Have you fallen in love with some leather boots, but want to know where they come from? Are you sick of supporting companies only to find out they’re doing badly by their workers, or animals, or the environment? Do you wish there was a way to choose companies that care about the stuff you care about? Then we have good news for you.
Last November, the Good On You app was launched in Australia to make it easier for consumers to see which retailers provided ethical products. Now Sustainable Projects, a social enterprise from Dunedin, are working to bring the app to NZ. But they need your help!
In order to launch the Good On You app, these campaigners need help to set up, promote and distribute it. And in exchange, they’re offering some awesome rewards – everything from planting a tree in your name to a beautiful bamboo bra – what more could you ask for?
To find out more about this exciting possibility, we got in touch with “Lead Catalyst” Bec McMasters, and asked her some questions about her campaign:
How are you finding the campaign so far?
We’re loving the support we’re getting, lots of really positive and uplifting messages from our crowd that are totally spurring us on! I’ll be honest, we’re a little behind where we thought we’d be with the funding , so we’re hoping that Kiwis will get behind us and help us inch towards our funding target and ultimate aim of bringing the Good On You ethical clothing app to New Zealand. We don’t want the Aussies having all the good toys!
What do you have planned for the rest of the campaign – anything for us to look forward to?
We have screenings of The True Cost, a documentary film that takes you on a journey of the clothes we wear, the people who make them and the impact the industry is having on our world. Screenings are happening throughout the country, check our Facebook events [www.facebook.com/goodonyounz] for details, tickets are still available from iTickets.co.nz, and we’re releasing some fantastic new rewards on the campaign every Wednesday, so check them out!
Anything you want to shout out to your crowd?
Thank you! Your support means a great deal to us! We’d love to see our supporters becoming ambassadors for the campaign and sharing it with the friends and family they know will love the app!