Thoughts from category: supergran

al gore, prince charles and our special prize

scruffy Anthony and gorgeous Emma get the prize (fourth and fifth from left)

Prince Charles, Vice President Al Gore, influential speakers on global issues, flattering us and telling us we were helping to make a difference. Whatever next?

The reason all of these dignitaries are standing with us is because we won a National Example of Excellence from Business in the Community for our Supergran campaign. As well as the prize, Al Gore said Emma's dress was very nice. We're trying very hard not to let it all go to our heads. My mother punctured my balloon by labelling me a scruff for not wearing a tie.

Thanks again to everyone who knitted hats and to Sainsbury's and EAT who sold them for us. More about our plans for this year coming soon...

where should we plant this tree?


We got to go the Mayor of London's office recently, to receive our 'Big Tick' award for our Supergran campaign. The awards are described as "awards for the positive impact responsible business operations and activities have in the marketplace, the workplace, the environment or in the community." And naturally we're chuffed to bits to win one.

But the question is this - where should we plant the oak sapling that we got as a prize? We think west London could do with a new tree, but we want to put it somewhere where it's going to be happy and grow up big and strong.

Does anyone have any ideas?

kat's hats


Kat has just been away for the weekend to see her Dad on Hayling Island and took three balls of wool and a pair of knitting needles with her. She came back having learnt lots of clever knitting techniques in a symphony of blues (she's our designer so knows all about colour pallets and hues and that). Here are the fruits of her labour in the form of lots of woolly hats for Supergran.

Fruits of her labour. Get it?

how the bottles get their hats


Ruth and Tars went up to help put Supergran hats on the bottles the other day. Some of the hats get put on in the shops, but seeing as you knitted 220,000 hats this year, we tried to find a more mechanical way to get them on. You've got to be quick...




In Holland, Supergran is known as SuperOma. Some of the Dutch grannies are really going for it, with these knitted poodles being the shining example. UK knitters may need to raise their game.