Audio Stories

19: Secret Projects Cultivating intimate conversations with entrepreneurs, reflecting on the heartbeat of their organization. In this episode we are joined by Fritha Mason Founder and CEO and Banke Ajayi CFO of  Secret Projects – a social enterprise that generates positive change in their communities in India through employing and training women to create clothing, […]

My Sustainable Closet – Georgina Iraheta

Georgina is an intrepid traveler having been involved in volunteering and working with young children and youth from an early age. Growing up in relatively privileged surroundings in El Salvador, Georgina recalls that shopping for clothes was always done with a view to purchase clothes for the following six months to a year. The options […]

Cultivating Conversations – The Fair Play Forum

Recognizing the need to provide a platform for like-minded leaders to convene to share best practices, struggles, successes and develop up strategies to collaborate, the Fair Play Forum was launched. To date, the Fair Play Forum has convened in Dhaka, Bangladesh and Bangalore India. We recently caught up with the participants from the event held […]

My Sustainable Closet – Chris Bouwer

As President of Facilitators International, a nonprofit that provides support for organizations that work in the area of anti-human trafficking in Nepal, Chris Bouwer is an avid supporter of Higher Ground Crafts . Over the years Chris has sold Higher Ground Craft accessories by hosting jewelry parties and to local retailers in Michigan. In addition to […]

My Sustainable Closet – Iris Lim

Iris Lim – Threadapeutic customer Iris is a recycling enthusiast who has incorporated this practice in both her personal and professional life in early childhood education. Recycling has very much been a personal interest whether it is recycling newspaper, re-using egg cartons in art classes at her school, or donating used clothing to the Salvation […]

My Sustainable Closet – Kara Billings

Kara Billings – Indigo Lion Global Handmade customer and workshop participant Trying to be ‘conscious consumer’ and leading a sustainable lifestyle can seem daunting. Over the next few weeks, we will showcase loyal customers of some of our favourite brands, who are making strides to lead a sustainable lifestyle. We hope you are encouraged & […]

My Sustainable Closet – Noella Cresence

Trying to be ‘conscious consumer’ and leading a sustainable lifestyle can seem daunting. Over the next few weeks, we will showcase loyal customers of some of our favourite brands, who are making strides to lead a sustainable lifestyle. We hope you are encouraged & inspired by the actions each of these individuals have taken. You […]

Artesan Profile: Diya Foundation

We recently caught up with Diya Foundation  CEO and founder, Maria S Santamaria to learn more about how the foundation provides life skills training and employment opportunities for the differently-abled. Diya Foundation is a Vocational Training Center for adults with intellectual challenges. The focus at Diya is life skill and work skill training towards the […]

Artesan Profile: Ça Cartoone

With a strong passion for building things by hand, Françoise Hazel has combined her passion for interior design and sustainability to create Ça Cartoone : a recycled furniture company. After participating in a workshop on using cardboard to create furniture and home decor items in Guadeloupe, Françoise returned to her native Haiti to set up […]

Artesan Profile: Lush Bazzar

A conversation with Timbrel Chyatee   The Brand Lush Bazaar is a socially conscious fashion label that began over three years ago. It has grown from an accessory label to a clothing label and the best is yet to come! Lush Bazaar sells handcrafted, Indowestern clothing that tells a story of empowerment and inspiration. Our […]