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Meet Gemma


Hi,

I'm married, a mum to 2 daughters and also have 2 fur baby dogs a boxer and cavapoo. We recently moved house in 2020 so are currently in renovation/decoration mode which keeps me very busy alongside my day job and Little Giraffe.

In my spare time I love playing netball,

going for lovely country walks normally via coffee shops and going on holiday. Although thanks to covid these have been in short supply recently so I cant wait until we are able to properly travel again.


My love (or maybe we should say obsession) for natural products and reducing my plastic consumption started after a serious illness where I spent 6 weeks in hospital and a lot more time at home recovering. I had always been mindful of what I was putting on my body and the amount of plastic I used but having this time to properly re evaluate and research gave me the final push to do more and was a real eye opener to what is in commercial products that we apply directly to our skin. Its a minefield and in some ways I felt guilty that I hadn't done more sooner. In some ways I was a complete novice as I didn't realise the amount of products available. Soap, Shampoo bars and natural deodorant were my first purchases and I was totally converted.


My poor hubby and girls had no choice but are now totally converted to using more natural products and less plastic. Many of my friends and family have also had to endure my constant 'eco warrior spam' as my hubby calls it, if I'm not promoting the use of Soap, Shampoo bars or natural deodorant then I'm telling all my friends about period pants or eco friendly washing products. I am always looking for ways to improve further or try new products.


Little Giraffe is really exciting for me as its doing something I love and sharing a passion but the best part is sharing this with Suse who understands that I'm a little bit obsessive and I need reigning in sometimes. We have researched, developed and tested our amazing products and we are really proud to share them with you, we also have so many ideas for expansion and new product lines, there's just not enough time at the moment to do everything we would like.


Before we launched in February I had no idea what to expect or how popular our products would be. It was a really scary moment when we officially launched as we had invested so much into the business up to that point. I've been blown away by the response and I'm so proud of how far we've come in 4 months. Getting reviews and repeat custom or recommendations is absolutely amazing and every time you can guarantee that I will be texting Suse with a little celebration emoji 🥳. I cant wait to see what the future brings for @littlegiraffeco as we continue to grow.

Gem xx




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