Eddingtons Ltd is delighted to announce its collaboration with the National Trust, Europe’s largest conservation charity in producing a stunning new range of toughened glass worktop protectors. This range is inspired by the work and passion of the Trust and designed to raise awareness of the work that goes into the conservation of open spaces and buildings in England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
There are two collections of Worktop Protectors being launched in the first phase. The National Trusts’ iconic and easily recognisable oak leaf logo features on all items from the Nature Collection. This collection was commissioned by watercolour artist and nature enthusiast Louise Nisbet Fine Art BA (HONS). The illustrations feature countryside scenes, native flora and fauna, animals and insects reflecting the conservation work undertaken by the Trust and its’ team of rangers. The National Trust look after more than 250,000
The Alfriston Clergy Collection features a repeat oak leaf pattern in four contemporary colours.
The pattern was inspired by carvings found at Alfriston Clergy House the first property purchased by the National Trust for conservation, for the princely sum of £10.00.
All the collections in this National Trust range are produced at the Eddingtons’ Tuftop works, located in rural Berkshire. The Tuftop worktop protectors are made using special toughened glass which resists heat (up to 250degrees Celsius) and is ideal for hot pans or boiling kettles. The naturally cool surface can equally be used for rolling pastry, serving cakes, or prepping sandwiches or pastries. The worktop protectors also provide a hygienic cutting surface protecting countertops from damage whilst complementing any kitchen or home with their unique designs.
For retailers, the worktop protectors can be merchandised on an exclusive National Trust Branded display stand. All protectors are packaged in a kraft box sourced from an FSC™ accredited factory-made with recycled materials. Each item in the Nature Collection has further information about the National Trust conservation projects or schemes that inspired each illustration.
Bees are under threat. The National Trust is helping to protect them in the 250,000 hectares of the countryside they look after with hives at many of their sites, mostly managed by their teams of gardeners and volunteers. National Trust are proactively leaving wild spaces for pollinators in odd nooks at their properties, mowing margins and cutting hedges later to allow plants to flower for longer, leaving insect nests undisturbed
The Alfriston Clergy Collection features a repeat oak leaf pattern in four contemporary tones of Sea, Sand, Water and Stone. The pattern was inspired by carvings found at Alfriston Clergy House the first property purchased by the National Trust for conservation, for the princely sum of £10.00!
Michaela Davies, Brand Licensing Manager, National Trust; “Nature and heritage is at the heart of everything we do. We care for 500 places, including 250,000 hectares of the countryside – from the peaks of Snowdonia and the Lake District, through to moorland, forests, and parkland. Accessing these spaces has meant so much to so many, particularly in the past year, and we are thrilled that this collection will generate income to help us continue to care for these special places for everyone forever.”
“We’re also incredibly grateful for the support Eddington’s will bring to our conservation projects and are excited to see how the collaboration will develop over the coming years.’
Ben McCarthy, Head of Nature Conservation, National Trust; “Support like this helps us deliver our ambition for nature’s recovery. Through our conservation programmes, we are restoring important wildlife habitat and threatened species at the places we care for and seeking more opportunity for everyone to experience the natural beauty in our care”
Roger Murphy MD of Eddingtons; “The National Trust is one of the most trusted and recognisable brands in the UK with a wonderful library of assets highlighting over 125 years of developing partnerships that benefit the natural environment and all of us in the UK forever”.