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2014’s colour inspiration is Radiant Orchid!
Chosen as Pantone’s colour of the year of 2014, Radiant Orchid eludes confidence and warmth. It draws the eye, due to its expressive and creative nature, and sparks your imagination. It is a blend of fuchsia, pink and purple.
So start thinking about your wardrobe and accessories, and how you can include this warm, radiant colour into your wardrobe. Stay tuned to see how we highlight this colour in our ethical fashion collections!
Checkout this piece in Radiant Orchid from our current collection – on sale for the holiday season!
Social enterprise is the new black, a trend gaining popularity through mass audience and celebrity power. With Lily Cole recently launching her social enterprise, Impossible.com, it appears that the mainstream audience is beginning to experience the social movement..
So is celebrity in social enterprise a good thing? Other celebrities such as Jaime Oliver are bringing social venture ideas that may have already been tried or implement, to the public audience who are more willing to embrace them when they come from a recognizable face. So it brings brand appeal. Celebrity in social enterprise helps build social enterprise into something that isn’t niche as more people are exposed to these ventures and ideas. With brand appeal, there is hope for a larger audience, a more sustainable movement and more potential capital.
But there are negatives. By bringing glamour and fame into the mix, can celebrity undercut the work that has been done to develop the communities and business models developed around social enterprise? This is the risk with bringing celebrity entrepreneurs into social enterprise mix.
While celebrities can use their power to do good, the social enterprise world must be wary of ensuring these ventures support the overall movement.
Through its online Social Enterprise Network platform, The Guardian, a British daily newspaper has been able to discuss social enterprise issues with an international audience. The online section has been able to aggregate and present issues and updates related to social enterprise as a whole, as well as specific social ventures.
However, primarily focused on work being done in the United States, UK and Australia, Canada is left sorely out of focus. Perhaps this alludes to the larger issue of a lack of momentum around social entrepreneurship in Canada, or perhaps there is a Canadian audience but not platform catering to them. Either way, Canada needs to find a way to push social enterprise to the forefront of people’s mind and media would be a fascinating way to do this.
What are your thoughts? Do you think Canada could use an media platform equivalent to The Guardian that would be dedicated to social enterprise?
Check out their most recent social enterprise initiative a social enterprise advent calendar: http://www.theguardian.com/social-enterprise-network/gallery/2013/dec/01/social-enterprise-christmas-gift-advent-calendar-present-ideas,