Zero Waste Space

Zero Waste Space We are in the process of creating Dumfries and Galloway's first Zero-Waste food shop! Helping you transition into a Zero-Waste lifestyle. Zero Waste Space CIC Company reg: SC644608
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Operating as usual

What an absolute beauty of a donation 😍 one more step towards our reopening! Please keep us in mind for any tables and c...
04/08/2020

What an absolute beauty of a donation 😍 one more step towards our reopening!

Please keep us in mind for any tables and chairs that are looking for a new home. ♻️

We are looking for your old tables/chairs and benches! As many of you know we're always on the hunt when it comes to reu...
13/07/2020

We are looking for your old tables/chairs and benches!

As many of you know we're always on the hunt when it comes to reusing instead of buying new and right now we're looking for some furniture to be used in our cafe space. We're always up for a bit of re-vamping so it doesn't matter about the condition 🎨 we just want to reuse and relove the things that have been sat, unused, in your garages/lofts ect..

We hope to be back with you as soon as possible and we'd just like to say thank you for your continued support throughout these crazy times.

13/07/2020
Channel 4

This is a brilliant recycling scheme happening not too far away. If you find that you are inundated with crisp packets, especially while having your kids at home all the time, then collect them up and send them off to a good cause! Crisp Packet Project

"I turn crisp packets into blankets for the homeless"

10/07/2020

It's Plastic Free July!
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Join Us In The This Global Movement To Reduce Plastic Pollution !
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In this post, we're looking at loose fill packaging chips made from 100% potato starch. Have you been receiving a lot more home deliveries and generally purchasing more online since the pandemic started? We have. Of course it's best to buy locally when and where you can, but lockdown has greatly restricted us from doing so. It's great to see that eco-conscious companies are now finding innovative ways to cut down on the single-use plastic waste involved in parcel deliveries. This makes it possible to purchase responsably even during a pandemic! Thank you to companies like Live Well for using a 100% compostable potato starch alternative to polystyrene. The video shows how the chips biodegrade in water in seconds - weirdly satifying to feel and watch! The residue went in the compost bin ☺️
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One of our lovely stockists Olive & Ivy plastic free living! Wonderful products sold by a wonderful woman 😍 head over to...
14/06/2020

One of our lovely stockists Olive & Ivy plastic free living!

Wonderful products sold by a wonderful woman 😍 head over to her website to see what she has in stock!

Wipes and sponges and scourers!

Now all we know by now that plastic sponges, wet wipes etc all end up in landfill - why not consider something more sustainable?

Esmé at Zero waste space creates these beautiful items all reusable all from repurposed materials all biodegradable are the end of their lives - you can’t get greener than that!

We stock;

🌱 Wipe - ups reusable travel wipes

🌱 Mop - ups reusable kitchen roll

🌱 Wash -ups (2pk) duel sided/ textured dish sponges

Olive and Ivy’s ethos is about affordable eco products preferably handcrafted / made by amazing eco minded artisans and experts in their field.

We also stock;

🌱 Loofah sponges

🌱 coconut husk scourers

🌱 Kilo scrubbies

All natural, all vegan, all biodegradable.

We are currently giving our online shop a rebrand / facelift but we are still fully operational - so please check us out on

www.oliveandivycraftstudios.com

Oooo 👀 look at these lovely new (to us) reclaimed fabrics we have in!More makeup wipes hot off the press!
03/06/2020

Oooo 👀 look at these lovely new (to us) reclaimed fabrics we have in!

More makeup wipes hot off the press!

On our adventure yesterday we were shocked to find so much rubbish across the rocks at Balcary cliffs (Auchencairn) .. P...
02/06/2020

On our adventure yesterday we were shocked to find so much rubbish across the rocks at Balcary cliffs (Auchencairn) .. Please, if you are out enjoying the sunshine, take your litter home! Or at leased put it in the bin in the car park.. luckily we managed to clear it all before the tide came in and it was washed into the sea, where it would be added to the glut of plastic already poisoning our oceans.

♻️The start of our new stock! ♻️Using 100% recycled and natural materials, these reusable makeup wipes are a great alter...
31/05/2020

♻️The start of our new stock! ♻️

Using 100% recycled and natural materials, these reusable makeup wipes are a great alternative to disposable ones!

