Splat and Co- Local,Sustainable Products For Life!
Splat And Co is a small cottage based company who believes strongly in raising awareness of our local wool industry. We are doing this both thru our fun eco friendly products as well as thru teaching. We would like to continue to grow and hope that with this campaign we can both purchase some much needed equipment ( a machine to help felt our dryer balls and a hand cranked knitting machine to create hats and scarves) as well as hire staff.
We have just brought on a single mom to help with production and in the past have hired friends on disability. We would like to continue with the cottage based model so people such as stay at home parents, people with disabilities and others who need a flexible home based job can work within their schedules.
If enough is raised we will also be seeking out studio space within Calgary to both teach from and sell supplies. We had secured a spot but this has fallen thru so we are currently looking for a space for this fall or winter.
We are also excited about the opportunity to work with Blush Lane. If we reach or exceed our goal thru this campaign with at least 50 backers we will have our products on the shelves of Blush Lane Organic Grocer. Which in turn will teach us valuable information from industry experts to expand into this realm of retailer.
We started production about 6 years ago in Kelowna BC shortly after our daughter was born and sustainable products were hard to find. With our attenuation towards the natural fibre world, we examined different products that we could make that would be sustainable, long lasting, and ethically sourced.
Late in 2017 we relocated to Calgary Alberta in order to shorten our supply chain as our primary and/ or sole supplier is located 40 minutes North of the city just outside the town of Carstairs, Ab. With this close proximity, we have grown closer to the family and friends of the mill and have developed a stronger relationship with the overal productive process of wool.
An integral aspect of our lives and business values is the advancement of a local economy that is sustainable and environmentally aligned. As we explored more and more alternatives for day to day life that were sustainable, more light was shed on the possibilities and potentialities present within the fibre industry and with regards to different industrial/ productive spectrums. As such, we were presented with concepts that were "outside the box" and all that potential has infiltrated our lives.. and we are eager to share these with a growing public for a general sustainable future.
Our products are, currently, available in 60 small shops across the country with more shops being added almost weekly. With this, our goal is to expand our retailer base but also to diversify our reatailer spectrum and in order to do this we need to, both, hire staff and invest in specialized production equipment.
Augmentative, there to, is the unique opportunity to learn from industry specialists and individuals who have been through the paces of starting a company many of whom have started from the rock bottom as we have. Thus, while the equipment and staff is of uttmost importance the opportunity to learn diverse lessons is equally as important to us.