In 2014 environmental entrepreneur Evan Lewis bought an ageing run-down facility producing pencils from recycled CD cases. After 18 months of improvements, his team were able to produce an additional one million pencils a year.

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The story behind VENT for Change


During this time there was a string of devastating natural and man-made disasters affecting children worldwide, especially their education. After months of research with NGOs and charities, it was clear education was a priority the world over. But money was needed rather than pencils to rebuild schools, pay teachers and provide essential materials.

Evan decided to sell his pencils and other stationery here in the UK and from the proceeds, support education projects around the world.


Evan launched a 'Pencils with Purpose' programme aimed at education charities. Providing free pencils meant charities could spend their money on other important essentials. He also started up Share a Pencil Day, a global education awareness day for UK school children, and an Ambassador for Change programme which provides free pencils to charities and volunteers working overseas. Pencils are given out free to those who need them most.

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    VENT for Change is a British company offering stylish stationery made from recycled and sustainable materials. The brand supports children’s education projects worldwide, and proceeds from every VENT product sold goes toward global education projects to get children back into school.

    Why I Love VENT for Change

    Vent for Change's founder Evan really is one of the world's 'good' people - and he also designs very nice stationery! A long standing environmental entrepreneur, he launched Vent for Change to support children's education around the world and for every piece of stationery you buy they donate. One of our favourite brands here at Green Tulip.

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