All handmade on the Galloway coast too, so you can't get much more local than that! 🐓

Okay! So it's been a while since we closed our doors and this is what we've been up to...We had a pile of pallets in our...
27/05/2020

Okay! So it's been a while since we closed our doors and this is what we've been up to...

We had a pile of pallets in our garden so with a bit of elbow grease we transformed them into a couple of raised beds, to start growing our own food, completely plastic free! ** We even re-used the nails 🔨 **

So what has this lockdown given you? Have you found yourself reusing and recycling to get your garden off the ground? Send us some photos of your gardening achievements!

17/03/2020

It's with a heavy heart that we write this post, but given the recent developments with Covid-19, we have decided to close Zero Waste Space for the forseeable future.

All our events have been postponed for a time when it is safe for people to gather in public spaces again and our cafe and shop will also shut for this period. This is in regards to personal health issues and the safety of others.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your continued support over the last few months and hope to be opening our door again soon.

If at any point our space can be used to help the community we will do what we can. So keep us in mind when it comes to support for the old and vulnerable in D&G.

Stencilling, sewing, screen-printing, banner-making, cross-stitching, sign-painting: arts and craftivism all in the name...
16/03/2020

Stencilling, sewing, screen-printing, banner-making, cross-stitching, sign-painting: arts and craftivism all in the name of Extinction Rebellion at Zero Waste Space on Saturday 14th March. Our first session, hopefully of many!

Special thanks to Extinction Rebellion Dumfries & Galloway for organising this, Cate Ross for her artistic lead and Jonny Cartwright Photography for his excellent 📸 skills.

Stencilling, sewing, screen-printing, banner-making, cross-stitching, sign-painting: arts and craftivism all in the name...
15/03/2020

Stencilling, sewing, screen-printing, banner-making, cross-stitching, sign-painting: arts and craftivism all in the name of Extinction Rebellion at Zero Waste Space on Saturday 14th March. Our first session, hopefully of many!

Special thanks to Extinction Rebellion Dumfries & Galloway for organising this, Cate Ross for her artistic lead and Jonny Cartwright Photography for his excellent 📸 skills.

Thank you to all the Rebels who came to the Extinction Rebellion Arts & Craftivism session at Zero Waste Space today! It...
14/03/2020

Thank you to all the Rebels who came to the Extinction Rebellion Arts & Craftivism session at Zero Waste Space today! It was wonderful to see such a great turn-out of creative people of different ages sharing ideas (and paintbrushes!).

Look at the fantastic screen prints Martha & Eve made with thanks to Cate Ross, Queen of Prints, for her materials and artistic guidance.

Excited to have some new art work in our lil' exhibition space. These are from mikeyheronart and we will be displaying t...
12/03/2020

Excited to have some new art work in our lil' exhibition space. These are from mikeyheronart and we will be displaying them for the next few months so come along and have a nosey!

Some left over clothes from our kids clothes swap, ready to be passed on to Baby Essentials Loved and Loved Again - BELL...
11/03/2020

Some left over clothes from our kids clothes swap, ready to be passed on to Baby Essentials Loved and Loved Again - BELLA then redistributed throughout dumfries to families in need. Helping people and helping the planet.

07/03/2020

☎️ Hello everyone, we apologise if you have tried calling us in the past few days without success; Esme's phone has given up the ghost! Please contact Katie on 07543353487, send us a message via Facebook or e-mail [email protected] until further notice. We'll try to get back to you as soon as we can ☎️

A colourful wonderland of cuddly tricerotops, magnetic trains and tutus... Our Zero Waste Kids' Clothes, Toys & Books Sw...
05/03/2020

A colourful wonderland of cuddly tricerotops, magnetic trains and tutus... Our Zero Waste Kids' Clothes, Toys & Books Swap Shop is this Saturday and we're excited!

::: Final Call For Donations :::

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far, you've been amazing.

🚀 2 - 4.30pm, This Saturday 7th March

🦄 At Zero Waste Space

👣 13 Castle Street, Dumfries, DG1 1DJ

🤖 Adults: £4; kids go *FREE*!

🎂 Tea, coffee, juice & cake provided.

📚 Please share! 🐻

Link to event ⬇️⬇️⬇️
https://facebook.com/events/s/kids-clothestoysbooks-swap/115964283177327/?ti=as

04/03/2020
Powerbikes

Just a wee heads up from our lovely Powerbikes manager Richard that our cafe is now up and running!

