Have you heard about the Generous Revolution?
Since Quinola was founded by James in 2011, we’ve always done our best to be radically generous. But what does it really mean?
We’re on a mission to show that businesses can have a positive impact on people, society and the environment. We want to show that by being generous we can make the world a better place. You can learn more about our generous revolution by clicking here.
But, we know we’re not the only ones to think like this and that’s why we decided to introduce you to more generous businesses.
Let’s start with Lickalix
Lickalix is a Generous Business because they care about the impact their products have, both on the environment and on people’s health. They don’t want to “just” make a profit, they want to make the world a better place, one lick at a time. Isn’t that what we should all be aiming to do?
Lickalix was set up by Karis and Dominic, a couple who were fed up of the daily 9-5 grind. They wanted to set up their own business together, one which followed their own moral compass. As Karis was already making delicious ice lollies for her friends and family, it seemed like a logical step to turn it into a business.
After doing some market research, they discovered that there wasn’t a single natural, healthy ice lolly available. They wanted people to be able to enjoy a sweet treat after dinner, knowing they were eating one made with real fruit and not feeling guilty about their sugar intake afterwards.
As busy parents, they know the struggle that comes with trying to get children to eat healthily with limited time. It’s a perfect match; an ice lolly made with real fruit? Kids don’t know they’re eating healthily and they still get their dessert.
All of the lollies within the Lickalix range are dairy free, gluten free, lactose-free and nut free. This means that they can be enjoyed by almost everyone, no one in the family needs to feel left out if they have dietary restrictions.
“We are only a small family business but we want to lead the way for everyone to invest in sustainable packaging to reduce plastic use and make the planet a happier place to live in”.
We’ve all seen the news lately. Various scientists are saying we have around 12 years before the damage to our planet is irreversible. It’s down to companies to change the way they package their products and it’s up to consumers to change their thinking around convenience and “single use items”.
Lickalix are paving the way for other companies. They’re the first company in the world to have frozen treats come in compostable, plastic-free packaging. Place the lolly wrapper into a compost bin and it will have broken down in 12 short weeks. Compare this to the 400 years it takes plastic to decompose and you’ll see why this is a huge step. The movement to 100% plastic-free packaging has earned them a Plastic-Free trademark from A Plastic Planet. They also believe in using high-quality ingredients, whole natural fruit, to create their products right here in the UK. No refined sugars are added and everything they make is vegan.
Everything Lickalix is doing is geared towards saving the planet, from the plastic-free packaging to reducing air miles needed to make the products as they’re made in the UK. Even the vegan ingredients are helping, we should all be cutting down on the animal products we eat.
So, are you ready for the Generous Revolution?