I have ten values that underpin everything that I do at The Fashion Advocate, and every business or brand that I collaborate with, work with, share, wear or use, shares at least three of them. Ethics are non-negotiable, and I deeply value transparency, but social enterprises are also a big part of The Fashion Advocate.
Jeremy Meltzer is one man who shares my values, and he is working towards the empowerment of many women. After witnessing the prevalence of violence against women during his overseas travels, he founded i=Change, and collectively, it has now raised more than $840000.
Jeremy believes that the solution to violence against women starts by engaging men, and modelling respectful relationships to younger generations. Over the last ten years, Jeremy has met with countless global Non-Governmental Organisations, not-for-profit organisations, communities and media to understand the real issues that women face, and he's determined to change the statistics surrounding violence.
i=Change was recently a Finalist in the 2018 Optus My Business Awards, and also recognised at the 2018 Australian Not-for-Profit Technology Awards. It funds more than twenty charities and NGO's from all continents, aiding and empowering women and girls, and more than 70 Australian businesses now utilise the platform to pay their good vibes forward.
Jeremy's model is simple; retailers commit a donation amount with every sale, and the consumer chooses where that donation goes. The likes of Nobody Denim, Pandora, and Camilla already use i=Change, and The Fashion Advocate has recently joined too.
If ever there was a good cause paired with good fashion, this is it. Through i=Change, women around the world are being supported and empowered with improved living conditions, employment opportunities and access to better healthcare.
With every online purchase at The Fashion Advocate, we donate to three Australian charities through i=Change, empowering hundreds of women around the country. Dress For Success, Women's Community Shelters, and the Australian Food Bank are our chosen community partners, and as a collective of ethical and sustainable fashion brands who care about our impact, we are proud to be supporting such incredible causes.
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