VENT for Change is a Bristol based sustainable stationery company that supports children’s education projects worldwide.
Proceeds from every VENT product sold go towards global education projects getting children back in to school.
How it all began.. In 2014 environmental entrepreneur Evan Lewis, bought an ageing run-down facility producing pencils from recycled CD cases. After 18 months of improvements the team made were producing an additional one million pencils a year.
At the time there was a string of devastating natural and man-made disasters effecting children worldwide, especially their education.
After months of research with NGOs and charities it was clear education was a priority the world over. Evan had a potential one million spare pencils being produced each year, but the key was money. Money to rebuild schools, pay teachers and provide essential materials.
Evan decided to sell his pencils and other stationery here in the UK and from the proceeds support existing education projects around the world. Evan also launched Share a Pencil Day, a global education awareness day for UK school children.
And his Ambassador for Change programme which provides free pencils to charities and volunteers working overseas. Pencils to be given out FREE to those that need them most.