A leading UK organic and Fairtrade product wholesaler, Bristol based Essential Trading manufacture and distribute sustainable wholefoods, ecological household products and cruelty free body care items across Europe and internationally. Essential Trading has been in business since 1971, and is one of the largest worker cooperatives in the UK. The company is entirely owned and operated by its workers, who mirror the company values in their own ways. The company has a “consciously different” ethos, offering a 100% vegetarian/vegan and GMO free guarantee, as well as supporting small producers and independent retailers. They also guarantee that their products are never air freighted.
Their ever evolving product portfolio covers over 5000 lines including: convenience, ingredients, vegan & vegetarian, demeter, speciality foods and free from, and we buy a large proportion of our larder produce from them.