What is We Are Undressed?
A non-profit zero waste, package free shop opening in Trowbridge in October 2019. Our profits will be donated back into the local community. We are using our voice to help tackle climate change through removing plastic and educating people on how easy and accessible it will be for all.
What is our Ethos?
We are all about conscious consuming. Making shopping more ethically accessible and affordable for everyone. We hope that, as people make the change, it will encourage conversations about why we don't need to shop how we have been for decades and why we need to stop using single use packaging.
A few facts that you probably didn’t know...
* All plastic that has ever been created is still on the Earth! Nappies, sanitary products, straws, wet wipes, toys, cellophane packaging, toothbrushes. The list goes on and on.
* Some cities and countries have banned the use of single use plastic!
* Plastic kills more than 1.1 million seabirds and animals every year and 90% of all birds have plastic particles in their stomachs.
* In 30 years, it is estimated that there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish.
This really scares me, particularly because I have young daughter. I hate to think what it means for the future of her generation, especially because England has declared a climate Emergency.
What are we going to do?
With us you can shop plastic free! You bring in your own containers and refill them when they’re empty, meaning you can buy as much as you like without the food waste! You’ll also be happy to know that we aim to make it cheaper on your pocket.
We will have a large variety of dried kitchen goods, from grains, herbs and spices, to pasta and pulses. We will also have refillable household cleaning and personal hygiene products. Including shampoo, conditioner, washing up liquid and more.
We will also have a selection of non-food goods. Including reusable sanitary products, straws, wax wraps, and lots lots more!
Who am I?
I'm a mother from Trowbridge. I grew up here and am now raising my daughter here. I have recently moved back from Bristol where zero waste shopping was easily accessible. I really want to pave the way for easy sustainable changes that everyone so we can all make an impact on climate change.
I am not perfect, I am not 100% zero waste, but I try my best to make conscious, ethical decisions on a daily basis to keep my impact on the environment to a minimum. I feel a big responsibility to teach my daughter not only what is best for her, but for this beautiful planet.
Who can shop with us?
Absolutely everyone! We welcome people from all walks of life, all budgets, and ages. We stand proudly for everyone. We know cost is a massive factor, which is a top priority for us, so we will make sure prices are as low as possible to ensure it is constantly sustainable.
Trowbridge is also a multi-cultural town so we will make sure we reflect this in the products we sell, to ensure that everyone can shop with us.
What will happen when we hit the target?
We have luckily already secured our location so straight away we will be buying shelves, containers, decorating and then placing big bulk orders with our suppliers. Our products will be sourced locally where possible and not in plastic packaging!
How will we spend the money raised?
Item Min Set Up Modern Set Up
Till and scales £950. £6,500
Display £1000. £2,500
Stock £4,000. £6,000
Freezer N/A. £800
Milk Machine. £780 £780
PB Machine. N/A. £2,400
Non Foods. £300. £500
Liquids £300. £500
Frozen Foods. N/A £500
Bags £300 £300
Total. £8,000 £20,000
What do you get for supporting?
We will give you thank you presents. Plastic free of course! Zero waste goodie bags, a sample of what we're selling, exclusive loyalty cards, thank you letters and naming products after you.
I can't pledge money, but how can I support?
Share our crowdfunding page on facebook and Instagram, talk about us to friends and family!
From the bottom of my heart, and the community of Trowbridge, thank you for believing in this project, for believing in me and trusting me to make this happen.