Empowering Retail

Social businesses create job opportunities for underprivileged communities
Implications - Social businesses are steadily growing in number, and one of the ways these businesses help developing countries and underprivileged communities is through the creation of new jobs, especially in retail ventures, which range from bakeries to fashion design. By providing fair-wage employment, these businesses empower local citizens, ultimately helping them to improve their quality of life.
SCORE: 3.5
Warm Top 6 Examples: 25,424 Total Clicks Nov 11 - Feb 12
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Empowering Accessory Collectives - Chloe + Isabel Gives a Platform for Burgeoning Jewelry Designers
SCORE: 4.6
Warm 6,587 Clicks Pub: Nov 20, 11
Empowering Accessory Collectives
Chloe + Isabel Gives a Platform for Burgeoning Jewelry Designers
As websites like Etsy and Kickstarter demonstrate, people are drawn to artistic and original entrepreneurs who have finally found a platform to launch their own work, and Chloe + Isabel feeds off this… [More]
Fair Trade Weaving - WomenCraft Offers Ethical Employment in East Africa's Mafiga Matatu Area
SCORE: 3.8
Warm 4,151 Clicks Pub: Feb 18, 12
Fair Trade Weaving
WomenCraft Offers Ethical Employment in East Africa's Mafiga Matatu Area
WomenCraft is an East African social enterprise that empowers female artisans by paying them fair wages to make beautiful crafts that are sold internationally. This income allows women living in the Mafiga… [More]
Empowering Crochet - Fair Trade 'Pebble' Baby Line Employs Women in Bangladesh
SCORE: 4
Mild 3,877 Clicks Pub: Dec 20, 11
Empowering Crochet
Fair Trade 'Pebble' Baby Line Employs Women in Bangladesh
Instead of hitting up big box retailers for baby toys, new parents can explore independent businesses like Pebble, which gives parents the opportunity to buy natural, ethical and handmade alternatives.… [More]
Nonprofit Coffee Shops - Strawberry Line Cafe Employs Adults with Learning Disabilities
SCORE: 2.4
Mild 4,865 Clicks Pub: Feb 19, 12
Nonprofit Coffee Shops
Strawberry Line Cafe Employs Adults with Learning Disabilities
More than just a hip and cozy coffee shop located in a railway station in Bristol, Strawberry Line Cafe is also a social enterprise that reinvests its profits in the community. To top it off, they... [More]
Hope-Promoting Handmade Bags - The 94 Store Employs Historically Disadvantaged South Africans
SCORE: 3.3
Mild 1,877 Clicks Pub: Jan 18, 12
Hope-Promoting Handmade Bags
The 94 Store Employs Historically Disadvantaged South Africans
The 94 Store sells bags that were handmade by people in South Africa that have been historically disadvantaged. This social business creates opportunity by offering training and employment to these individuals.… [More]
Vibrant Fair Trade Products - Global Mamas Helps Ghana-Based Artisan Reach New Markets
SCORE: 3
Mild 4,067 Clicks Pub: Dec 17, 11
Vibrant Fair Trade Products
Global Mamas Helps Ghana-Based Artisan Reach New Markets
Fairtrade, unique, empowering: Global Mamas is a nonprofit organization embodying these three traits through sustainable employment opportunities for women in Ghana, Africa. The company sells vibrant clothes… [More]