Turn collecting travel memories into a way of doing good with Storyteller.
Set up by a group of globetrotters, this social enterprise makes unique travel accessories that help those less fortunate access education around the world.
Millions of individuals across the globe currently go without an education, with figures showing 750 million adults are illiterate. The Storyteller team shares their profits, resources and skills to find long-term solutions to this crisis.
When you buy any Storyteller product, 10% from every sale goes to the Storyteller Fund, raising money for educational programmes, materials and resources for their supported charities. These are like-minded organisations, working hard to widen access to education.
Storyteller is also big on bringing travellers together to create a positive impact. Part of that mission involves running workshops and educational centres in less privileged areas of the world, with the help of volunteers from within the Storyteller community.
The Storyteller FlagMate is their signature product. Made from ethical faux leather, this keyring for travellers is made for collecting their hand-painted Storyteller Flags representing countries from all corners of the globe.
Collect a flag for every new place you visit – there’s even an option to personalise them with your own unique travel memories. It’s an easy way to capture your travels and help people across the world get the education they deserve.
Storyteller was founded by avid traveller Bhavesh Patel. As well as leaving him with new memories, new skills and new friends, time on the road showed Bhavesh how difficult accessing quality education is in many parts of the world.
In India and Peru in particular, he met a huge number of adults who were completely illiterate, opening his eyes to the repeat cycle of lack of education and poverty. These experiences inspired Bhavesh to make Storyteller a brand that gives back to education projects in places where they’re really needed.
From providing support to non-conventional schools in Delhi, such as The School under the Bridge, to life skills workshops for kids from difficult backgrounds in the UK – Bhavesh and his team are having a global impact.