The Cheeky Panda is a young and innovative company offering a sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional paper-based tissue products. All of our products, from toilet tissues to kitchen towels, are made from 100% FSC® certified virgin bamboo from sustainable sources.
Free from harsh chemicals found in regular and recycles paper products, and from naturally sustainable resources we are providing a solution that saves thousands of precious trees and animal habitats around the world.
Ours are the first bamboo tissue and wipes products in the UK to be both certified by the Vegan Society and Cruelty Free International. Our co-founders Julie Chen and Chris Forbes are dedicated to conserving the environment one tissue and wipe at a time, with Colin the Panda on hand to make sure things stay cheeky!
The Cheeky Panda was founded in 2016 by two young environmentally conscious entrepreneurs, Chris Forbes and Julie Chen after a holiday in South East Asia. They discovered that there was a huge surplus of naturally sustainable bamboo which wasn’t being fully utilised. They decided the time was right to introduce bamboo to the UK and European tissue paper markets as a viable, skin-friendly and abundant alternative resource to wood. From the very moment we became The Cheeky Panda we’ve had enormous support from the public, it’s great to know we have found the environmentally-friendly solution everyone has been looking for. Today our bamboo tissue products have become No. 1 bestsellers on Amazon, are available through a growing number of online and high street retailers and supermarkets across the UK and Europe, from Wholefoods Market, Planet Organic, Ocado to Morrison’s, Monoprix in France and Carrefour in Dubai. We’ve also caught the attention of serial-entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, and been delighted to have the support of celebrities such as Joanna Lumley.
Our vision, value & mission
Since our incorporation back in 2016 we’ve been developing a wide range of eco-friendly and skin-friendly quality bamboo tissue products. Bamboo is our solution for a world increasingly searching for sustainable resources. To do this we have adopted the 3 “I”s, statements which encapsulate The Cheeky Panda’s vision, value and mission as a company now and in the future:
Innovate – creating a sustainable world for future generations through innovative products;
Impact – enriching people and our planet without exploiting the environment;
Inspire – Inspiring a fun, environmentally conscious and healthy lifestyle.