Clockwork Soldier was launched in 2011 from Rob Dakin's spare bedroom in North London (along with co-founder Karen Northey).
They wanted to create a collection with an educational slant and a focus on the more traditional ethos of 'make and do'. Awareness of their ecological impact is built into Clockwork Soldier’s design process. The products are minimal waste and FSC Certified, which assures that they are made from paper and card that is recycled or sourced from sustainably managed forests. Most of the products are plastic-free (and they're working on becoming fully plastic-free). They have also worked with societies like the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust to create products that support conservation efforts.