The Little Green Cracker Company was inspired by a 2019 Google search for ‘eco Christmas crackers’. I wasn’t impressed: none of the search results seemed very ‘eco’ to me; most crackers seemed to use polyester ribbon and the fact that their paper was recyclable didn’t seem very special. Some companies were avoiding plastic, true; but their gift selection looked like the kind of thing I would chuck in the ‘randoms’ kitchen drawer ... I felt that it was possible to do better and with my years of experience as a cracker manufacturer (ok – 3 years’ experience as my holiday job when I was a student!), I began to figure out what a truly ‘green’ cracker might look like.
And so in 2020 – pandemic or not – The Little Green Cracker Company was born. We’ve put our eco and ethical principles at the heart of everything we do – from designing, to printing, to our gift suppliers, we have gone small and local whenever we can. Our materials are both recycled and recyclable wherever possible. Our crackers are a truly plastic-free design – none of that pesky polyester necessary. And our gifts have been selected to spark a bit of joy and, most importantly, to be used!
Fast forward to early 2021, and we’ve got an order from Selfridges under our belt plus several other high-profile retailers – it seems we’ve struck a chord within the market and we’re now busy prepping for a very busy Christmas period! With last year’s festivities being all but cancelled, I think we’re all hoping and longing for a truly social and family Christmas where we can bring everyone round our table and enjoy good company. Wherever you are – and whatever the next 6 months brings – I wish you all a truly merry one.