We’re joining the National Trust in their campaign ‘Promise for Nature’ which is encouraging people to make a promise to help nature and wildlife thrive. At Sophie Allport, we have made two promises including continuing to support our own beehive, which we adopted through Bees & Co in 2017 and continuing to support the National Trust with our collaboration on our Woodland Collection.
National Trust Woodland Collection
We launched the Woodland collection with the National Trust in Autumn 2018, the collection celebrates woodland creatures and the mighty oak tree with acorn branches dotted between the red squirrels, deer, pheasants, hedgehogs and the occasional owl. The range features 28 products which includes kitchen textiles, home furnishings and table linens. By purchasing products from our Woodland Collection, you’ll be helping support the National Trust with its ongoing conservation to preserve special places around the UK.
Bees & Co
The number of beehives has decreased dramatically from an estimated one million hives in 1900 to 270,000 by 2015. In 2017, we adopted our very own Sophie Allport beehive with Bees & Co, who are located in Lincolnshire and manage our hive, not only are we helping maintain the bee population and support the environment but we also produce our very own honey, which is delicious.
Anyone can get involved with the National Trust's campaign by taking small steps. We’ve put together a few ideas to get you started.
What can you do to help?
- Switch to energy-saving lightbulbs
- Volunteer for a beach clean
- Walk to work or carshare
- Make a bug hotel
- Try going plastic-free for a month
- Recycle more if you don’t already
- Swap your plastic bags for reusable canvas bags
- If you have a garden start your own compost bin
- Switch your electricals from standby to completely off
- Grow your own vegetables
- Plant a tree
Have you made a promise for nature? Let us know your plans to help support nature, wildlife and the environment in the comments below.