Hay Fever Tips… Watch Out For The Pesky Pollen!

Hay Fever Tips… Watch Out For The Pesky Pollen!

Hay fever is a common irritancy that people of all ages suffer from, affecting 13 million people in the UK alone. It is an immune response caused by pollen allergy and results in an itchy and irritating inflammation in the nose. There are three main types of pollen that lead to allergic reactions; these are: tree, grass and weed pollen.

Pollen is released into the air when wind blows off of plants, where it is transferred from male plants to female. This process takes places particularly from May to September and this is when hay fever sufferers are most affected. Pollen is a vital process for plant reproduction – something which is very important for our survival. However, it doesn’t always seem that way when you’re sneezing and sniffing! Luckily, we have put together a few tips to help you avoid the sniffles this summer. Scroll down to read the following top tips to reduce your exposure to pollen.

1. Strip

When you come in from outside make sure you change your clothes straight away and shake your coat! Pollen can attach itself to your clothing while outside and may then be transferred into your home environment.

2. Daily Pollen Checks!

To be fully prepared make sure you are paying attention to the weather forecasts as they normally include a pollen count. This will allow you to monitor the pollen rate and gage whether it is safe to venture out!

3. Create an igloo!

Sort of… just make sure you shut all the windows in your house! Keep that pesky pollen outside. If the pollen can’t get to you then your hay fever won’t flare up.

4. Magic sunglasses

Style and safety come together with these wrap-around sunglasses to protect you from those irksome itchy eyes that you get from hayfever.

5. Let’s be cheeky!

A fabulous little deterrent for your hay fever symptoms are The Cheeky Panda’s hypoallergenic bamboo tissues. Boxes of facial tissues for around the house and pocket tissues for when you are on the go! ‘Saving the trees with every sneeze! While also gaining hay fever relief!’

UNESCO, Sustainable Development Goals and The Cheeky Panda

The Heads of State, senior UN officials and representatives of civil society gathered in September 2015 and adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These objectives form a program of sustainable, universal and ambitious development to deliver a sustainable and fair world for all the people of the earth. This is how The Cheeky Panda as a company supports these goals.

No Poverty

The Cheeky Panda pays at the very least a living wage to all members within its workforce.  This is a commitment to pay the worker more than basic needs so they can afford a decent standard of living.

Zero Hunger

The Cheeky Panda is in partnership with Oxfam, a charity shop model that has been in operation for years. Oxfam specialises in selling an eclectic mix of products including The Cheeky Panda. Money raised goes on to support famine and crisis zones.

Good Health and Well-Being

The Cheeky Panda is committed to eradicating chemicals from the manufacturing process of tissue paper. The brand is closely aligned with eco-brands and promotes a healthier way of life. Partnerships with esteemed retailers such as Wholefoods Market and Planet Organic continue to encourage health and well-being.

Quality Education

The Cheeky Panda believes that educating people about eco-products is crucial for the planet. Sustainability is much more than just a way of life, it is a state of mind, people need to understand the truth cost of a quality supply chain and why cutting corners has a long term detrimental effect.

Gender Equality

The Cheeky Panda is committed to gender equality, we are majority owned by our female founder Julie Chen. Our people are judged on their talent regardless of age, ethnicity or sexuality and we believe diversity leads to innovation and creativity.

Clean Water and Sanitation

The Cheeky Panda knows actions have consequences, what we put in the water comes back to us. Cheeky products do not contain chemicals, meaning there are no harmful substances being pumped into the water supply. This ultimately helps to ensure cleaner drinking water.

Affordable and Clean Energy

The Cheeky Panda uses the latest manufacturing techniques to capture the steam from the pulping process and convert it to electricity. As a partner of the Uk’s largest green energy supplier Ecotricity, we aim to be green cradle to grave.

Decent Work and Economic Growth

The Cheeky Panda believes a race to the bottom on price is unsustainable and harmful for a workforce’s health. We believe in fair affordable pricing and inspiring everyone that it is possible to make quality green products without compromise.

Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
The Cheeky Panda is an industry innovator and disruptor. We continue to create products that are more sustainable and reduce plastics while optimising our supply chain. As a company we are committed to remaining being carbon neutral.

Reduced Inequalities
The Cheeky Panda does not put profit ahead of ethics. We are committed to paying fair prices throughout our supply chain and seeking true partnerships instead of an inequality that creates an ‘us and them’ culture.

Sustainable Cities and Communities
The Cheeky Panda uses Bamboo the world’s fastest growing plant as an alternative to trees. In a world of stretched resources and ever growing cities we provide the option to be sustainable in everyday consumer choices.

