A for-profit Social Enterprise

Social Impact

We are a B Corp certified, for-profit Social Enterprise. Bide is ripping up the manufacturing rulebook to create truly eco consumer goods with BIG social impact.

Instead of making our eco goods in factories, we bring factories to the kitchen tables of marginalised people across the UK. They are supplied with the vegan, non-toxic raw ingredients to make our biodegradable range.

We have received over 280 home manufacturing registrations from across the UK. These people have found us through word of mouth or our strategic partnerships with employment charities such as; Working Chance, Breaking Barriers, Westminster Drugs Project and Radical Recruits.

We operate a 'no questions asked' policy which means we do not require any prior experience, a CV nor an interview. All we require is for them to make the goods the high standards we, and our customers, expect. By removing the barriers that have historically prevented people from securing work, we are helping marginalised workers to get a degree of financial independence.

17% of our home manufacturer network are refugees, 8% are prison leavers and 3% are people with addictions. 98% of our network identify as female.

Recently awarded Marie Claire's Sustainability Award, Bide attracts a loyal tribe who support our principled value system and top-rated eco products. 

Bide was founded to create truly responsible goods that can reinvest in local communities. Our society is broken, the gap between wealth systems is widening and our economic system is creating capitalist monsters that are not focused on ethical supply chains nor environmentally responsible infrastructure.

We truly believe that the effects of the climate crisis and our community break-down can be lessened but only with systemic change. Bide was designed to do just this. By focusing on bringing production to within 30 miles of consumption, we are helping local communities (and businesses) to reduce their environmental burden by purchasing locally and supporting marginalised members to become active players in their local economies.

We are a team of eco minded humans, passionate to help make change

We believe in honesty and transparency which is reflected in the way we communicate with our customers and partners. It is important to us that we can offer high quality and affordable solutions.

Above all we understand the importance of our role in helping to support and preserve our beautiful planet.

In 2020 we launched Bide home manufacturing (BHM).

What is home manufacturing? 

Instead of manufacturing our products in factories, we bring the factories to people's homes.

This is a socially and environmentally impactful method of producing.

Our home manufacturing network is an initiative to empower the unemployed and marginalised to earn a living from the safety of their own homes.

We partner with charities whose vital outreach efforts help the underrepresented to rebuild.

Our home manufacturing network invites communities to produce our Bide cleaning products from their own homes. 

Bide eco-cleaning boxes are a zero waste cleaning solution, powered by local homeworkers.

Social Impact

Narrowing the gap

Unemployment has been steadily rising, increasing the gap between the wealthy and those who are living on the brink of poverty. This has been expedited by the pandemic.


Our home manufacturing network can readily help people to change their situation. No prior experience or skills are necessary to join our network.

Removing Barriers

We designed our home manufacturing network to remove the barriers for people to earn a living. All of our eco cleaning products are handmade at kitchen tables throughout the UK. 

Our home manufacturing network do not need to leave their homes to work. We bring the raw ingredients and training needed to make our products, to them.

Inclusivity

We believe that, given the chance, everyone has something to offer and is capable of making a valuable contribution to society irrespective of their background.


It is for these reasons that we feel strongly that groups that have historically been marginalised for whatever reasons whether it be their gender, their past, their personal circumstances, their age etc be given the opportunity to become a self-employed home manufacturer, gain some financial independence and get their lives back on track.

Outreach

We partner with employment charities covering women with convictions, refugees, addiction, homelessness and refuges. They help to us to identify those underrepresented people most in need of our support.


Our home manufacturers also make direct enquiries via our website.