Fonkoze

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Fonkoze

Fonkoze is a group of organizations created to address and remedy poverty in Haiti, with a focus on financial investment and empowerment of women and their families. Their model offers a Staircase Out of Poverty, a program created to help make real and sustainable change in the lives of the community they serve. Fonkoze Financial

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tonlé

On a Fulbright Scholarship, tonlé founder Rachel Faller saw the human and economic impact of fast fashion first hand. Upon her return, she set out to forge a kinder path with her zero-waste clothing company. They make beautiful apparel from after-market fabric remnants and garment scraps. Their mostly female Cambodian employees are paid far more

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Grant Blvd

Grant Blvd is a sustainable fashion brand that upcycles thrift clothing to make one-0f-a-kind creations and high style clothing lines. Company founder Kimberly McGlonn is an outspoken and articulate champion of environmentalism and racial justice. She also uses some of her fashions to raise the issue of the high incarceration rate in the US. Her

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Ocean Sole Africa

Ocean Sole Africa is an elegant solution to the persistent problem of environmental blight, turning ocean trash into unique and colorful works of art. Specifically, the humble and ubiquitous cast-off plastic flip flop. In just one year, Ocean Soul removed about one million flip flops from the oceans and upcycled them into one-of-a-kind collector pieces,

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CERO

CERO, or Cooperative Energy, Recycling, and Organics, is a zero-waste commercial composting company based in Dorchester, MA. This bilingual, worker-owned cooperative removes more than 1,000 tons of food waste from the trash cycle annually and gets it to local farms to be composted. Food waste is one of the nation’s biggest trash issues. About 1/3

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wearwell

Wearwell is a home delivery fashion service that uses savvy stylists to personalize looks for its clients and ships them boxes of hand-picked items to wear or return. Their difference is that wearwell sources its clothing, handbags, and jewelry from companies that are screened for fair wages and labor practices and environmental responsibility. Pieces are

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Kitchen Harvest

Kitchen Harvest provides residential and commercial compost pick-up in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. Kitchen Harvest comes to homes, businesses, or schools and collects kitchen and yard waste, like food scraps, coffee grounds, leaves, and grass clippings. After curbside pickup, this compostable material is taken to Linvilla Orchards in Media, PA (the homebase of the

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Cheryl’s Southern Style Restaurant

Cheryl’s Southern Style is a black-owned soul food catering company that brings heart and soul to its community. Owner Cheryl Stephens prepares and markets her delicious food at the Artisans Exchange in West Chester, PA and offers take out and frozen foods. Her signature dishes include Creamy Mac and Cheese, Savory Collard Greens, Loaded Bean

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Oke USA

Oke USA was a critical early player in the importing of Fair Trade produce to North America. Importing organic fruit from Ecuador, Peru, and Mexico, they have helped expand Fair Trade beyond coffee. They have partnered with local farmers to source avocados and bananas, paying fair prices to farmers that benefit their families and lift

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NaturallySweet Desserts

NaturallySweet Desserts is a Philadelphia-based sweets company that creates what they say are “the most amazing vegan desserts you have ever tasted.” Their plant-based desserts are handcrafted with locally grown fruits and vegetables, Fair Trade Cacao, and “healing herbs and spices.” They are soy and GMO-free. When founder Sherimane Johnson developed Type 2 Diabetes, she

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