In this second installment of the Series we explore how Goonj and Jimani Collections are blending clothing with sustainable impact. Goonj is imbibing the spirit of ‘Cloth is Currency and Dignity’ while Jimani has made their women employees their strongest quality.
Ideas, Opinions and Storytelling for the New-age Social Entrepreneurship
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Clothing As A Means of Social Change: Featuring Purple Impression Which Empowers Women Artisans From Pakistan
Clothing is a sentiment and every piece of fabric tells a story. We spoke to Purple Impression, an ethical clothing brand. They are changing the way clothing is perceived as a garment through their innovative model and their zeal towards empowering women artisans from Pakistan.
Over last few years whilst interacting with many social entrepreneurs and changemakers we came across a few common attributes that define them. Here are 3 of these attributes.
Small holding farmers face a range of problems leading to perpetual poverty. eKutir and KrishiStar are using innovative business models to help farmers get access to entrepreneurial opportunities ultimately leading to predictable livelihood.
Non-fiction short filmmaking is a relatively under-utilised and under-explored instrument of bringing about social change. However it can be a powerful tool for achieving multiple objectives for social entrepreneurs, incubators and investors alike.
Non-fiction Short Films (sometimes also referred to as Impact Films) communicate social impact, showcase causes and engage viewers unlike any other medium. Filmmaking may sound intimidating to most social good brands. We try to simplify this process in this post.
An article in Forbes written by Daniela Papi discusses that it is best to stay away from your impactees’ background stories and only focus on the business aspect of your social good brand while promoting it. We beg to differ. Here’s why.
Mitti is an initiative to nurture and promote Indian handicraft and the cause of the artisans. It is an initiative that takes you back to your unique cultural roots in the face of an all pervading globally homogeneous cultural identity . With this vision, Mitti organises workshops cum exhibitions where artisans come from various regions of the country and demonstrate the technique of their craft to students of architecture and design studies.
Self Help Groups or SHGs have been working as vehicles of economic self sustenance and socio-cultural empowerment of poor and low income groups, especially rural women over last three decades. In the emerging scenario of a For-Profit Social Enterprise, SHGs may prove to be important and useful partners in building inclusive yet profitable ventures to alleviate poverty and deliver sustainable solutions.