We had the good fortune of connecting with Bryan Le and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Bryan, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
When we started Goodfit, we wanted to focus on highlighting three areas: culture, causes, and connections. Art is how a culture expresses itself. It is a manifestation of feelings and energy captured in one experience. When we started doing jigsaw puzzles during the pandemic, we couldn’t find any that reflected our culture today. To us, a jigsaw puzzle isn’t just a way to disconnect – it’s a medium for artists to express. We’re happy to work with aspiring artists to provide a new platform for their expressions. Our art is hand-selected to promote body positivity, diversity and inclusion, and imagination. Every artist chooses a cause to support. Goodfit gives back 10% of every puzzle to the organization that’s been selected. To date, in partnership with our artists, we support four different causes. Every Mother Counts, TalkNaija, Damayan Garden Project, and Girls Who Code. Our upcoming collection features four incredibly talented women who have selected various organizations focused on supporting human rights, fighting human trafficking, supporting victims of domestic violence, and protecting the rainforest. Finally, our puzzles encourage people to disconnect from their digital life. Working together with someone and completing a puzzle is an incredible experience that promotes healthy, collaborative moments. It makes us so happy to know that people connect over our puzzles and enjoy the quality time they spend working together to complete something. We want to do what’s good and right in the world and we hope we’ve found a way to do that. Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
We’re proud of one simple fact: that we were brave enough to make something and put it into the world. We’re excited about the positive feedback we’ve received and the support has been overwhelming. Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
For breakfast, we haven’t found a place that beats Rosenberg’s Bagels. That’ll give you the energy you need to get out to Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. Once you’ve finished there and make your way back to Denver, stop by Wood’s Boss to grab a beer and enjoy the up-and-coming neighborhood of Five Points. For dinner, you must check out Meta Asian Kitchen, by far the best Chinese food in Denver. If Vietnamese is more your jam, check out Savory Vietnam – the food is almost as good as my mom’s. If cannabis is your thing, check out Simply Pure in Highlands, the nation’s first Black-owned dispensary. If you’re looking for a nightcap, stop by Rita’s Law with your pupper and sip a cocktail while watching an outdoor film. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Goodfit would not have been possible without my fiancé’s support as a co-founder and life partner.