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Open Social is an online community platform for volunteer communities, ideation communities, and extranets. The software is based on Drupal's social module, written in PHP.

HQ in Amsterdam / Holland.

Startupinthecloud  community  Netherlands  opensource  Software  SaaS  PHP  Platform  Volunteer  Intranet  Communication  Social_Media  Social_Networking 
4 weeks ago by eocas
Artist residency portal.

"We are an association of over 650 centers, organisations, and individuals in over 70 countries. Each of our members is dedicated to offering artists, curators, and all manner of creative people the essential time and place away from the pressures and habits of every-day life, an experience framed within a unique geographic and cultural context.

Through Res Artis, organisations become part of a global community of colleagues engaged in dialogue through our face-to-face meetings and virtually through our online presence.

Those interested in attending a residency can use the information and resources on our website, gaining insights into the profiles of our members and staying informed about their events and application deadlines.

Since 1993, through the volunteer efforts of the Board of Directors, dedicated staff and countless partners and friends, Res Artis has grown to become the largest network of its kind, promoting the role of residential art programs as a vital part of the contemporary arts world, stimulating the creative development and mobility of artists, and furthering intercultural understanding."

Fashionmeetsorganic  Lifesnippets  Association  NGO_NPO  Netherlands  artist  community  Collaboration  events  Research  creation  Creative  Inspiration  Innovation  Culture  Directory_Database  curation  Art  Platform  residencies  grants 
4 weeks ago by eocas
"Oneplanetcrowd is Europe’s leading sustainable crowdfunding platform. Since launching in 2012 we have grown into a platform with more than 25,000 active investors and have raised over €30,000,000 in funding. This has allowed us to provide seed money or growth capital for more than 200 projects. Oneplanetcrowd operates mainly in The Netherlands.
Besides of raising funds for growing startups, crowdfunding can also be used for projects, such as the development of a regional solar park or wind farm. In addition to business and project funding, non-profit donation projects are also welcomed. Our platform embraces a wide range of themes, such as energy, healthcare, social cohesion, sustainable food and fashion.
Flexible funding model tailored to each entrepreneur’s needs, with convertible loans and loans, with the option to include rewards and donation. Success rate of over 70% of all projects which go live on our platform."

Agrachina  Netherlands  Crowdfunding  Investor_Relations  Fundraising  Sustainability  sustainablecompany  Renewable_Energy  sustainablefashion  SocialEntrepreneur 
7 weeks ago by eocas
Impact Institute – Towards the Impact Economy
"Our mission at the Impact Institute is to empower organizations and individuals to realize the impact economy by creating a common language for impact and providing the tools to use it. We develop open-source standards for impact measurement and valuation and provide organizations with the tools, training, and services to implement them.

The Impact Institute is a social enterprise and a spin-off of True Price. True Price, founded in 2012, developed methods and tools to measure and monetize impact. In 2018, True Price decided to continue as a non-profit focused on maintaining a standard and community to realize true pricing, a system where consumers can see and voluntarily pay the true price of their products. All services, as well as the development of new methods and technologies, have been spun off to the Impact Institute."

Founded by German-Mexican Adrian de Groot; insightful interview:

Agrachina  Sustainability  Consultancy  Standardization  semanticweb  opensource  open-data  Netherlands  Fair_Trade  Consumerism  Consumer_Behavior  Consumer_Rights  NGO_NPO  SocialEntrepreneur  sustainablecompany  Economy  circulareconomy  tools  BI 
november 2018 by eocas
This Tiny Country Feeds the World
"Since relocating and restructuring their 70-year-old farm in 2004, the Duijvestijns have declared resource independence on every front. The farm produces almost all of its own energy and fertilizer and even some of the packaging materials necessary for the crop’s distribution and sale. The growing environment is kept at optimal temperatures year-round by heat generated from geothermal aquifers that simmer under at least half of the Netherlands.

