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Established in 1809, Denby has been making pottery in the heart of the English countryside for over 200 years. Using its locally sourced clay, Denby has a rich heritage of creating ceramics and homeware built up over many generations by skilled craftspeople. By carefully observing needs and real lives, Denby creates products with purpose and soul. The versatile ceramic pieces are a sustainable, conscious interiors choice and inspiration for the home, the kitchen and the table which is truly styled by life.
James has always had a passion for great quality ingredients and simple honest recipes, and when combined with Denby’s 200 years of ceramic experience, this passion and expertise ensures James Martin ...
Monsoon Mandala is a new fine china collection from Monsoon and Denby and celebrates travel-inspired living and pottery styles from around the world. Inspired by the patterns of Indian and Moroccan ti ...
A truly unique collection that allows you to create a personalised edit and showcase your individual design flair layering together a modern neutral colour palette, texture and geometric pattern. A be ...
Denby Modus is inspired by the ‘Minimalist Lux’ trend, which takes minimalist style and adds a sleek, functional edge. The Modus range has been designed to showcase Denby's wide mix of ceramic craftin ...
A range of tea and coffee making, serving and drinking essentials to elevate your brews beyong the ordinary. Cleverly designed pieces take you from your first large morning cuppa to the art-form of y ...
Sustainability Role in overall company's strategic plansDenby has employed an Environmental Officer for some years whose role is to constantly monitor Denby’s impact on the environment. As an integral part of Denby’s business structure it has an Environmental Management System to monitor its processes and is one of the few potteries to be ISO 14001 accredited which it achieved in 2015. This long held regard for the environment resulted in Denby being the first pottery to be able to claim zero to landfill on all its process waste.Sustainability initiatives- Denby’s waste clay from shaping beautiful and durable pottery is recycled within the process. - We make all our moulds from plaster of Paris. These are responsibly recycled into aggregate along with waste ceramics that don’t make it through our inspection process. - Through our production process every year we recycle over 100,000 litres of glaze during the glazing process. That’s enough to glaze nearly 1 million pots. - We have our own water treatment plant and each year we purify and return to the water cycle 20 million litres of process water. - Our energy consumption is industry leading and at least 15% lower than targets set and Denby is continually installing energy saving lighting systems and optimising the gas usage in our kilns. - We are increasingly using shredded waste from our recycled cardboard to create box-fill packing. A high proportion of Denby is sold without packaging but for gift packaging that is requested by customers, it is recyclable.Pledges for the yearDenby is undertaking a number of big projects to look into ways to reduce the use of plastic.Sustainable ProductsModus & ImpressionDenby's new Modus and Impression collections are produced from stoneware clay which is extracted locally to Denby with minimal transport costs. Land is then landscaped and returned to pasture. Excess clay and glaze from the process of creating Denby ceramics is collected and reused. No process waste is sent to landfill and is either for reuse or to recycle. Denby products are is versatile and its quality is renown.AT THE FAIRNEW TO THE FAIRSocial equity at your companyDenby employs a Group Health & Safety Manager who monitors all aspects of the company's activities from production processes to its visitor experience to highlight and ensure immediate action on any safety or health concerns. Denby works with the community to engage in environmental issues and has recently received a 'River-Friendly Business Award' run by charity Trent Rivers Trust (backed by the Environment Agency and Severn Trent Water), the accreditation scheme awards businesses who work to improve their local water environment. Denby works on an educational basis with universities and schools and has a charity committee to organise fund raising events for the company's nominated charity. Denby is fully compliant with government initiatives for workers rights and has a permanent union presence on site who can step in as an intermediary if and when required.PackagingOur packaging is plastic freeOur packaging is compostableWhere possible Denby is supplied without individual packaging but where there is gift packaging for new Modus and Impression, it is compostable.MaterialsOur products are plastic freeWe have created products that provide an alternative to single use plasticDenby's raw materials are clay and glaze which aren't made from plastic. As an integral part of the creation of a new products at Denby the Environmental Management System monitors its process to ensure environmental standards are maintained. Denby is durable and often used for outside entertaining in place of plastic cups and plates.Ethical ConsiderationsFair wages are paid to the people who make our productsOur products are made by people employed in good working conditionsWe have mapped our entire supply chainWe challenge our suppliers to report any ethical issues they identifyWe have an ethical policyWithin the workplace where our products are made there is commitment to Non-Discrimination Gender Equality and Freedom of AssociationDenby has an Human Resources Team and Health & Safety Manager who ensures good conditions in the workplace and ethical standards are upheld - any issues are identified and addressed. Denby's report on Gender Equality is shown on the website.Enviromental ImpactWe have a sustainability policyWe consider the environmental impact when creating our productsSome of the processes we use to manufacture products are energy efficientSome of the processes we use to manufacture products are water efficientAll new Denby collections are subject to its Environmental Management System to monitor its processes to ensure it meets Denby's sustainability policy and creates no process waste for landfill. Denby has its own water treatment plant to ensure not only the efficient use of water but purifies and returns it to the water cycle.