KATE SPADE’S ON PURPOSE
Kate Spade’s “On Purpose “ is one of the most successful economic development programs of its kind. Following the Rwanda genocide, the country was in desperate need of rebuilding and investment. Since that time, remarkable progress has been made. This progress was predicted on long term economic planning, which included reconsidering many fundamental legal and institutional questions. In this spirit, Kate Spade worked closely with the government and the community to develop the “On Purpose” program.
HUGH JACKMAN’S LAUGHING MAN
Fairtrade cooperatives allow communities of small farmers to command higher prices in the international market. In this process, they are also in the position to embrace best practices from an ecological, environmental and social justice perspective. Unfortunately, small farmers also represent some the most vulnerable and disenfranchised populations. Building constituencies that bring greater economic mobility and institutional fairness to agricultural communities is complex; replete with obstacles. The obstacles are legal, communicative, economic, institutional, and justice-related. Read More.
Maiden Nation, co-founded by Uncommon Union, was a marketplace sourcing jewelry made by artisans around the world. Maiden Nation launched in conjunction with Glamour’s Woman of the Year Award, in cooperation with Chan Luu, the United Nation’s Ethical Fashion Initiative and Sean Penn’s JPHRO women’s coop. Read More.
INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION II
Industrial Revolution II (IRII) was a global ethical fashion certification program which originated in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. The program sought to develop a new model for economic development which focused on community investment, meeting high environmental standards, health and childcare services. Read More.
Choose Haiti was an initiative to support rebuilding Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. Uncommon Union created a campaign and oversaw the bringing together of local and international businesses, artisans, displaced Haitians, governments and NGOs. Read More.