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Through November 30, MasterCard and Hôtel de la Paix will team up to fund a sewing school that will teach women the skills they need in order to support themselves. The funding will occur thanks to a US$50 donation that will be made for every Hôtel de la Paix bill paid with a guest’s MasterCard.
Ethix Merch, in business in Milford, Mass., since 2002, matches over 100 factories with clients that are seeking friendlier alternatives to the laser pen or plastic keychain.
Former boxer Zeljko Mavrovic is a successful grain producer and baker, educating Croatians about organic food and sustainability while providing economic opportunity. According to Mavrovic, he wanted to invest his boxing earnings “in something that would not only allow me to continue to grow personally, but also to bring benefits to a larger community and to planet Earth.”
Aaron Pattillo and Julian Wilson founded Khunu, a men’s knitwear company with offices in China and Colorado, last year. During a trip to Tibet in December 2008, the pair, frozen at 16,000 feet above sea level, learned about the virtues of yak wool from their Tibetan guides. The chance meeting has evolved into a company, combining sustainability, economic reward, and quite bluntly, rather cool (er, very warm) clothing.
Do you have a great idea but need to make it scale? Not sure how you can get to that next step? Jeff Hayes, Principal of the Vector Group, an LA-based management consultancy, will lead a workshop Wednesday night in Santa Monica, titled the “Make-It-Happen Entrepreneur Workshop.”
What, 4 t-shirts for $20? Tempting isn't it? And that's probably a high price. Stores like Old Navy, H&M, C&A (a German company all over Latin America--admittedly a favorite of mine), and then all those outlet centers from Gilroy to ...