A little bit about us
Sustainable living for our community
Harriet here to tell you about Harriet’s of Hove, our independent small business in the heart of Hove.
Our business was born from a passion for the environment and a desire to lower the amount of single use plastics in the world.
My partner Mhiran, aka Mr Harriet, and I set off on a new adventure and opened a plastic-free refill shop in my home town. We wanted to offer our community a different way to shop for sustainable and ethical products free from single use plastics.
We also want to support other small businesses who share our ethos for environmentally friendly produce and source as many of our products as we can from local independent suppliers.
Mhiran and I knew opening a new business would be an immense challenge, our backgrounds are in healthcare, I am a nurse and Mhiran a dentist. But, spurred on by our growing concern about the global plastics crisis and the harm it is doing to our planet we decided to go for it and put our dream into action.
Opening a shop with minimal retail experience may have been a bit naive and the early years have certainly been challenging. The ability to start from scratch however, has enabled us to build the business up while showing a different way to do things is possible.
Now, we are a well established business and are delighted to have helped thousands of people to significantly lower their use of plastics. This feels like the most rewarding part for us.
Our achievements in lowering our use of non-customer facing plastics are also considered big wins and we are constantly reviewing and improving the way we work. It is extremely important to us that change and campaign is at the forefront of what we do.
As well as our refill shop in Hove we have an online store where you will find an extensive range of plastic free and plant-based products available for delivery. We look forward to welcoming your custom however you decide to access sustainable living.
Please let us know if there is anything we can help you with.
Harriet and Mr Harriet
Numbers Speak For Themselves!
Many of our products are certified organic.