Quinola Mothergrain was created to bring some super tasty new flavours to your kitchen and make being healthier that little bit easier. It all started with the joys of redundancy. After 17 years as a fund manager in London and Paris, the world economy decided it needed a few less people in banking. My family and I decided to invest the redundancy cheque wisely and headed off travelling for the best part of a year. But before setting off, I decided that a change of direction was needed. That my energy and creativity should be channelled towards helping the poor get richer rather than helping the rich get richer. It was with this in mind that I set off looking for a suitable product that I could start a Fairtrade business with. It was whilst in Peru that we discovered the delights of quinoa.