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Utter and complete honesty with these clothes
“Honest by” is a fashion brand that sells its range with complete transparency about its supply chain, products and pricing. They believe that customers should be given the opportunity to shop with complete awareness of what they are buying.
Why it matters
Many companies speak about doing good but its rare to see a brand being as open as “Honest by”. If the future is for businesses to be more transparent about everything, will marketing shift towards that trend and ultimately give more power to consumers?
Swatch’s ‘Perfect World’ campaign to raise funds for worthwhile building projects has just financed a temporary shelter home for MSV (Movement to the Service of Life) for children at risk. Funds were raised from sales of Swatch ‘Amiguinho’ (literally, ‘little friend’), which was launched specially for Christmas 2008.
Zwitsal, Holland’s leading skin care brand for children, is raising awareness of the importance of UV protection with the introduction of a special fire brigade that fights sunburn: the ‘Zwitsal Zonnebrandweer’. Its task is to respond to sunny conditions and a high UV index, by driving to ‘hazardous areas’ and informing parents and kids about the importance of protecting their skin.