News — sustainability

  • Japanese Knotweed: Friend or Foe?

    · By Georgia Pearson

    Mention Japanese Knotweed and you're likely to trigger unlucky homeowners up and down the country. First introduced in the 1800s as an ornamental plant, knotweed quickly thrived - much to the distress of anyone in ownership of a smooth piece of driveway or load bearing wall. Structured like bamboo, knotweed is expert at punching through infrastructure to an alarming degree: it'll devalue your home by thousands if it's found in the vicinity.  Also like bamboo, if handled with care it can be reimagined as a delicious and interesting ingredient - the Japanese have been onto this for centuries. If you can't beat...

  • Crate x Wildfarmed

    · By Georgia Pearson

    The demand for transparency and accountability in the food industry is on the rise as consumers become more conscious of the environmental and social impact of their food choices. At Crate, we've recently shifted to Wildfarmed flour, produced with sustainable and regenerative agriculture practices in support of biodiversity and soil health.