It has been a really crazy few months and we, like everyone, have been thinking about all the things we can do to make a difference. From non-profits, small businesses to artists, Untold Rebel has some simple tips and ideas that anyone can do to make a difference!
Yep, we are invested in this one. As a small business, we really appreciate any purchases we get from all our customers, friends, and rebels.
There are many artists, farmers, and small businesses whose livelihoods relied on farmers’ markets and craft fairs. So, if you can, #ShopSmall. It REALLY makes a difference and your purchases are really appreciated.
Sometimes you’re unable to buy something, but you still really want to support artists and small businesses, so what can you do?
There are many ways to support small businesses and artists without spending any money. If you have social media, you could share a post, give a like, a follow, or refer your favorites to a friend. If you like us, then there is a good chance that some of your friends do too.
This is a simple and cost-free way of making a difference. Ok, so what else? Well, think about where your money is going.
3. Make your Money Stretch
By doing a little research, you will find many companies (even the big ones!) that have teamed up to support causes so when you shop with these companies, your dollar stretches.
From eBay, who put $100 million into a program to help brick and mortar small businesses without an e-commerce presence transition to “click & mortar” (1), to Whimsy + row’s Small Business Alliance — Together (Apart), which collected a bunch of like-minded brands and businesses (including Untold Rebel) committing to both giving a discount to customers and a donation to Feeding America. When you commit to using your shopping dollars to do good, you can put your money where your heart is and do a lot of good.
Fashion Revolution is a campaign for the fashion industry to become clean, safe, fair, transparent, and accountable. They do this through research, education, collaboration, mobilization, and advocacy.
When you support companies who believe in the Fashion Revolution you are changing industry and letting people around the world know that they are important.
For us at Untold Rebel, we partnered with a family run business with over 30 years of sock manufacturing experience in Shetou, Taiwan. We visited the factory, built a relationship with them, listened and learned, and loved all their knowledge of sock making. Our socks are not fast fashion. We want them to last for years, and that’s why we partnered with the Yeh family to make quality and comfy socks, and the Yeh’s are doing damn well.
Ask yourself a simple question. Do the companies you buy from know the people that make their clothes?
These are just a few ideas to support your favorite small business. If you have any ideas, links for companies that are giving back or know people being amazing we can give a shout out to let us know.
We are all in this together!