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Our values & carbon neutral delivery option

As we reach out for more sustainability, I thought I would include some of our values this month, as I plan to display the same message on our McGowan Realm social media in a few weeks’ time. One of the first things I realised when shopping around was that each business has their own values which are vastly different from another even when they sell similar items. I hadn’t really thought about it until I got into my researching and realised how crucial they are. They may evolve, but for the moment they mirror my personal values. After setting up the current website I decided to plainly break it down to four sections as you can see on our about us page, though it is really five.

  1. Family
  2. Environment and conservation
  3. Sustainability
  4. Great regional products from the areas we love
  5. Plastic free

In other news, at McGowan Realm, we are introducing a carbon neutral delivery option when ordering from our website. This is the first step for our business to reduce our carbon footprint to customers and I will be making further changes to increase what we are doing. We have more to do but this is the important first step to get lovely products to you without having a negative impact on our environment. As always, we value the support for McGowan Realm to keep us around and to grow! Please consider our shop when looking for plastic free items and gifts.

This week the weather has seen the potential of autumn colour and lots of rain! I’ve been listening to the skies change from summer birds and beginning to fill with the next set of migration birds. Geese are rolling in from their route from further north and east, having seen greylag and barnacle geese throughout the week, also not forgetting our little wrens and robins who are chatting away in the hedgerows below them.

An early morning sun this week warmed one patch of hawthorn and rowan which struck well with the golden leaves and red berries.

I will look forward to seeing more of the season to come. - Josh