unltd

UnLtd is the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in and around the UK. Since 2002 UnLtd have supported over 16,500 social entrepreneurs. Last year they helped more than 870,000 people to improve their lives. 

Social Supermarket and UnLtd have partnered making it easy to find and buy from social enterprises who have benefited from their awards programme.

Madlug

Madlug was founded in 2015 by Dave Linton. A man whose only experience in the luggage industry was bags of enthusiasm. This 40-something Youth Worker was heartbroken to learn that most children in care transport their worldly belongings in a bin bag. In that moment, Dave set out to do something about it. With just £480, he started Madlug and came up with a ‘Buy one Give one’ approach: for every bag you purchase, one will be given to a child in care.

There are over 90,000 children in care in the UK and Ireland. One child enters the UK care system every 15 minutes. What’s more, over half are victims of neglect or abuse. Because children in care aren’t given a voice, the public don’t know about the problems they face every day. Which is why it’s so important that their story is heard.

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Nemi Teas

Nemi Tea

A London-based tea company offering a variety of whole leaf tea blends as loose tea and in biodegradable tea pyramids along with a Chai Syrup for chai lattes, iced teas and chai cocktails! 

They are strong believers in creating positive change through business and provide employment to refugees to help them better integrate in the UK. Nemi Tea employ refugees to run tea stalls across London food markets, festivals, events and conferences which allows refugees to boost their English skills, regain confidence and work on skills required to enter the UK job market. They also employ them within our business to perform commercial roles including sales & marketing, events, packaging and distribution.

Nemi are solely impact driven and re-invest more than 50% of their profits back into their enterprise to help us achieve our social-impact goals.

 

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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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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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Harry Specters

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Award-winning flavours and positive social change, that’s 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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Rubies in the Rubble

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Rubies in the Rubble founder, Jenny, started reading about the problem of food waste after seeing the amount of discarded produce at fruit and veg markets across London. Beautiful mangoes, cranberries & tomatoes all headed for landfill, often because they simply didn't look right.

Although much of the discarded produce is perfectly edible, much is thrown away due to aesthetic imperfections, over-forecasted demand or inefficiency in storing & distributing.

The scale of the problem of food waste got Jenny thinking about what could be done with all this surplus product. Surely there was a way of creating delicious, first-class product using excess produce?

Armed with some family recipes and car-bootful of rescued fruit and veg from New Covent Garden market, the experimentation in the kitchen began! It wasn't long before...

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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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