Responsible Consumption and Production
The Cheeky Panda uses 100% FSC certified tissue from audited forestry. Our manufacturing has ISO9001, ISO4001 and ISO8001 certifications. Our tissue is stronger meaning people use less of it compared to regular tissue.

Climate Action
The Cheeky Panda uses bamboo which absorbs 35% more carbon and produces 30% more oxygen than trees. Cradle to grave bamboo tissue is 65% less carbon than tree tissue and we invest in a carbon balancing project with the world land trust to invest in protecting the Vietnam rainforest, making us carbon neutral.

Life Below Water
The Cheeky Panda has created plastic free ranges to protect the long term future and make sure plastic doesn’t end up in the ocean. We believe in cradle to grave and we don’t want fish to consume plastic that we in turn then consume ourselves.

Life on Land
The Cheeky Panda use bamboo which is a grass so when its cut it regrows from the root, unlike trees which root system needs to be dug out creating soil erosion. Animals do not live off bamboo but one tree can support 60 different species. By using bamboo instead of trees we support a better balance between forestry and nature.

Partnerships for the Goals
The Cheeky Panda works with children’s charities and the world land trust to support a fairer and more sustainable world. Each of our clients that use our tissue helps make a big difference to changing the habits of the world to a fairer place.


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Cheeky Panda Dresses Wild for Wildlife

In support of endangered animals, The Cheeky Panda teamed up one of the world’s leading independent conservation organisations WWF. The Cheeky Panda’s passion for sustainability is closely aligned with WWF’s key values for sharing the planet’s resources more sustainably, tackling climate change and protecting endangered wildlife.

In a bid to address the world’s most important challenges, the cheeky team took to their wardrobes in search of the wildest thing they could find. Steering away from the obvious choice, the Majestic Panda, the team were tasked with sourcing an outfit that best represents their favourite endangered animal. This resulted in an eclectic mix of polar bears, bees and silver backed gorillas.

Safeguarding the natural world, tackling climate change and enabling people to use their fair share of natural resources takes more than just fun and outrageous costumes, these are one of many pieces in the Solution Puzzle. Alongside this dress to impress, participants were encouraged to donate funds to this organisation. This is only the beginning, however small steps like this towards the right direction are all it takes to inspire change and improvement.’Together we can build a future where people and nature thrive’ (WWF)

Wake Up And Smell The Plastic

Plastic is one of the biggest problems for the environment in the UK today. Studies reveal an estimation between 1.15 to 2.41 million tonnes of plastic entering oceans through rivers annually. Some of these top contributing rivers can be found in Asia, contributing up to 67% of all plastics flowing into the ocean from rivers around the world.

The last 70 years has seen a dramatic increase on demand for plastic. Shockingly around 300 million tons of plastic is being produced globally every year, half of this is being used for disposable items. 8 million tonnes of this plastic then ends up in our oceans every year, once there it is there to stay.

Plastic is favoured for use in a wide range of industry due to its durability. This is good for suppliers and end users but extremely bad for the environment. This durable material begins its slow breakdown into smaller pieces when exposed to sunlight or extremely warm temperature. Since the ocean is beyond freezing, this breakdown process takes that much longer, meanwhile more and more plastic continues to be discarded and ending up in the sea.

Businesses are starting to introduce sustainable initiatives and considering their environmental footprint. Despite the efforts in play to replace plastic within the next 15-35 years, the problem continues to worsen at an alarming speed. As it stands, there is an island of plastic in the ocean three times the size of France. Situated between Hawaii and California, this plastic-land is noted to be the largest accumulation of plastic in the ocean ever recorded.

Businesses are starting to introduce sustainable initiatives and considering their environmental footprint. Despite the efforts in play to replace plastic within the next 15-35 years, the problem continues to worsen at an alarming speed. As it stands, there is an island of plastic in the ocean three times the size of France. Situated between Hawaii and California, this plastic-land is noted to be the largest accumulation of plastic in the ocean ever recorded.

Fortunately small companies are leading the way with innovative green solutions. Progress can be slow especially with predictions that in 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish…

An Indepth Look Into The Cheeky Effect

The Cheeky Panda is set up on the foundation of bringing sustainable alternatives to the mass market. We want to actively make a positive difference to the world around us and help the environment to prosper. If you want to be apart of The Cheeky Panda’s mission to create a sustainable living environment for future generations, then all you need to do is switch your loo roll. We are a startup, battling the multi billion dollar tissue paper companies, we can’t do this alone. With your help, we want to spread the word about the damage that tree based tissues are having on the environment…