We're passionate about working with purpose-led, creative, local providers
"WOMEN OF THE COFFEE REVOLUTION"
GIRLS WHO GRIND COFFEE
Girls Who Grind Coffee is an all-female specialty coffee roastery owned and run by us, Fi O'Brien and Casey LaLonde.
While our kids played, we often got chatting about our love of coffee and our various experiences within the industry, discovering that we both felt as though there was definitely room for change and improvement, in short - we wanted to see more equality!
As women, we had felt a little pushed out of an industry that we had loved so much and had so much to give to. Rather than simply complain about it, we thought we would make the change we wanted to see! We wanted to create an industry where women felt empowered and celebrated for everything they bring to the table and have their voices heard. Hence why we made the conscious decision to focus solely on buying coffee from female producers, sharing their stories to the world, giving them the recognition they rightly deserve for the incredible work that they do."
We love GWGC's approach, and their initiative that puts 10% of the sale price of all their retail bags of roasted coffees back into the pockets of their producers. Magic
"EAT WELL IN THE WILD"!
Why? well here's what they say themselves...
"Firepot has been five years in the making. As adventurists trekking through Greenland, we wanted our hikes to be punctuated by slow-cooked, natural food that tasted delicious. We wanted a healthy, hearty meal that didn’t weigh us down or keep us waiting. And we couldn’t find it anywhere.
So we made our own in a Dorset barn — delicious, nutritious, dehydrated slow-cooked meals inspired by our travels. We’ve kept it lightweight and easy to use so it can be enjoyed from the heights of the Himalayas to the fjords of Chile. All you have to do is add water.
Our recipes have been developed over months of tweaking, experimenting with flavour combinations and trying out different ingredients to maximise nutrition, not just taste. We’ve taken each of our ingredients and worked out how to ensure it arrives in your bowl just as it would in your own kitchen — delicious, perfectly cooked, with its nutritional integrity"
+ their meals are available in compostable packaging - which we love, and their vegan menu is delicious.
"JOIN THE SLOW STATIONERY MOVEMENT"
Made with love in the South West.
All their products are made in the UK using nib-friendly 80gsm FSC-accredited paper, 100% vegetable-based inks and plastic-free packaging.
If you’ve ever experienced the joy of channeling your thoughts through a favourite pen or pencil onto a fresh clean sheet of paper, you already know the answer. If you haven’t, you might be interested to know that there are countless studies backing the idea that journaling supports both physical and mental health and wellbeing. That choosing the slower pace of handwriting over the frenetic rush of typing aids learning and understanding.
Wilder. is our way of encouraging more people to experience these benefits - and more - while supporting traditional British craftsmanship and celebrating exceptional quality.
"printed with purpose"
HIP HIP HOORay
Hip Hip Hooray are a one of a kind printers and social enterprise empowering women.
Many women across the UK are caught up in a cycle of multiple disadvantage (including addiction, homelessness, crime and lack of opportunities). Even when they work hard to break the cycle they can struggle to find work and support to reach their full potential.
We aim to provide life changing opportunities to help break this cycle once and for all, through our successful print-based business based in Tavistock, Devon.
We do this by offering paid employment where women prepare and pack stationery orders, develop customer service skills and experience the value of being in a supportive team. Women on our programme also work towards a qualification based on their aspirations and access life skills mentoring for a 12-month period. On completion of the programme and equipped with skills, experience and self worth - they are then supported into long term employment or further education. This combined approach helps women on our programme reach their potential, live a fulfilling life and contribute to their community.
Our employment programme is entirely funded through selling stationery and so every purchase you make enables us to continue and grow this work.