"Be" - Social Good Startup Stories in Sustainable Fashion

Join Be Social Change and SocialChange.is for our next Social Good Startup Stories featuring in-depth conversations with two social entrepreneurs in the sustainable fashion sector sharing their experiences, insights, and lessons learned in creating new and innovative forms of social impact. Come hear stories of inspiration and passion on how they got started, overcame the challenges in building a social enterprise, and eventually brought their ideas to life to create new systems, platforms, and business models for social good. This event is perfect for those wanting to learn about what it takes to create a social venture and see how social entrepreneurs are tacklings some of the world's most pressing social and environmental problems. Beer, wine and refreshments will be provided! Doors open at 6:30 and we will start at 7:00.

OFFICIAL RSVP: To attend you will need to purchase a ticket on Eventbrite ($10):


Our social entrepreneurs will be:

Kari Litzman
Founder, Rubina@rubinatweets
Rubina is a new kind of online shop that allows you to buy luxury hand-crafted accessories, while helping women artisans build their businesses around the world. Rubina’s mission is to build sustainable livelihoods and preserve the traditional craft of rural women artisans around the world by increasing its value and demand in the US market through design and story. Rubina directly connects you with the artisans who make your products, allowing you to become active partners in building their businesses as they make positive change in their own communities. 

Anthony Thomas
Founder, KNO Clothing - @knocothing
KNO Clothing is a socially conscious fashion company with one goal in mind: ending homelessness. With every purchase, KNO gives a brand new article of clothing to someone in need and provides funds to organizations that are working to end homelessness in local communities. KNO Clothing is working in over 170 different communities across the United States.










Be Social Change New York is a community of change makers, social entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, students, investors, and overall do and want-to-do gooders. We are a cross-sector network that fosters the spreading of new ideas, educates members on social entrepreneurship and innovation, and hosts interactive events for members to make the world a better place.

We empower, educate, and connect the New York social change community through:

  • “Be” - events and panels featuring innovative social entrepreneurs and change makers sharing their stories, knowledge, and expertise.
  • “Social” - meetups, breakfasts, and dinners that bring diverse groups of people together for idea-sharing, networking, and collaboration.
  • “Change” - projects in partnership with local impact organizations to provide members with opportunities to create meaningful and sustainable change in New York

Join us to learn how you can become a catalyst for change:





SocialChange.is is a storyidea, and resource sharing platform for social entrepreneurs and social intrapreneurs to share diverse experiences, new ways of thinking, and lessons learned in creating innovative forms of social impact. At its core, SocialChange.is is an education platform that provides change makers around the world with a central place to:

  • Share inspiring stories of passion, success, failure, and personal growth along with the knowledge and insights gained from those experiences
  • Discuss new ideas, issues, and trends within a particular sector or the overall social change space
  • Inform and educate readers about the latest concepts, resources, and business tools being used to make the world a better place

SocialChange.is connects you to the ideas, people, and organizations creating the future of social change. This includes social entrepreneurs building new systems, business models, and platforms as well as social intrapreneurs amplifying the work of social entrepreneurs or driving social innovation within existing organizations. The mission of SocialChange.is is to educate and empower the next generation of social entrepreneurs and social intrapreneurs by equipping them with the tools and resources to transform new ideas for social good into reality.


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  • Allie M.

    Inspiring stories and informative lessons from Kari and Anthony. I loved the intimate discussion setting and enjoyed meeting many new Be Social Change members!

    November 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was eye-opening and truly inspirational.

    November 27, 2012

  • Anthony T.

    I had a blast!

    November 27, 2012

  • Jessie F.

    What is discussed/done at these meetups?

    November 27, 2012

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