Lucy Barfoot

Founding Director of Coconut & Cotton:

I started Coconut & Cotton in 2018 and after 5 years of having a thriving retail store in Shaftesbury, Dorset, where we sold over 700, I have now moved the brand back online to focus more on product development. We sell sustainable products which help people reduce their single use plastic and support fairtrade, small and ethical suppliers. We have an online store and supply our own products wholesale.

Freelance services:

Supply chain research, product sourcing, sustainable product development


Public speaking:

I do talks about sustainable business, my journey from a physics degree to starting Coconut & Cotton, supply chain insights, palm oil and many more topics. I love speaking at events, for groups, attending panels and a personal favourite is inspiring the next generation at schools and youth engagement events. 

Mangrove and whale monitoring with MCEC Innocceana in Ojochal, Costa Rica


I am running a project about the impact that importing bulky, heavy or fragile products from other continents has on the planet. I started filming in Central America at the start of 2023. In particular I am very interested in innovations in sustainable cargo shipping and research on the impact cargo ships have on whales and marine life. 

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