Hope & Mania is Cardboard Zebra's newest project.
Like many others I'm a lifelong sufferer of anxiety and extreme panic attacks. Years ago I found that doodling helped me to focus my attention and whilst it didn't cure me it did help me. Years later and as one of the lucky ones through a combination of professional and personal support I was able to overcome the condition that had stifled me for nearly 30 years.
I'm one of the lucky ones and with encouragement from my family I started to put my doodles to work and from them Hope & Mania was born, a name conjoured up by my wife Vicky and an idea to make some cool t shirts.
From there we decided that whilst its nice to make some money for us, what's nicer is to make some money for us and a good cause hence why 20% of ALL profit from sales goes to either Papyrus UK who work to prevent suicide amongst young people or SIFA Fireside who work with homeless people in Birmingham, UK.
Nigel, Daisy Drew and Vicky Smith