Opening times:

10am - 3:30pm, Tuesday - Saturday

A little earlier in the year we held an adults clothes swap with tea and cake! lots of fun and silliness was had and you...
25/02/2020

A little earlier in the year we held an adults clothes swap with tea and cake! lots of fun and silliness was had and you lot even found some bargains!

We also had the great fortune to have Jonny Cartwright Photography along to take some snaps during event set up and the event its self! So finally here they are! lovely to see it properly documented, cake and all!

On Saturday we were lucky enough to receive a delivery from The Kitchen Witch! Lotion bars and travel tins! For all your...
24/02/2020

On Saturday we were lucky enough to receive a delivery from The Kitchen Witch! Lotion bars and travel tins! For all your plastic free moisturizing needs 🌻

‘Make, Do & Mend’ Workshops.We've put together a programme of workshops that will run as a Wednesday evening class 6pm-9...
19/02/2020

‘Make, Do & Mend’ Workshops.

We've put together a programme of workshops that will run as a Wednesday evening class 6pm-9pm and as a Saturday class 3pm-6pm at Zero Waste Space, 13 Castle Street, Dumfries, DG1 1DJ. Limited places are available.

♻️ Beginners' sewing course.

♻️ Learn a variety of machine & hand-sewing skills.

♻️ 6 workshops of 3 hours per workshop.

♻️ £10 per workshop.

♻️ You will need to bring along your own machine, scissors, pins, tailors chalk, pens and anything else you may think of!

♻️ We will provide basic fabrics, threads, patterns and a couple of straight edges.

♻️ There are tea making facilities at the space.

♻️ The workshop on Wednesday will be repeated on the following Saturday.

Dates:

Wednesdays, 6pm-9pm
March 18th, 25th
April 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd.

Saturdays, 3pm-6pm
March 21st, 28th
April 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th.

Workshop 1:

• Basic sewing machine set up and settings. Machine care. Practise stitches and applications.

• Textile identification and uses.

Workshop 2:

• Patchwork or weaving base fabric construction for a lined, reusable box shopping bag made from recycled textiles.

• Simple pattern cutting.

Workshop 3:

• Construction methods including lining, pockets and closures.

• Coiled handle construction and application.

Workshop 4:

• Finishing off.

• Adding flowers, buttons and decoration.

• Mending zips, buttons, adding pockets to garments, darning and patches.

Workshop 5:

• Looking at alterations, making a personal body manikin and alternative uses of favourite items. Making fabric ’yarn’ for knitting and crochet.

Workshop 6:

• Sanitary pads, make-up wipes, baby wipes, wet/dry bags.

We will be sourcing some clothing from MOOL (Massive Outpouring Of Love - a refugee assistance group in Dumfries) so we can look at reusing fabrics from garments that are already made but not necessarily wearable anymore. If you want to bring your own, clothing or fabric, you are very welcome.

Please message us to book your place on all or any of the workshops. Places are filling up so do be quick!

🌸!BRAS!🌸We are now a collection point for your old bras! May they be ill fitting or just a bit worn out, we'll take them...
14/02/2020

🌸!BRAS!🌸

We are now a collection point for your old bras! May they be ill fitting or just a bit worn out, we'll take them!

All donations will be sent to Support The Fight Against Breast Cancer where every tonne of donated bras raises £700 for vital research. The donated bras also help to support small businesses in Africa. Together with Against Breast Cancer's recycling partners, their textile recovery project prevents the bras going into landfill by giving them a new lease of life in developing countries such as Togo, Ghana and Kenya, where bras remain too expensive to produce locally.

So drop them in if you're passing and when we have enough we'll send them on!

13/02/2020

Zero Waste Space will be CLOSED today due to snow and slippy roads. Hope to be back tomorrow ❄

❤LOVE ❤ Valentine's Day is near so we've put together some wee zero waste Valentine's gift sets! Love at first sight: ♡ ...
12/02/2020

❤LOVE ❤

Valentine's Day is near so we've put together some wee zero waste Valentine's gift sets!

