The Cheeky Panda

The Cheeky Panda produces sustainable hygiene products from bamboo – the world’s fastest growing plant. The company was founded in 2016 by chief executive Julie Chen and partner Chris Forbes following a trip to Southeast Asia where they saw large quantities of bamboo going to waste. The company has achieved B Corp status, invests back into protecting rainforests and works with The World Land Trust to offset its carbon emissions each year. Fuelled by £10m in funding, The Cheeky Panda has seen significant growth in recent years, , generating a turnover of £11m in 2022.