Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Conscious Consumerism Event, Feb. 5, 2010

Kelley is hosting "Check Your Label," an event devoted to social entrepreneurship and conscious consumerism, on Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 at the Indiana University Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Four speakers will talk about sustainable business practices. Speakers include
  • Blake Mycoskie, founder and chief shoe giver of TOMS Shoes, Inc. TOMS promises to give a pair of new shoes to children in need around the world with every pair sold. In just three years, TOMS has given away more than 140,000 pairs of shoes.
  • Kelsey Timmerman, author of the book Wear Am I Wearing?, an account of the global connection between producers and consumers.
  • Amy Chin, director of the International Development Cooperative, which connects impoverished villages to opportunities that drive sustainable community self development. Currently, IDC acquires collegiate licenses and provides women’s weaving groups in Bolivia the opportunity to produce officially licensed collegiate products.
  • Anne and Kelly Campbell, founders and partners of The Village Experience, an Indianapolis-based store that sells sustainable goods and travel experiences.

More information is online at the "Check Your Label" website.

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