bide eco cleaning boxes are a zero waste cleaning solution, powered by local homeworkers.
In 2020, Amelia Gammon launched bide home manufacturing (bhm).
What is home manufacturing? Instead of manufacturing their products in factories, bide brings the factories to people's homes. This is a socially and environmentally impactful method of producing. bide's home manufacturing network is an initiative to empower the unemployed and marginalised to earn a living from the safety of their own homes. They partner with charities whose vital outreach efforts help the underrepresented to rebuild. Their home manufacturing network invites communities to produce bide cleaning products from their own homes.
bide have a non-toxic promise and all their products are made from toxic free, plant-derived raw ingredients. This means that there is no toxicity when bide cleaning products are are used to clean your home and they are not releasing harmful materials into our water systems. Equally important is that they are safe for bide's home producers to handle during the manufacturing process.
bide are made up of a team of eco minded humans, passionate to help make change. They believe in honesty and transparency which is reflected in the way they communicate with their customers and partners. It is important to them that they can offer high quality and affordable solutions. Above all they understand the importance of their role in helping to support and preserve our beautiful planet.
bide was formed upon two pillars:
#1 How do we help the planet? Our planet is at breaking point, we need a green revolution in the production, distribution and sale of goods and services. The Climate Crisis calls for change. We need mass adoption of sustainable living practices.
#2 How do we support those that inhabit it? We have a massively under utilised workforce. There is rising unemployment and the pandemic has left communities with little opportunity to work.
Narrowing the gap: Unemployment has been steadily rising, increasing the gap between the wealthy and those who are living on the brink of poverty. This has been expedited by the pandemic. bide's home manufacturing network can readily help people to change their situation. No prior experience or skills are necessary to join their network.
Removing Barriers: bide designed their home manufacturing network to remove the barriers for people to earn a living. All of their eco cleaning products are handmade at kitchen tables throughout the UK. Their home manufacturing network do not need to leave their homes to work. They bring the raw ingredients and training needed to make bide products to them.
Inclusivity: bide believe that, given the chance, everyone has something to offer and is capable of making a valuable contribution to society irrespective of their background.
It is for these reasons that bide feel strongly that groups that have historically been marginalised for whatever reasons whether it be their gender, their past, their personal circumstances, their age etc be given the opportunity to become a self-employed home manufacturer, gain some financial independence and get their lives back on track.
Outreach: bide partner with employment charities covering, women with convictions, refugees, addiction, homelessness and refuges. They help to bide to identify those underrepresented people most in need of their support.