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The Kindness Economy

Dec 23, 2021

Patrick Grant knows that fashion has the potential to be about far more than the clothes we wear: from supporting disadvantaged communities to the ultimate anti-dote to throwaway consumerism. 

And he’s working at many levels of the industry to put these ideas into practice: from the Savile Row tailor Norton & Sons to...

Dec 16, 2021

Dale Vince isn’t your average entrepreneur. 

After leaving school at 15, he spent ten years living off grid in buses, trucks and underneath tarpaulin. 

In 1996 he founded Ecotricity with one windmill in Gloucestershire. The company now employs over 600 people and supplies green energy to 117,000 homes. 

He’s also...

Dec 9, 2021

When Yvon Chouinard became a member of the Southern California Falconry Club in 1953, he was taught how to abseil down cliffs to view the birds’ nests and it sparked a lifelong love of climbing and the outdoors. Twenty years later he founded the clothing company Patagonia. Today it’s a billion-dollar business whose...

Dec 2, 2021

FOR a long time, the world of beauty was stuck in the old ways of perfume counter selling, excess packaging – and those giveaway foundation samples in magazines that only ever came in some shade of peach.

As a teenager of Nigerian heritage, Simi Lindgren felt invisible when she opened up those samples.

But last year...

Nov 25, 2021

Ella’s Kitchen is a lot more than a baby and toddler food company.

Its core mission is to improve children’s lives by developing healthy relationships with food. 

But it’s also a B Corps - which means it takes its responsibilities to people and the planet very seriously. It lobbies on company tax rules. It donated...