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30th Anniversary Cover Mug

We celebrate thirty years after vendors first got a hand up from The Big Issue and look back on what’s been achieved since September 1991. Over 220 million magazines have been sold since we first hit the streets!

A purchase of this mug featuring the cover of our 30th milestone can make a difference, supporting The Big Issue's mission to eradicate poverty.

The Big Issue

The Big Issue’s own-brand products support the creation of a range of work-based opportunities for disadvantaged people.
The Big Issue has spent over 27 years at the helm of self-help revolution. It all began with the launch of The Big Issue magazine in 1991, which was created to offer homeless and disadvantaged people the opportunity to earn a legitimate income by selling a magazine on the streets. Since then over 200 million copies magazine have been sold by over 100,000 people. Vendors buy the magazine upfront for £1.50 and sell it on to the public for £3.00, and in doing so each runs their own micro-enterprise. In 2005 Big Issue Invest was launched, with the aim of extending The Big Issue’s mission by financing the growth of social enterprises and charities across the UK. To date the organisation has directly invested in over 350 such organisations, and manages or advises on more than £170 million of social funds.
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Issue 1490 - The Beatles £3.00 GBP
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Issue 1489 - Claudia Winkleman £4.00 GBP
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Issue 1488 - Hounds Of Love £4.00 GBP
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Big Issue Christmas Baubles - Various Designs £8.00 GBP
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SUPPORTING THE MAKERS

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PROTECTING THE PLANET

Our products are sourced with sustainability in mind

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A HAND UP, NOT HAND OUT

We’re striving to dismantle poverty through social trading