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Allison Cain
A Word From a Simple Switch Intern

A Word From a Simple Switch Intern

I’m Amar! I have a heart for building community and empowering others within tech!  I was brought onto the Simple Switch team earlier this summer in May. It has been a privilege working with other interns and building for Simple Switch. Rachel, CEO of Simple Switch, is an incredible leader and mentor. While working hard on Simple Switch she constantly is finding meaningful ways to steer us towards the vision. This trait is so rare in young entrepreneurs that it was phenomenal to have Rachel as a source of accountability and joy. A typical week for me as an intern...

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Rachel Kois
All There Is To Know About Our Logo

All There Is To Know About Our Logo

A question we have received often as the company has grown (and our founder has given out business cards like candy) is the meaning and design of our beautiful logo. The Design:It is clear to most that our logo represents an "S" for both Simple and Switch, but did you know the design was created to represent the decision to change your purchasing decision? The upper half of the S is empty, reflecting the less intentional and less fulfilling decisions to buy from mediocre or harmful companies. The lower half of the S is shaded, showing the transition to purchasing that...

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Allison Cain
Trees for the Future and Reforestation in Africa

Trees for the Future and Reforestation in Africa

At Simple Switch we are so lucky to work with Autumn Summer Company, who plants a tree with every product sold. But, if you're curious about HOW and WHY they plant a tree, the story gets even better. Check out this short documentary from Trees for the Future about how they're using trees to bring economic prosperity in vulnerable parts of Africa, or read more below about why reforestation has both ecological and economic urgency.Ever heard of the WWF?  Since the 1960’s, The World Wide Fund for Nature has worked to protect our oceans, wildlife, forests, and climate.  Specifically one...

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Allison Cain
Sutisana: Bolivia's Freedom Business

Sutisana: Bolivia's Freedom Business

We're consistently amazed by the work of our partners SutiSana, bringing hope and light to industries overcome with darkness. Watch this video to meet the artisans behind their beautiful products, and learn more about their work in Bolivia below.It’s always shocking to learn about a world entirely different from our own. Recently, I spent some time learning about the economic conditions in El Alto Bolivia and many women that have no other option than to prostitute themselves.     Fighting Brothels This is why I want to talk to you about SutiSana.  This company was founded in 2010 and makes bags,...

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