Category Archives: Social enterprise

Elephant Branded: Bags to Give School Children the Chance they Deserve

Elephant Branded, run by uni friends James and Tim, is an accessories brand fronting a beautiful story. Put simply, for every ethically made, recycled bag or similar product they give one school bag and kit to a child in Africa … Continue reading

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Vintage at Southbank 2011: Eco Design Fair

Vintage at Southbank 2011 (the follow-on from last year’s Vintage at Goodwood festival) was held in London last weekend. I volunteered to help man the stand for whomadeyourpants? in the outdoors vintage/eco marketplace. We were positioned in the Upcycled Marketplace … Continue reading

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Vivienne Westwood Ethical Kenyan Bags

Vivienne Westwood is often considered responsible for bringing modern punk into mainstream fashion, maybe now she can do the same for ethical fashion. Vivienne Westwood has launched a new range of ethical bags for A/W ’11-’12. Previewed at trade show … Continue reading

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Whomadeyourpants? Social Enterprise Starts at Home

Whomadeyourpants? is a fabulous social enterprise based in Southampton. They set up in 2009 and started selling pants at the beginning of 2010. Stated simply, whomadeyourpants? is a social enterprise selling ethical underwear made by local women who might otherwise … Continue reading

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Quazi Design interview

Quazi Design is a social enterprise based in Swaziland. They produce jewellery and homewares from recycled paper, utilising rolled paper beads, folding and layering, and paper mache which is then varnished. The products are all handmade by local rural women. … Continue reading

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SOKO Kenya Interview

SOKO is a production unit based in Kenya, founded by Jo Maiden originally from London. They produce high quality garments for the international fashion industry and run as a social enterprise, improving the quality of life for the local workers … Continue reading

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