Ten Foot Naked. The New Zero-Waste Shop at KINGLAND
Our review of the newest shop at the Dolphin Centre. Find out how it works and what to expect.
KINGLAND continues to expand with exciting new shops opening their doors to shoppers in Poole. One of the latest additions is Ten Foot Naked. A zero-waste sustainable shop. Have you been to one of these shops before? Don’t worry if you haven’t. I’ve written a full review of my experience and what you can expect.
Ten Foot Naked is a zero-waste sustainable shop where you can buy groceries without packaging and avoid waste. You are encouraged to take your own containers when possible, but if you don’t have one, you can get a paper bag or tub, or a glass container at the shop.
You will find many weekly family staples, including fresh produce, grains, pulses, snacks, cereals, and nuts. Also, organic bread, vegetables, household and personal care items and even organic cotton kids clothing!
Ten Foot Naked originally started as a ‘pop up’ shop. They park their mobile shop at strategic locations across the Dorset coast so shoppers can access them easily. They still offer this option and home deliveries, as well as the new shop at the Dolphin Centre in Poole.
How does it work?
If you are attending the store or the ‘pop up’ shop, you simply fill up your containers with as much product as you need and pay at the till. If you order online, you’ll need to say how much product you need.
Filling up in-store
If you take your own container, (1) you’ll need to measure the weight using the touch screen at the shop. Don’t worry, it’s super user-friendly. All you have to do is follow the instructions on the screen. (2) The machine will print a sticker for that container. (3) You fill up your container with as much – or as little – product as you need. (4) You scan the sticker and the machine will print a second sticker with the exact amount to pay. The last sticker is all you need to show at the till.
Is it easy? Clean? Reasonably priced?
The first thing you’ll notice is how clean it is inside. There’s also plenty of room for social distancing and flow pattern on the floor to help you keep your distance from other shoppers. It was super easy and – in my opinion – very reasonably priced. I haven’t checked prices like-for-like with other grocery shops but I was happy with the amount of product I got for the money I paid. It felt good to pay only for the product and not for plastic packaging. It was user-friendly and easy. I’ve only been once but it has spurred me into finding ways of eating better at home while also reducing single-use plastic. I will definitely be back again soon.