If you are a social enterprise, a co-operative, a social firm or another type of social enterprise selling products that may be of interest to Christmas shoppers tell us about you, don’t be shy!
Apparently Social Enterprises are not very good at marketing themselves. Let’s change this.
For example, I have recently bought the following:
Pants from “Pants to Poverty” – A unique organisation working with farmers and factory workers in India. http://www.pantstopoverty.com/
A water bottle from GiveMe Tap – A new social enterprise helping to support access to water in Africa. http://www.givemetap.co.uk/shop
What about you?
If you are a social enterprise, let us know about you and what you have on offer, not only about Christmas gifts. We will endeavour to promote your organisation through social media and network.
If you are an individual looking for something different for Christmas (including cards), think social enterprise. By buying from social enterprises you will help them provide more employment opportunities or support to people in their local community.
So what is your choice so far?
Not your typical Christmas product but thanks Steve for making us aware of your activities. Most of us are into recycling or should be into recycling! Here is an interesting social enterprise. Inklusive CIC is a Community Interest Company providing high quality ink products to the UK. The team at Inklusive have over 30 years’ experience in the digital ink industry, which allows them to offer a wide range of high quality ink products backed up with a customer services excellence that is second to none. Try them out! www.inklusive.co.uk
SHOP (Vintage Lounge & Arts Venue) CIC
We’re a Social Enterprise selling fashion-forward vintage clothing and design homeware to fund community arts events in Bristol.In addition, as a community arts Social Enterprise, we organise a Christmas Artisan Market for local makers, it takes place on Saturday 3rd December from 11am to 4pm. Join in! http://www.shoptheshop.co.uk/site/
Provides unique and exclusive designs of furnishing, accessories and decorative items for the stylish and socially aware. All profits from UNUM DESIGNS sales are dedicated to running skills classes for vulnerable women. http://www.unumdesigns.co.uk
A Christian community of 150 people in central Liverpool where people with and without learning disabilities live and work together. All of the products sold (Candles, Cards, etc) are produced by people with learning disabilities and profits are invested back into our social enterprise. http://www.larcheliverpool.org/
Accessible Events Promotion
We work with partners to collect and display information about all accessible arts, community, cultural and leisure events. Currently we provide information about audio described events, captioned and BSL interpreted events. Other access will develop as society and our work evolves. Why do we do it? Providing information about accessible events encourages organisations to ensure their events are accessible. It strengthens the deaf and disabled community with confident deaf or disabled people enjoying their lives, meeting their friends and being a full part of society. We all know somebody who has access needs. Register and take somebody you care about to an event they will enjoy for Christmas. http://accessibleevents.org.uk/north-west/about
Mbollou aims to promote cultural awareness, global learning, and celebrate diversity through the medium of African drumming, arts, crafts, dance, storytelling and traditions. In addition Mbollou promotes sustainable development and supports communities in the Gambia. At present we work with a wide variety of clients including, schools, nurseries, colleges, care homes, local authorities, housing associations and community groups.Book them for your entertainment at Christmas or for Team building etc. http://www.linkedin.com/pub/sarah-humphreys/26/74a/a1
Buy from Social Firms.
Check out this website to source goods from Social Firms all year round! www.justbuy.org.uk
Keep it coming !