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Contributing Editor at SocialBusiness.org & Trend Hunter. I have way too many interests to be contained! I love businesses that advance humanitarian causes and positively affect the environment. I strongly believe that this is a trend in social enterprise that is going to last because people care. :)
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I'm straight-up terrified of llamas & really disliking the recent rise of llama popularity.
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I have a number of favorite sites that I frequent. Often I found stuff inadvertently through social media or just by hearing about it word-of-mouth.
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My favourite trend that I've covered is definitely the "Texts from Hillary" blog! ch-ch-check it out. I just love her. http://www.trendhunter.com/trends/texts-from-hillary-hillary-clinton-political-blog-political-satire2
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Social business activism & environmental trends. It's amazing to see the creative ways in which people come up with ideas to better our world.
Chic Californian Postage
Chic Californian Postage
Gramr Gratitude Co. Cards Revolutionizes Greeting Industry
Gramr Gratitude Co. is a revolutionary new social business that aims to produce heartfelt, gratitude-minded, hand-written cards to people in an effort to spread joy and purpose in the world. This... MORE
Deliciously Bitter Socialite Tweets
Deliciously Bitter Socialite Tweets
The KimKierkegaardashian Twitter Nails Philosophical Musings
The KimKierkegaardashian Twitter account is emerging as one of the most delightfully inventive and hilariously bitter ways of expressing the juxtaposition between philosophical musings and modern... MORE
Political Pop Pleas
Political Pop Pleas
Ellie Goulding’s #Song4Syria Reaches Out to Children of Syrian Conflict
You may never have thought that a pop song could change the world, but that’s exactly what Ellie Goulding’s latest single #Song4Syria ‘I Know You Care’ aims to do alongside Save the Children.... MORE
Social Gourmet Enterprises
Social Gourmet Enterprises
Edgar and Joe’s Cafe in London Aims to Serve the Community
Edgar and Joe’s Cafe, newly opened in London, ON, has decided to be more than merely an awesome place to grab lunch by tackling the social enterprise sector. The purpose of the cafe, partnered... MORE
Explosive-Inspired Necklaces
Explosive-Inspired Necklaces
The Repurposed Bomb Piece Jewelry by Hearts and ARTICLE22
Hearts and ARTICLE22 have teamed together to find a creative and thoughtful way to repurpose bomb bits from the Vietnam War; put them on jewelry. Though this seems like quite the task, and a... MORE
Emerging Enterprise Programs
Emerging Enterprise Programs
SpringAGE Aims to Meet the Needs of Businesses in South Africa
Longtime friends, Raelene Rorke and Nelly Fente, opened SpringAGE to meet needs that arise for the development of businesses in South Africa. Aimed at engaging youth to create a more positive future... MORE
Jonit Bookheim, Partner at Mata Traders (INTERVIEW)
Jonit Bookheim, Partner at Mata Traders (INTERVIEW)
Facilitating Fair Trade Fashion
Jonit Bookheim, partner at Mata Traders, has an innovative business mind that is working towards spreading fair trade style around the world. Mata Traders focuses on bringing greater opportunity to... MORE
Repurposed Weapon Jewelry
Repurposed Weapon Jewelry
Hearts’ ‘Trigger Happy’ Bracelets Reuse Dangerous Meta
Hearts’ ‘Trigger Happy’ bracelet line puts bullet shells to good work, rather than being left in a heap of waste. “After learning how to shoot, this artisan noticed the number of abandoned... MORE
Matthew Clough, Founder of Stone + Cloth (INTERVIEW)
Matthew Clough, Founder of Stone + Cloth (INTERVIEW)
Ethical Backpack Designer for Tanzania
Matthew Clough of Stone + Cloth sat down and answered some questions for Social Business on how he got started as an ethical entrepreneur. Through his work, inspired by a journey to Africa, Matthew... MORE
Parasite-Fighting Fashion
Parasite-Fighting Fashion
Sevenly and End7 Unite to End Worm-Created Diseases in the Third World
