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Great Teas and Clean Seas

Great Teas and Clean Seas
Great Teas and Clean Seas
We believe that there's a special moment when you enjoy a good cup of tea where your mind can unwind and you can reflect on good stuff for a while. A recent documentary from the BBC however moved us to reflect and feel rather sad about the way some businesses choose to use harmful processes in their products. 
The production of teabags requires thousands of litres of water and the majority of those made in the UK are made of a plastic called polypropylene. Yup, that’s right, some manufacturers use plastic in those little bags full of tea. It can account for up to 25% of the bag meaning it's impossible to fully compost. With the Brits alone drinking an estimated 165 million cups of tea a day a terrifying 876,000 tonnes of plastic could be polluting the environment each year. Those happy moments of space and calm when enjoying a cuppa just took a sad turn. 
We at ZigZag Tea think it is essential that we are as ethical and sustainable as we can be from sourcing ingredients through to production of the end product. 
Our pyramid teabags are 100% biodegradable. 
They are made of a bi-product of corn starch, which are cut and sealed using an ultrasonic wave – sounds fancy right? This method is also great for flavour - as it requires no plastic or heat sealing. 
No plastic or heat = less energy = eco-friendly teabag = a happy environment. So you can feel good and positive when taking time out for a delicious cup of the good stuff. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08ywhdn/inside-the-factory-series-3-1-tea-bags

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2010/jul/02/teabags-biodegradeable

 

 

Make Space: Pablo Atchugarry

Make Space:  Pablo Atchugarry

 When Italian sculptor, Pablo Atchugarry approaches a piece of marble he listens to its story. Like the other great Italian sculptor, Michelangelo, he allows the marble to dictate how he carves it to create some truly incredible works of art. With marble there’s no turning back, and each chisel stroke is meticulous. Each void becomes a part of the piece, which transforms it into an object designed to question the way we look at space.

 

Make Space: Designing Space

Make Space:  Designing Space

It’s well known that when spaces are designed they contribute to our overall mental wellbeing. A clear interior equals a clear mind. 

The design duo at Breadd Interiors, Joelle Talmasse and Martyn Gayle collaborate on clear spaces that incorporate found objects and artwork into their design. You can even rent one on Airbnb!