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Welcome to Mad Jessie
where all our products are drawn and designed by MJ, on her small boat, where she lives in County Waterford. From Sustainable Snuzzles (made from 100% recycled plastic) Skipper Hats (knitted in Waterford) and Plantable Pencils (that grow into herbs and flowers) we have something perfect for you!
The Eco Range
I’m on a journey with Mad Jessie to really think and act on sustainability. From using recycled materials that help the environment by reducing waste, to making as much as I can locally, to promoting eco conscious items like the Sprout Plantable Pencils and the GuppyFriend wash bag, to making quality products that last in eco-friendly packaging…
The Eco Range focuses on products that are as sustainable as possible in the materials used to make them. From limited prints on recycled card, to 100% natural plantable pencils, to the Guppyfriend wash bag, all of these items are especially natural, eco friendly and sustainable from production to final product.
And multi use tube scarves, a.k.a. Snuzzles are sustainably made from plastic bottles that have been diverted from landfill and the ocean - the fabric is so soft you would never guess it used to be plastic!
"I don't want to be an unattainable
When you look at Mad Jessie,
I want you to be able to see yourself.
I want you to think, "I can do that!"
I want you to love yourself
for who you are.
I want you to go and have some fun."
- MJ (who can't do a handstand) 2019
Origins - How it all began
It is a massive word that covers a whole lot. Here at Mad Jessie I am taking it one step at a time, as I educate myself on sustainability, and then take steps to moving the business to becoming more and more sustainable. It’s a big responsibility, but I think if we all take time to learn, and then to change our lives little by little, it will be more manageable, and we will be able to see our progress.
Mindfulness is important. Drawing is a mindful practice, and creation is quite a mindful practice, so in that way, it’s quite an important part of Mad Jessie. I also share this process of creation through short videos online.
I really like creating these videos for others because it makes me take a step back and draw more, spending time being mindful and just creating.
Last year I introduced a colouring book and colouring-in pencils, so that others can spend time, being mindful for themselves and taking some time out from their lives, clearing their minds and colouring in. it’s a great practice.
Living Aboard... Is the best!
It really is! - It’s simple and cozy and fun and a bit of an adventure. It’s also AFFORDABLE!
It’s not all sunshine and roses - my biggest enemy is mould in humid winters, and when something breaks, I have to fix it pretty quick! The electrics have yet to go in, and the water tank (if only you knew what a luxury hot water from a tap is!!!) but every morning I get to see the sunrise. At night, I can see the moon from my bed through the window. And in the evenings I am rocked to sleep by the sound of the waves lapping up against the hull of the boat - In these moments, it is pure bliss.