Bede is more than an adventurous person who loves the outdoors. He found a need and lives a life of purpose through starting and running Smile Clothing. This wonderful brand started with Bede, Soren Molineux who is a life long friend of Bede's and is based now in Indonesia. Smile also has Shaun Denaro who looks after all the numbers behind the scenes. There may be three main people involved but it is the type of brand we can all be a part of as soon as we purchase a product it goes to provide a uniform and clothing for children less fortunate. As you will see it puts a smile on everyones face!
"Give First, Wear Second.
Our premise is relatively simple – for every item of clothing we sell,
we will donate a School uniform or T-shirt to a child in need.
One for One.
This notion we feel offers a sustainable way of providing for children in parts of the World where simple things such as clean T-shirts or School Uniforms are not plentiful, or in some cases, available at all.
2010 saw us begin our clothing programs throughout Indonesia and give away 300 shirts to orphanages and schools in low socio-economic regions throughout Bali and Lombok.
Since this time, we have successfully given away over 7,500 School Uniforms & T-shirts to children in need. Our clothing programs during this time have spanned across Indonesia, Cambodia, India, Indigenous Australia, Kenya and Sri Lanka."
Smile is also passionate about the planet and is a part of '!% for the planet'
"Smile Clothing has joined 1% For The Planet. A goal of ours for some time now, we are beyond excited to report back we are now part of a growing initiative of businesses Worldwide that donate 1% of all sales to environmental groups and causes. 1% For The Planet's mission is to build, support and activate an alliance of businesses financially committed to creating a healthier Planet. Please head over to http://onepercentfortheplanet.org/to read more and see the amazing work being done. We are humbled to be part of this growing collective, and are excited to be able to give back in another way".