Hello fellow changemakers in the fashion industry

We are a group of cotton textiles professionals from India and Europe looking for partners and supporters to build an innovative high impact model for value chain co-creation. Our goal is to tip the balance of trade from MEAN to GREEN by matching customers’ personal values to ground level action initiated by groups of producers (farmers & artisans) in their own villages.

Our 10 years experience in India shows that tackling rural development and global issues like climate change, poverty, migration, education and water shortage is best done by people mobilizing their own communities. Many local groups are doing good work but they need support to tip the balance and create systemic change. The problems they are facing are not theirs alone. We share a responsibility for the system behind the clothes we wear.

Are you a designer, buyer or retailer sourcing from India? Then you can benefit from our experience with cross cultural communication and collaboration between European and Indian supply chain partners. We offer short term troubleshooting and long term relationship building support to ensure

        Reliable, transparent trade combined with Social & ecological impact.

Instead of forcing end consumers to pay a fixed premium price, we propose to give them the opportunity to leave a tip if they are happy with the product and want to make a difference. This tip is routed from the retailer directly to producer groups working on tangible development projects in the supply chain. This way we don’t get stuck in high end niche markets with inflexible standards, but we tap into the power of self-organisation by the crowd.

Curious? Please join the conversation on our website: www.tip4change.wordpress.com

We also need your SUPPORT to access the Unreasonable Institute in the USA and present our idea to large IT companies for the required technical backup. Please vote for us with a token investment of $20.



Gijs Spoor ( tip4change@gmail.com )  

-Gijs is also Ashoka fellow and founder of two cotton companies: Chetna Organic and Zameen Organic

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