Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with over 400,000 inspiring examples.
Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 750 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join over 200,000 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Books
Join 20,000,000+ people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling methods, best innovation books & keynote videos.
Dashboard
Get special access to premium content, topic tracking and customizable tools through our AI-powered Dashboard.
AI
Learn how the Trend Hunter harnesses the power of artificial intelligence.
Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
Overview
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Keynotes & Workshops
Empower your team with the insights and frameworks they need to innovate better and faster.
Custom Research
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Futurists
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
Internships
Grow your professional skillset in an award-winning workplace.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
World Summit
Learn why 97% of people rate it "the best innovation conference ever".
1-Day Innovation Events
Explore our 2019 tour dates and find the best city to inspire your team.
Custom Events
Bring Future Festival to your team or event with our custom programming.
Search our database of over 390,000 cutting edge ideas.

40 Social Businesses That Provide Education

From Shirts that Buy School Supplies to 1 for 1 Bags

— February 14, 2012 — Social Good
We're constantly profiling social businesses that sell products to help further a cause, whether that's through a buy one, give one model, or a company that uses a portion of its product sales to help support a nonprofit.

In the slideshow, we've highlighted a collection of social businesses that provide opportunities for education. For some, that involves reaching children (or adults) at a local level, and for others, it involves supporting those in other countries by contributing to tuition, books and school supplies.

We've included everything from sandals made by young women in Uganda who are working for the few months between high school and university to earn enough money for their tuition, to one-for-one backpacks that help support children in California who can't afford the luxury of a new school bag, to t-shirts whose sales help educate children in the rainforest.
4.6
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
39
Laptop Recycling Programs
Laptop Recycling Programs
2012 CES Exhibitor 'Labdoo' Sends Laptops to Education-Starved Children
<
38
Charitable Watering Holes
Charitable Watering Holes
Australia's Shebeen Bar Helps Build Developing Countries Through Booze
<
37
Education-Giving T-Shirts
Education-Giving T-Shirts
GeboMana Sends a Child to School for 2 Months for Every Shirt Sold
<
36
Enterprising Confidence Workshops
Enterprising Confidence Workshops
UK-Based Street Style Surgery Runs Creative Programs for Youth
<
35
Daily Deals with Heart
Daily Deals with Heart
Get Discounts on 'Karma Exchange' While Changing the World
<
34
Plaid for Social Good
Plaid for Social Good
Seer Clothing Gives Multi-Purpose New Meaning, Supports Causes
<
33
Sustainable, Empowering Rugs
Sustainable, Empowering Rugs
'Arzu Studio Hope' Offers Employment to Women in Afghanistan
<
32
Flashy Fair Trade Accessories
Flashy Fair Trade Accessories
Cambodian Threads Designs Vibrant Colored Ties, Bags and Wallets
<
31
Sustaining Rural Development
Sustaining Rural Development
Barefoot College Supports Professionals in the Majority World
<
30
African-Made Soccer Balls
African-Made Soccer Balls
Alive and Kicking Creates Jobs in Zambia and Kenya
<
29
Education Springboards
Education Springboards
Juma Ventures Helps Youth in California Enter College
<
28
Socially-Conscious Online Bookstores
Socially-Conscious Online Bookstores
Better World Books Aims to Alleviate Poverty Through Literacy
<
27
Non-Profit-Supporting Consumerists
Non-Profit-Supporting Consumerists
'No One Without' is a For-Purpose Fashion Brand
<
26
Eco-Conscious Yoga Accessories
Eco-Conscious Yoga Accessories
JadeYoga Creates a Mat That is Good for You and the Environment
<
25
Organic Shade-Grown Coffee
Organic Shade-Grown Coffee
Ethical Bean Sells Fair Trade and Socially-Responsible Products
<
24
Fairtrade Chic Drinks
Fairtrade Chic Drinks
Lemonaid Beverages and ChariTea Look Cool, Pay Farmers Fairly
<
23
Corporate Gifting for Good
Corporate Gifting for Good
Handcrafted Gifts from Zoe Alliance Offer Ethical Employment
<
22
Fashion to End Violence
Fashion to End Violence
My Sister's Closet in Vancouver Sells Vintage Clothes for Good
<
21
Caring Handcrafted Jewelry
Caring Handcrafted Jewelry
31 Bits Gives Ugandan Women a Safe Network of Creation
<
20
Opportunity-Generating Accessories
Opportunity-Generating Accessories
'Hands Up Not Handouts' Uses Business for Positive Change
<
19
School Bags for Good
School Bags for Good
The Ark Collective Backpacks Help with a 'Get to Give' Model
<
18
Kindaholic Nutrition Bars
Kindaholic Nutrition Bars
KIND Spreads Good Health and Positive Social Change Through Snacking
<
17
Antislavery Pants
Antislavery Pants
Punjammies by Women Who Have Escaped Prostitution in India
<
16
Discarded Designer Duds
Discarded Designer Duds
Rags2Riches is a Social Business That Creates Handbags Out of Scraps
<
15
Trade-Enabling Fashion
Trade-Enabling Fashion
'Edun' by Ali Hewson Helps Support Manufacturing in Africa
<
14
Socially Responsible Neckwear
Socially Responsible Neckwear
FIGS Ties Combines Luxe Materials and a One-for-One Model
<
13
Community-Made Handicrafts
Community-Made Handicrafts
Rag Tag 'n' Textile Supports Those Recovering from Mental Health Issues
<
12
Soulful Wedding Sandals
Soulful Wedding Sandals
Sseko Designs Help Women in Uganda Earn Money for University
<
11
Social Mission Totes
Social Mission Totes
Cause Boutique Promotes a Variety of Worthy Causes
<
10
Hip Handwoven Attire
Hip Handwoven Attire
Bhalo Employs Rural Bangladeshi Women to Produce Fair Trade Fashion
<
9
One-for-One Tees
One-for-One Tees
Out of Print Marries Lost Literary Covers with Book Donations
<
8
Reforestation Fashion
Reforestation Fashion
Rain Tees Have Illustrations from Kids in Endangered Rainforests
<
7
Profit-Sharing Cafes
Profit-Sharing Cafes
Kinfolk is an Australian Social Business with Four Development Projects
<
6
Repurposed Clothing Castoffs
Repurposed Clothing Castoffs
Re-Jiggered Children's Clothes Upcycles by Downsizing Garments
<
5
Fair Trade Peruvian Handcrafts
Fair Trade Peruvian Handcrafts
Sanyork Promotes Artisans in a Poor Community of Lima
<
4
Sustainable Hipster Fashion
Sustainable Hipster Fashion
'Threads for Thought' is Eco and Donates Proceeds for Good
<
3
Explosive Ethical Jewelry
Explosive Ethical Jewelry
'peaceBOMB' Bracelets Embrace War-Inflicted Cities
<
2
Fair Trade Ugandan Goods
Fair Trade Ugandan Goods
One Mango Tree's Clothing and Accessories Have a Beautiful Story
<
1
Schoolbags That Give
Schoolbags That Give
Denim 'Benson Backpacks' Help Fund Education in Tanzania
<