A very good friend of mine was going through a bit of a hard time in his life; and one year, when I asked him what he would like for Christmas, he replied: ‘A jar of happiness.’ So I began painting a jar just for him. I used really bright colours and filled it with my wishes for love and happiness in his life. He absolutely loved it, and from that reaction I decided to expand on the idea. And that’s how my original range of ‘YoiYoi Classics’ came about.
My latest range of “Memory Boxes” aims at touching people on an even deeper level because they incorporate reminders of loved ones and joyful moments spent with them. I believe our past experiences and memories make us who we are. I also think these memories and the emotions they evoke create the strongest connections between people.
So, I am very proud to announce my newest range of totally unique and stunningly beautiful ‘Memory Boxes’.
Each YoiYoi Gift is of the highest quality. Each item is bespoke – handmade to your personal specifications and using ancient artisan techniques. This makes for a precious personal gift. Each YoiYoi product is a one-off, a gift from the heart and just perfect for special occasions – to celebrate weddings, anniversaries, landmark birthdays, births and christenings – or maybe just as a way to tell someone how much you love them.
I source all my products in countries such as Vietnam. But, every YoiYoi Gift is completely unique. Nothing is mass-produced in impersonal (and often inhumane) sweatshops and factories. I work only with small family businesses. I talk directly to the highly-skilled craftsmen and women who work on my products; and I ensure all employees are treated fairly and work in comfortable conditions.