Story Behind Get Wonky
Hey guys, so we wanted to share our journey so far with you, and perhaps allow you to learn a bit more about our inner world! We are Karina and Maciek — founders of Get Wonky. First of all, we would like to introduce you to our two incredible miracles – Michelle and Isabelle. 7 months ago we added two wonderful princesses to our Wonky family. And yes – sometimes miracles come in pairs.
So… when we were kids, we both had similar childhoods: our nans used to treat us with apple pies, jams and juices made from a lovely produce that was picked up from our family orchard irrespective of its size or shape.
To this day, our 80 year old orchard in Poland provides our family with strawberries, apples, pears, carrots, beetroots and many other healthy goodies. The main moral behind this story is the connection and the spirit that we shared in our past.
One day we came across the Love Food Hate Waste Campaign, which said that we throw away over 4.4 million apples every day. This is when we decided to start the mission against the waste and give wonky fruit a chance – because there is no ‘planet B’. We see this major problem through a global lens, and our mission is to tackle food and plastic waste in the UK and Europe. We are truly blessed in being able to create drinks that we are happy to treat our children with, just like our nans used treat us.
We believe in a sustainable future, and we are on a mission to educate the next generation so there is no food poverty and no food waste. We have proved that we can make a huge impact while having a low budget and limited experience. With the right mindset and big dreams, we have already saved 243 tonnes of produce and supported thousands of vulnerable people.
What is next? We are only just getting started on our mission…stay tuned – new range is coming soon, our big big plan is to establish our own facility locally, launch into retail and save 600 tonnes of wonky produce by January.We are wonky, and we stand for a sustainable future. ♻️❤️