Our UnDreamed of Award
This fun award, which comes with a $5,000 prize, is the brainchild of the anonymous donors who fund it. Established in 2016, the award honors businesses that raise the bar in their field reflecting the Untours Foundation’s mission and values of creating dignified work and positive social, economic, and environmental change.
“Undreamed Of Award” recipients:
Kreyol Essence, a Haitian business producing lovely hair and skin care products, uses the oils of native castor trees and more. It’s growth and demand for natural oils is supporting reforestation, a critical ingredient for Haiti’s recovery from hurricanes and earthquakes. Focusing on women empowerment, Kreyol Essence offers valuable jobs, including to tree farmers.
tonlé, a negative-waste women’s clothing company in Cambodia, which is making all of its designs out of fabric remnants from other factories and sources. Even leftover fibers are gathered up and added to their paper making for tags and lovely notecards. Its devoted staff is paid fairly and provided full benefits, including unlimited sick days. Now solar powered, tonlé is a registered Benefit Corporation in California.
Untours Foundation Poet Laureate
The Untours Foundation will be appointing a Poet Laureate. Watch this space for details.