VENT For Change
Meet VENT For Change, the green-hearted, ethically minded stationery makers from Bristol. Their notebooks, pens and pencils are not only beautiful to look at – they give back to education projects where they’re really needed, too.
These include the Ambassador for Change programme, which gets free pencils to schools and communities around the globe via charities and volunteers. The Bright Futures campaign is another, raising money for the education projects run by children’s charity Plan International UK.
What all the projects they support have in common is empowering young minds through access to education. And every single sale helps fund that goal without question. Because VENT For Change doesn't donate based on profits, which are unpredictable at the best of times. They donate 10% every time you buy instead.
Empowering the next generation goes hand-in-hand with protecting the planet for them. After all, why nurture their personal futures if not the precious resources they’ll count on in years to come too?
In keeping with that eco-friendly ethos, recycled materials and FSC certified paper make up their products. Think stylish pens made from single-use plastic and notebooks bound in gorgeous recycled leather.
So, thanks to VENT For Change, you can experience the delight of fresh stationery with added joy, knowing it’s making a far-reaching positive impact.
Evan Lewis founded Vent For Change back in 2014, when he began making recycled stationery (turning old CD cases into pencils, to be precise) at a small facility in Bristol. While the business was growing, so was Evan’s awareness of issues affecting access to education for children all around the world.
With pencils being a symbol for education, he decided to make raising money for children’s education projects a central part of the business’s mission. Since then, he’s also launched Share a Pencil Day, which gets schools, teachers and pupils here in the UK thinking about global education issues.