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They made us Stop and Stare

It happened, and it happens to all of us, we are smitten! And we have to share how much we absolutely looooooove these organizations and brands. 

In the journey that saw the creation and growth of The Arc Light, we were, and continue to be inspired by some amazing individuals, organizations, brands and causes. This post seeks to honor these champions who use their positions and platforms to promote social causes and equality, to fight injustice and to use business as a force for good.

We come here to get inspired, to learn and to recharge. We realized that bringing together these inspiring organizations in one place would make it easy for members of our awesome community to find and access the information, resources, inspiration and tools necessary to do good. Great social-change ideas can emerge from anywhere; we’d love to share this space with you.

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Please note, the independent logos depicted on this page are registered trademarks or trademarks of parent corporations/ organizations and their affiliates in their specific country of incorporation and/or registration in other countries. Listing the organizations is merely done to appreciate the work they do. Listing them does not mean that they endorse The Arc Light. If your organization has been appreciated in this post, but you would like the referencing text and branding removed, please contact us (shine a light) and your request shall be actioned.

Also please note, sometimes organizations backtrack or reverse course. The Arc Light backs actions, not words. The Arc Light is therefore not responsible for the reliability or content in linked websites, and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them.

Safaricom Foundation Logo

The Safaricom Foundation partners with communities to provide relief and enable access to water, quality healthcare, education, economic empowerment, environmental conservation and disaster relief. As one of the largest corporate foundations in Kenya, they provide opportunities, resources, hope, dignity and the skills to support communities and transform lives. Visit The Safaricom Foundation

drip by drip Logo
Water is a vital resource and access to it, a fundamental human right. Drip by Drip envisions a future where our fashion consumption and production habits stop jeopardizing our global fresh water reserves. This non-profit organization has been working hard to find, develop and spread solutions for the water issues caused by the textile industry. Visit Drip by Drip
argidius Logo

People need jobs. Small businesses create jobs. The Argidius Foundation, since 2013 has been working with business support organizations through various programs and initiatives, to encourage growth and the creation of jobs, by offering support to small and medium sized businesses. Enterprise development services offered in these programs include among others: support, technical advice, consulting, mentoring, coaching, training and networking. Visit The Argidius Foundation 

TRAIDCRAFT Exchange Logo

Traidcraft Exchange is at the forefront in challenging the way trade works. Guided by the belief that trade and business need to be managed and shaped to be fair and accountable, this organization uses the power of trade to fight against injustice in global trade and to create lasting solutions to poverty. Visit Traidcraft Exchange


The Waste and Resources Action Program (operating as WRAP) is a climate action NGO with operations in over 40 countries, working hard to tackle the causes of the climate crisis and give the planet a sustainable future. Visit WRAP


Nest is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) supporting the responsible growth and creative engagement of the artisan & maker economy to build a world of greater gender equity and economic inclusion. Through programs that support the wellbeing of artisans both in the United States and globally. Visit Nest

Solidarity Center Logo

Acting on the fundamental principle that working people can, and should, form trade unions and democratic worker rights organizations, The Solidarity Center, an international worker rights organization, assists workers in the fight against discrimination, exploitation and the systems that entrench poverty by helping workers attain safe and healthy workplaces, attain family-supporting wages and dignity on the job. Visit The Solidarity Center

New Standard Initiative Logo
The New Standard Institute reveals the ugly truths behind a beautiful industry. This think and do tank works to transform the global apparel and fashion industry by engaging citizens and workers through critical science-based independent information and analysis to reveal misinformation and to debunk sustainability claims.They also utilize research and data to identify best practices, ideas and innovations thereby providing meaningful guidance to brands. Visit NSI
The Social Enterprise Society of Kenya (SESOK) is Kenya’s umbrella body for social enterprises. SESOK offers training, guiding, support and raises awareness for social enterprises, making them visible and relevant in today’s economy. Visit SESOK
Ethical Trading Initiative Logo
Ethical Trade Initiative (ETI) has been working for over 20 years as a driving force in the ethical trade movement, promoting decent work and influencing businesses to act responsibly. Taking a unique approach to business and human rights, ETI’s members are forward-thinking companies, trade unions and NGOs. Together, they tackle the complex challenges of today’s global supply chains, improving the lives of workers worldwide. Visit ETI
Environmental Justice Foundation Logo
We all depend on the natural environment for our livelihoods and well-being, and environmental security is a fundamental human right. Tackling five key areas: the ocean, wildlife and biodiversity, climate, forests and cotton, The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) works to secure a world where the natural world can sustain, and be sustained by, the communities that depend upon it for their fundamental human rights. Visit EJF
Fairtrade Logo
Fairtrade, a global organization that is co-owned by more than 1.8 million farmers and workers, is hands-down, the most recognized and trusted sustainability label in the world. Fairtrade promotes fairer trading conditions and empowers producers, connecting otherwise disadvantaged producers and consumers by building stronger communities to combat poverty, strengthen their position and take more control over their lives. Shop Fairtrade
Turning Dreams into Opportunities TRIAS EA Logo
Trias is an international development organization that acknowledges that there are barriers to self-development that currently hold back enterprising people around the world from fulfilling their ambitions. Trias works to help make the dreams of  enterprising people come true by supporting farmers’ and entrepreneurs’ associations, to create a strong and sustainable basis to raise family income and transform entire communities. Visit Trias.
Atmos Logo

