Oxford Green Week

Oxford Green Week

The annual Oxford Green Week starts this Saturday, 8th June, and runs until the 16th June. It was created with the aim of raising awareness of eco-friendly issues and the amazing people that run projects in Oxford to combat climate change! Here are a few details about eco-friendly products we sell in Boswells, our 1738 Tearoom and Broad Street Cafe.



Eco Chic creates simple, reusable and hard-wearing accessories that work for you and have the planet in mind. 
Made from environmentally friendly materials, their products are designed to help you make little changes to reduce waste and fight against throw away culture. Their bags and accessories are not only environmentally friendly but also are practical solutions that you will love. 


We have a wonderful range of planet friendly rugs, throws and cushions. So super soft it’s hard to believe they are made from recycled plastic bottles! Resistant to stains, mould mildew and moths, ideal for indoor or outdoor use and they are washable – Amazing! 


A fantastic range by esteemed brand Samsonite with luggage made almost entirely of plastic bottles and recycled materials! Perfect for those trips abroad – designed to help the planet, built to travel across it. 


These steel straws are all the craze at the moment, carry one with you and help make plastic straws a thing of the past! They’re easy to clean and so on-trend in their range of metallic colours. Try putting one in the freezer to enjoy even cooler summer drinks!





We stock two wonderful BumbleBee Ciders and a Chadlington Brewery Lager in our 1738 Tearoom; both are created locally, in Oxfordshire by companies who are passionate about protecting the environment. Chadlington Brewery ‘work to leave the smallest carbon footprint possible’ when making their lagers by using Oxfordshire spring water, heated with renewable sources and the spent grains of their English hops and malt are used for animal feed on Oxfordshire and surrounding counties’ farms. With BumbleBee Ciders their ethos is in their name, they are actively playing their part in reversing the decline of the bumblebee species through supporting their conservation. Their passion for this stems from the bumblebees being the chief pollinators of the Somerset bittersweet cider apples, sourced from British farms and orchards, which makes the products taste so good. 


We offer a range of yummy vegan cakes and pastries. A personal favourite is the Valrhona Chocolate cake but there’s a wide variety if chocolate isn’t your thing. Be sure to treat yourself this Green week, or whenever!




Our Broad Street Café features some top quality beverages at great prices. All of our coffees are made with eco-friendly triple certified coffee beans! The triple certification means the coffee is organic, fairtrade and rainforest alliance certified. Our Broad Street Café is right on the door of Oxford’s Big Green Day out so make sure to drop in if you’re on Broad Street this weekend or any other time… coffee is always a good idea!


Last but not least, our Broad Street Café uses Vegware compostable cups for all hot drinks to help reduce the plastic waste that cafés often produce. To go one better we offer a 25p saving on all hot drinks if you bring your own reusable cup for us to put it in, if you don’t have a reusable cup yet we sell a wide range of those too. 


We hope that you enjoy Oxford Green Week and we look forward to seeing you in store to show you even more eco-friendly products that we sell! 

Posted by Sam Mansell
7th June 2019

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