The only irrigation source is rainwater, says Ted, who manages the cultivation program. Each kilogram of tomatoes from his fiber-rooted plants requires less than four gallons of water, compared with 16 gallons for plants in open fields. Once each year the entire crop is regrown from seeds, and the old vines are processed to make packaging crates. The few pests that manage to enter the Duijvestijn greenhouses are greeted by a ravenous army of defenders such as the fierce Phytoseiulus persimilis, a predatory mite that shows no interest in tomatoes but gorges itself on hundreds of destructive spider mites."

agriculture  food  netherlands  agrachina 
july 2018 by eocas
Denim Alliance
"The Alliance for Responsible Denim (ARD) is an initiative from House of Denim, Made-By, Circle Economy and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. ARD brings denim brands together to collectively take steps towards improving the ecological sustainability impact of denim production. These first steps include establishing measurements, benchmarks and standards for resource use (e.g. chemicals, water, energy) and recycled denim."

Two of their major major projects are:

Wet Processing Benchmark - Improving the environmental impact of denim finishing and focussing on the Never-Out-of-Stock styles.

Post-Consumer Recycled Denim Standard - Developing a preferred industry buying standard, defining a business model and roadmap for the introduction and scaling up of Post-Consumer-Recycled-Denim (PCRD) production.

Fashionmeetsorganic  Agrachina  circulareconomy  Netherlands  NGO_NPO  Platform  Education  Industry  denim  jeans  Sustainability  Manufacturing  Recycling  Chemicals  water  Energy  Business_Advisory_relevant  Business_Model  Standardization  Framework 
march 2018 by eocas
Fashion For Good
Innovation platform towards circular economy. About: "We are a global platform for innovation, made possible through collaboration and community. Fashion for Good™ enables the daring invention and widespread adoption of good fashion practice with ‘The Five Goods’: Good Materials, Good Economy, Good Energy, Good Water and Good Lives. [...] Through our Plug and Play Accelerator, we give promising start-up innovators the funding and expertise they need in order to grow. Our Scaling Programme supports innovations that have passed the proof-of-concept phase, with a dedicated team that offers bespoke support and access to expertise, customers and capital. Finally, our Good Fashion Fund (in development) will catalyse access to finance where this is required to shift at scale to more sustainable production methods. [...] We operate from our first hub in Amsterdam / Holland, which also houses a Circular Apparel Community co-working space and a visitor-facing exhibition. We create tools that are open-source, such as our Good Fashion Guide, which provides tips for brands wishing to embrace circular apparel principles. [...] With an initial grant by founding partner C&A Foundation and an open invitation to the entire apparel industry to join, Fashion for Good convenes brands, producers, retailers, suppliers, non-profit organisations, innovators and funders united in their shared ambition. Supported by an innovation hub in Amsterdam, a startup accelerator in Silicon Valley and a worldwide network of changemakers, Fashion for Good will reimagine the way fashion is designed, made, worn and reused." Besides initiator C&A are the accelerator/competition corporate partners adidas, C&A, Galeries Lafayette, Kering, Target and Zalando. HAG
Fashionmeetsorganic  Innovation  circulareconomy  Platform  NGO_NPO  community  Collaboration  Textile  water  Energy  material  Fundraising  incubator  Netherlands  foundation 
march 2018 by eocas
Organic Cotton Accelerator (OCA)
"Focuses on creating a prosperous organic cotton sector that benefits everyone—from farmer to consumer.
At OCA, we take a unique approach to our work that focuses upon farmer-level impact. We do not just seek to increase the organic cotton supply, but to grow demand for organic cotton that has been produced in a way that strengthens the business case for farmers. By rewarding the right practices on the ground, our work catalyses a wider chain reaction that goes beyond positive change at farm-level and creates opportunities for all in organic cotton.
As an accelerator, we unite those who are committed to being part of the change in organic cotton. Together with our market-driven interventions that are designed to be self-sustaining and scalable in the long-run, we build on existing initiatives, mobilize others into action and create shared opportunities across the supply chain."

Also seed breeding programs and providing platforms to share knowledge, best practices and lessons learned in the sector.

Agrachina  NGO_NPO  Netherlands  Organic  Cotton  Organic_Agriculture  Organic_Certification  Organic_Education  Sustainability  Investor_Relations  Fundraising  Training  Seeds  india  SupplyChain  Marketing  Knowledge  farmers_livelihod  Ecosystem 
january 2018 by eocas
The Global Land Outlook (GLO)
"The loss in both the quality and quantity of healthy and productive land resources is an immediate global concern, especially in developing countries and those with a high proportion of fragile and vulnerable drylands. As a symbol and global champion of such concerns, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) recognizes that halting and reversing land degradation is one of the key sustainable development priorities for most countries.

