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78 Cultural Social Enterprises

From Lit Tablet Cases to Arts and Crafts Communities

— May 21, 2014 — Social Good
From tablet lit cases to arts and crafts community organizations, this SocialBusiness.org top list of cultural social enterprises understands the importance of advocating for culture. Culture obviously comes in various shapes and sizes, meaning that it comes from within but also from the outside. Culture can mean taking into consideration the arts when delivering social services but it can also mean a US-based business that considers a country's culture when delivering water access, for instance. And shouldn't they all?

These cultural social enterprises show the importance of a holistic approach to innovation. Culture isn't the antithesis to business but rather, it's actually at its very core. From cooperatives to legal advice and banks, both the theory and the practice here is widespread.
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Co-op Trade Bodies
Co-op Trade Bodies
Co-operatives UK Attempts to Raise Awareness on the Benefits of Business
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75
Change-Focused Social Collectives
Change-Focused Social Collectives
Summit is a Group of Entrepreneurs with a New Mountain HQ
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74
Culture-Based Clinics
Culture-Based Clinics
'My Time' Helps Fight Depression Through Person-Centered Approaches
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73
Conference-Created Advocacy Campaigns
Conference-Created Advocacy Campaigns
'Women Deliver' Attempts to Heed Development in Corporates
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72
Rehabilitating Animal Introductions
Rehabilitating Animal Introductions
Animal Assisted Interventions Supports People with Needs
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71
Red Nosed Charity Tees
Red Nosed Charity Tees
The Stella McCartney for Comic Relief Tees Support a Poverty Free World
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70
Co-op Representatives
Co-op Representatives
The Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) Brings Members Together
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69
Meal-Providing Polos
Meal-Providing Polos
For Every B Frog Shirt Sold 15 Meals are Provided to Children in Need
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68
Educational Organic Foods
Educational Organic Foods
Crazy Jack Organic Produces Organic Fruits by Encouraging Biodiversity
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67
Arts and Crafts Community Enterprises
Arts and Crafts Community Enterprises
Menter Fachwen Works with People with a Disability
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66
Legal Advice for Farmers
Legal Advice for Farmers
Farm Commons is a Non-Profit Organization with Echoing Green Support
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65
Remote Agriculture Broadcasts
Remote Agriculture Broadcasts
The Smallholders Farmers Rural Radio Supports Communities in Nigeria
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64
Large-Scale Change Networks
Large-Scale Change Networks
The Social Innovation Generation Addresses Canada's Challenges
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63
Altruistic Organic Fertilizer Technology
Altruistic Organic Fertilizer Technology
Byoearth is a Social Venture Preserving the Planet
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62
Urban Farm Networks
Urban Farm Networks
Fresh City is a Toronto-Based Social Enterprise
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61
Sustainable Agro Advocacy
Sustainable Agro Advocacy
Agriculture for Impact is an Initiative Calling on European Government
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60
Social Innovation Campuses
Social Innovation Campuses
The LAB Miami Is Bringing Startup Culture to Southern Florida
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59
Co-op Consultancies
Co-op Consultancies
Co-operative and Mutual Solutions Ltd. Works Internationallly
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58
Responsible Himalayan Travel
Responsible Himalayan Travel
Ecosphere Focuses on the Triple Bottom Line with the Spiti Community
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57
Change-Making Communities
Change-Making Communities
Ashoka's Youth Venture Empowers Young People to Promote Positivity
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56
Transparency Trek Narratives
Transparency Trek Narratives
The Ethnotek Travel Blog Delves into Culture and Process
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55
Change-Focused Creative Coalitions
Change-Focused Creative Coalitions
Moving Design is a Chicago-Based Collective For Progress
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54
Global Change Cuisine
Global Change Cuisine
Kialatok is a French Social Business Channeling Various Cultures
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53
Handmade Hypoallergenic Clothing
Handmade Hypoallergenic Clothing
Alpaca Artwear Cultivates and Commodifies Andean Allure
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52
Purposeful Travel Opportunities
Purposeful Travel Opportunities
OneSeed Expeditions Invests in Community Through Exploration
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51
Socially Responsible Textiles
Socially Responsible Textiles
Proud Mary Provides Artisan Materials in Developing Nations
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50
Anti Child-Labor Certifications
Anti Child-Labor Certifications
GoodWeave Tackles Exploitation in the Handmade Carpet Industry
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49
Painter-Inspired Catwalks
Painter-Inspired Catwalks
The Social Studio FW 2012 Collection is Exotic and Ethical
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48
Ethnic Exchange Cuisine
Ethnic Exchange Cuisine
Culture Kitchen Employs Immigrants to Teach Cooking Classes
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47
Venture Philanthropy Co-ops
Venture Philanthropy Co-ops
Chetna Organic Seeks to Enable Ethical Supply Chains from India
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46
Connection-Building Beans
Connection-Building Beans
DOMA Coffee Roasters Create Relationships That Last
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45
Craft Connecting Platforms
Craft Connecting Platforms
'Industree Crafts Foundation' Networks Artists with Retailers Over Indi
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44
People-Focused Finance
People-Focused Finance
Triodos Bank Adheres to the Triple Bottom Line
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43
Indonesian Sourcing Trips
Indonesian Sourcing Trips
The Ethnotek 'Batik Hunting' Video Showcases the Brand's Ethos
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42
Ethical Vacation Choices
Ethical Vacation Choices
Responsible Travel is a Locally-Oriented Online Portal
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41
