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We Proved Selling ‘Odd’ Women’s Products Can Create Social Change

What happens when we infuse a business with social change goals? It’s the focus of “Not Business as Usual,” a new documentary about a group of Vancouver-based “social entrepreneurs.” And it suggests that the outcome is not just positive, but moreover represents the future of capitalism as we know it. — Full Story at Huffington […]

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The Pakistani women becoming textile entrepreneurs from their own homes

Elisabeth Braw visits Karachi to see how sewing groups are creating a sustainable economy at grassroots level and providing opportunities for women. As she travels around her Karachi – Pakistan’s largest city – negotiating deals with buyers, Salma seems like the pinnacle of female achievement. Indeed, she is: the mother of three is her family’s […]

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Dear Santa: It’s time to rethink toys

This Christmas, Erik Assadourian asks Santa for a sustainable toy industry. Here are some thoughts for Saint Nick on workshop conditions, consumption and durability Dear Santa, I only have one thing on my Christmas list this year. A new workshop for you. While you have done a truly wondrous thing – delivering toys to children […]

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One Fashion Entrepreneur Built a New Business on Green

Randy Brewer spent his career in fashion following trends. Then he followed one all the way to a new business. — Full story at The Wall Street Journal –

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