OF THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE

I made your clothes
It is easy when you are shopping for clothes, either online or in a store, to not consider your purchase’s origins: what is it made of? How was it made? Who made it? There is a disconnection between consumers and...
Earth Day
Each year on April 22nd we celebrate Earth Day, a global holiday where we collectively examine our impact on the environment, champion green practices and lifestyles, and plan for building a more sustainable future.  While many people are aware of...
International Women's Day
Happy International Women’s Day from Flourish! Since its official acceptance by the United Nations in 1975, every March 8th we celebrate the efforts and achievements of women around the world.  While it was officially accepted fairly recently, the roots of...
Forgotten Harvest
Wasted food is an issue that is particularly frustrating considering the amount of people in the world who suffer from starvation and malnutrition. There are two definitions that apply to this issue, which are food waste and food loss.  Food...
Building an empowering business with Sonica Sarna
‘It is like a sweater, when you pull a small thread it all begins to unravel.’ As the bottom line in the business world is getting more and more nuanced to reflect true success, the importance of enterprises that empower...
Transparency Badge
One of the key values we strive for at Flourish is transparency, which means we work to be as honest and informative about where and how products are made, what materials and processes they go through, and what components go...
Lakshmi Menon: ‘We are here to quilt, not quit.’
In a time where reading the news has become a heart-breaking activity, social entrepreneurs like Lakshmi Menon, transform every crisis into an opportunity. An opportunity to bring people together through innovative design and simple do-it-yourself kind of change-making. Stuck at...
The Cooperative
The Cooperative Model for Sustainable Development   You have likely heard the term co-op before, and what comes to mind for many is often a local grocery store selling artisanal food.  While this is certainly true, the cooperative model has been...
Everyday Activism: How to Dip Your Toes in Environmental Policy
The environmental crisis is one of the largest topics of conversation around the future of the world today, particularly as we recover and rebuild damaged systems in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Most people acknowledge the importance of protecting...
Poonam Bir Kasturi: Co-creating a mindset change
Green living is about building a perspective to progress that is rooted in our own relationship with nature and how we can align our daily lives with practices that are good for the planet. Inspiring such mindset change and creating...
Jeff Ballinger: Press for Change
From Asia to America, sweatshops still persist in the fashion industry. Their existence was first reported in the media in the early 1990s by American writer and activist Jeff Ballinger who wrote about Nike-producing factories in Indonesia that failed to...