Sevenly and End7 unite this week to defeat worm-created tropical diseases that affect the lives of half a billion people in developing countries. Hookworm, ringworm, whipworm and others, seven in... MORE
Colorful Cascading Jewelry
Colorful Cascading Jewelry
Live Worldly's Beleza Bib Necklace is Fun and Ethical
The Beleza Bib Necklace by Live Worldly is a beautifully fun way to wear your appreciation for ethical practices where everyone can see it. Live Worldly practices what its name preaches; the company... MORE
Chase Layman, Creator of ISSSUE (INTERVIEW)
Chase Layman, Creator of ISSSUE (INTERVIEW)
Sustainable Subscription Services
Chase Layman is the creator behind the creative new subscription clothing service ISSSUE. Launched this month, the business model has customers paying 25$ a month and receiving a t-shirt designed by... MORE
Interconnecting Aid Organizations
Interconnecting Aid Organizations
MovingWorlds Aims to Connect Students and Experts for Good
The world is a big place, and thankfully there are a lot of social enterprises out there looking to make it a better place; MovingWorlds looks to connect the two. At MovingWorlds, you don’t... MORE
Eric Shumny, Partnership Manager of Sevenly (INTERVIEW)
Eric Shumny, Partnership Manager of Sevenly (INTERVIEW)
A Generosity-Focused Clothing Company
Eric Shumny, the partnership manager of Sevenly, a successful clothing organization focused on giving back to various weekly causes, chats with Social Business about his role with the company. In... MORE
Tony Fitzpatrick, Creator of Little Footsteps (INTERVIEW)
Tony Fitzpatrick, Creator of Little Footsteps (INTERVIEW)
Early Childhood Educational Campaigns
Tony Fitzpatrick is the creator of Little Footsteps, a children-first approach to education out of New Zealand that seeks to revolutionize learning for kids. In this interview, Fitzpatrick answers... MORE
Sandra Goldmark, Creator of Pop Up Repair (INTERVIEW)
Sandra Goldmark, Creator of Pop Up Repair (INTERVIEW)
An Eco-Friendly Mending Store
Sandra Goldmark and Michael Banta came up with the idea to create the Pop Up Repair shop after seeing a need for it in the market. Their NYC-based experiment lasted a month and has currently come to... MORE
Justice-Driven Clothing
Justice-Driven Clothing
Sevenly and Destiny Rescue Team Together to End Child Slavery
Sevenly and Destiny Rescue have teamed together this week to bring to an end child sex trafficking. This urgent issue has become so widespread that “every 26 seconds another child is... MORE
Optimistic Home Pages
Optimistic Home Pages
The 'Smiling Start' Web Extension Donates to Charity
The Smiling Start web page creates a home page that starts your day off on a positive note and donates money to charity all at the same time. Among some of the causes this business donates to are... MORE
Starvation Awareness Shirts
Starvation Awareness Shirts
The Sevenly ‘Unite for Africa’ Campaign Targets Hunger
The thoughtfully designed Sevenly ‘Unite for Africa’ campaign shirt knocks it out of the park this week with its creative and colorful message. Sevenly’s weekly causes are an inspirational... MORE
Cruelty-Conscious Software
Cruelty-Conscious Software
The Nettadonna, LLC Seeks to End Conflict-Created Minerals
Nettadonna, LLC, winner of the Enablers award for the Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention, co-created by USAID and Humanity United, aims to end the use of minerals taken from conflict zones in... MORE
Women-Empowering Apparel
Women-Empowering Apparel
The Mata Traders Fall 2013 Catalog Combines Rustic and Modern with Impact
The Mata Traders Fall 2013 catalog ties the line between being traditional and modern resulting in a rich and powerful look to their designs. These beautiful clothing designs created by the women of... MORE
Social Enterprise Competitions
Social Enterprise Competitions
The Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention Finds Leaders
The Tech Challenge for Atrocity Prevention, a joint partnership between USAID and Humanity United, is an initiative that aims to spotlight the great work that various organizations around the world... MORE
Solutions for Peace Through Education
Solutions for Peace Through Education
Malala Yousafzai's Terrorism Combating Speech is Brave
