Funding boost for ethical nappies start-up

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Bampoo has been awarded £5000 from the Scottish Government’s Social Entrepreneurs Fund.

27th August 2019 by Gavin Stuart 0 Comments

A social enterprise which makes environmentally-friendly nappies has been awarded £5000 in the latest round of Start-It awards.

Bampoo is one of 12 start-ups to secure a share of £60,000 through the scheme, delivered by social enterprise agency Firstport as part of the Scottish Government’s Social Entrepreneurs Fund.

Founded by Amee Richie and Jake Elliott-Hook, Bampoo produces biodegradable, toxin free nappies made from 100% bamboo fibre and wood pulp.

The company then reinvests its profits into a Buy One Give One campaign, donating a box of nappies to a family in need every time a box is sold.

Ms Richie said Firstport had offered “incredible support” to her business.

She said: “The funding we have received will allow us to order our first production run in order to begin trading via our e-commerce site in the coming weeks.

“We are excited to demonstrate our social impact while helping to reduce plastic pollution and supporting low income families with a sustainable alternative.” 

Josiah Lockhart, Firstport chief executive, said: “The standard of our latest Start-It Awards is evident in the number of successful awardees.

“It’s always a pleasure to see such high-quality social enterprise ideas coming through our doors.

“Bampoo is an exciting social enterprise tackling some key environmental issues, as well as delivering localised social impact. It’s going to be great seeing them get up and running.”