Hi, I'm Laura and I’m the mother of a very curious and happy little girl – Stevie. I've always been environmentally-conscious but having Stevie made me stop and think more about the world that I want her to inherit.
Before Stevie was born, I spent 3 years travelling, living and volunteering around the world. My background is in counter-trafficking and human rights, so I spent 6 months volunteering at a rescue shelter in Guatemala City for girls (and their children) who are victims of human trafficking or sexual violence.
I travelled on the Trans-Mongolian train and camped in ger’s and admired the stars in the middle of nowhere, hiked the Great Wall of China and climbed the highest peak in Central America.
Half way through this adventure my husband, Jimmy, proposed and we eloped in Tofino, Canada. Our honeymoon was a 4-month trip through the US and South America that included swimming with sea turtles in the Galapagos and canoeing through the Amazon rainforest.
My passion has always been sustainable development so, during my travels, I wrote a blog called Grassroots Nomad which aimed to promote responsible tourism and ethical volunteering. I also wrote numerous freelance articles on these topics.
Since having a baby, we have seen the huge amount of plastic, rubbish and mess (!) that babies can produce. We have used cloth nappies and wipes since Stevie was born and are trying to make more responsible choices whenever we get something new. Wherever possible we have been buying things second-hand, but when we do buy new things, we have been looking for the best quality, eco-friendly products.
One Little Sprout (formerly, The Good Sprout) aims to put our values into practice and make a positive impact on the local community, environment. I carefully select the businesses that we work with to make sure they are the perfect fit for our values and that the makers share my passion for making a positive impact.