Social responsibility is needed for so many reasons...
A government’s need for stability and security, a citizen’s need for effective and protective governance, a single-mother’s need for employment, a farmer’s need for famine relief, a criminal’s need for a second chance, a destitute man’s need to know someone cares, a child’s need for basic food, shelter and compassion.
Your answer can come from an emotional obligation or personally obscure connection, but all connections to our humanity excite and invite compassion.
We are all connected. We are all in need.
I believe we all want to make the world a better place.
- MARY M. PURCELL (YBeSR)
We have entered a new era of fashion – Ethical Fashion.
The trend is undeniable and moving fast – Fashion houses using their collections as a platform to provide jobs and training in developing countries. Knowing it’s good business to value all the people touched by their productions: the cotton growers, the sewers, the end consumer wanting something special*.
“The fashion industry in the past several years has redefined how to market, how to brand, how to raise awareness, and how to inspire others,”saidRay Chambers, with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon’s special envoy for malaria. “I think the fashion industry will lead the emergence of so many of the developing economies.” Read more…
The United Nations even has 2 programs just for engaging designers with development through commerce and fashion.