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Licensing

Building on our successful on-site retail programme, including own brand sourced products, our licensed range of products are inspired by the millions of plants which are growing in the Rainforest, Mediterranean and Outdoor Biomes.

 

 

More about our licensing

Eden’s licensing programme sits within Eden Project International, established in 2017 with a mission to build collaborative projects with international partners across the globe, each of which will focus on the big global challenges of our time: food security, access to water, moving populations, growing populations, plant and animal extinctions, increasing energy costs, economic shifts – all cranked up by climate change.

The licensing programme is all about building long term, purposeful partnerships with like-minded companies that share similar values with the Eden Project.  It’s about partnerships: 

  • which demonstrate the importance of People and Planet, as well as Profit;
  • that are reciprocal in nature and go beyond licensing;
  • which are innovative and offer solutions.

Sustainable products, provenance of ingredients and the stories behind each product play an integral role in licensing with Eden. The products licensed always have a link to Eden itself, through the plants in the Biomes or Eden’s charitable programmes and awareness-raising campaigns.  Every licensed product represents an opportunity to reach a wider global audience, including people who might never visit an Eden Project.

As an educational charity and social enterprise, money raised by the licensing programme helps to support transformational projects and learning programmes.

Both businesses and individuals are increasingly starting to care about the sustainability of products.  The aim of the Eden Project licensing programme is to respond by providing sustainable and often unique products and solutions which satisfy this call whilst encouraging sustainable use.

With growing recognition that our future wellbeing depends on working with nature, accepting that resources are finite and the importance of tackling waste, the Eden Project licensing programme is evolving to incorporate circular economy principles.

This means products that:

  • are regenerative in nature (for instance seeds, or compost);
  • incorporate a high percentage of recycled, rather than virgin, materials;
  • can be shared, with the aim of maximising their use over product life;
  • are built to be resilient, so have a prolonged life, including by being upgraded, repaired, refurbished or re-sold;
  • can be dismantled at end of use, so that materials can be re-used, including by recycling;
  • can be offered as a service.

The Eden Project works closely with its Licensees to develop distinctive, commercial products designed to appeal both to buyers and ultimately consumers.  Detailed artwork and packaging designs are available, created in-house by Eden’s talented team of designers.

We only work with carefully selected companies with the highest standards to develop products that meet our quality and environmental standards.

In return for using our brand and intellectual property our Licensees pay a royalty that supports our charitable objectives.

We hope you are inspired by the Eden Project and look forward to exploring what we can do together.

Contact us

If you are interested in working with us as a licensee, please email your details and a brief description of your company and products to: licensing@edenproject.com 

Current licensing partners and products

We are currently working with the following partners on licensed products:

Tulips growing in Mediterranean Biome at Eden Project

Franchi Seeds of Italy

Eden has collaborated with Franchi Seeds to create our seed range, inspired by plants from the Mediterranean Biome. In the heart of the Biome, our Mediterranean Terrace restaurant is surrounded by herbs and vegetables grown using Franchi Seeds.

The range has been carefully developed and comprises Franchi Seeds' best sellers and gardeners’ favourites complemented by some new unique and hard-to-find traditional varieties. There are thirty-two proven favourites in the range including flowers, herbs and vegetable and salad seed varieties.

All of the range is Vegan Society-approved.

A view of all Eden coffees with the rainforest biome in the background

Fresh Coffee Shop Ltd

Working with Fresh Coffee Shop Limited we have developed a unique range of home compostable coffee capsules that directly addresses the problem of plastic waste.

The disposal of used coffee capsules – often made with a mixture of plastic and aluminium – is a huge and growing problem for the environment.  

These capsules reduce the problem as they break down into simple raw materials in a domestic compost heap in a matter of weeks. 

Available in 10 varieties: Arabica, Colombian, Costa Rican, Espresso decaf, Guatemalan, Gusto Espresso, Italian Espresso, Lungo decaf, Lungo and Peruvian decaf.  

LSA glassware

LSA International

Canopy is a collection of handmade, recycled glass products designed by LSA International and launched in collaboration with us, Eden Project.

Canopy is conceptually inspired by the idea that together we live as one community under the same canopy, and directly references the iconic structure of our very own biomes. The range is centred around hydration and propagation and includes contemporary drinkware, planters and vases.

Each item is sustainably manufactured from 100% recycled glass, embodying the environmentally conscious act of taking discarded material and turning it into something useful. This echoes our founding principles, to transform and regenerate, exploring our dependence on the natural world and using that understanding to excite people into delivering transformation where they live. 

All items are dishwasher safe and boxed in recycled, recyclable packaging printed with organic vegetable inks minimising the impact on the environment.

A view of an insect hotel on a brick wall

Portico Designs Ltd

Established over 30 years ago, Portico Designs are independent publishers and wholesalers of design-led gifts. We are proud partners of The Eden Project working passionately to create beautiful innovative product for the retail sector.

We pride ourselves on our long-standing relationships with our retail clients, brands and suppliers; working hard to ensure that the products we supply are the highest quality, sustainably sourced, ethically and responsibly managed.

A picture of the Dura Ocean chairs on the shore line with the sea in the background

LifestyleGarden®

Echoing the Eden Project's focus on ethical business and sustainability, LifestyleGarden® has been at the forefront at developing outdoor furniture ranges that help to generate an important conversation around our reliance on plastic and the impact plastic waste has upon our planet.

Originally showcased in our Mediterranean Biome, the DuraOcean® chair from LifestyleGarden®, is manufactured out of 3.5kg of recycled maritime waste, including nets and rope; material which would otherwise make its way to our oceans to pollute and kill marine life. To date, DuraOcean® has helped to recycle over 150,000kg, and the new-for-2021 mint green colour will further extend the chair's appeal. The next step in the partnership with LifestyleGarden®  will be the launch of Social Plastic® which will launch exclusively within the Nassau collection of chairs and outdoor dining sets. Social Plastic® is a true industry-first, optimising ethically-recovered plastic that helps to fight ocean pollution and world inequalities by improving the lives of those who collect it.