Opening times:

Mon - Sat; 10am - 4pm

Circa 21
21 Market Jew Street
TR18 2HR
Call 07876 124449

Circa 21

Plastic Free PZ

A two storey contemporary gift, homeware & accessories store in the heart of Penzance high street from Cornish owners Alan & Esme Burton. Our emphasis is on a more sustainable life and to promote ‘Locally Made & Fair Trade’.

Established in 2014, the thoughtfully curated space reflects a high quality of creativity in West Penwith, with  emphasis on coastal living and giving.

Choose pieces from 30 Cornwall makers/artists like  Jago Silver, Humble Cottage, Julia Crimmen, Alison Bick, Bloom Remedies, Lucie Sivicka & Lincoln Kirby-Bell, Theresa Shaw, Amanda Slade, Chris Thompson & Dianne Haddon.

Esme is also a designer-maker creating pretty floral jewellery collections. Sometimes you can catch her at the workbench, making in silver & copper.

Alongside Fair Trade brands Ian Snow and Birch & Yarn we showcase Cornish small brands, St Eval Candles, and Liga Eco Home.

“A Made in Cornwall member that has made a positive impact in their local community.”

Name: Esme Burton, owner

Actions To Date:

  • Paper bags
  • Naked greetings cards
  • Tissue paper wrapping
  • Locally made plastic free gifts
  • Upcycled furniture and products
  • Soap bars
  • Recycled plastic products
  • Sustainably sourced and fair trade products
  • Part of local packaging swap scheme

Proposed action:

  • Continue to pressure suppliers
  • Looking at cellophane on cards and prints
  • Looking at pen use and how to get rid of blu-tak

“The type of people who shop here are switched on and thoughtful and are aware of what’s going on in the world. They do really appreciate the eco-friendly side of things; the recycled, re-used and up-cycled products.

“I think where the big corporates are falling down and not acting quickly and not responding to this need for plastic free options, the small local business can act quickly … and that’s the crucial thing. I’m the boss, I can make decisions and I can talk to suppliers and work with them to find solutions.”


“Love this shop! Always visit when I’m in Penzance and could always spend a fortune on the lovely things!”

C Carter.