Awards and Sustainability

Flotsam Flo started their venture at the end of 2021. With the help of Cultivator Cornwall and the encouragement of her Mentor, Clive Kessell, Kate entered the Cornwall Sustainability Awards. Kate was pleased to be a part of this but, being such a small, new business and up against much larger and more established organisations Kate thought she would just end up going for an evening out. How wrong she was! The judges were “really impressed with a new emerging business and wanted to commend them for their excellent work, with closing the loop on waste such as broken paddling pools, unwanted banners and old wetsuits.”

Flotsam Flo received a judges’ commendation award for Circular Economy at the Cornwall Sustainability Awards. Kate was so overwhelmed and pleased. A night Flotsam Flo will never forget and has given Kate more belief to grow.

In Janurary 2023, Flotsam Flo was gifted a studio by Biffa at their Redruth offices. There was an overhaul of pink, sparkly items and in February 2023, the grand opening of the new Flotsam Flo studio happened. Opened by Pauline Giles BEM of Cornwall Council and with a grant for industrial sewing machines from Cultivator Cornwall, the new studio was created. 2023 is definitely a year Flotsam Flo is excited for.

"The judges were really impressed with a new emerging business"