Some of us aren't in work today and are travelling the country! If my memory serves correctly it was on a journey down to Bristol that I came up with the name Seagulls. And here we are 15 years later running a social enterprise named after the pesky bird!! If you run a business how did you come up with a name? Such an import decision and one you have to stick by for years to come.
Our stylish new Beinn An Tuirc gear has arrived! So of course we had in impromptu photo shoot to show it off. The fashionable threads were branded by 'In Stitches', a social enterprise that provides training and work experience for vulnerable adults in the Moray Area. #madeinscotland#socialenterprise#moray#kintyre
This girl right here.
For her birthday we went to hear inspiring, innovative women speak about change they are bringing to culture.
Fitting, because this girl is a force to be reckoned with. I am thankful for friends who push me to dream bigger by doing that themselves.
Happy birthday @qsoul.n.vibe. Your best is yet to come.
#ThrowbackThursday : A year ago, we whipped up this healthy and mouth-watering salad with First Harvest Peanut Spread for friends and advocates at Human Nature Marikina. Make your healthy meals with First Harvest today. How about you, what's your favorite peanut butter recipe?
Replenish your #FirstHarvest stash of goodness from @humanheartnature outlets nationwide. For your every purchase of #FirstHarvest 's Peanut Spread, you provide a nutritious meal to school kids across the country through our #CaringComesFirst campaign. Spreading and sharing goodness is real for you, your family and our country's future grown-ups!
You can also order online today through @lazadaph with convenient door to door delivery. Click link on profile.
Last week, I had the honour of meeting Paris - an incredible man whose parents divorced at a young age, leaving a child with a father who wasn't around, and a mother who worked around the clock to support them.
Generally, basic human nature desires love and attention, especially from parents; as such, it wasn't overly atypical for Paris to act out. He was bullied at school, and by the time he was 12, he was drinking, smoking, graffitiing... by 15, he had dropped out of school.
It wasn't long before drugs took over his life where he became addicted to heroin, hung out with the wrong crowds and witnessed the deaths of street life, which only made him harder and more prone to anti-social behaviour.
At 21, he ended up in jail. He had a son while behind bars. Then he found himself back in jail 2 weeks after getting out.
He told me there were so many times he should've been dead, so many times where his mum would visit him in hospital, wondering if this would be it.
59% of prisoners serving less than 12 months go on to commit further crimes. When they are incarcerated, prisoners lose their freedom, their accommodation, their social connection. Though, recidivism rates have reduced for both young people and adults in #WesternAustralia over the years.
St Bartholomew's House and a mentor played an integral part in breaking Paris' destructive cycle; much like Paris, @joshshipp, a former at-risk foster kid turned youth advocate says it was that one caring adult, that did not allow him to be another statistic.
"Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success."
Paris completed Year 10 in jail. He completed a university degree. He is a motivational speaker, a musician, an amazing father and son, human being, a motivation, inspiration - all the wonderful things that, although has helped shape him, don't define him, simply because of his past.
Don't underestimate the power of one. You can help make a difference. You can help break the cycle.
We're SO excited to share our new 'PASSPORTS’ video. We’re celebrating journeys of migration and how they inspire us to speak up for marginalised communities. And we're doing it by telling stories through ethical clothes.
We would LOVE your help in getting this video in front of as many people as possible.
Please head over to the @upeffect Facebook page and LIKE, COMMENT and SHARE video so that we can inspire more people to join this movement. Thank you!
***Lessons from Sport - Marc Márquez - Post 4*** Marc Márquez falls often. In fact, a day before I wrote my original blog post he'd managed to fall from his bike 5 times in practice, and then tripped over in the pit-lane! He's been injured and had mechanical failures at critical times. But he always gets up again. And his team are always there to support him in those moments. And the beauty of this attitude for his team is that it allows them to take advantage of the fast feedback loop that takes place for improvement in those moments. Márquez pushes as hard as he can to understand what the limits of his circumstances and environment are. Then he uses that understanding to his advantage. A culture of progress will always trump a culture of perfection.
What does your culture value? Have you created a culture that rewards progress and trial and error, or are you spending 80% of your time getting the final 20% done?
Is discussion and feedback considered a positive occurrence or do your people feel defensive of the work they've done.
Don't judge where you are, or why. The next step is a step forward.
