When setting up Bambooties I wanted to be as transparent as possible.
On starting to calculate and write down the costs, I checked to see what other businesses had done. I realised I don't know of any other businesses that have outlined the true cost of their products. I'm not sure why this is, but it feels like the right thing to do. So here goes...
For every £20 pair of Bambooties sold:
I don't yet pay myself for the time I put into the business. Any stalls, marketing or research costs come out of my own back pocket. In time, once the initial set up costs have been paid back, I hope to be able to start paying myself and look forward to donating more to ActionAid.