They started out in 2018 with no business qualifications, marketing experience, or entrepreneurial background - simply a shared passion and a big idea. 4 years on, they're the pioneering start-up taking drinks bottles to a new and truly sustainable level.
Through their company S'wheat, Jake Elliott-Hook and Amee Ritchie have created the world's first reusable bottle made from plant-based materials. Now courted by environmentally-conscious consumers and tech giants alike, S'wheat's growth is built on foundations as organic as their products. And in an era of corporate 'greenwashing', they're backing the talk with action, redefining the relationship between business and nature.
Speaking with Founded & Grounded, the couple talk about going viral for the first time, the brushes with disaster, and being wary of sharing their business idea with those closest to them. It's an inspiring story - and a reminder that anyone with the right energy and attitude can be a successful entrepreneur.
Presented by Andrew Parsonage, with analysis from business start-up specialist Ollie Collard, and Founded & Grounded Community Lead, Samantha Miles.