If you are looking for a store with a bit of a difference, you have come to the right place! We are a social enterprise working directly with London’s homeless community to bring you some of the best ethical products in town! We create workshops and training opportunities for those on the path to recovery, making the journey to meaningful employment that little bit easier.
How Does It All Work?
SYC is run by the one of the biggest homelessness charities in London: The Connection. Located smack-bang in the middle of London, The Connection are in a prime position to help thousands of people every year to move away from, and stay off, the streets. They work with everyone on an individual basis, tackling the underlying cause of rough sleeping as well as offering a whole range of practical support. Find out more…
As we are located within The Connection HQ, we are in the perfect place to talk to those recovering, to find out their aspirations and get their take on how we can be most valuable to them.
We run a series of product design and creative workshops, alongside The Connection’s art recovery program, teaching people new skills and offering a chance to get involved in the SYC store. Check out the picture above of Paul working on his modelling skills in one of our photography workshops!
Eco and Ethical
We love our planet and want to see it blossoming for as long as possible. That is why everything you find on our store is made from recycled or sustainable materials and is built to last. We make every effort to be kind to our planet, and try our best to ensure that this takes place from creation to your door. Each and every order is packaged in carbon neutral and recyclable mailing bags made from sugar cane! The rest of our packaging is made from completely sustainable or recycled materials and, to make it as simple as possible, everything can be popped into your recycling bins!
We also want to make sure that people through our entire supply chains are taken care of! The Connection and SYC are proud living wage employers and we check with all partner brands that they have provisions in place to ensure that everyone they work with is treated well and taken care of.
To bring you some of the coolest products around, we partner with amazing brands that we truly believe in. Every brand we work with is hand selected to ensure they align with our values (you won’t find any greenwashing here!) and that they offer really great products. We hope you love our current selection. If there is anyone else that you think we should work with, let us know! We love hearing your ideas and finding out about other cool brands. Click here to drop us a message.