As part of our ongoing ambition to source the best products, we have partnered with RAW, an Oxford-based social enterprise which operates a large joinery workshop. RAW designs and manufactures a wide range of high-quality wooden interior, exterior and home products which trains, supports and employs people from the local community who face prejudice and barriers to work.
We insist on the best quality and are delighted to have found this in a UK based organisation that also changes lives.
Over 85% of RAW’s workforce are striving to succeed in the face of issues such as physical or learning difficulties, mental health illness, recovery from addiction and criminal histories.
Rick Mower, CEO of RAW, said: “It is fantastic to be working with Garden Trading. They really are leading the way in showing how smarter procurement choices can lead to direct social and environmental impact”. He adds “we pride ourselves on the quality of our products and services. We’re determined to show, through what we produce, that you shouldn’t judge people by their past or by their life-challenges. Being chosen to work with Garden Trading is a great endorsement for our brand and the people who we employ”.
With RAW’s production of using 60% of reused or reclaimed timber and 40% from recycled timer, we are leveraging our supply chain for social and environmental good without compromising on quality. It not only adds value, but shows we’re committed to both UK manufacturing and creating wider impact where we can.
RAW Kindling is now available for purchase now. Look out for the full collection we have developed with RAW… coming soon!