There is no shortage of organisations that inspire us in the world of impact. Read here for our Top 5.
A 7 year old social enterprise based in Manila that “create[s] eco-ethical fashion and home accessories out of upcycled scrap cloth, organic materials and indigenous fabrics, and by working with artisans living in the poor communities across the country’. They work by “collaborative, conscious design”. Love.
Lauren Bush founded FEED in 2007 with the mission of “Creating Good Products That Help FEED the World.” Starting out as a one for one BOGO model, every product sold has a measurable donation attached to it and, to date, the social business has been able to provide nearly 84 million meals globally through the WFP and Feeding America.
Known for the 1-Dress Challenge (how long can you wear just one dress?), The Uniform Project was born in May 2009, when founder Sheena pledged to wear a Little Black Dress for 365 days as an exercise in sustainable fashion. Designed to also be a fundraiser for the education of underprivileged children in India, the project acquired millions of visitors worldwide and raised over $100k for the cause
An arts and crafts project that aims to replace the dull traditional mortar-board-and-scroll photo session that every Singaporean child experiences at the end of K2 and turn it into an uplifting finale as he or she progresses on to Primary One, the first year of a very long and challenging journey. You have to watch the short film. Eagle boy go!
Starting in 2008, PoP was propelled by founder Adam’s experience of giving a pencil to a streetchild in India. To date, they’ve build over 200 schools serving over 30,000 students, and “will continue to work tirelessly in breaking down the restraints of today to enable the possibilities of tomorrow.”
What will you do?