THE NAKED LARDER PACKAGE-FREE PROCESS
How does Naked Larder work?
Naked Larder provides a range of grains, beans & pulses, nuts, dried fruit, flours, pasta, cereals, eco-friendly cleaning product refills, body care products and more for people in East Sussex who seek to reduce their environmental impact without increasing the cost of their grocery bills.
All of our items are ethically sourced and purchased in bulk volumes to ensure a minimal impact on the earth and your wallet.
Note: This is a video from Naked Larder head office in Herne Hill, South London, to give you an idea of how things work. We'll post our own video from Naked Larder Hastings just as soon as it's ready!
You place an order with Naked Larder online, then we will deliver at a pre-arranged time. Dry goods will be measured out and packed in recycled brown paper bags, clearly marked with any allergens. You will need to provide us with containers for any liquids (or leave them on your doorstep) and we will refill these at your door.
Delivery will be within 7 days, depending on stock levels. You can order whenever you like. Please bear with us if we need to change your delivery day due to stock levels.
For cleaning and personal care liquid refills - advice and health & safety guidelines:
Clean your container before refilling with a different product, this doesn't apply to refilling a container that previously contained exactly the same product.
Remove previous labels before refilling if using a bottle for a different product. This includes if you are putting the same product from a different brand into an old bottle. eg. refilling an Ecover washing up liquid bottle with SESI washing up liquid.
We will provide labels for all products dispensed.
Please mark the volume you require on the container by using the same volume of water at home first and mark the level with a sharpie pen. This will save us from having to measure out at delivery and will speed up the process.
We would appreciate it if you even measure bottles that say they contain the quantity you require. From experience, bottles are not always what they seem!)
See the product list for current items available and current prices. As the group grows the range can expand in accordance with member demand, so spread the word.
We work with suppliers who have comprehensive sustainability and ethical policies, and have rigorous standards for their corporate social responsibility. If you would like more details about suppliers then contact us. For details of the packaging we receive the goods in please see here.
The organic question?….Whilst we strongly believe that organic farming and food production is the right way forward, we also know that buying all organic produce is simply not affordable for everyone. Wherever possible we will stock organic items when in line with our pricing strategy and availability from suppliers. Please check our products available section for details on what products are organic.
We wish to provide a service for packaging free produce that is affordable to all and therefore do stock non organic produce for much of our range to give a less expensive option. Over time we hope to add more organic produce as space allows. There are currently several packaging free shops in the area who do stock all organic produce if that is what your preference is.
If you have particular dietary requests we can look into that too.
If you would like to order with Naked Larder Hastings, please register for free.
Dry goods can generally be ordered in amounts of 0.25kg, 0.5kg, 0.75kg and full kilograms. Refills for cleaning products can be ordered in 0.25l, 0.5l, 0.75l and full litres. Shampoo and conditioner are also available in smaller quantities.
The minimum order is £10.
If you or anyone in your household/close circle suffers from a life-threatening allergy to any food product, we politely request that you do not shop with Naked Larder Hastings. Our model is to stock unpackaged food and we stock many allergens. Whilst we do our utmost to ensure cross-contamination does not occur there remains a significant risk of it happening.
Allergens that are currently present in our products include:
Cross-contamination with soya and sesame may also have occurred during the manufacturing process for some items.