In response to this global challenge, the UNCCD secretariat and its partners identified the need to create a strategic communications publication and platform, entitled the Global Land Outlook (GLO), in order to facilitate insightful debate and discourse on a new and transformative vision for land management policies, planning and practices at global, regional and national scales.

The first edition of the GLO, published in September 2017 in both print and digital formats, was made possible with supporting partners such as the European Commission, the Governments of Korea, Switzerland and the Netherlands, and the United Nations Development Program. A GLO Steering Committee, composed primarily of representatives from the partner organizations listed below, was instrumental in guiding its development."

Condensed overview:

Africa  Agrachina  Biodiversity  Land_Rejuvenation  NGO_NPO  Report  European_Union  Switzerland  Korea  Netherlands  Sustainability  Environment  erosion  Study 
september 2017 by eocas
The Natural Step - Accelerate the transition to a sustainable society
NPO founded in founded in Sweden in 1989 by Karl-Henrik Robèrt.

They attempt to draft the following definition of sustainability:

"The Four System Conditions of a Sustainable Society - A Science-Based Definition of Sustainability:

-> Framework For Strategic Sustainable Development revolves around a robust, science-based definition of sustainability. “Robust” means that the principles contained in this definition are both necessary and enough to achieve sustainability. They are also applicable to any activity at any scale and they don’t overlap (each principle covers its own domain).
Scientifically ... four system conditions ... basic sustainability principles:

In a sustainable society, nature is not subject to systematically increasing …

1. … concentrations of substances from the earth’s crust (such as fossil CO2 and heavy metals),

2. … concentrations of substances produces by society (such as antibiotics and endocrine disruptors),
3. … degradation by physical means (such as deforestation and draining of groundwater tables),

4. ... in that society … there are no structural obstacles to people’s health, influence, competence, impartiality and meaning."

They developed the ABCD PROCESS to help interested companies to apply the rules for sustainability to their core business model, to improve long-term value creation. Steps:

A. Awareness: ‘whole-systems’ definition to build a vision

B. Baseline assessment: Conduct a sustainability ‘gap analysis’ of the major flows and impacts of the organisation. Assist organisations to identify critical sustainability issues, their business implications, and strategic opportunities for change.

C. Creative solutions: Innovative ways to realize vision by re-shaping mission, strategy and organization.

D. Devise a plan: Milestone plan with first steps, “low hanging fruits” and longer term planning."

Have branch offices and partners in Sweden, Canada, Netherlands, Switzerland, Finland, Italy, Portugal, New Zealand, China, Israel, Germany.

In Switzerland their org
Sustainability  Ecobalance  Ecology  environment  environmentalism  NGO_NPO  Switzerland  Sweden  Consultancy  research  Report  Netherlands  Germany  China  Israel  civilsociety  Business_Advisory_relevant  Business_Model  SocialEntrepreneur  import_agrachina  Agrachina  Business_Planning 
september 2016 by eocas
MADE-BY / MODE Tracker
"MADE-BY launched in 2004 in direct response to growing consumer concern in Europe over social and environmental issues in the fashion industry. Multi-stakeholder non-profit organisation with offices in Amsterdam, London and Dusseldorf.

Its mission is to make sustainable fashion common practice. To achieve this, it works with fashion brands to develop and implement sustainable strategies that improve the environmental and social conditions across their operations and entire supply chains in a commercially sensitive way.

MADE-BY has developed a range of tools and processes that enable brands to measure and monitor their sustainability progress. They include the Textile Wet Processing Benchmark, the Environmental Benchmark of Fibres, Benchmark for Social Standards. In addition, the company has re-developed its transparency solutions supporting brands with supply chain mapping, risk assessment and traceability."

Since 2016 MODE Tracker:
"Sustainability scores for fashion brands and retailers which are truly transparent and independently verified. There are eight areas that are assessed: people, product, manufacturing, packaging and transport, own operations, use and durability, product waste and transparency. Companies must choose product and people plus one other. Each cube is broken down into three ascending levels:

1) build foundation and set ambition;
2) make steady progress and
3) adopt best industry practice.

