Little Greene has always been green by name and by nature, striving to provide the best quality paints, manufactured
in the UK with minimal impact on the environment.
‘Re:mix’ by Little Greene is a collection of left-over, unwanted and returned paints, reformulated into a beautiful, matt
finish for interior walls and ceilings.
The upcycling of these waste paints prevents as much as 60,000 litres of high-quality mineral and organic raw
materials from going to waste each year. Limited batches are available in selected Little Greene colours.
With an admirably low carbon footprint, achieved through a number of environmentally-conscious factors:
home-based manufacture, reduced transport emissions, minimal VOCs, the use of naturally-occurring minerals,
negligible odour and the paint’s superb coverage, meaning fewer cans to deliver and fewer lorries on our roads,
Little Greene continually reviews their efforts to reduce environmental impact.
The Little Greene chemists have developed intelligent blending techniques to produce upcycled paints in individual
batches launched as an initial, limited run of twenty colours. ‘Re:mix’ is available online only, through littlegreene.com.
“It’s fantastic to be able to offer a collection that allows us to recycle our precious raw materials, and tackle the issue
of unwanted stock, whilst providing a beautiful palette that includes many of Little Greene’s most treasured colours,
enabling customers to make sustainable and eco-friendly decorating choices for their home.”
“Little Greene produces one of the most environmentally-friendly ranges of finishes for every application, ethically
manufactured in the UK, with no compromise on quality or performance. Our water-based paints far exceed all
legislation on VOCs and the oil-based paints have been formulated to use naturally occurring vegetable oils.
Our packaging, including the metal cans, contains over 50% of recycled materials and can be recycled again upon
disposal. Our Head Office building is fitted with photo-voltaic panels producing enough energy to make the head
office, warehouse & laboratories on the Manchester site carbon neutral. The paper used in our wallpapers comes
from FSC or PEFC certificated sustainable forests so, for every tree used, another four are planted. But we are all
acutely aware that everything we do has an impact, and as a business that prides itself on being green, there is
always more we can do; we review all our practices to ensure we not only meet guidelines but exceed them. As an
independent, family business, we have the flexibility to make decisions based on what’s right for the environment,
and not just what’s good for business.“
– Ruth Mottershead, Creative Director – Little Greene.
Notes To Editors
Re:mix is available in a curated palette of 20 paint colours produced from recycled, remixed paint.
Re:mix is available online only via the Re:mix collection page at littlegreene.com.
The Re:mix collection is priced at £28 for 2.5L.
Tin artwork for 2022 has been created by Manchester artist, Caroline Dowsett.
The full Re:mix palette comprises: Slaked Lime – Mid, French Grey, Bone China Blue, Juniper Ash, Joanna, Portland Stone, Clay, Bath Stone, Light Beauvais, Rolling Fog, Castell Pink, Nether Red, Tracery II, Normandy Grey, Sage Green, Livid, Silent White – Mid, Silent White – Deep, Sunlight and Yellow-Pink.
Little Greene does not test on animals or use materials that contain animal derivatives, that are unsuitable for vegans, and only buy raw
materials from companies that are not involved in the use of animals for testing.
Little Greene can state categorically that all of their formulations are assessed for their safety and efficacy by internal experts, by 3rd party
environmental validators and that their products comply with all EU and UK legislation.
The Re:mix collection launches on littlegreene.com at the end of April 2022.
Little Greene Being Green
With a small factory in the foothills of Snowdonia and a Head Office based in Manchester, Little Greene is an independent, family-run business and the only manufacturer still producing a complete range of traditional and modern decorative paints for all areas of the home.
Little Greene’s environmentally-friendly, child safe, water-based and oil-based paints are available in finishes for walls, ceilings, floors and exteriors. They are designed to complement an unrivalled collection of authentic archive wallpaper designs, adapted and re-coloured for the contemporary interior.
Little Greene’s water-based paints contain minimal VOCs, making them much superior in this respect to ordinary paint and a very reliable eco-friendly product.
But VOCs are not the total picture in talking about a ‘green’ paint. Little Greene also maintains its low carbon footprint through being UK-manufactured and through the fact that the paint’s excellent coverage means a room can be painted in significantly fewer coats, the knock-on effect of which is fewer tins to be delivered and reduced transport pollution.
Little Greene’s complex and profound colour formulations are created using traditional and contemporary pigments. The company’s paints contain 40% more pigment than many ordinary paints, which results in unequalled depth of colour and undertones that subtly change in different lights, providing real character.
Little Greene’s beautiful finishes are designed to last. The excellent coverage of the paints means fewer precious raw materials are required and their longevity means repainting is a less frequent task, making them both an eco-friendly and an economical choice too.
Paints are routinely tested to international performance specifications, namely BS EN 13300. By ensuring the highest performance to this standard, Little Greene ensures that product performance is not compromised but remains environmentally-friendly.
Little Greene produces one of the most environmentally-friendly ranges for every application, ethically manufactured in the UK, with no compromise on quality or performance. The water-based paints far exceed all legislation on VOCs and the oil-based paints have been formulated to use naturally occurring vegetable oils.
Little Greene’s packaging, including the metal cans, contains over 50% of recycled materials and can be recycled again upon disposal.
The paper used in Little Greene’s wallpapers comes from FSC or PEFC certificated sustainable forests so, for every tree used, another four are planted.
The pigments used in the paints and to print the wallpapers are completely non-toxic and sourced inside the EU thereby ensuring they have both environmental certification and are free from any chance to be associated with slavery or child labour.
The wallcovering products comply with the European Product Standard EN 15102:2007+A1:2011 for wallcovering prodcuts.
The company has committed to a dedicated programme of recycling and uses sustainably-sourced packaging & paperwork for its administration and distribution.
There is Green-thinking at all operational levels, including a continual waste reduction programme, increased recycling and ongoing work to minimise the impact of emissions & transportation. Less frequent repainting equals less frequent reordering, leading to fewer lorries on the road and consequently reduced emissions.
The area surrounding the building has also been planted with a flourishing wildflower meadow, which is already being colonised by wildlife from the local area!