Hi! We're Jeremy & Kate, a couple (literally!) of imperfect vegans who love to clean.
We started our own sustainability journey four years ago, when we both decided to stop eating meat to reduce our carbon footprint. Since then we’ve made lots of little changes to help protect the environment, and one of them was changing the way we clean.
Already aware of the effects of plastic pollution, we started to learn more about the harmful chemicals used in traditional cleaning products and the frightening impact they have on both the environment and our health. In search of new options we grew increasingly frustrated with supermarket aisles lined with single-use plastic bottles filled with toxic chemicals, and the ever-growing Hinch Army encouraging overconsumption of them (and even mixing those chemicals, yikes!). At best we could find green-washed products that were being shipped from overseas. We knew there must be a better way.
Through endless research we discovered that there was a wealth of amazing eco-friendly cleaning products made right here in the UK. Unfortunately they weren't always easy to find, some didn't work as well (or smell as good) as others and they definitely weren't available on our high street. This meant shipping lots of different packages to our home, which felt counterproductive knowing that we wanted to lower our impact on the environment, not increase it by generating lots of carbon. Also, all those extra shipping charges cost a bomb!
That sparked the idea for cleen; what if we curated our own mix of conscious cleaning products that really worked and reduced the need to ship lots of different items? We pictured a subscription box that gave you everything you need to clean your home sustainably, and leave it smelling amazing. And so cleen. was born to make eco-friendly cleaning accessible, affordable and enjoyable for everyone.
🌿 ALWAYS ECO-FRIENDLY
Eco-friendly means you'll only ever find products that are made sustainably, naturally derived, non-toxic and biodegradable in a cleen box. This means they're also vegan & cruelty-free. Better for you, your home and the planet.
♻️ EASY SUSTAINABLE LIVING
We want to make sustainable living easy & affordable. It's why we started our subscription box! So we aim to reduce your plastic waste with refillable products and plastic-free eco swaps for your cleaning routine.
🧼 TRIED & TESTED
Everything in our boxes is tried, tested & loved by us. So you can enjoy eco-friendly products & accessories that really work, smell great and look pretty good on your shelves too.
💚 SHOP SMALL
No large corporations, thanks! We only source from small & independent businesses in the UK, that way we know where the products are made, and what they're made from. We're always discovering new brands - so if you make eco-cleaning products we'd love to hear from you - say firstname.lastname@example.org
Our boxes are made of 90% recycled content, printed with water-based ink and are biodegradable. We safely pack them with eco-flow chips which have a starch base, these clever things can be dissolved in water or popped in your food waste bin. Finally, they're wrapped with plastic-free and vegan-friendly paper tape.