For every 3kgs of the high-quality organic Arise coffee bought, Greenpop plants a tree, allowing you to get your fix and lower your carbon footprint in one go. You can buy this ethically produced (and beautifully packaged) coffee at Faithful to Nature, Tribe Coffee Roastery, Organic Living, Low Impact Living, Shop Zero, and soon also Takealot and Wellness Warehouse.
SUPPORT: CREATIVE PROGRAMMES
6. Dlala Nje
Dlala Nje’s mission is to change and challenge perceptions and educate locals and visitors to Johannesburg via tours of parts of the city often avoided or deemed “dangerous”. These tours aim to debunk stereotypes by showing people the daily, normal life of people living and working in these areas. The proceeds go back to the community via care and youth development centres. And then, their Dlala Nje’s store sells fantastic fashion and decorative items sourced from designers and artisans in the area — think a glass blower in Hillbrow, a designer crafting accessories out of PPC cement bags, etc. It supports these local designers, with a percentage of these proceeds also going back to the centres. Gift a tour, goods from the store or — preferably — both!
7. Zambezi Joy Society
Prior to Covid, 74% of the income made at Zambia’s award-winning Royal Chundu Lodge went back to the local communities. Tragically, lockdown saw this crucial support falling away.
Born out of guests’ interest in the bright and vibrant Chitenge items seen at Royal Chundu, and the clear demand for these products, an online portal was created. The Zambezi Joy Society, a project that has grown from the Royal Chundu online store, aims to connect people around the world with these locally made items, as well as provide a lifeline to local makers and craftspeople.