Nice to meet you
We're Davey & Jess. We met at Glastonbury in 2014 and straight away knew we would make a good team.
Now we live in Cardiff; have two young children, and we love the outdoors, and all things nature.
Almost immediately after we met, we started brainstorming how we could build a business that would help save the planet.
We have done some fun and interesting things (like salvaging tents from festivals) but Used and Loved gave us the real lightbulb moment. We knew it would have the biggest impact the planet.
How it all began
It all started when we became more aware of how the way we lived had an impact on the environment.
When it came to deciding whether to have children or not, we were clear that if we did, we wanted them to have as little impact on the planet as possible.
The most obvious first solution was to not buy anything new, that could be bought secondhand.
The problem we found
Babies come needing a lot of stuff, and we quickly realised how hard it was to only buy secondhand items.
It takes so much time.
Trawling through all the sites to find what you’re looking for, and then finding the listing late, so it’s already been snapped up.
We realised, that if secondhand living was ever going to be mainstream, something had to change.
It had to be easier than this.
Not buying new
You will be able to create a favourites list to compare your shortlist, then when you have found the item you like the best, you click through to the site the item is listed on, to complete the purchase.
We will also be listing items people give away for free on sites like Freegle, and we will be listing items that you can borrow, on sites such as Library of Things.
We want to give people as many alternatives to buying new as possible.
We will also be sharing tips to make it easier for everyone.