It could be said that these design-minded social businesses add a bit of something else to the triple bottom line, that is, creativity. Art-focused entrepreneurship often don't get enough attention; it's the sexy tech start-ups that are the cool new thing -- and that often translates into investment opportunities.
Here, aesthetic expression is key because design-minded social businesses consider the creative process as key to a way that they fulfill their environmental and/or social goal. From family-owned apparel companies to pro-bono design companies and positive impact promo companies, doing things differently -- whether socially or artistically -- is part of the mindset of these social entrepreneurs who founded these organizations. But all of the features here aren't web design or companies or promotional tools, some use fashion design as their product.
45 Design-Minded Social Businesses
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By: Tiana Reid - Published: Feb 8, 2013