  Christine’s strong commitment to sustainability, both in the products she offers and the way she runs her business, was instrumental in her success in the Green Business category.  IKEA Reading, who sponsored her category in the Thames Valley region, commented “We are most impressed with Christine’s environmental mindset and how she contributes to live a more sustainable life.”

Earthwise Trading began in 2004, when Christine began a small business from home, specialising in reusable nappies and reusable menstrual products.  Since then the business has grown organically, and is now located in a converted barn in the beautiful South Oxfordshire countryside, with views to the Wittenham Clumps.  Christine and her team work hard to provide sustainable and affordable products for today’s more eco conscious consumer.

Christine comments “it’s particularly exciting to be recognised with the National Green Business Award this month, as we are supporting the Plastic Free July initiative, and sending out most of our orders without using plastic packaging – this has been a really interesting challenge for our business as nearly all our orders go out by post, we’ve had to be quite creative and innovative, but that’s all part of the fun, and I think we’ll be keeping it up once the challenge ends.”

Earthwise Trading encompasses,, and washable nappy brands Wonderoos and Real Easy. The business focuses on manufacturing and retailing reusable nappies, and reusable menstrual products, which reduce waste, save money, and work in harmony with nature.

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