The Social Impact Pulse: Series One Reflections

Series one of the Social Impact Pulse is coming to a close. The podcast cultivates intimate conversations with entrepreneurs, reflecting on the heartbeat of their organization. Each episode is a ‘no filter’ conversation with entrepreneurs working at the intersection of the sustainable livelihoods and lifestyle sectors, where we dig deep into the values they hold […]

Artesan profile: Tierra &Lava

Lucy Ashman, founder of Tierra & Lava shares with us her journey of how she started a natural skin care company. An Introduction to Tierra & Lava Tierra & Lava is a triple-bottom-line (people-planet-profit) business that creates natural skin and hair products inspired by ancient Mayan remedies and wisdom as well as positively impacts our […]

What’s In Your Closet? Producer Edit

Our  “What’s in Your Closet” feature is back! This time around we asked producers from some of our favourite brands, to share with us what’s in their closet and what items they hold dear. While some chose items in their closets, other chose work tools or other items that hold special meaning for them. We […]

Artesan profile: African Flaire

Meet Anne Mukuria – founder, African Flaire.  Based in Nairobi, Kenya, Anne works with Wendo  – a self-help group focussed on weaving traditional Kenyan baskets.  Working with rural communities poses its challenges. As rainfall in the eastern part of Kenya isn’t always consistent, growing and processing sisal into a material that can be woven, can […]

Marketing for Social Impact – A Conversation

A couple of weeks back, the Conversant Wallah convened a small group of social entrepreneurs within the artisan made, handmade and sustainable craft & fashion sector, to talk through marketing strategies for social impact. A common pain point often experienced by leaders in this sector, is that the established business and marketing frameworks and tools, […]

Introducing Our Guest Blogger!

We are delighted to introduce Hazel Bonner our Berlin based, guest blogger for for 2019. Here, Hazel shares with us her own ongoing journey to leading a sustainable lifestyle and what she’s currently reading and listening too. Look out for stories and articles from her soon! What prompted you to lead a more ethical and […]

My Sustainable Closet – Runjhun Pacholi

Runjhun is not new to the world of up-cycling and recycling. A few years back she launched her own start-up to create conscious consumption by giving women the opportunity to buy preowned clothes from each other. After having done a lot of research into the resources that go into producing cotton, in addition to the […]