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Sido and Petronia are working together to make door snakes to block out the draft on chilly winter nights. SisterWorks is all about learning by doing. We love seeing Sisters working together, learning from each other and creating business together. Petronia and Sido are both long term SisterWorks Entrepreneurs who love experimenting with new products and learning new skills. They are learning the importance of adapting their products to suit the preferences of their customers, and to recogonise other selling factors like the weather! These are all small skills that help their businesses thrive. #workempowerswomen
@Regrann from @humansofpurpose - Jan Owen, CEO of the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) and YLab, is a highly regarded social entrepreneur, innovator, influencer and author who has spent the past 25 years growing Australia's youth, social enterprise and innovation sectors. Listen to her story in our latest episode via the link in our bio. - #regrann
If you missed out on the magical Horns of Plenty action last week, don't fret! Tonight you've got a second chance to see them live in the taproom. Refugee Resource Oxford is throwing a party here from 7pm! Open to the public and free to attend, come on down and support a great organisation doing fantastic work to help refugees. 💃🏼🍻🎺🎷
Find a spot in the sun with the Fynn Field bag. Made of hard wearing canvas and leather, and big enough to carry a laptop, it's perfect for office work - outdoors. Each bag sold empowers women in Kenya through fair wage employment. Helping to break the cycle of poverty and create positive change for their families and communities.
Create a world where being fair is fashionable. .
(2/3) Yesterday we introduced new TOWNHALL Citizens @hipporoller - read on for more info on this life-changing innovation!
Established in 1994, the broad social impact of this social enterprise has been felt in more than 20 countries, with a total distribution of 50,000 Hippo Water Rollers, and a reach of close to half a million people.
The main focus of the Hippo Roller is the manufacturing and distribution of Hippo Water Rollers both locally and internationally with support from Corporate Social Investment, Governments, NGOs and other organisations and individuals.
Hippo Roller seeks to partner with many sponsors to help reduce the global burden of limited access to water, affecting more than a billion people.
Follow @hipporoller for more info and please get in touch with us if you have a budding social enterprise and would like to connect with likeminded people/organisations: firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo courtesy @hipporoller
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Early morning rise @glastofest for #yoga . Always enjoy the the morning breakfasts with the group and reading the daily #Glastonbury news. Come and see us @thegoldinyou in the Green Futures field where we promoting #socialenterprise and #animalaid .
Throwback to when The Platform had the privilege of hosting the @redfrogsau 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner! At The Platform, we provide a space for like-minded individuals to connect and engage through creative collaborations and events. Visit us at www.theplatform.space to book a tour, we'd love to meet you! 📸: @bradgurney
Have loved every minute working on @kik_coffee project with the amazing @mercymemarketing. The new store is now open on Light Square. All profits are reinvested into the business and go to helping unemployed and underprivileged kids get training and employment. It's great coffee and food so go on, please support them. ☕️🙌❤️(📷: the incredible @markushamence)
If you've been wondering how to incorporate #socialenterprise into your day-to-day life, just turn to our idol @emmawatson! She makes #sustainable and #ethical choices from head to toe - and looks incredible doing it. Being #partofthegood starts with making one change at a time. Do your part by checking out the amazing fashion social enterprises participating at our Pop Up Market! #Repost @the_press_tour ・・・ Wonderful day in beautiful Paris hiding books for @oursharedshelf and @bookfairiesworldwide and attending the French premiere of @wearethecircle 🇫🇷 📚 ⭕
White satin gown by @miumiu, tailored and hand-embroidered in Italy. The fabric is from the long established Italian mill Tessitura Attilio Imperiali, and the dyeing, printing and finishing processes were all carried out by trusted local suppliers.
Shoes made in Italy by @santoniofficial, whose HQ is powered by 4,000 solar panels. Santoni also runs a school where young people can learn the craft of shoemaking.
Earrings and rings made in California by @azlee_. Seeing the effects of humans on the oceans, each season the designer supports a different ocean-related cause, donating a portion of the profits from her jewellery collection.
All fashion info verified by @ecoage
Skin is the organic concealer/foundation 'Un' Cover-Up in colour 22 by @rmsbeauty with the @janeiredale Active Light Concealer used under the eyes. Bronzer is @vitaliberata Trystal Self Tanning Bronzing Minerals.
Eyes include the @antonymcosmetics Certified Natural Eyeliner Pencil in Brown and brows are Jane Iredale Pure Brow Gel. Lips are lined with Jane Iredale Lip Pencil in Spice before @herbivorebotanicals Coco Rose Lip Tint in Coral, which is suitable for vegans, was used to tint the lips and cheeks.
All brands are cruelty-free. Formulated using both natural, mineral and organic ingredients.
All beauty info verified by @contentbeauty
So excited to welcome these new Australians 🇦🇺 to the She Skills workshop to build with pallets!! Young men and women from Indonesia 🇮🇩, South Sudan 🇸🇸, Myanmar 🇲🇲, Uganda 🇺🇬, Syria 🇸🇾, Afghanistan 🇦🇫, South Africa 🇿🇦, Fiji 🇫🇯, Tibet (and more) all working together to learn new skills and recycle ♻️ valuable resources ❤️❤️❤️ #learnanewskill#recycle#upcycle
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