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 time, we speak to Lauren Crane, retail coordinator at Design in Mind.
What can we find on your part of the Big Issue shop?
A selection of cards, art prints, cushions, make up bags, pencil cases, and mugs, all designed by our members in our studio.
How do your products make a positive difference in the world?
Our products, not only, provide a sense of purpose for our Members, but also brighten up the homes and workplaces all over the UK with our bold, eye-catching designs.
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What inspired you to start your company and how did it start?
There was a huge need for an innovative service that provided people with mental health support, using creativity as tool to allow personal growth.
What is the biggest issue everyone should know about at the moment?
The cost of living, and how vulnerable people can be when struggling financially. This has a huge impact on people’s mental health.