Karen O’Flaherty, Pip Organic

Karen, Patrick & their children Charlotte & William, aka the pipsqueaks!

Hi Karen, tell us about yourself, your business and why you chose Putney for your offices?

I am Karen and along with my husband Patrick (and our little pipsqueaks!) we are the founders of Pip Organic – we make organic, plant-based drinks and fruity snacks for all the family.  Although we started our business on a market stall in Borough Market, we have lived in Putney for over 20 years and we are very fortunate to now also work in Putney. We sell our range in independent stores and some of the best loved chains with a ‘no nasties’ promise and we are on a mission to help to ‘make it easier for parents to say yes’ to healthy snacks and drinks.

What do you love most about Putney?

We love that Putney has a bustling high street but also has the calmness of the river.  We also love the open green spaces and over the lockdowns we have discovered so many new walks in Putney that in all the years we lived here have gone unnoticed. 

Karen and family have discovered so many new walks to do in Putney during lockdown

Which is the first hospitality business you will be heading to when we are able to socialise again?

As a business that supplies the hospitality sector we understand how tough things have been for many businesses so we cannot choose just one but look forward to getting out and about locally to support them.

Which shop in Putney have you missed visiting during lockdown?

I miss the vibrancy on the high street that all the busy shops bring and although there are just too many great shops to choose from our kids have certainly missed Kids Stuff!

Kids Stuff a family favourite in Putney Exchange Shopping Centre

Describe Putney in 3 words

  • Family-friendly
  • Riverside
  • Open Spaces

How can people continue to support your business at the moment?

We are a small business so please give our products a try if you are out and about. Also, if you buy Pip online or in a store (like Waitrose, Ocado & Abel &Cole) please consider leaving us a review to help spread the word.

Please help us on our sustainability mission by recycling our packaging when you can – we have recently introduced lots of new developments such as a paper straw on our kids drinks and our coldpressed drinks are packed in an eco bottle made from 75% recycled PET and 25% bio-based plastic.  And finally, we also have a Piptastic online shop with free delivery in mainland UK – www.piporganic.com

Pip Organic are committed to producing sustainable and eco friendly drinks and packaging

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