5 thoughts for social entrepreneurs

1) Get Inspired So, you want to engage with social problems to find solutions.  You recognize that there are clear benefits offered by social entrepreneurship to those involved with creating, promoting, and funding these ventures, and you see the potential value that social good ventures may bring to the world. You’ve decided that you have the creativity, motivation, entrepreneurship abilities, …

This street fashion entrepreneur is making an impact through ethical clothing

Adam Khafif is the Founder and CEO of LisnUp Clothing. In this interview with UpEffect, Adam shines a light on his entrepreneurial journey including wins and failures and how over the last six years he’s made LisnUp Clothing the go-to streetwear brand for Muslim influencers and socially conscious fans.   Just like any other kid, at 15 years old, Adam …

4 things to consider when reimagining your sleep

1. Your health Getting enough sleep contributes to abundant health benefits through release of tension.  Also, the endocrine system works effectively with enough sleep, impacting hormones that control appetite.  If you’re a short sleeper, your likelihood for obesity is 7.5 times greater and your likelihood for diabetes is 2.5 times greater! Full regeneration of the mind and body requires a …

This investment banker has created a modest workwear brand that trains refugee women

Kentore is the UK’s first modest workwear label and social enterprise. They design with an obsessive attention to detail, and above all, with a drive to make a real impact on the lives of working women. They use their profits to provide training, jobs, and business mentorship to Syrian refugee women. Kentore has grown from one working woman making bespoke alterations …

Converting storytelling artwork into ethical clothing

Thraedable is a social enterprise that aims to raise awareness about social issues that suffer from invisibility or misrepresentation and to raise funds for grassroots organisations that offer sustainable solutions to those issues. We are an ethical fashion brand, currently producing t-shirts and bags inspired by drawings made by people who face little-told social issues; as well as an online …