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Harry Specters

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Award-winning flavours and positive social change, that’s us at Harry Specters. Mona, Shaz and their son Ash, who has autism, are behind this social enterprise. While visiting a chocolate shop on a holiday in Scotland in 2011, Mona discovered a perfect way of combining her passion for creating positive change for people with autism with her love for chocolate. Ash came up with the name and a year later, Harry Specters was born - dedicated to crafting the most delicious chocolates that create employment for young people with autism.

They are involved in every aspect of the business – from making and packaging the products to administration, design and photography. The chocolates have won numerous awards for their taste and hundreds of young people with autism have a brighter future. Every lovingly handcrafted bar and chocolate helps improve the lives of people with autism.

For every £1 of profit made at Harry Specters, Mona and Shaz decided that 60p would be set aside for furthering the social aims of the business, providing social activities for their invaluable employees as well as opportunities for their personal development.

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James Lucy

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James Lucy is a social enterprise, and watches are the first in hopefully a large range of products that will generate money for them to donate to their panel of charities around the world. James Lucy endeavor to always donate AT LEAST 50% of their profits each year to charities, as voted for by their customers.The #Time4 campaign is one that they will be running across all of their social media handles to generate interest in the donations they will be giving. Each year, the proceeds will be donated to at least three charities.

Friends of the Earth Trust Trees for CitiesCool Earth  The Red Cross Charity:Water Save The Children Make-A-Wish Worldwide Cancer Research British Heart Foundation          
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Stand4 Socks

Stand 4 Socks

"What if socks could change the world?"

Stand4 started by this simple statement when founder Josh Turner said this amongst friends casually. A bold concept, but when you stop and think about it, most of us wear socks....and if each pair has a positive impact, then why can't socks change the world?

This is because socks are rarely donated, as we wear through them and wouldn't donate old smelly socks with holes - unlike old coats or shoes. Leading to lots of foot issues for the people most in need. They went out and created the most suitable sock for homeless people, donating a pair with each we sell.

Currently our socks support 11/17 of the sustainable development goals. Allowing you to stand for a different cause each day of the week. This is represented by a small cause logo on the ankle of the sock, from education to gender quality and much more. Your sock purchase could be powering a hospital, clearing landmines to planting trees!

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Elephant Branded

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One Elephant...One Idea. Supporting education in Africa and Asia.

Why do some children have the right to an education whilst others don't? By buying one of their products, they will donate a school kit to a child in Africa or Asia. Simple as that.

Elephant Branded aim to make a positive, long term, and sustainable change to the communities that produce their products and the children that receive their school kits. One Elephant...One Idea.

You buy one ethically made, recycled bag or related product and they will give one ergonomically designed school bag and kit to a child in Africa or Asia. Simple as that. Elephant Branded pay a fair, competitive wage to local villagers who make their bags out of locally sourced, recycled materials. Not only do they get a fair, reasonable wage but they also have the opportunity to learn valuable skills that permit them to have a sustainable, effective way to get out of poverty. Then they sell it to people like you. The Elephant has just stepped outside. Now we have to keep him there.

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Elvis & Kresse

Since 2005 Elvis & Kresse have been rescuing raw materials, transforming them into luxury lifestyle accessories and donating 50% of profits back to charities.

In 2005 Elvis & Kresse had a chance encounter with the London Fire Brigade. When they learnt that London's damaged decommissioned hoses were headed to landfill they mounted a rescue. They set up Elvis & Kresse to save it. For over a decade none of London’s fire-hose has gone to landfill and over 170 tons of material has been reclaimed.

In 2017 the Burberry Foundation partnered with Elvis & Kresse to tackle the even greater global problem of leather waste. This Five-year partnership will see at least 120 tonnes of leather off-cuts from Burberry recrafted into new luxury items, designed and sold by Elvis & Kresse.

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Good Wash Company

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Goodwash is not just their name it is their philosophy. They believe in luxury experiences that are good for you and your soul.