MODE Tracker is complementary to other sustainability indices like Global Reporting Initiative and the Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s Higg Index. What differentiates it is the use of third-party evidence based verification, its breadth and depth, its simple visuals and short summaries, its inclusion of consumers among its target audiences and its holistic approach.

sustainability  Netherlands  Germany  UK  transparency  retail  Supply  Chain  Business_Planning  ecological  environment  label  Standardization  Fashion  Politics  agency  import_fashionmeetsorganic  NGO_NPO  Fashionmeetsorganic 
august 2016 by eocas
waag society
About: "Waag Society—institute for art, science and technology—is a pioneer in the field of digital media. Over the past 20 years, the foundation has developed into an institution of international stature, a platform for artistic research and experimentation, and has become both a catalyst for events and a breeding ground for cultural and social innovation." HAG
technology  Netherlands  SocialEntrepreneur  Research  IT  Fundraising  Investor_relations  Innovation  Culture  import_agrachina  Startupinthecloud  Information_Platform  Agrachina 
march 2016 by eocas - Land Portal Foundation
About: "Information, resources, innovations and networking on land issues. Improving land governance and securing land rights for landless and vulnerable people The Portal allows for the collection, sourcing, and searching of otherwise fragmented and inaccessible data and information on land governance and land use from diverse sources, produced by governments, academia, international organizations, indigenous peoples and NGOs. Besides documenting land rights, the Portal also encourages social information exchange, debate and networking." Many reports on China, especially regarding their land-use-scheme. Original scope: HAG
Netherlands  Land_Grab  Stakeholder_Management  Trade  Trade_Policy  Legal  Directory_Database  Innovation  Frugal  rural_development  Agricultural_Development  Agricultural_Trade  goodgovernance  Networking  foundation  NGO_NPO  policy  China  Business_Advisory_relevant  import_agrachina  Information_Platform  Agrachina  Business_Planning 
march 2016 by eocas
Angelle Chang / JOW Fashion
About: "The creative brain behind, Angelle Chang, founded the brand in 2013 in devotion to her son, Jowin. Jowin was born with a left cleft lip, this oftentimes attracted people’s gaze towards his mark. As a mother, Angelle felt that she should draw the attention to something other than his facial anomaly. This is how she came with the idea to start designing clothing for her son; which resulted into a fashion label – Angelle Chang. Angelle draws inspiration from the Netherlands and all items are handmade in Holland using European fabrics." HAG
fashion  brand  eco_brand  Apparel  hong_kong  Netherlands  designer  eco_fabric  natural  handmade  Ethical_fashion  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
march 2016 by eocas
Fashion in China Mapping
Chapters: - Introduction - Historical Background - Chinese Fashion Style - Competing to become China’s Fashion Capital - Fashion Media - Fashion Education - Fashion and Apparel: Market Landscape and Entries - Independents and Production - The Creative Challenge of Two Labels - Trending Topics - Conclusion - Appendix HAG
Market_Report  Education  China  Fashion  chinese_designer  reseller  PR  Netherlands  Belgium  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Fashionmeetsorganic 
december 2015 by eocas
Kuyichi Social Report 2014
Written by Kuyichi and approved by Fair Wear Foundation. Content index: SUMMARY: GOALS & ACHIEVEMENTS 2014 1. SOURCING STRATEGY 2. MONITORING AND REMEDIATION 3. COMPLAINTS HANDLING 4. TRAINING AND CAPACITY BUILDING 5. INFORMATION MANAGEMENT 6. TRANSPARENCY & COMMUNICATION 7. STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT 8. CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY APPENDICES Excerpt: "In 2014, 90% of Kuyichi’s collection was produced using Class A, B and C fibres (MADE-BY Benchmark). In addition, Kuyichi did not use any conventional cotton within its collection, but instead used organic (Class B) or recycled cotton (Class A). Organic cotton was used in the majority of Kuyichi’s collection, accounting for 87% of total fibre use. Organic cotton production demands a radical change in production practices, processing and manufacturing systems. Organic cotton is 100% pesticide free. Pesticides pollute soil and water, killing wildlife and harming communities." HAG
sustainability  sustainable  fashion  sustainablecompany  Netherlands  Fair_Trade  sourcing  Manufacturing  Turkey  Tunisia  China  india  import_fashionmeetsorganic  Germany  CSR_Corporate-Social-Responsibility  Fashionmeetsorganic 
november 2015 by eocas

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