Xtracycle in the UK – helping Eco & Sustainable Companies

xtracycle carrying a surf boardI finally got time to respond to our latest request for help under our Eco support scheme. The UK distributor of the fabulous Xtracycle has pitched us for some free mentoring. Can we refuse to help such a cool product? There are certain criterias that need to be met and we do have to turn companies away as we can only help 12 in 12 months. Lets see where we go.

After looking at yet more info about the amazing xtracycle – I came across this fabulous video that really sums up the product for one particular niche. (note the awesome Stoke Monkey fitted). You only ‘get’ this video if you know that you’re looking at an xtracycle.

The interesting question surrounding this product is; In the UK, do you market it at the stereotypical audience depicted in this movie or a different audience that may react badly to that association?

Written by Guy in: eco,fair trade,mentor,usability |

George – same space, our excuse – who else?

Monbiot.com » About George Monbiot

Whilst watching TV last night, George Monboit was introduced as an influential ‘green’ journalist at the Guardian. So this morning I fired off an email to introduce our eco-aware work hoping that George may know some more companies we could help for free.

One amazing aspect of the eco-aware work we’re doing is this huge excuse we’ve got to talk to cool people. Eco stuff is fundamentally important and that’s a core driver behind our work. But the spark that keeps the buzz around our work is that excuse to interrupt and introduce our work, our partners, our findings to lots of very interesting and influential people.

There isn’t a week that goes by without remembering the day that Seth Godin blogged about us. The big grin came from the fact that he totally got what our pledge to help fair trade and eco companies was about. The simple fact that it’s all about ‘because we can‘.

So who else should we talk to?

Written by Guy in: Cosmic,eco,fair trade,mentor,sustainability |