My name is Hugh Dinning. I am 70 years of age and am the founder of THE KEEPER brand.
This journey commenced 13 years ago, when I made a conscious decision to walk away from a business involving clothing made from chemically grown and dyed cottons. The devastation it was causing to the earth was now very apparent to me.
I had to decide to either abandon the industry or find a pure way of continuing with dealing in textiles.
This led me to India, the home of Organic Cotton. Historians trace the first cotton cloth to Pakistan 5000 years ago.
Little did I know that it would take me this long to launch a brand, that included products that could be of great assistance to the earth. And to bring awareness to people, that you can purchase your shopping tools, and use them from the moment you choose your first item in your local food shop, transport them to your destination in a Carry bag, and then place your produce bags into the fridge or pantry where applicable. All your needs are met with our collection of shopping bags.
Along the way, I have been very fortunate to form very strong relationships and friendships with my suppliers in India. It is all based on trust of each other and a collaborated willingness to help bring order back into shopping, and most importantly restoring the earth in the country where we live.
One of the biggest gifts I received on this journey was my deep friendship with Linley Anderson, my greatest helper, who one day said to me, I would like to help you. 3 years later, I can honestly say that The Keeper would not be where it is without her and can only now grow into a company that can be of true service to its customers and our planet.
I look forward to a wonderful journey with all people connected to THE KEEPER.
My best wishes