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OUR STORY

Created, Designed and Made in the UK
We're a family-run business and all our trees are carefully hand-made using sustainably sourced Oak hardwood.

5 years ago we got out the bulky box home to our increasingly bedraggled 12 year old artificial tree. It needed to change. A family debate sparked; what should we get next? A natural tree needs replacing each year & aren't cheap - they agitate allergies and inevitably rope you into excessive hoovering to rid those pesky needles. Another artificial tree didn't sit well with us either, as although lasting several years, these trees are comprised of thousands of environmentally-unfriendly plastic components. And we've watched enough David Attenborough to know better!

After a quick Google, "alternative-style" trees were simply too "alternative". Often taking on a more abstract shape that didn't give us the emotional connection associated with a more traditionally shaped Christmas tree. You can guess what came next. We set out to create our own solution.

The Scalable Christmas Tree grew from a desire to build a tree that lasts a lifetime, is free of harmful materials (mainly plastics), and still looks like a traditional Christmas tree. The wooden structure, outlining a classic Christmas tree shape, uses responsibly sourced hardwood that lasts decades and removes any need for plastics. And the modular design allows the tree to "scale" and grow to changes in family life over the years. For example, you can initially own a small tree and add components each year, allowing your tree to grow as you do. One year it may be a decoration in the hallway, but the next it can grow and become the main tree in your living room and with treatment it can even live outside! The modular nature means it fits into a box 1/8 of the size of a similarly sized artificial tree, perfect for modern living and smaller spaces.

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The modular design will allow you to build your tree to your own requirements, change the design over the years, reusing the existing components. Storage of a Large Scalable Designs Christmas tree is 1/8th that of the equivalent artificial tree. The trunkless design means that there is plenty of room for presents and the tree is inherently stable with the default 5 legs employed.

 

Our trees are handmade in the UK, using sustainably sourced and responsibly managed hardwood – a good alternative to the ~90% of artificial trees produced primarily in China that are shipped around the world increasing their carbon footprint.

The tree is made from hardwood Oak and is sold untreated, which allows you to choose how you want it to look, but we think natural is best! If you want to place a tree outside, then please get in touch to find out the cost of weatherproofing your tree.

Any decorations pictured on the tree in the images on this website do not come with the purchase, but please ask if you would some ideas on ways to decorate your tree. 

The number of trees available is limited, once we are sold out you will have to wait until next year.

Plastic-free. Scalable. Storage minimised. Same traditional shape.

Scalable Designs Ltd takes existing products and redesigns them to minimise environmental impact, fulfil the purpose of the original product and do it better. The Scalable Christmas Tree is our first step on this journey and we hope you like it. 

The Scalable Designs Family.
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