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1973 is local to The Kindness Co-op.  Based in Portslade (the next village along the coast to us in Brighton & Hove), the company was founded by Emma and James, both born in 1973.  Inspired by a shared love of cool design and typography, their brand has gone from strength to strength, guided by an uncompromising stance on originality and quality.

Emma and James have achieved great success over the years by creating a number of their own eye-catching collections, but they also invest in developing strong ties with talented illustrators and designers within their field. Following their first fruitful collaboration with eBoy, they have sought out and worked with artists such as Pantone, Sanna Annukka, Belle & Boo, Catalina Estrada, Jon Burgerman, Sukie, Marc Boutavant, Eley Kishimoto, Paul Thurlby, Mibo, Darling Clementine and Cachetejack.

Sustainability is always at the heart of the company’s ethos and they use recycled or part recycled paper, acid free inks, biodegradable cello bags and work only with local businesses on production to support the economy and minimise their carbon footprint.  Their prints are ace too.