Stella Airoldi, 22Stars #39

Stella Airoldi, 22Stars #39

Stella Airoldi is a social impact nomad, living a truly international life with her social enterprise, 22 Stars based in Uganda but her customers in Europe. In this weeks podcast I talk to Stella about how she runs her business in this way, what she's learnt and the incredible impact she's making in the lives of women and children in Uganda.

Bianca Caruana, LOCWOM Australia #38

Bianca Caruana, LOCWOM Australia #38

This week we talk to ethical blogger, podcaster and Foudner of LOCWOM Australia, Bianca Caruana who’s working to support women’s economic development in Nepal, through selling LOCWOM’s handmade clothes and accessories.

Karen Gross, Citizen Discourse #37

Karen Gross, Citizen Discourse #37

In this weeks podcast I speak to Karen Gross from Citizen Discourse in Texas, USA on her new social network connecting teenagers encouraging more thoughtful and mindful conversation and civil discourse online.

Mandeep Kaur, Tribes for Good #35

Mandeep Kaur, Tribes for Good #35

In this weeks episode we talk to Mandeep Kaur, co-Founder of Tribes for Good who develop the potential of individuals as changemakers, through their culturally immersive, educational and impactful experiences in India. Recognising there was a gap for people who wanted to be employees not CEO’s and Founders of social entrepreneurs, Tribes for Good was created.

Sophie Roberts, West Plum Studio #34

Sophie Roberts, West Plum Studio #34

West Plum Studio is an ethical design studio based in York. Inspired by nature, architecture and other cultures Sophie creates surface pattern designs with triangles - she's a little obsessed. She adds these designs to cards and on organic fabric and tells us about how she’s growing her business.

Kate McAllister, Crisis Classroom #30

Kate McAllister, Crisis Classroom #30

Crisis Classroom has a unique methodology for bringing people together, built on the premise that we all have something to share and learn from one another. Inspired by her time teaching with migrants in Calais Kate McAllister and her Co-Founder Darren, are applying their experience as a teacher and trauma therapist to help migrants rebuild their lives as they travel to their new home. However you an now also use their methodology in your own town or place of work. 

Madeline Petrow & Lenny Leeman, MAMOQ #29

Madeline Petrow & Lenny Leeman, MAMOQ #29

MAMOQ is a curated, fashion marketplace for the conscious consumer, it includes 35 carefully selected brands and tells the story of each as well as their ethical or environmental ethos. Find out how to get 10% of your first order. 

Tara Dodson, Full Circle Resource Management

Tara Dodson, Full Circle Resource Management

How many festivals or events have you attended where you'd wish they'd provided recycling?What about when you go to a restaurant or fast-food takeaway and you're given your food in plastic containers, styro-foam (polystyrene) cups? Or maybe you get frustrated with plastic straws at your local bar? This is exactly why Tara Dodson, founder of Full Circle Resource Management set up her business out of frustration.

Jane Ryall, UnLtd (Wales) #27

Jane Ryall, UnLtd (Wales) #27

In this podcast I interview Jane Ryall, Wales Manager for UnLtd - a UK-wide charity "helping to make the world a better place" through supporting social entrepreneurs and giving Awards/funding. Lots of useful information about the Awards UnLtd provide as well as the unique opportunities and challenges in Wales for the social enterprise sector. 

Amezinim Seji, Niche Hair Lab #26

Amezinim Seji, Niche Hair Lab #26

Ame Seji and her co-funder Timi are creating the first ethical, sustainable natural hair extension company: Niche Hair Lab. They take sourcing seriously and plan to 'give back' throuh a local foundation for the communities from hwich they source hair from. 

Claire Lyons, The Frugal Family #25

Claire Lyons, The Frugal Family #25

Claire Lyons started her business as a blog, about her 'family project' to consider how they were spending their money and reduce the amount of 'stuff' in their home. After baby number four Claire and her husband re-focused on what was important to them as a family, re-connected with their values and began thinking about how they could live more frugally and sustainably. 

Sanne Meijboom, I-Like Local #24

Sanne Meijboom, I-Like Local #24

The trend for home-stays, farm-work holidays and other 'live like a local' adventures is growing in the tourism industry....but how do we know we are experiencing something authentic or contributing positively to the people we stay with, or local economy? Sanne Mejiboom has answered this with her social business: I-Like Local. 

Joy MacKeith, Triangle Consulting #23

Joy MacKeith, Triangle Consulting #23

Joy Mackeith started Triangle Consulting with 2 other women, when they were freelancers and simply had a joint interest in working with mission driven organisations and charities. They now provide a suite of tools to help in one-to-one support situations, to enable the key-worker and service user to see the change or distance travelled for the service user, during the engagement. 

Tahni Aitken, Kudu & Mimi #22

Tahni Aitken, Kudu & Mimi #22

Kudu & Mimi is a fantastic example of doing good business. Not only is the ethics and environment considered in sourcing and manufacturing the products they sell, the profits go towards a local charity the founders are passionate about. Tahni Aitken shares her story of setting up Kudu & Mimi with her sister. 

Lindsey McCoy, Plaine Products #21

Lindsey McCoy, Plaine Products #21

A simple and yet revolutionary idea, to return and reuse the packaging that contains our shampoo, conditioner and body wash, so we can reduce single use plastic in the home. Plaine Products provides exactly that service. Find out more in this weeks podcast.