Little Green Number is a social business that turns billboard waste into bags.
We believe that these three words that could change the world.
LITTLE: More sales equal more jobs and more jobs mean that hard working, talented South Africans have hope. A chance, an opportunity to be successful, creative and great at what they do. One Little Green Number at a time. It’s little, but we all have to start somewhere
GREEN: Billboards are made from non bio-degradable PVC, therefore they have nowhere to go. There’s no billboard heaven (or hell!) when they die. They just stick around in the environment, contributing to pollution. By participating in our upcycling process you give us an opportunity to take them off the streets, give them a new lease on life and help us help someone carve a future for themselves, making our environment cleaner, fresher and Greener.
NUMBER: No one else has a Number exactly like yours. Your number is funky, sexy and unique. Made with love, to be worn with joy.
Little Green Number has Community Based Micro Manufacturing Franchises (CBMMF’s) all over Gauteng and we intend to take this national. We are passionate about eradicating poverty, through social business principles: Doing good, whilst doing good business. Our aim is to empower individuals through these CBMMF’s, while building a profitable and sustainable commercial brand.
“Our heart is to give an opportunity to those who want to make things happen to make things happen, an opportunity for those who are creatures of circumstances to create a different story by teaching them to sew and to run sustainable and successful businesses with courage and confidence.” Thuliswa Nodada (Community Liaison Officer) explains. One thing that we soon realised is that through sewing one either create something or repair it. During the time we have spent training the sewers I have come to realise that for some of our sewers dreams were created, one of the sewers said she knew she wanted to own a business but had no idea what business, now she has a skill and the opportunity to use that skill to accomplish her dreams. For others it has been a time of repairing dreams, for many who are creations of circumstances it becomes easy to give up on their dreams, but sewing has taught them to repair their dreams as they revive an old billboard and give it life as a bag. Stephanie Meyer once said “I like the night, without the dark we would never see the stars” and we couldn’t agree more.
This is the kind of story we want to tell and the kind of legacy that we want to leave behind; creating the platform for young entrepreneurs to find and establish themselves while bringing forth unconventional and innovative ways that will contribute to employment and sustainability.
Little Green Number (Pty) Ltd
Contact Person: Bradley Johnston
210 Cumberland Ave