As the Queen of Easy Green™ I am incredibly passionate about green living inventions, products and businesses that help us all live an easy, green life without costing the earth.
Through my quest to find the best in easy green living, I am lucky enough to be introduced to many fabulous eco-friendly products, as well as the wonderfully, creative people behind them.
Many of these are the products are the result of a desire to make a positive change and all are produced by mums and dads, like me and you.
To share with you the story, and the people, behind these amazing eco products, it is my absolute pleasure to welcome you to my new blog series, Small Businesses that Green our World.
Over the coming weeks, I will be interviewing a diverse group of individuals from around the world about their products, asking them about their inspiration, plans for the future and also their greatest achievements.
Not only that, we will also be giving you an exclusive opportunity to win some of their products.
So, to find out more about the environmentally-friendly products and people who are positively changing our world, stay tuned.
To start the series, I would like to introduce you to Anneli Bokemyr, a graphic designer from Gothenburg, who’s company is Hoppelina.
Hoppelina is a new Swedish brand with a colourful collection of cards and graphic prints, who’s motto is “Colourful design for colourful people” ,
All designed by herself, Anneli has a background as a journalist, but has always loved drawing and designing and for the last ten years has mostly been working with magazine design.
I asked Anneli how and why, she came up with the idea for Hoppelina …
“Why is there only blond princesses”, my daughter asked me one day when we were shopping for birthday cards. I took this thought with me and started to sketch on a little girl with dark ponytails. And then I continued to draw more motives, just because It was so fun. I didn´t take long until my desk was full of illustrations and that was the start of Hoppelina.
The cards was an instant hit and the numbers retailers continues to grow for each month.
Why did you choose to make them environmentally-friendly?
It was an obvious decision to keep all of my products as green and environmental friendly as possible. All cards and prints bear the Nordic Eco Label (The Swan) and we also climate compensate through Plan Vivo. We only have one planet and we all have to take responsibility for the next generation.
What has been your proudest moment?
I am very happy for all the positive comments I get from my customers. Maybe I am most proud of my “multi coloured baby design”, because I think it represent the philosophy of my company.
What are your plans for 2012?
Next year, I am planning for a couple of new products. What kind of products, is so far a secret, but I can reveal that it is not just paper products. Hopefully we also have retailers in other European countries.
Where we find out more about your product?
You are welcome to visit our web shop: www.hoppelina.se.
If you like Hoppelina’s gorgeous graphics, and why wouldn’t you, keep your eyes peeled for our competition coming very soon. Anneli has kindly offered us 2 graphic prints worth £18.99. Details to be announced on our newsletter too, so to make sure you don’t miss out, subscribe today.