As some of you who already follow on social media may know, we have spent the last few weeks, transforming the front of our workshop into a BRAND NEW retail space...
To celebrate, we are making a return to our usual, annual PoPuP shop
s t o R i e s [emporium] is an ethical shop, carefully curated to stock ethical brands and social enterprises, each one with their own unique story...
Over the next few days, we will be introducing each brand individually, culminating in the GRAND OPENING of our shop, on Saturday 4th November
We will also be launching our BRAND NEW up cycled accessory line, featuring a return to the deckchair canvas and salvaged leather combinations [ see a sneak preview here ]
Look forward to seeing you on the 4th!
Wild & Free Surf and Yoga retreats are run by super smiley, multi talented couple Philly and Alan Stokes
3 times British surfing champion, pro surfer, coach and Animal ambassador Alan founded Wild and Free with his wife Philly, photographer, professional surfer, certified yoga teacher [specialising in Vinyasa Flow] AND also sponsored by Animal UK , [i did say they were a force!]
They wanted to create a space where you can improve your surfing in magical surroundings with a calm and relaxed atmosphere.
Read more about the various courses, packages and locations they offer h e r e
We are REALLY proud to announce the Wyatt and Jack contribution to their goodie bags!
[ photo @phillylewis ]
We have exclusively designed a series of up cycled deckchair canvas bikini bags and totes vinyl printed with the Wild and Free logo, in a range of colours and stripes
With a waterproof lining, [so perfect for shoving in your post surf bikini | board shorts] we hope that these will be a helpful addition for the Wild and Free Guests and accompany them on all their adventures!
shop your bikini bag h e r e
We are REALLY REALLY PLEASED to introduce our most recent collaboration, with children's T-Shirt and clothing brand Catapult Clothing
Catapult was launched in 2014 by two London Mums.
Lettice Hagan and Federica Medina have 6 boys between them and both felt there was a gap in the market for well-designed t-shirts.
Simple yet distinctive designs.
Pitched exactly to 5-14 year olds, [a notoriously difficult age to appeal to! ]
Their six boys (Bruno, Kit, Robin, Giovanni, Lorenzo & Sebi ) remain keenly involved in the design stage. Early on, Lettice and Frederica made a silent pact that they would endeavour to keep Catapult as 'green' as possible.
They have now sourced not just 100% organic t shirts but also produced under fair labour conditions with every attempt made at being as sustainable as possible.
"Discovering Wyatt & Jack was a major 'light bulb' moment for us. Spot on design AND completely sustainable to boot"
Catapult approached us with a teeny, tiny [!] task.
With their boys in mind, they wanted a solution to what they referred to as the 'sleepover problem'
A kit bag just big enough for a toothbrush and a deodorant, but still fun and would appeal to the 'just-approaching-teenager- aged boys' market... ??!
Together we have solved this problem, [YES!]
Introducing, our mid sized wash | kit bag, made from our up cycled broken British bouncy castle PVC [so completely wipe clean!] in LOADS of colour variations, lined in a choice of up cycled neon kite fabric, or smooth burgundy parachute material, with either a lightening bolt or military star appliqué detail...
See the whole collaboration H E R E
We are REALLY pleased to announce the first HUGE step on our journey towards being zero waste!
Ian Trought founder of UpCycled.London, makes cool, hardwearing, wallets and purses from up cycled bike inner tubes
We recently connected during a discussion on Twitter, now Ian takes all our bouncy castle bag offcuts, using them as a flash of colour through the centre of his wallets...
Read more about Ians story here
There are just a small amount of carefully curated brands taking part, [we are very humbled to have been included!] which means a much more relaxed approach to shopping, with time to ask the people behind the brands about their ethos and for them to tell their stories- all in the light and airy Trampery
The brainchild of Good Apples who not only bring like minded businesses together, but also provide marketing and support for ethically minded brands and consumers...
We are VERY excited!! See You there for lots of bespoke pieces alongside some bargains and other old favourites
We are really proud to introduce our BRAND NEW partnership with social enterprise Mossy Earth
For every £14.50 in purchases of our upcycled tote bags our partners Mossy Earth will plant a wild native tree to create our own Wyatt & Jack forest
[put even more simply, every beach bag purchased, one tree will be planted, for every block colour tote, some saplings germinated- and so on...]
Mossy Earth is a social enterprise whose main goal is to deliver real environmental change by making a positive impact on the state of wilderness and forests around us.
This goes much beyond planting trees here and there. It means carefully managing the land to ensure ecosystems have the right conditions to flourish and become self-sustainable. This is done by selecting and germinating native tree species from local DNA pools, engineering the forest to resist wildfires and ensuring the conditions are met for the return of wildlife.
This project is fully transparent with regards to its outcomes. All trees planted through purchases from Wyatt & Jack will be photographed and the GPS coordinates of the area provided so anyone can visit and see for themselves.
Sapling germination in the greenhouse begins towards the end of September 2017 and all trees will be planted in Portugal when they reach the appropriate size.
We are REALLY excited to be a part of this initiative and can't wait to see how our little bit of forest starts to progress
Help plant some trees here
We are unbelievably excited to announce that Wyatt and Jack have been shortlisted for the Blue Patch Business Award for Sustainable Innovation!
Thanks SO MUCH for your support so far... We're still grinding away.....
In the words of Columbo - just one more thing.....
There is also a secondary 'Peoples Choice Award'... It would be AMAZING if you would help support us in our quest to save as many broken bouncy castles and beach paraphernalia from landfill as possible and take a millisecond to click on the link to vote for us..
THANK YOU AGAIN!
Your continued support is what helps drive us onwards!