Adventurous Ink is curated by our founder Tim Frenneaux.
His first start-up, Gather Outdoors, launched in 2015 shortly after Tim lost his Dad and turned forty, and realised with a shock that he'd never lived the life 'packed into panniers' he dreamt of as a kid.
Instead of just going for a few more walks, Tim went part time in the dayjob to start an outdoor business.
2019 brought the realisation that Adventurous Ink, a side project of this spare time business, brought the most joy. This was the one thing he needed to do well.
Folk seemed to like it, so during lockdown in 2020, Tim handed in his notice and went all in on the Ink.
By 2021 he was commissioning re-prints of books especially for subscribers, whilst the club's (free) monthly author conversations were selling out.
This book club really seemed to mean something!
Be more good, not just less bad, providing real benefit to people and planet.
We stopped selling ‘stuff’ to focus on inspiring adventures
Our bulk orders are packed and shipped by people living with disabilities.
We donate 1% of profits to tree planting to offset our emissions.
And, most importantly, 96% of our community report benefitting from the Ink
As Tim says...
"I might not be doing a lot, but I do it with a lot of love."