Welcome to the Pug and Grumble Story!
Hi, I’m Gerrard; I’m a partner, dad to 3 beautiful fur babies (Audrey Rose, Henry George, and Belgrave, who you’ll get to meet them on our Facebook social pages), student of life, and lover of anything and everything cosy. Especially socks.
More than just keeping your tootsie’s toasty …
… beautifully designed socks are a great way to make a statement and still feel uniquely you.
Initially, the fur babies and I were going to go down the path of designing stunning T-shirts for you, but they are a dime a dozen these days so we thought socks would be a better way for you to show the world your flare!
Here at Pug and Grumble we’re all about telling the world that you LOVE your dog and what better way to do that than with these beautiful fun socks?
It never ceases to amaze me when we’re out walking, how many people will come up to us and ask us about our pugs, want to pat them and have a bit of a chat, or tell us stories of their own fur babies, so I thought what better way to celebrate “Man’s Best Friend” than with these glorious socks ... and so Pug and Grumble was born.
Oh, and if you are wondering what the word “Grumble” has to do with pugs, I’m here to let you know that a grumble is a group of 3 or more pugs.
Can I tell you a little secret?
I have NEVER done anything like this before, this e-com thing is new to me so if you see something wrong or goofy, please join me and have a little laugh while I try to find my feet, OK?
I can tell you that running a small business like this is not for the faint hearted ... It is one of the hardest things I have ever done but it is also one of the most rewarding as well because I get to spend time every day working on things I love.
Something you don’t know about me is that I LOVE to help others especially women those that have had to flee atrocities that are happening in the world. So, it makes me happy to tell you that all the socks that we currently sell come from a place in Turkey called Sector 7.
Isabela Ersahin, the founder of Sector 7, helps refugee women rebuild their lives in a safe and welcoming environment, earning an ethical wage with flexible hours, whilst being trained to create stunning products.
I believe every woman should be able to support her family and watch her children grow. I’m proud to be associated with Sector 7 in the making of Pug and Grumble products.
Love to you all from me, Gerrard, Belgrave, Audrey and Henry.