We are on a mission to reduce outdoor product waste and create a more harmonious relationship between the outdoor community and natural world.
Our business model is flexible in nature so we are always experimenting with the best ways to get outdoor products back out there and reduce waste. How about a sharing economy for outdoor gear through a new rental scheme?
We use the money we make to donate to a number of environmental charities that share our ambition to create a greener planet. We also invest in some environmental projects of our own that we hope will start to turn the tide against climate change.
WHAT WE DO
BUSINESS AS A TOOL FOR GOOD
As a social enterprise, we are committed to using Bluebird as a force to benefit the community. We do this through the following:
We are constantly experimenting with creative and innovative ways to keep outdoor products in circulation. This reduces the waste, water and carbon footprints of our outdoor products and so plays a small part in our fight against climate change. You can donate your unused products to us or alternatively sell them using our marketplace to make a few pennies. We don't mind either way!
We organise and run environmental projects and campaigns of our own that are focused on tackling the climate emergency. Our latest was our Citizen of Winter event which ran over a week in October 2020. We also make sure that any surplus business profits we make are donated to charities that align with our environmental mission.
WHERE WE LIVE
Our base of operatations is in beautiful Edinburgh. As the business started during the pandemic, we carry out the majority of our activity online and as such we don't yet have a tangible presence. This however will be changing soon as we are looking to establish the first ever Bluebird zero-waste store right here in Edinburgh. This will be a community space as well as second-hand outdoor store and we can't wait to finalise our arrangements and meet you fine folks in person!
WHERE WE ARE GOING
Our vision for the future is to create a truly circular economy for outdoor products and ultimately reduce our reliance on 'new' products. We want to be at the forefront of a movement putting the earth front and centre and saving our natural environment.