Image above: Caroline and Anita from Made Kind
Caroline and Anita from Made Kind
As part of our ‘Meet the Makers’ series, meet Caroline and Anita from Made Kind.
Made In Kind’s natural hand wash and lotion, soap bars and soy candles are available in the Chiswick House Shop, open daily 10.00 am-4.00 pm, 10% discount on Thursdays for holders of a Chiswick Calendar Club Card. Jo Finn has been talking to Caroline and Anita about their products.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you make:
We’ve been friends for over ten years and both of us started out as fashion buyers and merchandisers for high street brands. Working in this industry opened our eyes to the impact fast fashion has on the environment. It’s definitely changed the way we think about what we buy, particularly since having children. We create natural, plant-based cleaning and wellbeing products, free from harmful chemicals that damage the environment inside and outside our homes.
How did you get into making your product?
We’ve always talked a lot about the effects of harsh chemicals on our children’s health, which we believe were the cause of regular headaches and outbreaks of eczema. We’ve also felt increasingly uncomfortable with the amount of plastic packaging that we use and supposedly recycle, but a lot of which still ends up in the ocean. All of this fed into our idea for safe but effective natural cleaners in non-plastic bottles – and bottles that look beautiful on a kitchen counter too!
Image aboe: Soy wax candle from Made Kind
Which of your products are available in Chiswick House Shop?
We hand pour our soy candles in Twickenham. You can find two scents in the Chiswick House Shop: Unwind and Awaken, blended to fill your home with therapeutic fragrance. Also, our best-selling hand wash and hand lotion enriched with essential oils and natural botanicals. We also sell our honey and beeswax natural soap bar – the ultimate waste free product!
What are you working on at the moment?
We’ve just launched two new natural body washes in different scents, lavender and geranium and orange blossom and grapefruit. To reduce plastic waste these come in refillable aluminium bottles that can be refilled with our one litre pouches.
What do you love about Chiswick House and Gardens?
Chiswick House and Gardens has such a wonderful atmosphere, a magical place to escape the stress of our busy lives. It’s so important to take time out and feel the benefits of nature, and Chiswick House and Gardens is the perfect place to relax and spend quality time with friends and family.
What’s your top Chiswick tip?
Giffords Circus in July is a must see!
Caroline and Anita are busy on social media and share everything they’re doing @madekind. Their website has their full range of products and some interesting journal articles regarding how to live a healthier life, toxin and plastic free.
Images above: Madekind Unwind soy wax candle;
Club Card Thursdays at Chiswick House
Chiswick House is a member of The Chiswick Calendar’s Club Card scheme and offer holders of our Club Card a 10% discount on tickets to the House and Kitchen Garden and 10% off anything from the shop on Thursdays. Valid until 31 October, Clubcard holders simply need to show their card in the Shop to receive the discount or use the code CHGT-CHISWCLUB-10 when booking House tickets online. Valid on Thursdays only.
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