As part of our Meet the Maker series, we speak to the people behind the creations in The Big Issue Shop – a platform for buying ethical products which put people and the planet first.
This week, Joey Li, CEO and co-founder of Leiho, a business selling eco-friendly products to help the homeless.
What can we find on your part of The Big Issue Shop?
Our Big Issue shop consists of everyday essentials crafted with our Leiho smiley faces: bamboo socks, baseball caps, beanies, tote bags and water bottles.
Every product in our store helps to fund impact projects and donations for people experiencing homelessness.
How do your products make a positive difference in the world?
Our products are all designed with the idea of spreading kindness, care and happiness towards the wearer. Every item is also eco-consciously made, especially our bamboo socks!
Bamboo is an extremely environmentally friendly material that saves a lot of water and does a lot less damage to the planet. On top of that, we dedicate five per cent of our monthly revenue towards working closely with local charities that support refugees and people experiencing homelessness.