Atmos is an exploration of climate and culture, a nonprofit biannual magazine and digital platform curated by a global ecosystem of artists, activists, and writers devoted to ecological and social justice, creative storytelling, and re-enchantment with the natural world. Visit Atmos

Who made my clothes? Fashion Revolution Logo

Fashion Revolution is the product of a disaster. Just before 9:00 am on 24 April 2013 in Bangladesh, the world suffered the deadliest garment-factory disaster in human history. 1,134 souls were lost while 2,500 people were injured. This is the dark side of the fashion industry, rife with human rights abuses, human exploitation and environmental degradation. No one should have to die or suffer because of fashion. This is why Fashion Revolution exists.

 anti-slavery Logo

Partnering with local organizations, Anti-Slavery International works to end slavery through projects in the UK, Europe, Africa, Asia and through global campaigns. By adapting their response to the local context in all their countries of operation, they are able to effectively untangle people from slavery and dismantle the systems that enable exploitation. Their mission is to deliver true freedom to people across the globe. Visit Anti-Slavery International

 Cotton Diaries Logo

The cotton industry can be thirsty, toxic and exploitative. Cotton Diaries believes that there are better ways to fix the industry. Made up of a global community of people passionate about cotton and committed to making cotton supply chains more sustainable, this organization helps anyone who works with cotton to research, communicate and scale sustainable solutions. Visit Cotton Diaries

 Conscious fashion + lifestyle network Logo

Considering the fashion and lifestyle sector’s significant impact on societies and the environment, the Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network, an impartial United Nations (UN) hosted online platform, fosters transparent, inclusive, and transformative engagement of industry stakeholders. The network’s key objective is to mobilize and drive urgent action, expertise, innovation, technology and resources towards sustainability, with the Sustainable Development Goals as a guiding framework. Visit CFLN


To solve big problems like climate change, waste, and pollution, we need a big idea. It’s time to rethink how we design, make, and use the things we need. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation develops, promotes the idea of, and works to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. Working with business, academia, policymakers, and institutions across the globe, their vision is an economic system that’s better for people and the environment. Visit The Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Fashion Takes Action Logo 

Fashion Takes Action (FTA) is a non-profit organization established in 2007 to advance sustainability in the entire fashion system through industry programs that educate, raise awareness, enable research and promote collaboration. Their youth education program empowers the next generation with the necessary tools and resources to shift toward more conscious consumption. Visit FTA

 Let's End Modern Slavery Together Freedom United Logo

Freedom United is the world’s largest community dedicated to ending human trafficking & modern slavery. They equip millions of supporters with awareness, education & ways to take action and to drive real change by bringing together global voices and mobilizing a united community to create power for change. Visit Freedom United


Greenpeace, a network of independent organizations, uses peaceful, creative confrontation to expose global environmental problems, and to develop solutions for a green and peaceful future. Visit Greenpeace

 Fashion For Good Logo

Fashion for Good is a global initiative that works directly with the fashion industry to innovate towards solutions that are better for people and the planet, inspiring change and driving the collective movement to make fashion a force for good. If you happen to be in Amsterdam, you must check out The Fashion for Good Museum, created to inform, educate and empower consumers to contribute to a better future for the fashion industry. As the world’s only interactive fashion museum for the future of fashion, the museum spans three floors of exhibits showcasing the past, present and future of sustainable fashion and the innovations shaping the future of fashion. Visit Fashion for Good

Textile Exchange Logo 

By identifying and sharing best practices regarding farming, materials, processing, traceability, and product end-of-life, Textile Exchange, a global non-profit organization, has been revolutionizing the textile supply chain since 2002. Their mission is to create positive impacts on water, soil, air, animals and the human population created around the world by the textile industry. Visit Textile Exchange 

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