The UK's Most Sustainable Wood Fuel Brand
Accelerating the #ComfortRevolutio, providing people and planet kind warmth.
Kindwood already uses 100% renewable energy throughout its processes, and even captures waste heat from an on-site biogas plant to dry its wood, cutting down the drying time from 18+ months to 4-5 days.
All current product is packaged in reusable packaging; for example, the crates are ex-fruit/vegetable crates from local farms and orchards, while the jute sacks are made from plants. "The crates are what started Kindwood. We wanted to find a way of packaging our wood which would further promote sustainability. So while we offer the comfort experience, we also encourage our customers to do something creative with the packaging. We've got several customers turning their little crates into outdoor planters, bookshelves, and even bedside tables," says Taylor Gathercole, Founder, Kindwood.
Kindwood was founded when two friends were sitting in front of a fire pit. The fire warmed them. It was comforting. This prompted one of them to ask: "What is it about fire that feels so good?" Kindwood believes there are two types of comfort. There's the kind which makes you feel relaxed and at ease – like being around loved ones, watching your favourite programme, or taking a long walk. The other kind of comfort is the 'feelgood' comfort that comes from knowing you're doing the right thing for people and the planet. Kindwood blends the two into what they call 'kind comfort'.
Kindwood believes the fire log industry has stood still for too long. It needs to start taking environmental and social issues seriously, looking beyond the material's carbon neutrality and inwards at its processes. "Wood being a renewable resource is not enough to mitigate the carbon footprint a company can create throughout its supply chain," says Taylor Gathercole, Founder.
All products include Free Delivery on their website (https://kindwood.co.uk/
You will be able to see Kindwood's products at this year's Garden Show (Ideal Home Show). "I have designed the garden at this year's Ideal Home Show to showcase sustainability, how to live a good life and being considerate of the worlds natural resources. All the brands I work with have the same ethos, I call them 'my tribe'. Kindwood was an obvious choice for me to feature in my design as we share the same mission- making the world better and kinder. I am delighted to include them in my sustainability tribe." Says Lynne Lambourne, Show Garden Designer Ideal Home Show 2020