December 29, 2023 4 min read
Wow, what a year it’s been! 2023 has been another action packed year with so much happening from new product launches, onboarding new awesome ambassadors, inspiring events and much more. We have loved looking back at the achievements throughout the past year and are delighted to share some of our 2023 highlights with you all…
For the second year running, our co-founder Steve took on the challenge of the Gleneagles Great Adventure Race! This year Steve was accompanied by our Meander Ambassador, Tristan Cameron Harper. The race included a 4K Canoe across Loch Earn, a 16K walk/jog/run up Ben Vorlich and a 35K bike ride through the Perthshire Countryside. We were very proud of the boys for representing us and to support such a brilliant, adventure packed weekend!
The entire team was very excited about our latest ambassador, John Barclay joining our ambassador community. It’s been great to see the former Scotland Rugby captain and sports commentator rocking his Meander gear. We have loved getting to know John over the past few months. If you didn’t get a chance, you can read the interview with our co-founder Jill and Johnhere.
In July we began our ‘Equity for Meanderers’ campaign on Crowdcube which made for an exciting summer! We were delighted to reach our target quickly and welcome a whole new community of supporters on our journey. The new funding allowed us to expand our range, open a new pop up and there's still so much more to come.
Peter Cairns, director of ‘Scotland: The Big Picture’ and wildlife photographer, came into the store to talk about the amazing work that the charity is doing. We learned shockingly about how Scotland is one of the most nature-depleted countries in the world and how the landscape has changed over the years. He also spoke about what is being done to bring change through Rewilding and boosting biodiversity, which left us all feeling inspired to help.
After the launch of our new ‘Squiggle Logo’ in 2022, this summer saw us introduce a variety of new products that proudly boasted the Meander Squiggle, inspired by our favourite road on the NC500! We released the newSquiggle Tees, Squiggle Sweats,Hoodies andCaps too!
New Pop Up Store! We were very happy to expand our London presence in mid-October with the opening of a brand new pop-up at Coal Drops Yard. We knew this converted Victorian Industrial Hub would make a cool shopping destination for this festive pop-up. You can find us there until the 7th of January!
We ended the year with a launch that the whole team was excited about…The Puppy Puffer! We always have an array of cute pooches coming into our stores as well as our own Meander dog, Dexter, so it felt only right to include something for our four legged friends in our range. These dog jackets were created using leftover fabric from our Recycled Puffers making these both good for pooches and the planet :)
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