Social Nutrient Packs
Social Nutrient Packs
'Valid Nutrition' Pastes are Made Locally Where They Are Needed
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40
Creating Community Bonds
Creating Community Bonds
CSI's Tonya Surman Addresses the 2011 Social Finance Forum
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39
Electrifying Donation Bracelets
Electrifying Donation Bracelets
Electric Family Creates Friendship Bracelets for World Vision
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38
Certified Sustainable Soaps
Certified Sustainable Soaps
LEAP Organics Uses USDA-Approved Ingredients and Recycled Packages
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37
Ethical Interior Design
Ethical Interior Design
MUMO Gives Native Artisans the Opportunity to Preserve Their Culture
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36
Aquaculture Business Competitions
Aquaculture Business Competitions
'Fish 2.0' is for Sustainable Fisheries and Investors
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35
Inspiring Altruistic Skateboarding Schools
Inspiring Altruistic Skateboarding Schools
Skateistan is a Non-Profit Empowering Youth in Kabul
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34
Worker-Owned Web Design
Worker-Owned Web Design
CoLab Coop Works Collaboratively for Social Enterprises
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33
Indian Water-Saving Technology
Indian Water-Saving Technology
GEWP Allows Farmers to Yield More Crops and Create More Jobs
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32
Organic Food Delivery Software
Organic Food Delivery Software
Bucky Box Makes It Easier for Businesses and Customers
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31
Self-Sustaining Social Enterprises
Self-Sustaining Social Enterprises
Kinyei Fosters Independent Entrepreneurship in Cambodia
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30
Closed Loop Plant Systems
Closed Loop Plant Systems
Aquaponics UK is a Social Enterprise Tackling Waste, Food and Energy
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29
Incubating Himalayan Innovation
Incubating Himalayan Innovation
'One Earth Designs' Promotes Eco and Social Entrepreneurship
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28
Ethical Artisan-Focused Fashion
Ethical Artisan-Focused Fashion
‘A Peace Treaty’ Employs At-Risk Designers
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27
Innovative Tourism Models
Innovative Tourism Models
Aoka Offers Insightful Community-Building Trips in Brazil
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26
Bike-Delivered Organic Java
Bike-Delivered Organic Java
Peace Coffee is a Fair Trade Brew Company in Minneapolis
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25
Food Desert Distributors
Food Desert Distributors
The Corbin Hill Road Farm Supplies Fresh Produce to Those in Need
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24
Inclusive Economic Development
Inclusive Economic Development
Aavishkaar Invests in Rural Communities Through Entrepreneurs
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23
Compassionate Carpet Shops
Compassionate Carpet Shops
BELDI is an Online Store Specializing in Moroccan Decor That Gives Back
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22
Isolated Social Enterprise Models
Isolated Social Enterprise Models
BRAC is a Global Organization Boasting a Bottom-up Method
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21
Community Produce Narratives
Community Produce Narratives
Food Connect Brisbane Invites You to Know More About Your Meal
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20
Paradigm-Shifting Marine Organizations
Paradigm-Shifting Marine Organizations
Blue Ventures is Funded by Non-Profit Distributing Projects
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19
Education-Funding Agriculture
Education-Funding Agriculture
Planting Promise is a Business-Oriented Charity in Sierra Leone
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18
Charitable Animal Sculptures
Charitable Animal Sculptures
The Bundu Designs Rhinos are Made from Wire
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17
Culture-Sustaining Hammocks
Culture-Sustaining Hammocks
Yellow Leaf Provides Alternatives to Child Labor and Toxic Farming
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16
Ecotourism Development Cooperatives
Ecotourism Development Cooperatives
Travel for Change Melds Community-Based Initiatives and Tours
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15
Fair Trade Cocoa
Fair Trade Cocoa
Divine Chocolate is a Social Business Partly Owned by Its Farmers
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14
Empowering Crochet
Empowering Crochet
Fair Trade 'Pebble' Baby Line Employs Women in Bangladesh
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13
Opportunity-Providing Backpacks
Opportunity-Providing Backpacks
Jatalo Products Help Supply Kids with a Year's Worth of Textbooks
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12
Co-Op Cacoa
Co-Op Cacoa
Kallari Chocolate Bars Support 850 Families and the Rainforest
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11
Simplified Ingredient Skin Care
Simplified Ingredient Skin Care
S.W. Basics of Brooklyn Offers Ethical and Sustainable Products
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10
Rainforest Energy Drinks
Rainforest Energy Drinks
Guayaki Yerba Mate Has a Unique Social Business Model
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9
Eclectic Artistic Infusions
Eclectic Artistic Infusions
Communitea Packaging Features Distinctive Doodles on Each Variety
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8
Charming For-Good Cafes
Charming For-Good Cafes
The Peace Coffee Shop is in Minneapolis’ Wonderland Park
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7
Small-Format Food Shopping
Small-Format Food Shopping
Stockbox Neighborhood Grocery Attempts to Provide Access
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6
Ocean-Friendly Summer Totes
Ocean-Friendly Summer Totes
The Océé Chaz Ganster Collection Makes Waves with Their Acce
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5
Lit Culture Tablet Cases
Lit Culture Tablet Cases
The Out of Print Ebook Jackets Will Feature Fresh Iconic Novel Covers
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4
Hip-Hop Social Enterprises
Hip-Hop Social Enterprises
The Global Block Foundation Promotes Personal Sustainability
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3
Culturally Relevant Luggage
Culturally Relevant Luggage
Ethnotek Creates Bags Using Direct Fabric Trade
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2
Utopic Eco Villages
Utopic Eco Villages
Costa Rica's Kopali Communities Adheres to the Triple Bottom Line
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1
Colorful Cascading Jewelry
Colorful Cascading Jewelry
Live Worldly's Beleza Bib Necklace is Fun and Ethical
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