Hashy&Herb was an idea that came about through a fairly indirect way. I was working offshore in the Oil and Gas industry. My swing ( shift ) was 4 weeks on, 4 weeks off.
My standard work day would include lots of paper work and some maintenance of the vessel I was stationed on. The rest of the time was movies, social media and insane boredom.
As I am also a qualified Carpenter I decided to use my down time at sea to sketch cool furniture ideas - Something I could work on during my 4 weeks off. I started researching cool materials to use as a substitute for timber, as a point of difference. I came up with a cool idea and some awesome designs .... I was going to create a range of Recycled Plastic Furniture !!
Well that idea was not meant to be and after some research I soon found out I simply could not afford to import these massive sheets of compressed recycled plastic board. However - What I did find, was it was cost effective to import nice thin sheets and through my fetish of sunglasses I knew I could design and create - Recycled Plastic Sunglasses.
After some lengthy research I moved on to a far superior product in Cellulose Acetate and after about a year or extensive research and negotiations I found a small company in China that would help my to realise my goal.
Three years went very fast and I have learned a lot through trial and error but now I am very happy with the foundations on the brand - There is still miles and miles to go and many goals to kick. 2018 will be a very telling year and I simply cant wait to see how it all pans out.
Thank you for tuning into the roots of Hashy&Herb