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A Guide to Sustainable Activewear in Asia
A Guide to Sustainable Activewear in Asia

Avoiding fast fashion, buying second-hand, donating clothes I no longer wear, experimenting with clothes swaps,…

Meet Rags2Riches, The Ethical Fashion Brand From The Philippines That’s Got Everyone Talking

Disclaimer: This article is written by the Co-founder of Cambio & Co., an ethical fashion…

Pivoting operations post lockdown to empower vulnerable mothers in Sri Lanka
Pivoting operations post lockdown to empower vulnerable mothers in Sri Lanka

The impacts of the pandemic on small social enterprises that vulnerable communities rely on for…

Organizations Leading the Charge Against the Coronavirus Epidemic
Meet the Organizations Leading the Charge Against the Coronavirus in Asia

As the coronavirus outbreak dominates news headlines and people’s minds, especially in countries with confirmed…

22 Social Enterprises to Watch for in Asia in 2020

Happy New Year! It’s been over two years that I have been given the opportunity…

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4 Tips To Make Your Eco-Resort Truly Sustainable

I have long been skeptical about the onslaught of greenwashing PR campaigns in the tourism…

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Conservation Nonprofits Transform the World’s Largest Manta Ray Fishery Into a Marine Sanctuary

By combining community-based enforcement and sustainable livelihood development, a coalition of NGOs and government successfully…

Empowering People With Disabilities Through Ethical Coffee Enterprise
Sitting down with Sarah: Empowering People With Disabilities Through Ethical Coffee Enterprise

Socials – Coffee & Humanity. Straight from their name, the combo of lattes and life,…

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Bali Bans Plastic as Indonesia Moves Towards Tackling Marine Pollution

In an unprecedented move last December, Bali Governor Wayan Koster introduced an all-encompassing ban against single-use plastic,…

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Waste to Wear: Meet the Sustainable Brand That Turns Trash Into Hats

Photo credit: Topiku Topiku makes SoCal streetwear-inspired hats from textile offcuts, leather scraps and HDPE plastics typically…

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A Guide to Socially Conscious Wedding Gifts

Featured photo credit: Evan Praditya With our wedding seemingly a distant memory now, I wanted to shine…

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This Knitted Winter Wear Brand is Empowering Women Through Creative Employment in Nepal

Now that I’m permanently settled in India, it’s been such an exciting journey coming across…

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Meet the Moms Reducing Plastic Pollution and Changing Lives in Cambodia

We all know plastic pollution sucks. Seeing and knowing how bad the global plastic pollution…

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From Trash To Treasure: Closing The Loop On Sustainable and Ethical Fashion

Featured photo credit: Indosole Despite the rise of socially responsible businesses and conscious consumers, the fashion…

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Social Enterprises Advocating for Sustainable Agriculture & Healthcare Shine at Asia’s Leading Social Venture Challenge

Photo credit: ATEC*Biodigesters A solar-powered food dehydrator, an affordable voice prosthesis and a waste-to-fuel biodigester…

This New Jewelry Collection Is Made From Upcycled War Remains

For the past two years, Cassandra Ciarallo, founder of Chic Made Consciously has been creating and designing…

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Meet the Social Enterprise Changing The Face Of Rural Communities Through Affordable Housing

Living conditions in rural Cambodia can be extremely tough for the 80% of the country’s…

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Indonesian Social Venture Champions Sustainable Agriculture, One Craft Chocolate Bar At A Time

Photo credit: Krakakoa   Krakakoa, a craft chocolate social venture, trains and equips cocoa farmers…

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“Look at their ability and not their disability”: Meet Singapore’s first social enterprise food court

  Founded by the intrepid social entrepreneur, Koh Seng Choon, Dignity Kitchen provides educational and…

Artists Collaborate With Indonesian School Kids On New T-Shirt Designs

  Artists like Ricardo Cavolo, Cody Hudson, Jimmy Turrell and Bryce Wymer collaborated with Indonesian…

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Food For Good: 4 Social Enterprises That Are Transforming The Food And Beverage Industry In South East Asia

Source: East Bali Cashews   From compostable coffee capsules to rice berry, these social ventures…

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Meet The Silicon Valley of Social Enterprise

Photo via: Kevin Ramos   What do you really know about the Philippines? Maybe that they…

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Meet The World’s First Silent Tea Bar That Has Brewed Up A Storm of Social Change

Photo credit: Neven Krcmarek Singapore –and possibly the world’s first – silent tea bar empowers…

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This Coffee Academy Trains At-Risk Youth And Marginalized Women To Become Baristas

Shirley Ng and Celine Oh | Photo credit: Bettr Barista   “Socially responsible business practices…

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From Tofu Wine To Surplus Bread, Singapore Embraces Fight Against Food Waste

Source: Toast Ale   Appalled by the amount of bread thrown away by bakeries, Singapore-based…

How Social Entrepreneurs Are Using Art To Engage & Empower Youth In A Unique Global Program

Peace is integral in every aspect of our world. From how world leaders manage the…

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This Social Enterprise Is Bringing Enhanced Water Filter Technologies To Rural Indonesia

Social Impakt is a social enterprise bringing enhanced water filtration technologies to rural communities in…

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Top 5 Countries Around The World For Jobs In Social Entrepreneurship 

Photo by Peter Nguyen on Unsplash What are the qualities that make a country a good place for…

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Indosole Releases The World’s Most ECOnomical Flip Flop

This post originally appeared on the Indosole blog, see it here. Meet your new favorite…

Meet The Inspiring Woman Who Moved To Bali And Became A Social Entrepreneur Dedicated To Ethical Fashion

  Ananda Soul is an ethically produced jewelry and clothing label based in Ubud, Bali…