We are a small, Vegan family owned and run business based from home in the Staffordshire countryside. Our products are designed in house with love, care and attention to detail.
Our L.G.P. printing and packaging is VEGAN and our garment suppliers have PETA recognition.
Meet the flock;
Susan Joyce -
Sue started out in life as an R.V.N. in Veterinary Practice.
She worked in several practices in the midlands, he final one being a Veterinary Hospital in the West Midlands where she was the Patient Co-ordinator.
Sue opened one of the first Dog Daycare centres in the UK in Staffordshire where her and her 4 staff looked after 30 dogs each day - this was her dream business! After 3 happy years, a fall from a bridge fractured her back in several places and meant she could not walk for a while. Regrettably, she had to close this business.
Sues first steps into card design came when she started creating Wedding and Event stationery. She opened a shop in Stafford and took on a few staff members, one of which Danielle, became her very good friend. They worked together for many years and eventually restructured the business into a partnership called Paper Punks Emporium.
When the Covid lockdown hit, the wedding industry was decimated. There was just no work as no weddings could take place for months on end. Sue used this time to start Little Green pigeon in May 2020 and that leads us to where we are today!
There is of course no shop anymore, but we do sell on our website and Etsy. We also sell our L.G.P. products to selected suppliers in the UK such as Garden centres and animal supply stores.
Sue has been vegetarian for 29 years and Vegan for the last 8 years.
She has worked with bird rescue and rehab for the last 10 years and is known as 'drunk Snow White' and 'the mad pigeon lady'!
Sue has had various hobbies in the past, Off Road Driving and Roller Derby being two of the main ones. These days its all about running, Body Pump (weighted movement) and walking her rescue dog Doctor Nogglesworth!
Ian Joyce -
long suffering husband of Susan, Ian is chief general dogs body. He works hard fetching and carrying, making tea, dashing to the post office and keeping the wild flowers trimmed in the allotment
Ian has been Vegan for 3 years. Ian is profoundly Deaf since Birth and has raised thousands over the year to support Hearing Dogs for the Deaf Charity. Ian has had a Hearing Dog from them for the last 15 years.
YOUR ORDERS SAVE BIRD LIVES!
Around 10% of our profit goes to paying for the care and upkeep of our rescue birds here at Riverside.
We are a member of several bird rehab groups and we regularly receive birds for care. Some of these stay and some of them grow, recover and fly off.
Many of the ones who stay are pigeons, who have the choice of living in our quiet country garden or bunking up in the coop in our allotment at night (at the back of our property) with the flock.
We regularly post the activity of the birds on our instagram and facebook pages, go follow us!