Feel Good  Goodwash products are sourced from only the very finest natural ingredients from our land and sea. Their cruelty free products boast an abundance of natural health benefits that will leave your hair, body and soul feeling totally replenished, even our woof wash will leave the significant animal in your life smelling ‘totally lysh’ and all ready for cwtches.   Do Good  We are a Welsh social enterprise giving 100% of our profit to local projects that improve the lives of animals and people

THE GOOD WASH MODEL:

  1. Create jobs, employing people at risk of poverty on a living wage.
  2. Sell luxury, Welsh wash brand, with natural ingredients from the land and sea
  3. All profits go to the Goodwash foundation to fund projects that improve the lives of animals and people
  4. Help cultivate a conscious consumer movement
  5. Provide solutions for those wanting to do more, e.g volunteering and fundraising with a difference
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Hopeful Traders

Hopeful traders collaborate with people affected by homelessness and mental illness Hopeful Traders is different to other social projects.

Rather than just reinvest profits into charities supporting those affected by homelessness and mental illness, they collaborate with people who have experienced or do still experience those issues. They are the ones who's creative talents and voice we give a platform to and they choose the organisations that we support.

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Page & Bloom

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Page & Bloom are reinventing floristry with paper flowers, transformed from preloved books, maps and paper. Each of their flowers is individually hand made, transforming paper into stunning floral designs.

​Page & Bloom also has a social purpose. They are are a social enterprise created to provide fair employment and opportunities for women who have experienced domestic abuse. They work in partnership with domestic abuse charities, who refer women to us once they have moved on from a women's refuge. They provide free training to our makers, who are then paid to make the beautiful decorations we sell.

​Their handmade, sustainable decorations start out as paper that has come to the end of its original life. Rather than ending up in landfill or in a dusty attic, they give paper a new life as something beautiful. Their skilled designers and makers transform these raw materials into flowers. The magic happens with little more than scissors, glue, wire and a little bit of love and imagination.

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Ginerosity

Ginerosity Gin

They came up with the idea for Ginerosity because they believe passionately in the power of business and brands to do good.

With our beautiful and big-hearted London Dry gin, profits are poured into projects that will help deserving young adults to build themselves a better future. That isn’t just a worthwhile cause, it’s a vital one. And they’re exceptionally proud that they’re the first spirits company to do it.

Where exactly does the money go?

Ginerosity is committed to supporting projects that help disadvantaged young people through providing work, training and education opportunities.  

Their first partnership was with the charity Challenges Worldwide to help young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds take part in International Citizenship Service (ICS) programmes. This was an innovative overseas programme that gave young people skills and training, and supported their personal development. 

Thanks to Ginerosity a group of young adults were able to take part in this programme and achieve a valuable and industry-recognised qualification from the esteemed Chartered Management Institute. 

Since then, they have continued to help young adults grow and develop through a partnership with the social enterprise pub group, Beer for Good.  

Now, in 2018, they are working with a brilliant charity that offers a lifeline to young homeless people by giving them training, education, support and mentorship. They continue to make a difference to people's lives.   

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Naked Necessities

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Naked Necessities vision is to create plastic free oceans through innovative product design, and grounded business practices that their customers can trust.

They achieve this by taking everyday products, and redesign them from the bottom up, eliminating plastic from our designs and sourcing.

At the core of this design process are their values:

-Create affordable, quality products that out perform the existing market offerings.

-Create products that protect the environment through eliminating harmful ingredients, and that are designed for longevity.

-Provide products that assist our customers in achieving sustainable lifestyles"

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Artbox

Artbox

Artbox was set up in 2011 to provide much needed opportunities for people with learning disabilities to access the arts and be included in their local community.

We run art workshops in Islington, go on trips to museums and galleries in Central London and provide exhibition and sales opportunities so that each of the artists can exhibit, sell and earn an income from their work.

We're a registered charity and social enterprise. This means that all of our profits go back to supporting people with learning disabilities.

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