Keep, calm, sane and relax
We put together some products that we think help through self isolation. From CBD oil to vibrators, chocolate and other things to brighten your day.
Things that keep the kids busy
What a balancing act. Having the kids all day at home is already difficult enough, get them to do their homeschooling and at the same time having a productive home office - Madness! Browse our selection of cool suff that will keep kids busy like our D.I.Y electric guitar or the solar power cooking lab maybe? We plenty of temporary tattoos and other litte things to be creative.
Plant bag - basil
Grow you own basil from seed in this convenient bag. Gorilla Gardening is a small bernes company specialised in seedballs. For every product Gorilla Gadening product you buy one franc is donated to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund.
Support your local dealer
With shops closed independent retail is looking into a bleak future. Staff in short time working mode. Bills and no income. If you want your favourite producers, restaurants and shops survive this time now is the time to show solidarity and shop with your favourite local dealers. We work with many small swiss producers. Klick here and start browsing their products. Treat yourself to a friend with a little something and help securing their and our survival.
Keep stress levels low
Greenbird CBD Oil products come from 100% organic hemp fields in Switzerland and are completely free of pesticides and herbicides.
Meet the people behind the products
Meet our family of producers! We know how difficult is has become to know if the product you buy corresponds with your values. Thats why we try to offer you as much information on the people we work with a possible. For this reason we have created our brand index. Here you can find valuable information on the brands we stock.
The journal is where we share with you what inspires us, present in depth information about the brands we work with or chat about topics that concern us.
Kitchener x Soeder Seife
Washing your hands regularly is the number one prevention for the corona virus. Not everything that is sold as soap today is antibacterial.
A true soap is made with lye and this makes it antibacterial. The history of soap is tightly intertwined with its antibacterial capacity and the saving of lives in times of disease.
Most wash gels and "soaps" found on store shelves today are made out of synthetic surfactants which might not be antibacterial.The Soeder Natural Soap is a true natural soap and made with lye. This makes the product naturally antibacterial. Your hands (or body) don't just get clean and nourished by this product but are also cleaned antibacterial with every use.
Pimp your Balcony
Lucky those who have a balcony or a garden. Now that theses spaces become our main place of stay let pimp them big time. Who knows how long this is gonna last. So let's bring the flowers into our homes, cites and streets. Besides that,all we grow ourselves we don't have to go shopping.
Hydrate. Meditate. Masturbate.Staying healthy is more important than ever. Physically and mentally. Sex & pleasure are integral for our wellbeing.They deeply affect our ability to feel connected, healthy, and loved. At Kitchener we have a wide selection of sex toys designed with a female ascetics in mind. Our aim is to normalise the perception of female sexuality and closing the pleasure gap. For singles and couples!
Send a friend
Stay united. Keep apart, is what is needed now. So why not show you parents or friends your love with a little gift. And with doing so you support us independent retailers and producers. Here some self isolation suitable gift ideas.
Sustainable tinned fish
Some things are an integral part of every emergency stockpile. Tinned fish is one of them. La belle-illoise, is a family run fish conserver from Brittany.Since 1932 they are true to their values that are being a local company ,working with the local fishermen and solely fishing in the fish grounds around the village of Qiberon. Depending on the season up to 600 people from the region work for la belle-illoise. Today the company is run by the founders grand daughter.
Our government leaves the decision how much we actually go out to every single one of us. This is a tremendous freedom these days but it also comes with a huge responsibility. If we are among the lucky ones who are not considered at hight risk we can go out in a responsible way. Break up your day with a leisurely solitary walk through your neighborhood. Try to choose a time when fewer people will be out, like early in the morning. Avoid popular places. Leave as much outdoor room as possible to the kids. Have a garden pic-unique with you fam. Or cook your meal in the patio for a change.
Kitchen Goods, Food & Groceries
Beautiful enamel dishes, funny tea eggs, rare to find and fair spices, pottery from Dublin, bean to bar chocolate and nuts where farmers get the saying - this is just a tiny fraction of what you can find in our kitchen goods selection. We work with a bunch of wonderful food producers who work hard to make a difference with their work. Products that are not just super tasty but empower the farmers who grow them.
Natural & organic Bath and body products
Over the last year we have increased our cosmetic and wellness range. We were fed up with the amount of plastic wrapped products in our bathrooms! These are the products we use every day and we want them to be produced and packed in a sustainable and fair way. We don’t wanna use any products that are tested on animals. Browse our selection of organic & sustainable cosmetic products. Shower towels from the swiss brand Schönstaub, bamboo toothbrushes and organic toothpaste, neil clippers, hair brushes and other articles of daily use.
The Bern-based company Laboratorio has its roots in southern Italy. Laboratorio works with small manufacturers who produce organic products in collaboration with with social cooperatives. The cooperative provide jobs for people with severe social disadvantages in this region. The tomatoes come exclusively from southern Italy, from the Campania region on the Amalfi coast. The nutrient-rich soil in this region is refined by the sun, sea and volcanic terrain. We love this Passata di Pomodore. Brings the south of Italy into your kitchen and certainly a stockpile essential these days.
Bare essentials delivered straight to your home. Soap, toothbrushes, deodorant ... what else? Let us know !Yes we have lot's of toilet paper in stock let us know if you are desperate and we send you a free roll with your order.
Certain things we should never run out of. Like a toothbrush! Corona should not let us forget the climate emergency. Let's stick to buying non plastic products also in these difficult times.
Lucky those who to have a garden these days. Is's spring and the sun is out. Home office can be though and the current situation is on so many levels stressful. Gardening helps clearing the mind with the benefit that you get fresh air and sun. Now is the perfect time to grow from seeds. Digg into our selection of seeds & garden tools.
Vouchers are the ultimate gift these days. AND they help us independent stores make it through these very difficult times when we have to have our doors closed. Our vouchers can be redeemed online and in our shops.
Music keeps you sane
“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley Browse. Our selection of Afro, Brazil, Highlife, Dub, World and Blues music.
Keep the house clean
Marius Fabre dishwashing liquid is made with Marseille soap flakes from the family soap factory in Salon-de-Provence, France, using the same recipe for four generations. Made with plant-based cleaning agents, it is an efficient degreaser and cleaner and easy to rinse. Hypoallergenic, it is gentle on the hands.
We either come out of this quarantine 10kg lighter, chakras balances & a house full of completed craft projects - or 10 kg heavier with a drinking problem... should you decide on the former we have plenty of inspiration for you.
Since we are asked to stay in and only go out if necessary, a good stocked pantry is essential. Simple meals are often the best. But some goods spices are essential as are tinned fish and tomato canned tomatoes. The baking mixtures from the french ladies behind Marlette are worth their weight in gold these days -also if you have to entertain the kids. For all who do not want to become an alcoholic in self isolation we added the fantastic non alcoholic lola bier from Bern.
Do you want your household to be more sustainable? Are you fed up with with the amount of plastic bottles your household uses just with cleaning products? Are you interested in alternatives? We are! And there we are out and about sourcing alternatives for all of us. Next to the environmentally-friendly polish cleaning and bath products we now stock Marius Fabre from Marseille. A fully organic bath and cleaning range and we even stock 5L canister so you can refill your bottles. That’s a start no?