Malala Yousafzai, a victim of the Taliban’s violence, is speaking up and fighting back against terrorism and its harsh rule in various areas around the world in this terrorism combating speech.... MORE
Earth-Conscious Cat Homes
Earth-Conscious Cat Homes
Louie's Box is Environmentally Friendly and Purrfect for Your Feline
Louie’s Box, an environmentally-conscious company, creates homes for cats made from sustainable materials that are low on environmental impact and high on design. As many consider pets to be... MORE
Technology-Providing Campaigns
Technology-Providing Campaigns
The 'Flip Our Class' Project Seeks to Get Resources for Students
The ‘Flip our Class’ project by Dewitt Robinson, a teacher at Andrew Jackson High School in Jacksonville, Florida, is seeking to crowd-fund a campaign using Fundly that could greatly... MORE
Temporary Recycling Stores
Temporary Recycling Stores
The Pop Up Repair Shop in NYC is Aimed at Reducing Waste
The Pop Up Repair Shop, located on Broadway, NYC, is a venture that aims to limit the amount of items that go to waste via the talented team of Sandra Goldmark and Michael Banta, a husband and wife... MORE
Girl-Enabling T-Shirts
Girl-Enabling T-Shirts
The Sevenly 'Stop Gendercide in China' Shirts are Promoting Lives
With the tagline “all girls allowed,” the Sevenly ‘Stop Gendercide in China’ campaign this week is aimed at stopping the terrible results from China’s one-child rule.... MORE
Energy-Creating Cars
Energy-Creating Cars
The Solar Team Eindhoven 'Stella' Automobile is Revolutionary
An exciting development for both the automobile industry and environmentalists alike, the announcement of Solar Team Eindhoven’s ‘Stella’ car is run entirely on solar power; so... MORE
Process-Revealing Enterprise Videos
Process-Revealing Enterprise Videos
The Stone + Cloth Behind the Scenes Look is Thoughtful and Fun
The Stone + Cloth behind the scenes video takes a look at the social businesses process. The Stone + Cloth enterprise creates bags—mountain rucksacks, backpacks, iPad cases and pencil cases&#... MORE
Ocean Conservancy Movements
Ocean Conservancy Movements
The Black Fish Organization Targets Over Fishing Across the World
The Black Fish organization is taking aim at preventing the over-fishing of worldwide fish populations that could lead to eventual ocean depletion. As part of their ongoing campaign, the Black Fish... MORE
Sustainable Subscription Services
Sustainable Subscription Services
The ISSSUE Site Ships Out Artsy, Eco-Friendly Apparel Each Month
The ISSSUE site is a clever, inventive and artsy service that allows you to invest in awesome and unique clothing while helping various causes around the world. For a 25$ monthly subscription, a 5$... MORE
Ocean-Friendly Summer Totes
Ocean-Friendly Summer Totes
The Océé Chaz Ganster Collection Makes Waves with Their Acce
The Océé Chaz Ganster Collection takes unique prints and works of art by Chaz Ganster to create Océé‘s latest collection of totes and clutches for French brand. Not only does this business... MORE
Early Education Fundraising Campaigns
Early Education Fundraising Campaigns
The 'Little Footsteps' Business Seeks to Impact Children
After operating two centres educating young children in Blenheim, New Zealand, the Little Footsteps business is looking to expand once again. A 100% family owned business, Little Footsteps’... MORE
Family Connection Campaigns
Family Connection Campaigns
The Skype ‘Stay Together’ Ad Strikes the Heart
The Skype ‘Stay Together’ campaign is a meaningful ad that shows the amazing possibilities that this connection platform can offer. The free video calling service is making a smart step in the... MORE
Charitable Collaborative Campaigns
Charitable Collaborative Campaigns
The FEED USA and Target Team Looks to End Hunger
FEED USA and Target are campaigning to end hunger for families across America by utilizing the power of shopping. As one of the foremost major retailers across the United States, Target has a lot of... MORE
Mobile Addict Graphics
Mobile Addict Graphics
The ‘Smartphones and Society’ Infographic Examines Addiction
The ‘Smartphones and Society’ infographic takes a look at the ways that smartphones have changed the lives of users all over the world. This infographic goes so far as to coin the term “... MORE

Featured Ideas

Reality TV Political Spawn
Reality TV Political Spawn
