Kelli Dunavant and Gaston Javurek are behind No One Without, a for-purpose fashion brand with style. Social Business.org got the opportunity to dig deeper into what Kelli Dunavant and Gaston Javurek do, and how No One Without is creating positive social change through funding initiatives like Giving Children Hope, Thirst Relief Project, The Chisomo Idea, These Numbers Have Faces and More Than Me Foundation.
Three Questions with Kelli Dunavant and Gaston Javurek
1. How did the idea for the business model come about?
No One Without was founded in 2010 when Gaston Javurek took a group of young boys to Skid Row. Expecting life changing experiences for the boys, he was blown away by the life changing experience he would have. He wanted to start a company that would give back in a positive way. He began making t-shirts and searching for a solid giving plan. In 2011, he met Kelli Dunavant who would help him formulate the present business plan of No One Without and become his Founding Chief Operating Officer.
No One Without is a For Purpose fashion brand supporting non profit partners through consumerism. No One Without empowers our customer to be advocates for change by choosing the organization that most moves them. In turn, No One Without gives 20% of their proceeds to the chosen organization.
2. How do you get your inspiration?
We get our inspiration from everything and everyone around us. There's so much beauty around us everywhere, even in the things the world considers ugly. We don't have to put it in a frame, or declare it across the lands to see beauty. If we open our eyes to the things around us, it'll pop up in almost every situation. That's when the fun REALLY begins!
3. How do you reset yourself to be creative? Do you have any rituals?
Creativity ebbs and flows. We run ideas by people, grab inspiration from the world around us and above all else,.. ASK FOR HELP! We're never afraid to say we might need a new suggestion from people who are close to us.