After long, arduous and painstaking research (we’d asked a couple of likely lads in Barrels) and much detailed planning (concisely mapped on the inevitable soggy beer mat) we developed a thoroughly explored bar-top business strategy.
We drew two wet Lowry figures on the table top and a sticky arrow pointing to an empty shop along the road – spillage to success: The Green Shop was born. It was a Thursday. ‘Tizer Day and if you don’t know what that means you don’t know Berwick. It was November. In Berwick. ’Bit bleak. Except for us and our brand new shop.
One year on and the accountant says: So, when are you closing? And the rest, as they say, is ourstory. But it couldn’t have been any shop. We were refugees from the periphery of the chemical industry and having watched, since the seventies, the appalling excessesses of BIG business persuing endless growth and Big Profit our shop had to be GREEN. Organic, Fair Trade, Local, Cruelty-free: we are the anti-big-business shop.
Clothes, toiletries, accessories, food and drink. We provide a ‘greener-than-the-mainstream’ shopping choice for everyone. Come and see for yourselves. If you can’t find what you’re looking for: just ask. We’re quite friendly and always pleased to help.