Alleviating poverty in Ghana with handcrafting footwear.
Kwame Baah Shoes is here to make a difference. Their mission is to “alleviate poverty by providing sustainable, economically just employment for skilled artisans in Ghana,” and that is exactly what they’re doing. Kwame Baah shoes are stylish, funky, and fresh, blending contemporary design with traditional Ghanaian fabrics, all while providing Ghana men and women with a strong job, living wage, and skill set. So far, Kwame has experienced an 11.25% profit growth YoY from 2015-2017; they’ve registered more than $135,000 in sales in just 2017; and they’ve secured a wholesale account with Free People. The founder, George Kwame Baah, grew up in impoverished conditions in Ghana, so he understands how much impact his company is having -- and can continue to have.
Ravean's mission is to become the #1 powered and heated wearables brand in the world.
Ravean is bringing the heat -- to jackets, that is. They’ve created stylish, light, and washable down jackets that you can heat up when the temperature drops. Their jackets can also charge your phone. Their heated wearables have already raised $2.6 million on Kickstarter and Indiegogo via six campaigns with 14,000 backers; they’ve sold over 30,000 items and have over 28,000 Facebook followers; and they own a perpetual exclusive license to five core-heated technology patents. Plus, their team knows their stuff. They have over 60 combined years of manufacturing and supply chain experience, over 30 years of brand and product development experience, and over ten years of e-commerce and marketing experience. Ravean’s mission is to become the #1 rated heat and powered wearables brand in the world -- and they are well on their way to making it there.
World’s Best is transforming how affluent consumers discover and access the finest goods and services.
World’s Best is here to help those clients access the luxury market in a new and transformative way. By combining online convenience with a dedicated concierge service, World’s Best offers their sophisticated clientele a better, and more personal, way to shop for their desired items. Affluent consumers are given their own concierge, who builds a relationship with them to best understand their preferences and adhere to any special requests. Clients can then quickly and easily contact their concierge whenever, and wherever, they are to gain access to the luxury items they want.
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Premium, tri-layer all foam mattress utilizing the latest innovations in foam and textile.
Nuvanna offers a “nu” way to purchase mattresses that’s both convenient and comfy. Available only online, Nuvanna mattresses ship (for free) direct-to-consumer. They also offer a 100 night trial so that you can sleep test your purchase in your own home -- not just for five (embarrassing) minutes at the store. During that trial, customers can return the mattress at anytime for a full refund. Return rates are low though, as customer satisfaction is high. The mattress’s three layer construction provides the ideal balance of comfort, support, and temperature control. If you do decide to return it, Nuvanna picks up the mattress for free and donates it to a charitable organization. Oh, they also offer a ten year warranty. It sounds like the mattress dream we’ve been waiting for, doesn’t it?
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