who are Yew?

jun wong

Hometown: London, UK

Loves: Running, snowboarding, climbing, cycling, swimming, triathlon, hiking, yoga and reading on the sofa.

Something interesting: Jun once worked at UNICEF in New York and learnt that individuals do make a difference.

Jun started up a company shortly after university and threw all his energy into building it up, until he realised that his heart wasn’t in it.  He took some time out to snowboard, race and do yoga – and realised that he wanted to do something he was passionate about.  Soon after, he joined up with Kresse to form Yew – combining his love of adventure, sport and outdoors gear.

Jun featured as a triathlon model for the advertising campaign of a major blue-chip company.  He also used to love playing rugby and doing karate, but now wonders if he’s too old and fragile.

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kresse wesling

Hometown: Calgary, Hong Kong, London, Bournemouth

Loves: long distance running, seriously long walks, singletrack, swimming, yoga

Something interesting: Kresse first moved into sustainable business at 23 and never looked back.

Kresse is an environmental entrepreneur, she builds businesses that solve environmental problems. She launched an environmental packaging company in Hong Kong and brought that business to the UK in 2004. In 2007 Kresse launched EaKo, which turns industrial waste into innovative lifestyle products and returns 50% of profits to charities and organisations related to the waste. She is also the trustee of a new charity which will raise funds to support climate change initiatives.

Don’t just take our word for it, Kresse has been recognised for her work:
Shell Entrepreneurial Woman of the Future 2007

HSBC Start-Up Stars Green Award, 2008

Named one of Britain’s 100 most Entrepreneurial Women, 2009
(Real Business/HBOS)

Social Enterprise Ambassador http://socialenterpriseambassadors.org/