Adventurous Ink is curated by our founder Tim Frenneaux.
His first start-up launched in 2015 shortly after Tim turned forty, lost his Dad, and realised with a shock that he wasn't living the adventurous 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 his first outdoor brand 'Gather Outdoors'.
2019 brought the realisation that it was actually Adventurous Ink, a side-project of this side-project, that brought the most joy. This was the one thing he needed to do well.
The refocus worked. Folk seemed to like it, so much so that in 2020, at the start of lockdown, Tim handed in his notice and went all-in on the Ink.
By 2021 he was commissioning book re-prints especially for subscribers, whilst the club's (free) monthly author conversations were selling out.
This book club really meant something!
To take inspiration from the Great Wide Open to bring meaning and connection to our community.
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 say they benefit from being members. Ninety six!
As Tim says...
"I might not be doing a lot, but I do it with a lot of love."