Products of Change – the go-to hub for promoting and encouraging the sustainability agenda across the consumer products industries – has welcomed Robert Hutchins in the newly created role of editor and community manager.
Rob joins POC from ToyNews and Licensing.biz. Having joined in 2012, he has spent the last five years as editor of the platforms. He will now draw on his almost ten years’ experience in the toy and licensing industry to develop robust, must-read content to serve POC’s growing audience and member base, working alongside founder, Helena Mansell-Stopher.
Rob (pictured above with Helena) joins Products of Change this September with “a head full of ideas and determination” to help establish the brand as the “essential destination for supporting, encouraging, sharing and driving real industry action”.
He commented: “I’ve been smiling like an idiot since I got the call from Helena that this was really happening. Working with Helena and the Products of Change team to help take her vision for the brand and its massively important mission forward is pretty much the dream job. I’m so excited to get stuck in and chatting with all the incredible people and businesses driving the sustainability effort into the future, that I’ve lost all feeling in my cheeks.
“Products of Change and I share many of the same values and the belief that sharing and spreading positive news and the already excellent efforts that have been made across such important topics is the best way to encourage and fuel real, meaningful change. I can’t wait to get talking to you all about it.”
Helena continued: “Talk about circular economy… from welcoming Rob to the very first Products of Change meeting way back in 2019, to seeing him join us in the newly created position of editor, it’s a delight to see the loop completed and welcome Rob to the team.
“I’m hugely excited to see Products of Change embark on its next stage of evolution as we continue to grow the platform and set our ambitions for what we want to achieve even higher. Rob will play a big role in fuelling our momentum and energy to take this platform sky high, and I can’t wait to see where that takes us.”
Products of Change now has over 250 members including Mattel, Hasbro, Lego, Viacom CBS, Discovery Networks, BBC Studios, Asda, Tesco and many more leading names from the licensing, toy, apparel, retail, publishing, homewares and education worlds, as well as many more sectors.
To learn more about the Products of Change platform, to share your stories or to find out what next steps you could be taking on your journey for better sustainability measures, you get in touch with the team at: