Michael Sheen wants to know where you buy your socks
November 21, 2022 8:47 PM   Subscribe

Michael Sheen wants to know where you buy your socks. Michael Sheen explains what a social enterprise is. Social enterprises are real businesses but at least 50% of their profits are reinvested to benefit the community.
posted by chariot pulled by cassowaries (6 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I’ve started doing some of my Christmas shopping from social enterprises over the past few years; if I can’t think of a present which is perfect at least I feel I’m doing some good. I’m slightly running out of enterprises to buy from if I don’t want to repeat myself too much, mind you.

At the very least, every year a couple of people in my family get chocolates from Harry Specters, who provide training and employment for autistic people (and make absolutely top-notch chocolates).

Here’s the Social Enterprise UK Christmas Gift Guide 2022.
posted by Bloxworth Snout at 3:02 AM on November 22 [4 favorites]

Love to see this!

This sounds similar to --but apparently is not the same as -- the "B corporation" movement.

I have a couple of kids in college, and explaining to them that some companies are organized for profitability, but not "for profit" in the old way, kind of amazed them.
posted by wenestvedt at 10:19 AM on November 22 [1 favorite]

Or, and this is a crazy thought, pay your labor a fair rate until you don’t have profits.
posted by Your Childhood Pet Rock at 6:54 PM on November 22 [2 favorites]

Community Clothing is another one. I recommend the socks.
posted by paduasoy at 12:42 PM on November 26

The Guardian's gift guide has some suggestions from social enterprises.
posted by paduasoy at 3:03 PM on November 30

chariot pulled by cassowaries, it might be worth tagging this with MeFiGiftGuide2022.
posted by paduasoy at 3:05 PM on November 30

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