For Earth’s Sake, a shop that puts the planet, people and provenance before profit will open its doors on Friday 5th April in High Street, Cranleigh. Jenny Seagrove, actress, animal rights campaigner and founding trustee of charity Mane Chance, the horse rescue sanctuary in Surrey, will be ‘cutting the ribbon’ at noon.
Vanessa Ford-Robbins, owner of For Earth’s Sake, said: ‘I am absolutely delighted to be able to announce that we will be opening the doors of For Earth’s Sake at noon on Friday 5th April. The fact that our friend and supporter, Jenny Seagrove has offered to open For Earth’s Sake is the absolute icing on our cake slices!’
Vanessa continued: ‘To say that much work has gone in to make our shop, and the shopping experience we offer unique would be an understatement. We have also taken heed of our own words and re-used, recycled and repurposed wherever we have been able.
Much of our fabulous shelving and display areas have been handcrafted from pallet wood and offcuts; carefully cleaned, sanded and finished for use. We have recycled around 120 pallets, many of which would have been broken up and sent to landfill or been burned.
We also re-used light fittings and other elements that were in place in the store when we took it over, though adjusting and moving them to best suit our own style and requirements. Our shop-front sign is made from repurposed wood, allowing, we hope, our customers to understand this is not just a shop; rather it is a shop and shopping experience that puts our planet first.’
Jenny Seagrove, who will open For Earth’s Sake at noon on the 5th April said: I am extremely pleased to be able to assist Vanessa in the opening of For Earth’s Sake. The carbon footprint and environmental impact that humans have on our planet and our fellow animals is now obviously a highlighted concern, and one of which the public is aware.
By providing a zero waste, zero single-use plastics and not-for-profit shopping experience, For Earth’s Sake is making it possible for individuals to make changes to their shopping habits; changes that do in themselves make a difference. The more people we have making these small changes, and putting the planet first, the better it will be for our planet, the environment and all the creatures we rely upon.’