Meet the Maker – Made Kind

In our new ‘Meet the Chiswick Makers’ series we meet Caroline and Anita from Made Kind.

Made Kind’s natural hand wash and lotion, soap bars and soy candles are available in the Chiswick House Shop, open daily 10am-4pm, 10% discount for Chiswick House and Gardens Members.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you make:
We’ve been friends for over 10 years and both of us started out as fashion buyers and merchandisers for high street brands. Working in this industry opened our eyes to the impact fast fashion has on the environment. It’s definitely changed the way we think about what we buy, particularly since having children. We create natural, plant-based cleaning and wellbeing products, free from harmful chemicals that damage the environment inside and outside our homes.

Caroline and Anita from Made Kind

How did you get into making your product?
We’ve always talked a lot about the effects of harsh chemicals on our children’s health, which we believe were the cause of regular headaches and outbreaks of eczema. We’ve also felt increasingly uncomfortable with the amount of plastic packaging that we use and supposedly recycle, but a lot of which still ends up in the ocean. All of this fed into our idea for safe but effective natural cleaners in non-plastic bottles – and bottles that look beautiful on a kitchen counter too!

Which of your products are available in Chiswick House Shop?

We hand pour our soy candles in Twickenham. You can find two scents in the Chiswick House Shop: ‘Unwind’ and ‘Awaken’, blended to fill your home with therapeutic fragrance.  Also, our best-selling hand wash and hand lotion enriched with essential oils and natural botanicals. We also sell our honey and beeswax natural soap bar – the ultimate waste free product!

What are you working on at the moment?
We’ve just launched two new natural body washes in different scents, lavender and geranium and orange blossom and grapefruit. To reduce plastic waste these come in refillable aluminium bottles that can be refilled with our 1 litre pouches.

Made Kind products are available for purchase in Chiswick House Shop

What do you love about Chiswick House and Gardens?
Chiswick House and Gardens has such a wonderful atmosphere, a magical place to escape the stress of our busy lives. It’s so important to take time out and feel the benefits of nature, and Chiswick House and Gardens is the perfect place to relax and spend quality time with friends and family.

What’s your top Chiswick tip?
Giffords Circus in July is a must see!

Caroline and Anita are busy on social media and share everything they’re doing @made.kind. Their website has their full range of products and some interesting journal articles regarding how to live a healthier life, toxin and plastic free.