Our History

It all started back in 2006, when Sam was renovating an old town house in Gloucestershire. He had a simple plan: to start making high quality furniture from ethical materials.

Fast-forward 13 years and the dream has been realised. Today, Sustainable Kitchens is a close-knit team of skilled creative professionals, operating with the environment at the heart of every thing we do.

The company name has changed over time – from It Woodwork to Honest Living trading as Sustainable Kitchens – but our core values have remained the same.  Our aim is to inspire a sustainable lifestyle founded on the principles of sustainability, honesty and positive relationships.

You’re always welcome to visit our showroom and workshop in Bristol.  Come and meet our team, have a look around behind the scenes, explore some new ideas and start fuelling your imagination. We’re looking forward to meeting you.

Our History

It all started back in 2006 when renovating an old town house in Gloucestershire. Our founder Sam had a simple plan to start making high quality furniture from ethical materials.

Fast forward to today and the dream has been realised.  Now a close team of highly skilled makers, designers and creative professionals with the environment at the heart of everything we do.  Our craft now lies in creating the finest quality kitchens that last a lifetime.

Our Team

Sam Shaw - Founder

Nicky Spear

Nicky Spear - Managing Director

Jeremy Price Square May 2018

Jeremy Price - Design Director

Sarah Preece Square 2017

Sarah Preece - Client Account Manager

Amy Smith Oct 2018 square

Amy Smith - Marketing Manager

Charlie Draper, Designer

Charlie Draper - Designer

Matt Higgins

Matt Higgins - Designer

Jake Shaw Square May 2018

Jake Shaw - Production Engineer

Lindsay Taylor Square May 2018

Lindsay Anderson - Project Manager

Phil Jarratt - Workshop Supervisor

Barney Moore Square May 2018

Barney Moore - Furniture Maker

Dan Sands

Dan Sands - Furniture Maker

Joe Hoyle Square May 2018

Joe Hoyle - Final Assembly Supervisor

Connor Andrews Square May 2018

Connor Andrews - Furniture Painter

Dean Gore Square May 2018

Dean Gore - Installation Manager

Gianluca Dessena

Gianluca Dessena - Trainee Site Manager

Jango Oct 2018 square

Django - Wellbeing Manager

Hire our space

Our showroom and workshop: it’s where we do our thinking, where we design our stunning kitchens and where we spend many happy hours bringing those kitchens to life. We’re proud to call these places home and would love to welcome you in for your own special event.

The showroom is uncluttered, stylish and designed to imitate a space that you would find in your own home. It’s welcoming, friendly and the perfect place to hold intimate events, like supper clubs or cooking demonstrations.

Next door is our workshop. It’s a hive of activity, and there you’ll find our carpenters hard at work handcrafting wooden furniture from beautiful, sustainable materials.


Because it’s so light and airy, photographers love to use our space. So far, we’ve hosted photoshoots for:


  •         Recipe and Cookbook product and production shots
  •         Cutlery and Crockery
  •         Cookery Product launches
  •         Homeware products
  •         Clothing


We’re well-equipped, too. Inside the workshop, we have plenty of power points available to plug in flash units and run photographic equipment.


It probably won’t surprise you that our showroom, as a fully-functioning kitchen, is often used for cookery events. Recipe demonstrations, tasting sessions and product launches all benefit from the boost of being hosted in such a high-quality space.

If you’re hosting an event and wondering about hiring a chef, we’ll be able to point you in the right direction. Bristol has no shortage of amazing chefs and we frequently work with the best of them.

If you don’t see what you need there, drop us a line: we should be able to sort that for you.

Evening Events

We’ll happily host an out-of-hours event for you and your clients. Previous events that we’ve hosted include:

  •         Press junkets
  •         Announcements
  •         Networking
  •         Product launches
  •         And many more…

Get in touch

Large or small, our unique and quirky showroom will be the ideal backdrop for your event. After all, who doesn’t enjoy meeting people and talking in the kitchen? It’s where all the best parties happen.  

Team Photo Reel & SK on Tour

Our Favourite Recipes

Got a project idea or just want to chat?