The Ethos

Easton Chilli was founded with sustainability, ethical ideals, and circular economics at its heart:

  • 🌶️ for each jar sold, £1 is donated to charity – in 2021, £663 was donated to the Trussell Trust in support of UK food banks
  • 🌶️ additionally, 1% of all online sales is donated to the Stripe Climate fund to fund carbon removal intiatives
  • 🌶️ each jar is packaged with just string and card, designed to be removed so the jar can be reused
  • 🌶️ reused or recyclable shipping materials only – no new plastic is sourced.
  • 🌶️ merchandise is printed on-demand on organic, biodegradable and FairWear-certified material.

We believe in transparent business - what we say means more when you know where your money's going. You can view the annual report to get a view into sales and costs for the year.

The Story

Hey there! I'm Rikki, and I run Easton Chilli. I started making chilli jam in my small kitchen in Easton around 2015. I never found anything I liked in the shops, so I developed my own recipe and started gifting every Christmas. During the pandemic I was on furlough from my job as a web developer at a travel company, so I had a lot of time to watch Netflix and explore my passion for cooking. During lockdown 2 in November 2020 I ran out of Netflix and decided to start Easton Chilli and see where it went.

After one year of running Easton Chilli, I've made over 600 jars of delicious chilli jam (about 130 litres!) across 12 different recipes, and I'm currently stocked in two actual stores! I have one dedicated day per week to run the business, while I've ramped my main job back up to four days a week. In 2022 I've started taking Easton Chilli to in-person markets (with the help of some friends). We'll see what the rest of the year brings!

If you've got any questions or feedback - just send me a message. And I'll get back to you soon!

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