Bare’s necessities will help green shoppers make the right choices
An Aberdeenshire motherof-two is helping to fight climate change.
Kirsty Colvin is launching Ellon’s first zero-waste store in a bid to help reduce waste across Aberdeenshire.
The 28-year-old was inspired to launch the venture alongside partner
Jamie Thom after she struggled to find ecofriendly goods for her family locally.
The new store – Bare – is hoped to open before Christmas.
“We really started from scratch with this,” she said.
“As a family we try to reduce our waste but found it difficult and there are little resources locally.
“We were buying a lot online and after weighing up options decided, why don’t we launch our own store?”
The couple did some market research and found many people in Ellon were “in the same boat”, wanting to become more eco-friendly, but struggled to find supplies locally.
Ms Colvin, mum to eightyear-old Brodie and twoyear-old Findlay, developed a business plan and last week got the keys to 27 Bridge Street.
She said: “We’ll have a variety of items – gravity dispensers which will store dry foods, cereal, pasta, rice, seeds, herbs and spices. There will be unpacked snacks as well as chemical-free cleaning materials and eco-friendly toothbrushes.
“It is quite daunting to launch this but we are also very excited.”