Show your love, Aotearoa
This Valentine’s Day, we’re inviting New Zealanders to show their love to the people and businesses making a step change in their community. Whether it’s a coworker who helped set up a recycling scheme in the workplace or a local business making sure its suppliers are ethical producers, we want to help celebrate their good work. We’ll be telling your inspiring stories on our website and across social media for the rest of February, so that people across New Zealand can get inspired and make a step change in their own community.
Show Your Love for…
“Okewa Rainwear, for making my sweet new raincoat out of recycled plastic bottles!”
“indigo & iris. They’ve developed a mascara that’s vegan and cruelty-free - and 50% of the profits go to the Fred Hollows Foundation.” (check out Step Changers’ interview with the founders here)
“Lingy, a ball of positive energy. Many an emerging social enterprise and start up has been touched by Lingy’s kindness, humour and expertise - he’d probably have had an impact on over 100 start ups!”
“Portershed cafe, for sourcing ethically produced, local, organic and vegan goods. They even managed to find compostable gladwrap! Just thoughtful providers of awesome food.”
“Samantha Ryan, one powerful wāhine. An incredible poet who speaks on self-love at large events, head of product at Choice, and she still finds time to set up mentoring programmes for promising rangatahi. Samantha is remarkable! ✊🌏💛 “
“Agoge: “People Matter, Do Good.” They use their profits to fund “The Good Trust” and the “One for One” initiative, as well as having really strong vision values for their employees.”
“Kristine from Sweet Release, for championing (delicious) ethical food in her business and in the monthly Vegan Vaults she puts so much time and energy into organising. She’s helping to normalise delicious, ethical food in Wellington and we love her for it!”
“People’s Coffee in Wellington - simply the most ethical coffee you can get. They have a great relationship with their supplier and they treat their staff right - a real role model for the hospo industry.”
“Elisha Watson, for founding nisa, ethical underwear employing refugee women in NZ. Shop opening soon!”
Know someone else who deserves some love for their good work? Let us know through the form below! Know someone on the list above? Let them know by sharing on social media!