YOU'VE COME SO FAR WITH YOUR CLIMATE COMMITMENT, WHAT'S BEEN THE MOST REWARDING PART OF THE PROCESS?
Initiating an ongoing partnership with trees.org in 2016 has allowed us to successfully plant more than 100 hectares of trees across West Africa, sequestering over 1000 tons of carbon from the atmosphere, counteracting the effects of poverty-induced soil degradation and providing financial independence for hundreds of local farmers. This makes us immensely proud.
YOU HAVE SO MANY STYLES NOW, EVEN BEANIES! TELL US ABOUT HOW YOU'VE GROWN OVER THE YEARS - HOW HAS THE JOURNEY BEEN FOR YOU BOTH?
Taking Will & Bear from an idea to a full-blown company required a lot of coffee and some very long days. We were both working full time jobs during the first year of Will & Bear, and we both only stepped away completely from our old jobs after two years in business.
We really had to back ourselves, but we also sought advice every step of the way. We had a business coach and mentors helping us make the right decisions from the beginning… or at least helping us make informed risks. Four years later, we're still on the journey and wouldn't change a thing!
WHAT'S NEXT FOR WILL AND BEAR?
We're always experimenting with new materials from upcycled waste to minimize our carbon footprint while reducing the label's reliance on new fibREs. With that being said, you can expect to see some new styles in the near future!
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