After a lot of hard work we are really proud to now be a B CORP! B Corp Certification doesn't just evaluate a product or service; it assesses the overall positive impact of the company that stands behind it. Certified B Corporations achieve a minimum verified score on the B Impact Assessment - a rigorous assessment of a company's impact on its workers, customers, community and environment. Our Impact Score is 128.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What does it mean to be a B CORP?
Why are normal tissue products bad for the environment?
Normal tissue products contain chemicals. These chemicals poison waterways, damage the environment and some are very bad for health. These include: bleach, formaldehyde, BPA (Bisphenol A), de-inking agents, chlorine dioxide, sodium sulphide, sodium hydroxide, sodium sulphate, anti-slime agents, filler, adhesives, wet strength enhancers and more…The production of normal toilet roll wipes out more than 27,000 trees a day. Roughly 9 million a year.
Why are Naked Sprout products better for the environment?
Bamboo requires no pesticides or fertilisers and only needs rainwater to grow. Bamboo absorbs 5 times more carbon dioxide than trees and produces 35% more oxygen than trees. It is naturally the fastest growing plant in the world and rapidly renewable. Growing up to 3 feet in 24 hours and reaching maturity within 4-6 years - trees take 30-60 years. This makes for some serious tissue strength, quality and sustainability.
What makes Naked Sprout products the most environmentally friendly in Britain?
Naked Sprout products are the only unbleached tissue products on the market - with zero chemicals and zero plastic. Other bamboo tissue products on the market are chemically treated, bleached and/or individually wrapped. Although this might look pretty – this is unnecessary, bad for the environment and wasteful! Carbon emissions from producing our bamboo toilet rolls are 30% lower than recycled and 65% lower than non-recycled toilet roll.
Why is Naked Sprout bamboo toilet paper better than recycled toilet paper?
Both forms are more eco-friendly than your Regular Toilet Roll. But Bamboo Toilet Roll wins overall for a number of reasons:
* Avoids deforestation
* Less chemicals
* Less energy
* Less water
Read our blog here to see how they compare.
How are Naked Sprout unbleached tissue products made?
In our paper production process - because we only use virgin bamboo fibres we are able to process pulp without harsh chemicals. The bamboo is harvested, chipped, boiled to soften it and then pressed. Often at the boiling stage chemicals are added to whiten the paper - however we have chosen not to do this - which is why our paper is a natural colour.
How are working conditions and workers' pay audited throughout the Naked Sprout sourcing and manufacturing process?
Our factory is a certified B CORP. This ensures all workers are fairly paid and treated. Certified B Corps are a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit. They are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. This is a community of leaders, driving a global movement of people using businesses as a force for good. All of our products are manufactured in Europe. Our forests are certified by the FSC – which not only guarantees the sustainability of the bamboo – but also the working conditions of the forest workers. More information can be found here: https://fsc.org/en/for-people/workers
How eco-friendly are the cardboard boxes?
All Naked Sprout boxes are made from recycled cardboard and FSC Certified.
Can the cardboard boxes be recycled?
Yes, they can. Depending on where you live you can pop them in your recycling collection or take them to your local recycling centre.
Why don’t Naked Sprout individually wrap each toilet roll?
Because when we thought who gives a crap, we realised we did! Although this might look pretty – it is unnecessary, bad for the environment and wasteful! At Naked Sprout we believe in cutting out waste and only using the essentials to make our products. Wrapping toilet roll helps it to look good – but uses unnecessary and wasteful inks and materials.
Where are Naked Sprout products manufactured?
Our products are manufactured in Europe. Our factory is powered entirely by biomass and solar energy and is a certified BCORP. The bamboo currently comes from Asia, as Asia is known as the ‘Kingdom of Bamboo’ growing the most bamboo of any continent in the world. But we are looking to source it closer to home.
Carbon emissions from producing our toilet roll are 30% lower than recycled and 65% lower than normal tissue. The bamboo is shredded, boiled, dried, and rolled into tissue paper, hence the off-white colour – no bleach and no harsh chemicals.
