This Guy Makes Hipster Shoes in Africa. But Don't Call Him a Social Entrepreneur.
Oliberte founder Tal Dehtiar sells handmade stylish sneaker-shoes. At the same time, he is demonstrating a new model of 'charity.'
Socially Responsible Small Businesses Often Grow Very Large
Doing more than the minimum for workers and the environment has paid off handsomely for many well-known businesses.
How This Army Vet Found Camaraderie in a Burger Franchise
Not even 30 years old, Daniel Kemelman has brought skills from his time in the National Guard into his Bareburger restaurant.
Making a Business of Premium Coffee for Premium Social Impact
Based in Rwanda, KZ Noir buys coffee from more than 10,000 regional small farmers and employs over 1,200 seasonal staff, including more than 800 women.
How Fair Trade Went From a Crazy Coffee Concept to a Global Sustainability Trend
When Paul Rice initially brought his idea for Fair Trade certified products to suppliers in the U.S., they either met him with intense skepticism or rejected him outright. Today, his model is flourishing.
First Coffee, Now Fashion: Apparel Brands Seek Fair Trade Certification Despite Challenges
Patagonia is the biggest apparel brand to commit to Fair Trade standards so far, joining a select group of mission-driven entrepreneurial brands like yoga-apparel company prAna and shoemaker Oliberte.