2021 Year in Review: Some Good News

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2021 Year in Review: Some Good News

We’ve finally made it to 2022! The pandemic finally passed and the world is opening up…oh wait…that is how it was supposed to work, but alas, it hasn’t come to pass. The dog days of the pandemic have turned into a groundhog day of repeated cycles – a light at the end of the tunnel

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Help Us Yodel in Progress

When traveling, one meets interesting people. When traveling with Untours, the interesting people meet you. They pick you up from the airport, point you toward hidden treasures that only locals know about, and take you on a weekly adventure. When traveling with Untours in Switzerland, you meet Urs (photographed above, next to Jonathan). Urs leads

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Grant Blvd Gets Some Love (and Money) from Beyoncé

Grant Blvd is much more than a sustainable fashion brand. This brilliant Black-owned, Philadelphia-based apparel company make one-of-a-kind pieces from deadstock and upcycles thrift store cast-offs into beautiful clothing. Beyond this, Grant Blvd stands up for the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated, in its hiring practices, in some of its designs (like shirts that read “end

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Meet the Investee: Dana Donofree of AnaOno

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, we held a powerful, loving and inspiring conversation with Dana Donofree about her business, AnaOno. The Untours Foundation was an early supporter of this venture. Dana, a breast cancer survivor herself, creates feminine, comfortable undergarments for cancer patients, cancer survivors, and women who want better options. She set

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The Seriously Superior Shopping Guide

There are so many shopping guides out there for the holidays. Why is ours superior, seriously? Because these companies don't just create wonderful products, they create good jobs, they care for the environment and create the positive changes we need in the world. And, finally, they are all "Investees" -- the Untours Foundation has backed them with a low-interest loan or an equity investment.

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Wash Cycle rides to D.C.

The Background: Since 2010, Wash Cycle Laundry has established itself as one of the leaders in combining social entrepreneurship with green business, employing adults from vulnerable populations to work in their bicycle powered green laundry service. It earned “Best of Philly” in 2012 and the Sustainable Business Network‘s Visionary Entrepreneur Award in 2011, among other

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