Love at first sight:
♡ Pukka 'love' tea
♡ South West Soaps (pick the one of your choice - we chose lavender and orange as shown in photo)
♡ Baff's Bees lip balm
♡ Freedom Chocolate
♡ Candles For Light - locally made beeswax candle

£18

Men need a little love too:
♡ Locally sourced recycled glass bottle wall art/soap holder
♡ Manly shower mit made from the waste products from the fashion industry
♡ The Kitchen Witch 'Wild man shower bar'

£20

We also have a range of recycled paper cards from Naomi Joy Art in stock at only £2.50 each.

08/02/2020

CLOSED FOR LUNCH 12-13:30 TODAY :)

07/02/2020

We have 2 lovely workshops on today!

Raising peaceful children from 12:30-2:30 pm

Kids yoga with Becky Rose Yoga - Dumfries from 4-4:45pm

Would a beginners sewing course be of interest to you? We've put together a programme of workshops that could run as an ...
05/02/2020

Would a beginners sewing course be of interest to you?

We've put together a programme of workshops that could run as an evening class or/and as a weekend class. We'd like to know how many of you would sign up so we can add it to our events calendar.

‘Make do & mend ’
Beginners sewing course.
Learning a variety of machine & hand sewing skills.

6 Workshops of 3 hours per workshop.
£10 per workshop.
You will need to bring along your own machine to use, everything else will be provided.

Workshop 1.
• Basic sewing machine set up and settings. Machine care and practise stitches and applications.
• Textile identification and uses.
Workshop 2.
• Patchwork or weaving base fabric construction for
a lined, reusable box shopping bag made from recycled textiles.
• Simple pattern cutting.
Workshop 3.
• Construction methods including lining, pockets and closures.
• Coiled handle construction and application.
Workshop 4.
• Finishing off.
• Adding flowers, buttons and decoration.
• Mending zips, buttons, adding pockets to garments, darning and patches.
Workshop 5.
Looking at alterations, making a personal body manikin and alternative uses of favourite items. Making fabric ’yarn’ for knitting and crochet.
Workshop 6.
Sanitary pads, make-up wipes, baby wipes. Wet/dry bags.

On Saturday we held our first zero waste space clothes swap. With donated clothing coming out of our ears we swapped and...
03/02/2020

On Saturday we held our first zero waste space clothes swap. With donated clothing coming out of our ears we swapped and ate cake with a wonderful collection of people!

Saying no to fast fashion has never been so fun! We hope you all had as much fun as we did, keep your eyes peeled for the next one!

01/02/2020
It's all starting to come together for today's ZERO WASTE Clothes SWAP! Pop along for some cake and grab yourselves some...
01/02/2020

It's all starting to come together for today's ZERO WASTE Clothes SWAP!

Pop along for some cake and grab yourselves some new threads 👗

30/01/2020

Our KIDS YOGA! with Becky Rose Yoga - Dumfries is on tomorrow afternoon from 4-4:45pm ☯️ Come along and get a sneak peak at our ZERO WASTE Clothes SWAP set up!

Ooooo... Look what we finally got up today made by the wonderful Vikki Litton and installed by our friendly neighbourhoo...
29/01/2020

Ooooo... Look what we finally got up today made by the wonderful Vikki Litton and installed by our friendly neighbourhood bike shop, Powerbikes!

Hopefully, now you can all find us!

The space is definitely a work in progress but it's slowly starting to get there.

Address

13 Castle Street
Dumfries
DG1 1DJ

Opening Hours

Tuesday 13:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 13:00 - 18:00
Thursday 13:00 - 18:00
Friday 13:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

+447553922318

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Thank you so much Esme and Zero Wast Space (and their amazing Space) for hosting our workshop on "Peaceful Parenting". We had comfy chairs for our reflection part, tables and chairs for our vegan lunch and a handy kitchen with all we needed! And a bonus of a little bright person who had lots of serious questions about life, peace and peacefulness. I hope we can use the space again?
Hi are you in? X
Good luck with this project sounds fun! What makes you different to a charity shop?
More companies in the US doing this
We bought some of the washing up cloths. What a fantastic idea! I hadn't even considered the throw away nature of the normal sponges. Now we need never buy one again. Thanks Zero Waste Space. X
Great service and beautiful products, so pleased to have a local shop like this! I would highly recommend, very happy with all my purchases!
Would you lovely people be willing to sign and share my petition? Thank you!
Everyone is most welcome at this event:-)