We are looking for individuals and groups with creative skills to design and produce a range of Missing Kind (tMK) branded merchandise


1)To create a range of ethical, saleable, affordable, tMK branded products that are aligned with and promote the values of tMK and are available for sale both through tMK network venues and online

2)To enable individuals and community groups to generate income for themselves through the design and production of tMK merchandise

3)To provide a production, warehousing and distribution service to other organisations who wish to develop their own range of branded ethically sourced products

Product rules

Products can be useful, fun, inspiring – whatever your creative flow comes up with! However, they are principally for sale through our network venues, so we’re looking for smaller, gift-type products as a foundation for growing our range. We support conscious consumerism so all products must have a use, message or positive impact; promoting our charity or kindness in some way. They must also align with tMK’s values and ethics, which means that they would need to adhere to the following rules:

  • Not made of materials that have been tested on, or derived from animals
  • Not made of materials that are harmful to the planet
  • Finished products must be safe for the environment
  • No first, or single, use plastics
  • Be products that have a use, message or positive impact
  • Products should be made of materials that are from an ethical, sustainable source – preference is for recycled or upcycled materials
  • Product materials must have a traceable ethical supply chain
  • People making the products must work under fair and safe conditions and be paid a fair wage commensurate with the work and skill involved which complies with the employment law of their country of residence

How does it work?

  • You have a bright idea for a product that tMK could brand and sell
  • You submit a form to us detailing your idea
  • If we like the idea and can see it would either:
    • Provide profitable income for tMK and/or
    • Deliver a social change message or benefit and/or
    • Help you start your own social business

We will discuss terms for including the new product in our product range. Such terms may include funding to kick-start your own social business and/or to produce the new product

So, if you think you have an idea that we’d be interested in, our product submission form can be found here . Just fill in a form and we’ll get back to you ASAP, or if you’d prefer an informal chat first, please call Hugh on 07889 182924.

We also have some product ideas ourselves that you might be interested in developing with us, including some things we’ve tried before that just need re-energising. Find out what we’re looking for here

The Missing Kind is a registered charity (Registration Number: 1156133) and a registered company in England and Wales (Registration Number: 08811281).

Registered office address: KindaPlace @ Preston Sands Hotel, 10-12, Marine Parade, Paignton, TQ3 2NU

Phone: 01803 558718


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