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Social Good Startup Stories in Sustainable Fashion
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EST)
New York, NY
Join Be Social Change and SocialChange.is for our next Social Good Startup Stories featuring in-depth conversations with two social entrepreneurs in the sustainable fashion sector sharing their experiences, insights, and lessons learned in creating new and innovative forms of social impact. Come hear stories of inspiration and passion on how they got started, overcame the challenges in building a social enterprise, and eventually brought their ideas to life to create new systems, platforms, and business models for social good. This event is perfect for those wanting to learn about what it takes to create a social venture and see how social entrepreneurs are tacklings some of the world's most pressing social and environmental problems. Beer, wine and snacks will be provided! Doors open at 6:30 and we will start at 7:00.
Our social entrepreneurs will be:
Rubina is a new kind of online shop that allows you to buy luxury hand-crafted accessories, while helping women artisans build their businesses around the world. Rubina’s mission is to build sustainable livelihoods and preserve the traditional craft of rural women artisans around the world by increasing its value and demand in the US market through design and story. Rubina directly connects you with the artisans who make your products, allowing you to become active partners in building their businesses as they make positive change in their own communities. @rubinatweets
Founder, KNO Clothing
KNO Clothing is a socially conscious fashion company with one goal in mind: ending homelessness. With every purchase, KNO gives a brand new article of clothing to someone in need and provides funds to organizations that are working to end homelessness in local communities. KNO Clothing is working in over 170 different communities across the United States. @knocothing
Be Social Change New York is a community of change makers, social entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, students, investors, and overall do and want-to-do gooders. We are a cross-sector network that fosters the spreading of new ideas, educates members on social entrepreneurship and innovation, and hosts interactive events for members to make the world a better place.
We empower, educate, and connect the New York social change community through:
- “Be” - events and panels featuring innovative social entrepreneurs and change makers sharing their stories, knowledge, and expertise.
- “Social” - meetups, breakfasts, and dinners that bring diverse groups of people together for idea-sharing, networking, and collaboration.
- “Change” - projects in partnership with local impact organizations to provide members with opportunities to create meaningful and sustainable change in New York
Join us to learn how you can become a catalyst for change:
- Subscribe to our new Be Social Change New York Newsletter that includes a weekly New York Social Good Events Guide.
- Like our Be Social Change NY Facebook Page and follow us @BeSocialChange
- Connect with the organizers @marcossalazar, @alliemahler, and @saritwish
SocialChange.is is a story, idea, and resource sharing platform for social entrepreneurs and social intrapreneurs to share diverse experiences, new ways of thinking, and lessons learned in creating innovative forms of social impact. At its core, SocialChange.is is an education platform that provides change makers around the world with a central place to:
- Share inspiring stories of passion, success, failure, and personal growth along with the knowledge and insights gained from those experiences
- Discuss new ideas, issues, and trends within a particular sector or the overall social change space
- Inform and educate readers about the latest concepts, resources, and business tools being used to make the world a better place
SocialChange.is connects you to the ideas, people, and organizations creating the future of social change. This includes social entrepreneurs building new systems, business models, and platforms as well as social intrapreneurs amplifying the work of social entrepreneurs or driving social innovation within existing organizations. The mission of SocialChange.is is to educate and empower the next generation of social entrepreneurs and social intrapreneurs by equipping them with the tools and resources to transform new ideas for social good into reality.
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Be Social Change
Be Social Change is a community of passionate people transforming ideas into action. We believe that to solve the world’s toughest problems, we need to increase the number of problem-solvers in the world. To accomplish this, we equip people with the knowledge, skills, and community of support to create meaningful change through:
Entrepreneurship Education via The Makers Institute, our in-person and online learning platform that equips people with the entrepreneurial skills to create the next generation of socially-conscious small businesses, scalable non-profits, and impact-driven careers
Idea-Exchange and Sharing of Best Practices via cross-sector panel events, pitch sessions, and conferences
Community-Building via monthly Meetups that bring together people from diverse backgrounds and professions for networking, idea-sharing, and collaboration
Resource-Sharing Tools that share opportunities to create impact such as our weekly Social Good Events Guide
Our vision is create a future where every entrepreneur a social entrepreneur, every business a socially-conscious business, and every career is an impact-driven career.
Join us to make that future together.