Earth Squared started almost 20 years ago after founder, Alison Henderson, returned from two years’ volunteering in social projects in Guatemala. Passionate about social justice and with a head for business, Alison wanted to start a fair trade business with an emphasis very much on design and quality.
Scouring the globe for potential suppliers, Alison decided to focus on Vietnam which, at the time, was struggling to export overseas, and after some trial and error, she was delighted to forge a relationship with a supplier who shared Alison’s vision for distinctive, ethical products to appeal to mainstream consumers. As a result Earth Squared are able to combine contemporary designs with their fantastic craftsmanship.
Initially, Earth Squared opened shops in Edinburgh and then Glasgow and were really pleased at the response to their range of homewares and fashion accessories. In 2007, Alison’s husband joined the business full time and helped take the leap into wholesale, hoping that other retailers might like our designs as much as they did!
Earth Squared HQ is in a lovely office building in the beautiful town of North Berwick near Edinburgh, and they feel privileged to have hand picked retailers across the length and breadth of the UK, including A Scents Of Scotland, and a growing customer base overseas. All Earth Squared products are designed in house with you, the end consumer very much in their thoughts.