Hello and welcome to Annie Verdi Reusables.
We are a husband and wife team from Liverpool.
I do the sewing and Ste helps with the cutting out and supplying me with cups of tea.
I was taught to sew by my mum who had worked all her life in a sewing factory, just across the road from where we lived.
She had started working there after she left school and worked her way through every department in the place, learning different techniques at every stage, except for cutting room, that was a mans job.
While she worked I was looked after by my nan Annie in Verdi Street, Seaforth, you can see where the business name came from.
I was first made aware of sustainability & environmental issues when camping in the Greenfields area of Glastonbury Festival.
I was a keen eco warrior/worrier from an early age.
I had travelled to the festival in a minibus with Merseyside CND.
I helped to build the solar showers and got involved in the workshops and women's groups and it was wonderful.
I loved learning from the people who were living sustainably and in harmony with their surroundings.
But it was nothing like that back in the real world where I lived.
Like most of you I used disposables until I discovered that there was something better.
I came across a video of a couple from Canada who were on Dragons Den, they made reusable cloth pads for periods.
Wow, that's a great idea !!!
I quickly did some research and learnt all I could about what goes into making pads and the materials needed.
After deciding what worked best for me and my willing testers I began making pads in the spare bedroom.
It seems like such a simple thing to do but it makes such a big difference.
So in 2017 Annie Verdi was created.
Our reusable cloth pads offer a real alternative to the harmful disposables and are all made here in the UK by us.
We only use premium quality specialist fabrics and materials, and will continue to update them as new ones are created.
We also make Eco friendly wipes, wet-bags and other accessories to compliment your zero waste lifestyle.
Alongside our reusable cloth pads and pantyliners we also offer other eco friendly goods.
Our aim is to provide you with sustainable, ethical and alternative choices.
We are proud to be one of Liverpool's plastic free approved businesses, and hold an award from Surfers Against Sewage.
Every item is posted out using the Royal Mail 1st class signed for service, and as you would expect everything is either reusable or compostable, but nothing is single use plastic.