We transport by sea freight and use the closest possible ports to our factory and warehouse to ensure road miles are kept to a minimum. We have chosen to deliver to our customers using DPD – The UK’s Most Sustainable Delivery Company, leading the way in green delivery. Using their existing network and infrastructure of daily deliveries they have – this also reduces our impact on the environment.
Naked Sprout are offsetting the unavoidable emissions associated with general operations and the shipments by sea freight through The World Land Trusts Carbon Balanced programme.
We know our products aren’t perfect, but we are committed to doing all we can to reduce the impact they have on our planet and to help inspire change.
How will Naked Sprout tackle future environmental challenges?
We continue to research and develop the most eco-friendly options. We aim to offer the most sustainable solution possible at an affordable price.
What if I’m not satisfied with Naked Sprout?
We think you will be! But if you’re unhappy we offer 100% money back guarantee. Email us on email@example.com
How do Naked Sprout toilet roll prices compare to supermarkets?
Each brand and roll varies on ply (thickness) and length of roll – making it hard to compare. Naked Rolls are similar in price to leading brands. The easiest way to compare is to look at cost per sheet. Our rolls are 3-ply and 300 sheets. Most supermarket rolls are 2-ply and 150-200 sheets. This makes ours exxxxxxtra long lasting! As well as extremely soft. Supporting Just a Drop with every box you buy – helps provide clean water to children at school in Kenya. Another worthwhile benefit.
Do Naked Sprout's toilet rolls work in compost toilets and septic tanks?
Our toilet paper breaks down just like any other toilet paper – and don’t forget it’s chemical free. As it doesn’t contain any bleach or dyes – it is the perfect toilet paper to use in septic systems, boats, campervans, etc as it will dissolve naturally. Some of our team have septic tanks at home and use Naked Sprout toilet paper without any issues. We aren’t of course qualified plumbers
Where do Naked Sprout ship to and which courier is used?
We offer free shipping within the UK. We use DPD's next day service for mainland UK but there are some areas where we send with Hermes (Highlands, Islands and NI) where delivery takes a bit longer.
Do Naked Sprout offer quantity discounts?
Yes, we do – please contact us for more information firstname.lastname@example.org
Will those cheeky pandas go hungry?
The bamboo we use is different to the type that pandas eat!
How are Naked Sprout products transported?
As part of our policy to reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible we completely avoid air miles. Using sea freight to ship directly to the port local to our warehouse helps cut down emissions. Our warehouse is situated within 70 miles of the port – meaning reduced road miles for our toilet rolls. We are actively researching different ways to further limit damage to the environment.
Are Naked Sprout products organic and vegan friendly?
Yes, our bamboo is organic and vegan friendly.
Is Naked Sprout bamboo chemically treated to turn into soft tissue?
No, our bamboo toilet roll is 100% chemical free and very soft. With absolutely no hydrogen peroxide, bleach, inks, dyes, scents etc. Regular tree-based toilet roll (including recycled) requires many chemicals to turn it into soft white paper. In our paper production process - because we only use virgin bamboo fibres, we are able to process pulp without harsh chemicals. The bamboo is harvested, chipped, boiled to soften it and then pressed. Often at the boiling stage chemicals are added to whiten the paper - however we have chosen not to do this - which is why our paper is a natural colour.
Are Naked Sprout products suitable for sensitive skin?
Yes definitely! Bamboo is naturally hypo-allergenic, and our products have absolutely no additives.
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What are Naked Sprout's charitable contributions?
Naked Sprout commit to providing at least 2% of our total revenue to charitable partners (including donations in kind) every year
How does Naked Sprout reduce the carbon footprint of all products?
We transport our products by sea freight and use the closest possible ports to our factory and warehouse to ensure road miles are also kept to a minimum. We have also chosen to deliver to our customers using DPD, the UKs most sustainable delivery company. Their delivery is Carbon Neutral and by using the existing network and infrastructure of daily deliveries they have – this also reduces our impact on the environment. As a company we do as much as we can to limit our carbon footprint.
What are the dimensions of each box size?
24 roll box: 44 x 33 x 22cm
48 roll box: 44 x 33 x 41cm
Kitchen roll: 45 x 33 x 13cm
Tissues: 44 x 33 x 13cm