about undisturbed

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about us

undisturbed promise
 

transparency
design
materials

We believe that openness and honesty are key to creating a better world for all.

That's why we are transparent about everything we do.

 

From the word go, we will be up front about what we do, why we do it, how we do it and who we do it with.

And we are here ready to answer any questions you may have.

Everything starts with good design.

 

We design and manufacture thoughtfully and always with consideration for ‘what happens next’.

 

We are not perfect but circularity is our guiding star, from design to production, the materials we use, transparent supply chains, through to next use.

Our groundbreaking shower curtain is based on the 'golden ratio' and we look to nature to influence the look, feel and functionality of our products. So that you have the most beautiful nature inspired pieces for your home.

With good design there has to be good materials.

We choose the best materials we can - for planet and for you.

 

We make our decisions based on the carbon footprint of the material, the life cycle analysis, supply chain, circular design considerations (i.e. reuse, repair, remanufacture and finally, recycling). 

At the moment, we are opting for hemp fabrics and recycled plastic. You can discover more in our Materials Library. 

the undisturbed team
 

Jaxx Bruce

Founder, Future Thinker and full of ideas to make the world a better place.

Jaxx's background is in marketing and her 20 year career culminated in a role at luxury brand Porsche Cars GB.

 

As enjoyable a role as it was, it was here that she finally realised corporate
life wasn’t for her.

She came up with the idea of a ‘bathblind’ in place of a shower curtain or screen in 2010 for her own home.

 

It was some years laster that she decided to turn her hobby of making ‘bathblinds’ into a proper business. It was taking this step that made her realise she had to make something that wouldn't harm the planet, or people.

 

It wasn’t long before she discovered sustainability, the Circular Economy and Cradle to Cradle. She completed CE courses via Delft University to enhance her knowledge and understanding.

 

Undisturbed is her life long dream to start her own ethical and purpose led business.

For fun, she loves moving weight around in the gym and writes poetry and articles about sustainability and human rights. She also founded a sustainable living local community group and has recently become a member of her Community Council.

Leigh Paterson

Product Design Manager, Circular Economy superstar and all round good egg.

Leigh came on board in 2019 and has been leading the way in designing our products. 

She graduated from the University of Strathclyde with a degree in Product Design & Innovation in 2014, and went on to work as a Product Development Engineer in the medical field. 

 

By 2017 she began taking a real interest in sustainability and climate change, making changes at home to lower her household environmental impact. This wasn't enough and she soon tried to implement changes in her workplace to become more environmentally conscious.

 

In 2019 she realised that sustainability and the environment were very important to her and decided to change sectors.

 

She's currently mid-way through a PhD looking at applying circular economy principles to future electrification products such as the motors within EVs and wind turbines.

 

Alongside this, she's been getting involved with decommissioning projects to broaden her knowledge in circularity.

undisturbed herstory
 

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2021
 

The first full size prototypes of the most beautifully designed shower curtain in the world are made and sent to product testers. We launch our new website.

2020
 

We secure European Union ESIF funding through Zero Waste Scotland as the pandemic hits. It allows us to continue development of our range, producing prototypes, renders and animations bringing our ideas to life and gathering feedback from product testers.

2019
 

Leigh comes on board as Product Design Superwoman. We work with Strathclyde University students who produce our first physical housing for the shower blind.

We secure a place on the RBS Accelerator programme in Glasgow.

2018
 

We are chosen as one of three Scottish startups to represent Scotland at the Global Climate-KIC Climate Launchpad Finals in Edinburgh. We didn't win but it was a great experience.

We are selected and participate in the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation's Climate-KIC Greenhouse incubator programme. 

We receive Business Support from Zero Waste Scotland which allows us to conduct additional market research and explore our circular business model.

We secure the Scottish Enterprise By Design Grant and a Transmit startup loan to allow us to utilise the By Design grant. 

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