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15 stylish buys to make your kitchen more sustainable

Bored of the same old kitchen kit? From artisanal makers to recycled materials and more, these considered designs will make all the difference

tiipoi karipot

Given the hours we spend in the kitchen cooking, eating and cleaning up afterwards, we’re always looking for tools that make those activities as enjoyable as possible. Whether they’re made from FSC-certified wood or recycled plastic, each of these objects has been thoughtfully designed to minimise its impact on the environment while giving you maximum pleasure when you use it.

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1 Large ‘Karipot’ cooking pot, Tiipoi
karipot cooking pot

Designed to be used on gas and electric hobs and in the oven, Tiipoi’s ‘Karipot’ is made from stone and clay, which is burnished to create a naturally non-stick surface, making it ideal for slow cooking. £89, tiipoi.com

2 Recycled plastic platter, Weez & Merl
recycled plastic plate by weez and merl

Part of Selfridges’ Project Earth edit of products that are better for people and the planet, Weez & Merl’s marbled pattern plate is made from 100% recycled waste LDPE plastic. £38, selfridges.com

3 ‘Bik’ stool, Common Design
bik stool
Common Design

Common Design’s ‘Bik’ stool is handmade to order in London and is designed to slot together easily without any need for instructions or tools. It’s made from solid FSC-certified beech wood which has a food-safe finish making it easy to clean and ideal for the kitchen. £200, commondesign.co.uk

4 Refillable handwash starter pack, Forgo
refillable handwash starter pack forgo

Now this is a smart way to reduce plastic waste in your kitchen: this chic glass bottle comes with sachets of powder-to-liquid hand wash. Just add hot water, shake and you’ve got a bottle full of nourishing, foaming hand wash made from a plant-based formula. £48, forgo.se

5 ‘Zomi’ recycled glass tumblers
zomi recycled glass tumblers

These dark amber glasses are handblown from recycled glass in Burma. Each one features unique ripples and bubbles in the glass, and has a sightly different height to bring a relaxed, organic feel to the table. £48 for four, kalinko.com

6 Spatulas in ash, scorched ash and cherry, Ambrose Vevers
spatulas ambrose vevers
Ambrose Vevers

Ambrose Vevers crafts these spatulas from ash and cherry wood, using the Japanese Shou-Sugi Ban (burnt wood finish) to create the distinctive effect before treating them with a durable, food safe oil. A pleasure to handle and display in the kitchen. £15 each, ambrosevevers.com

7 ‘Inka’ milk jug, Oyoy
inka milk jug oyoy

Oyoy’s handmade stoneware ‘Inka’ milk jug has a charming, sculptural simplicity that will make it a credit to any carefully curated kitchen shelf. Its diminutive size makes it perfect for serving dressings and oils too. £26.50, oyoylivingdesign.co.uk

8 Hand-carved loop handled server, Studio Arbor
studio arbor server

With a philosophy of not over consuming and using only what is available, Studio Arbor founder Alex uses wood that comes from wind-fallen trees and sustainably managed woodland in Devon to make these sculptural servers. £50, crouchers.com

9 Linen tablecloth in ‘Apple Core’, Tekla
linen tablecloth tekla

Don’t save this beautifully heavy linen tablecloth from Tekla for ‘best’ – enjoy it every day. Made in Portugal, its soft peach colour will bring a relaxed, easygoing style to the kitchen table. From £265, teklafabrics.com

10 ‘Cross Bar’ chair, Pearson Lloyd
cross bar chair pearson lloyd

Designed by Pearson Lloyd to capture the elegant simplicity of Danish design, the eminently comfortable ‘T16 Cross Bar’ chair is the perfect height for a kitchen counter, plus the eco-credentials of the wood used are second to none. From £209, taktcph.com

11 Washing-up bowl and brush, Normann Copenhagen
washing up bowl and brush by normann copenhagen

Made of flexible, durable rubber, this innovative washing up bowl designed by Ole Jensen for Normann Copenhagen can be used to store all manner of things. Plus the beech brush features natural bristles for a considered clean. £60, hauslondon.com

12 Stoneware dinner plates, Far & Away
stoneware dinner plates far and away
Far & Away

Made in Portugal from locally sourced and recycled clay, these small plates are ideal for serving salad or side dishes. The vertical rim adds a minimalist detail to the design, while also making stacking easier. £59 for four, farandaway.co

13 Stoneware carafe and cup, Lagos del Mundo
stoneware carafe and cup by lagos del mundo
Revolution of Forms

This carafe’s simple spherical shape was inspired by typical Mexican vessels used to store and serve water. It’s the work of Lagos del Mundo – a design collective that fuses traditional local craftsmanship with a contemporary aesthetic. £120, revolutionofforms.co

14 Recycled bin liners, Vipp
vipp recycled bin liners

Even the humble bin bag can do its bit to be more sustainable. If the Vipp pedal bin is a feature in your kitchen, you can get liners made of waste plastic and custom-designed to fit it exactly. £5, skandium.com

15 ‘T1’ stacking chair, Jasper Morrison for Maruni
t1 stacking chair by jasper morrison for maruni

It takes great skill to create something as deceptively simple looking as Jasper Morrison’s ‘T1’ stacking chair. With its slender powder-coated steel legs and gently curved wooden seat and back, it’s the perfect kitchen chair. £817, twentytwentyone.com

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