National Trust with The Beeswax Wrap Co.

We are over the moon to announce our collaboration with the National Trust, supporting their fantastic work to protect our beautiful woodlands and wildlife for our future generations to enjoy over the years to come. From the sales of these packs, a minimum of £2000 will go towards supporting their vital work.

We have created wraps in both our Beeswax and plant-based Vegan Wax Wraps so everyone can support this great charity and take another step towards reducing our use of single-use plastics.

This year the National Trust are celebrating their 125th anniversary by focusing on their commitment to the environment a cause that is at the beating heart of our company. To help mark this significant anniversary in its history, they have committed to achieving carbon net zero emissions by 2030, and are establishing 20 million trees to help tackle climate change, creating green corridors for people and nature near towns and cities.

When the National Trust approached us about the collaboration we immediately wanted to get Melanie Selstrom, the designer of our gorgeous Oakley charity print that we launch in early 2020, onboard. Her delicate watercolour paintings of nature were a perfect fit. Melanie has created four lovely prints reflecting our seasons. On our Beeswax Wraps you will find Cornflowers, Dog-rose, Wild Strawberries, Honey Bees and Dragonflies. On our Vegan Wax Wraps you will spot Butterflies, Holly, Snowdrops, Oak leaves and Ladybirds. Just some of the native wildlife that the National Trust help protect.

Heres a little word from Melanie…

“Having previously designed for the Beeswax Wrap Company, raising funds for the Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society, I was delighted when they asked me to work on a charitable collaboration again, and even more so when I heard that it would also be for The Vegan Wrap Company, both for the National Trust.

As a child, I spent many family outings in the gardens of National Trust properties and found sanctuary in parks and coastlands in their trust, so my initial idea was for a Tudor kitchen garden or a rose garden. Today, I am lucky enough to live on the doorstep of Mow Cop folly, which is a National Trust site 355m above sea level. This special place inspires me every day of the year with its continuing unfurling, frothing and shedding of foliage. So after further consideration, I broadened my horizons to native British flora (and some insects) throughout the seasons.”

Clever Uses For Beeswax Wraps: Making a Pouch

At least twice a week we walk our dog, Butch Cassidy, through this stunning National Trust woodland five minutes from our doorstep. I am not ashamed to say that I have been seen hugging a few of those trees to give me strength when my work/life balance has gone to pot. My husband Tom got this great shot earlier this year when all the wild garlic was out. It smelt incredible!

We hope these Beeswax and Vegan Wax Wraps will be a lovely little bit of our English countryside you can carry with you everyday.

Fran and The Co. x