Organics for Poverty director Mandy Plumb has built a company with the aim of being kind. For Mandy this means being kind to your own body and mind, while helping other people and being kind to those around you.

Created 12 months ago, the philanthropic organisation donates all profits from sales to charity, helping to relieve poverty in developing companies. Money is raised through the sale of organic products, with many ingredients sourced from bush and plant extracts native to Australia. Products contain organic ingredients and are free from SLS and parabens and are kind to animals.

Further championing the kind philosophy, Mandy is now urging people to make conscious fashion choices by swapping instead of dumping clothes and adding to the 500,000 tonnes of annual textile landfill. The inaugural women’s fashion swap for poverty will be held this month, and people are invited to bring five items of clothes they once loved to swap for a fresh wardrobe. “By swapping clothes instead of throwing them out, you’re being kind to the environment while being kind to yourself; but you’re also being kind to those less fortunate because all proceeds are going to a children’s home in Myanmar,” Mandy said. “It’s the perfect time of year to spring clean your wardrobe and it’s only $10 to participate, which means you get five new fashion items for just $2 each! We’ve already received clothing drop-offs and have a huge range of fashionable clothes from vintage to brand new clothes that still have the tag attached. Some of the labels so far include Zara, H&M, Guess, and Cue, just to name a few,” she said.

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