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Social Justice: League Collegiate Outfitters – the Gold Standard of the Apparel Industry

POSTED ON May 25th  - POSTED IN Social Justice

In the spirit of 100% full transparency please know that League Collegiate Outfitters (LCO) is now a client of ArCompany. That is not why I’ve fallen for them hook, line and sinker. Further transparency: Drew Wolf, the founder, is a long time friend of mine and a fellow graduate of Milton Hershey School. I always […]

Social Justice: Fed by Threads Tackles Hunger in America with Gorgeous Apparel

POSTED ON December 15th  - POSTED IN Social Justice

In my continued search for socially conscious businesses, my twitter friend  Katy Heisterman pointed me in the direction of Fed by Threads, an apparel manufacturer that aims to help solve poverty related issues here in the US.  When I found out the products were all US made, vegan clothing I took a step back; if you know me, […]

Social Justice: Toms Marketplace Deserves a Look

POSTED ON December 8th  - POSTED IN Social Justice

Our post back in October  brought attention to the issues surrounding Toms Shoes’ One for One program and the criticisms the company has received.    That post spawned an interesting discussion about the responsibility of business to do social good, and to ensure that their programs were not only providing  long lasting impact, but not […]

Social Justice: H&M Leading with a Conscious Movement

POSTED ON December 1st  - POSTED IN Social Justice

Prior to this year, it was was not a secret that the clothing industry had some shameful practices in its manufacturing, but the consumer’s desire for cheaper product, and the industry’s desire for bigger profits, kept its questionable methods below the radar  for some time.   When an 8 story building in Bangladesh, Ran Plaza, […]

Social Justice: Nisolo Shoes – A Business Built to Do Good

POSTED ON October 20th  - POSTED IN Social Justice

Last week we  focused on Toms Shoes and the challenges it is facing as the impact of its One for One initiative is being called into question.  The post brought about a lot of interesting discussion on both social networks and in the comment section.  On Facebook I was challenged with a thought process that […]

Social Justice: Toms Shoes – Not the Story You Might Expect

POSTED ON October 13th  - POSTED IN Social Justice

Last week I wrote about the remarkable mission and rise of Warby Parker, and the post received a tremendous response. People who didn’t know about WP were fascinated to learn that a) their product was affordable and stylish, and b) that the company has given away 500,000 pairs of glasses to the needy in 3 […]

Social Justice: Is Abercrombie & Fitch Paying the Price?

POSTED ON July 21st  - POSTED IN Social Justice

Back in May we ran a post covering 10 companies that had experienced a Social Media PR firestorm.  We outlined the impact that Social Media had on both sales and business practices. Very often, with hindsight, many of the ‘social media disasters’ ended up being nothing more than a tempest in a teapot, wreaking havoc […]