About us

We are two Portishead mums with a passion for reducing the use of single use plastic.  Having witnessed the adverse effects locally, nationally and worldwide, it is our mission to reduce the amount of single use plastic ending up in landfill and our seas. 

Our High Street shop will be stocked with loose dry goods, as well non food items such as cleaning products, toiletries, reuseable coffee cups..... (a full list of products will be available for you to read soon!) All you need to do is bring your empty containers to fill! 

We'd love to hear from you and find out what you would want us to stock. Or if you share our zero waste passion and have some products you want to put on our shelves please get in touch - info@fillgoodpantry.com

See you soon!

Vicki and Dioné

#dogoodfillgood

 

My family moved here when I was just seven, despite a couple of overseas adventures in my early 20s that saw brief residences in Italy and Spain I have always lived and considered Portishead as my home. Over the past 30 years or so I’ve witnessed Portishead grow from a quaint little town into a vibrant buzzing place to live with a diverse expanding community.

Employment wise I spent time in retail however the majority of my working experience is within financial services. After having my first child I decided to take a break from employment to enjoy valuable family time only returning to work once my youngest started school. I have spent the last few years working at the Portishead Academy of Gymnastics where I have loved seeing the local (and some not so local) children develop a passion for the sport together with their own health, fitness and well being.

I have always felt passionate about the impact behaviours have on the environment and try to make a difference no matter how small, whether that be simply recycling more, shopping in independent stores or assisting some of the great local initiatives such as the Portishead beach clean ups. Seeing the rise in popularity of zero waste stores nationally and carrying out market research I feel the time is right for the Portishead community to be served and have the opportunity to shop in a more environmentally friendly way.

I believe if we all do our bit for the planet, together we can make a big difference. 

My first step in reducing my family’s waste

We have always recycled as much as possible however when I found out that a lot of what we send for recycling still ends up in landfill I knew I needed to be doing more. I started to look at the waste in our bathroom and quickly made the switch to Shampoo bars, homemade deodorant (surprisingly effective), bars of soap and tooth paste tabs. I also started buying refill sachets for cleaning products which combined has seen a huge reduction in our recycling and the need to purchase single use plastic.  

My perfect day

As much as I love the changing seasons my perfect day would be waking up in our camper van on a warm, sunny day in Woolacombe; a walk along the golden sands to Putsborough or Morthoe followed by some body boarding and finishing the day watching the sun set from the Red Barn. 

Pour me a……

Glass of Prosecco in H&W and I’m happy. 

 

My family and I have lived in Portishead for the last 6 years, I feel like I’ve lived here longer as I went to Slade Road Primary but moved to London when I was little. With all my extended family living here, I came back for every school holiday which is why I have such a soft spot for this great town/village (!). I love living here and the sense of community, I truly can’t imagine living any where else.


My background is in event management and have never worked in a shop, so opening Fill Good Pantry was a pretty exciting idea!  Vicki and I are really proud to be able to bring this to the High Street and are really looking forward to opening the doors to you all!  


I think that everyone can make small steps in reducing their waste and looking after the environment, changing habits isn’t easy but worth it!

My first step in reducing my family's waste

We’ve always recycled as much as possible, but after noticing more and more plastic and rubbish EVERYWHERE my eldest and I decided to stop buying into the problem. I stopped buying fruit and veg which was wrapped in packaging and shopped with our local green grocer and along with taking our own containers to our local butchers meant the non-recyclable plastic was pretty much erased from our wheely bin! With two youngsters and tea addicts in the house we go through gallons of milk a week, instead of buying plastic bottles in the supermarket we switched to a traditional milk delivery in glass bottles!

My perfect day

I can’t remember when I last had a lie in, so one of those would be great! I love being by the sea so  an afternoon on the beach either wrapped up against the elements looking for creatures with the kids, or mucking about in the sunshine would be my choice, followed by a huge roast where I don’t have to do the washing up…

Pour me a...

Gin and lemonade with cucumber slices please!

 

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