Date(s) - 08/10/2018 - 13/10/2018
12:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lost in Samsara joins national campaign to show how business can be done differently
Lost in Samsara a social enterprise based in London will be celebrating Social Saturday on 13 October – a nationwide campaign designed to raise awareness about those businesses which are doing business differently, putting people and communities first.
There are over 80,000 social enterprises in the UK – businesses which trade to meet a social or environmental purpose and which reinvest the majority of their profits back towards meeting their social mission.
Lost in Samsara aims to empower artisans and communities through fair trade by producing modern accessories that respect both people and the environment, with the idea of promoting slow-production systems and trade over charity.
The campaign, organised by Social Enterprise UK, the membership body for social enterprises, and supported by the Coop and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport encourages consumers to use their spending power to support social enterprises. From coffee and beer to fashion and toiletries there are social enterprise alternatives for everyday consumer goods.
“it’s great to be part of such a vibrant and inspiring community” says Alessia, one of the co-founder. “We’ll be at Spitalfields Market celebrating an important week of campaigning”.
Peter Holbrook CBE, CEO of Social Enterprise UK, said:
“Social enterprises are creating equality though business – they are offering quality products but are set up in a way that directly addresses some of the biggest social and environmental issues we face. Whether its coffee carts creating jobs for the homeless, bottled water funding clean water projects abroad or soap manufactured by people who are with disabilities – there are social enterprise alternatives out there which show that there can be more to business than just the bottom line.
They are more diverse and more innovative than mainstream businesses, creating jobs and opportunities where they are needed most. We encourage consumers to unleash their spending power and support social enterprises on Social Saturday and beyond.”
To find out more about Social Saturday and how you can support social enterprises visit www.socialsaturday.org.uk