Zwelam, a social enterprise startup, announced on Wednesday that it is committed to making a sustainable social impact in South Africa, one T-shirt at a time!
Over 30 million South Africans live in poverty, and homelessness is on the rise.
Every year, the fashion industry spends billions on marketing and advertising. We don’t. Instead, we redirect the money to local NGOs, who use it to fund their social impact projects.
When you purchase a Zwelam t-shirt, you support the work of local NGOs and do your bit for charity – at no extra cost to you. So, for every t-shirt you purchase, Zwelam promises to donate 50% of its profits to local NGOs on your behalf.
The t-shirt retails for R150.
Zwelam is an online clothing store that is committed to donating 50% of its profits to local NGOs throughout the country.
Zwelam is a social enterprise committed to making a sustainable social impact in the country one t-shirt at a time.
“Making a sustainable social impact takes a village. Without your help, there is no way we can afford to donate funds to those in need,” the startup disclosed on its Facebook page.
“Something as simple as buying a t-shirt can truly make a difference if executed in a socially responsible way. If you believe in our vision, please pre-order your Zwelam t-shirt.”
Zwelam is start-up, self-funded social enterprise, meaning that it will need your help to cover its production costs.
The startup stated on its Facebook page that presently, it can only afford to produce its t-shirts in batches of 50 units per order.
“This means that only after 50 units of t-shirts are purchased, will we be able to produce and deliver your t-shirt. As you can see, we need your help to be able to pull this off! The more t-shirt orders we receive, the faster we are able to process your order.,” Zwelam states on its FB page.
“This is an ambitious venture. But one that can be pulled off if we all work together. Please help us make a difference in our country, one t-shirt at a time!”
The start-up store went live today on hellopretty.co.za – a marketplace to shop for cool stuff from independent South African creatives.
Zwelam T-shirts can be purchased exclusively @ hellopretty.co.za/zwelam.
Zwelam is founded by Queenstown born entrepreneur Siviwe Mgolodela, who studied BCom at Stellenbosch University majoring in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. He is the brains behind Unorthodox, a start-up company.
Unorthodox aims to take on popular social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
Unorthodox, the social network app that enables users a chance to anonymously share their raw emotions, problems and candid views is finally live in South Africa.
Unorthodox is an anonymous social network that seeks to connect people to diverse and authentic ideas, thoughts, opinions, and life experiences.
In addition to being a social network, Unorthodox is a cultural movement that promises to “liberate” its users to share their authentic thoughts, feelings, and opinions anonymously, without fear of judgment.
Bullying and trolling is not allowed on Unorthodox. For more read: Unorthodox, a New Social Network that Lets You Post Anonymously, Launches in SA