Papemelroti is a great example of a business built around a family’s values. Interestingly those values operationalized in their business created sustainable practices — the use of recycled materials, sourcing locally and building the capability of a small community.
If you want to see the story. They guys at Papemelroti recorded it and put it up here:
Papemelroti has been practicing sustainable practices even before it was popular. Siblings Robert & Patsy share of the things they do to run a responsible business — which eventually give their family business it’s character:
1. They recycle & repurpose. Wooden crates are made into shelves. Old paper is made into packing boxes.
2. The grow organically tapping into the interests of the family – the siblings illustrate, the father likes pins, the mom likes inspirational quotes.
3. The work with local communities over the long term. One supplier reports that he was able to send all his kids to school because of his connection to Papemelroti.
4. There is nothing negative in the store. All the illustrations and messages have a positive vibe and are meant to create a positive atmosphere — not just in their shop but also in your home. If you step back a little, this is what the business of Papemelroti seems to be: to great positivity.