WHO WE ARE
Maud Barrett, Co-Director
Maud is a sustainable textile artist and an experienced educator. She has been living low waste for 7 years and is a keen upcycler, creating beautiful weaves, jewellery and bags from waste materials.
Linda Tai, Co-Director
With over 10 years of experience in the health and not-for-profit sector, Linda is passionate about improving health and well-being through engaging communities and utilising co-production approaches.
Together with a team of talented tutors and volunteers, we share our skills and knowledge through our workshops and projects in and around London.
Sunny Jar Eco Hub is a social enterprise on a mission to make sustainable and eco-friendly living easy and accessible for all.
Based in London, our workshops focus on craft, upcycling and well-being. Collaborating with organisations, businesses, schools and communities, we aim to spark conversations about greener, low-waste living and inspire people to take action.
Our brand Sunny Jar embodies our values. 'Sunny' represents our hope and optimism for a greener future. 'Jar' depicts our motto of reduce and reuse.
Sunny Jar Eco Hub began in 2018 as an idea amongst
a group of friends in East London. Our initial discussion centred on creating a food coop to save money and reduce our packaging waste. This grew to establish an eco hub to share ideas and initiatives on sustainable and low-waste living.
We launched in January 2019 with a sold out event full of creative workshops, talks and enthusiastic participants. Our concept was embraced by the community and we have continued to grow and expand with the help of our supporters, networks and partners.
As a community interest company, we are committed to supporting the people and places in our local area and beyond. All profits are reinvested towards our mission to make sustainable living easy and accessible, with a focus on our community. Through our partnerships with local groups and organisations, we explore the needs and ideas of local residents and work together to create solutions. Alongside our free events, we run projects such as Aberfeldy Food Coop and Roman Road Borrow-a-Bag scheme.
"Maud and Linda are a dream to work with and their dedication to making a long-lasting environmental change from a grassroots level is inspiring and motivating."
Beth Watton, Artistic Director of Poplar Union