Make A Difference 2010

John Lewis is aware that an increasing number of its customers want to be able to choose products that have less impact on the environment and wherever relevant, save energy too. From February 28th to March 27th John Lewis will focus on and highlight in-store the myriad products across an ever increasing number of departments that are environmentally responsible.

Online PR News – 10-February-2010 – – These fulfil the criteria required for Fairtrade, Organic, Energy Efficient, Sustainable Lifestyle, Sustainable Raw Materials, Recycled and FSC. Products include everything from bamboo bath accessories, organic beds and bath linens, energy saving lighting and bulbs, environmentally friendly cleaning products, recycled storage, recycled glass, flooring, underlay as well as furniture, decorative accessories and cookware made from sustainable materials and FSC wood.

Highlights include:

Environmentally friendly, the Tetrad Totnes chair has been created using raw materials sourced from renewable sources and upholstered in 100% natural hand antiqued water buffalo hide. It also boasts a pocket sprung seat for comfort and a superloop sprung back encased in Mongolian horsehair for the right amount of firmness. Hardwood feet finished in Eco Walnut and a contrasting feather filled brown velvet lumbar cushion is included creating the perfect finishing touches. The Tetrad Totnes measures H88cm x W75 x D96cm , is available in 7 days and costs £995.

Each and every Bunbury Coaster has its own unique code allowing the purchaser to trace it back to its origins! Bunbury Coasters are hand made in Lisnavagh, County Carlow, Ireland from the finest Irish hardwood sourced from sustainable Irish woodlands. In order to sustain its stunning land, the Bunbury family decided to make use of its fallen trees by lovingly crafting branches and trunks into household and kitchen accessories. A team of highly skilled crafts people including joiners, woodwright, blacksmiths and artists ensure that every product reflects the beauty and heritage of the estate. Sold as a set of 4 for £15.

One of the planet’s fastest growing sustainable plants, the water hyacinth is ideal for weaving inspiring an innovative collection of John Lewis bathroom accessories including a bathroom caddy £25 and storage tall boy £70. Bamboo another ultra-sustainable material lends itself perfectly to a whole host of useful products such as storage and cooking utensils.

The Fairtrade Organic Bedlinen collection (above) comprises four designs, from plain cotton with simple detailing of ruffles and pleats to pretty floral prints. There are also two organic cotton throws, Ripple Rib in peat (£120) and Brawny blanket natural (£100), that dress the bed perfectly. These contemporary designs use long staple organic cotton that has been grown without the use of pesticides or chemicals, and the weaving process and dyes used are all environmentally friendly. Every step taken to develop these beautifully soft and cosy bed linens are monitored and farmed under truly organic and Fairtrade conditions.

John Lewis also has mattresses made from organic yarn and natural filling as well as Organic Fairtrade towels. The Fairtrade Mark on these towels guarantees that disadvantaged, small-scale cotton farmers, in developing countries, receive a fair and stable price, and the Fairtrade premium, to invest in their businesses and communities.

John Lewis, ‘Britain’s favourite retailer 2008’ and 'Multiple Department Store of the Year 2009' typically stocks more than 350,000 separate lines. The website stocks over 100,000 lines focused on the best of fashion, beauty, home and giftware and electrical items including online exclusives. is consistently ranked one of the top online shopping destinations in the UK.