About Us

Who WE Are

Food Loose was born from a concern about the large amount of plastic waste our society generates. We know people are concerned about this too and we want to provide the opportunity to buy food and cleaning products that help to reduce their waste.

Food Loose comes under the umbrella of local charity Global Footsteps. Global Footsteps has been operating since 1985, running educational community projects with an emphasis on the environment, ethical consumption, and diversity. (Immediately before Food Loose opened, the Fair Trade shop it replaced was struggling from a lack of volunteers and reduced demand for a specialist shop of this kind. Focussing on reducing plastic waste has transformed and re-energised Global Footsteps.) Any profits from Food Loose support the work of the charity. Its current overseas partners are the Aniga Womens’ Initiative in Kenya.

Our shop is featured in the Eco Thrifty Living Zero Waste Directory. Click HERE to check out their site.

Become a Volunteer

Food Loose and Plastic Free is predominantly run by our team of passionate volunteers. There are loads of opportunities available, from refilling jars and working with customers in the shop, to helping with events and even marketing projects. If you have any skills you’d like to share with us, let us know via the contact form below.