Come join Lochtree and other sustainability focused exhibitors at the GreenEXPO/Harvest Fair on Sunday, October 16 from 11am-4pm in Newton Center.

“At Lochtree, we make it easy to find great eco-friendly & zero-waste products.”

If you’ve been to Newton’s Tuesday Farmers Market, you may have noticed the Lochtree booth and Lochtree’s founder, Henry Palmer. Lochtree is an online marketer selling an eclectic range of environment-friendly sustainable products and applying some of its revenue in support of planet-saving projects. Its website says: “As a marketplace, Lochtree seeks to expand the reach of these eco-friendly products and introduce more people to their benefits.” Henry alternates between Newton’s Tuesday Farmers Markets and Boston’s Copley Square Market. He’ll be at Newton’s Tuesday Farmers Market on October 4.

Born to British parents, Henry spent his childhood summers exploring the magical woods and water of rural England. His mother’s vegetable garden supplied the family, with help from Henry, who made his first sale at four at the family’s roadside stand. Growing up along England’s canals and waterways, Henry discovered rowing, which he notes “is typically pursued before the rest of the world has had their first coffee,” thereby giving him time to steep himself in the natural world.

Likely influenced by his earliest immersion in the natural world, Henry began his professional life working for a company dedicated to returning buffalo to the South Dakota prairie, and that led to his decision to found a company that would “help consumers find products that are good for the planet, live more sustainably, and kindle their own passion for the planet.”

Established in 2019, Lochtree’s website offers customers BeeBAGZ — reusable cotton bags coated with beeswax, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin for longtime reuse as sandwich and food bags. Or there is the metal Leaf razor, eliminating the limited-use plastic razor (it says on its swivel head “I am not plastic”), “that’s great for your skin, your wallet, and the planet.” Unlike plastic disposable razors, Leaf razors do not contribute to the waste stream and are carbon neutral.

Then there is the Cora Ball, made of recycled plastic, which traps microfibers released in washing machines and released into waste water. Cora Ball’s founder is a co-founder of the Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean, dedicated to developing innovative ways of protecting our water resources. Lochtree partners with the Rozalia Project and other projects through its sales-generated contributions.

String bags, soap, bar shampoo, dog treats, palm leaf plates, recycled truckers’ caps, and so much more are available on Lochtree’s website with colorful product illustrations and captivating descriptive stories. Products arrive in carbon neutral packaging as well.

This post by Martina Jackson was originally published in the Fig City News on September 27, 2022 and is republished here with permission.