VENT for Change, the sustainable stationery brand that supports children’s education projects worldwide, has appointed Lucy Heath as its retail sales director.
Heath has a wealth of experience in the retail sector, most recently as sales director at Gemma International, where she worked for 11 years. Previously Heath has worked with Santoro and Russ Berrie alongside both British and French retailers.
Lucy Heath commented about her new role: "I am very excited to join such a dynamic, ethical brand as VENT for Change, and to work alongside Evan in building our profile across the UK and beyond.
"I can’t wait to meet all of our customers and introduce the UK market to such beautiful product ranges."
Evan Lewis, founder of VENT for Change, added: “We are delighted to have Lucy join the team, her expertise and experience in the retail sector is going to help us enormously. The further she can spread the range nationwide, the more support we can give to children’s education projects worldwide.”
Lucy Heath’s appointment comes at a time when VENT for Change prepares for the imminent launch of its new ‘raw recycled’ range for pre-Christmas sales. VENT for Change picked up multiple retail, stationery and design awards at the start of the year, showing that sustainability can be combined with stylish design.
Everything in the VENT range is produced with the environment in mind, and proceeds from every sale made go towards children’s education projects worldwide.
For readers unaware of the brand, in 2014 environmental entrepreneur Evan Lewis bought an ageing run-down facility producing pencils from recycled CD cases. After 18 months of hard work and improvements, he was producing an additional one million pencils a year. At around the same time there was a string of devastating natural and man-made disasters which were affecting children worldwide, especially their education. Lewis initially focused his business on the manufacture of pencils, which he started to sell in the UK to fund existing education projects across the globe, rebuilding schools, paying teachers and providing essential materials.