The Bristol Palin Lifetime Reality Show is Following After Sarah
As a controversial media figure, Bristol Palin caused quite a stir during the 2008 Presidential election when she was pregnant with Levi Johnston’s child. As the pregnant daughter of... MORE
Lopsided Mountain Retreats
Lopsided Mountain Retreats
The 'Elbow Coulee' by Balance Associates Architects is Asymetrical
The ‘Elbow Coulee’ by Balance Associates Architects is a lopsided, asymmetical retreat nestled right among the mountains. The architectural firm cleverly included a photo of the abode in... MORE
Medieval Splash Toys
Medieval Splash Toys
The Joust Pool Game is all the Fun Without the Life or Death Consequences
Urban Outfitters’ Joust Pool Game puts a spin on the Medieval classic. Rather than riding on horses, these blow-up logs come with blow-up wood poles to whack each other with. The Medieval... MORE
Name Vitality Graphics
Name Vitality Graphics
The 'Battle of the Brands' Infographic Compares Bieber vs. Obama
The Justin Bieber vs. Barack Obama ‘Battle of the Brands’ infographic takes a look at the name vitality of both mega-famous people. In Obama’s case, as a political figure and... MORE
Classic Gaming Covers
Classic Gaming Covers
The Book Style Covers for Video Games by James Bit are Sweet
Custom-made Book Style Covers for Video Games by James Bit are a fantastic way to enjoy your video games in style. Rather than having tacky, un-matching video game cases cluttering up your shelves,... MORE
Consolidated Olympics Websites
Consolidated Olympics Websites
The 'Explore London 2012' Facebook Page is Your Starting Point
If you’re looking to get live updates on the action at the London 2012 Olympics this summer, make sure to check out the ‘Explore London 2012’ Facebook page. The page lists... MORE
Bio-Engineering Medical Advances
Bio-Engineering Medical Advances
The ‘Fire with Fire’ Cancer Documentary is Inspiring
The ‘Fire with Fire’ cancer documentary created by General Electric features an incredible, bio-engineered step forward in the world of health care. Showcasing a particular case, a 6 year-old... MORE
Romantic Snowman Ads
Romantic Snowman Ads
‘The Journey’ by John Lewis is Adorably Enduring
‘The Journey’ by John Lewis opens the Christmas 2012 TV season with a poignant and beautiful ad. Following the success of the 2011 John Lewis TV ad that featured the power of giving, the 2012... MORE
Green Cellular Chargers
Green Cellular Chargers
The Pottery Barn Teen 'Solar Powered Battery Pack' is Eco-Friendly
As a great way to be eco-friendly and always keep your phone charged and ready to go, Pottery Barn Teen has released an adorable Solar-Powered Battery Pack for the iPhone and iPod. Coming in the... MORE
Euro Cup Cupcakes
Euro Cup Cupcakes
The Le Dolci Euro2012 Cupcakes are an Adorable Celebration
The Le Dolci Euro2012 cupcakes are an adorably timely sports celebration for all those soccer fans out there anxiously awaiting the results of the huge sporting event. Featuring flags, soccer balls... MORE
Page-Turning Water Tributes
Page-Turning Water Tributes
The Book Fountain is a Beautifully Classic Monument
The Book Fountain tribute in Budapest, Hungary, is a fascinating book monument. Featuring cascading water acting like a flipping page, the fountain is imaginative and beautiful. With a solid wood... MORE
Social Media Business Graphics
Social Media Business Graphics
The ‘How Much Engagement are Top Brands Getting on Instagram'
The ‘How Much Engagement Are Top Brands Getting on Instagram’ infographic looks at the importance of followers for companies on the popular social media site. The top three brands on Instagram,... MORE
Anti-Cigarette Graphics
Anti-Cigarette Graphics
The 'Smoked Out: the Decline of Youth Smoking' Infograph is Hopeful
The ‘Smoked Out: the Decline of Youth Smoking’ interactive chart paints a brighter future for the current youth generation across the world and incoming generations that will follow them.... MORE
Cell Phone-Charging Shoes
Cell Phone-Charging Shoes
The Anthony Mutua Crystal Chip Charges Your Phone as You Run
A crystal chip may revolutionize how we charge our phones. This new technology use has been harnessed by Anthony Mutua.The Anthony Mutua crystal chip generates energy from pressure as users walk or... MORE