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Bede, Soren & Shaun: Smile Clothing

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Bede, Soren & Shaun: Smile Clothing

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'

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"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". 

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Vibes on the Green: Music & Arts Event

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We folks at ROAR spent some time brainstorming together with our cousin Amy and the Co-founders of Munjang Adventures  (Jai & Josh) whilst surfing and sipping lattes on The Black Cats East Coast 2013 music tour. One of our key focus points was planning and supporting community projects or events that promote and inspires local creative talent in the areas of art, music and surf/skate culture. We are also passionate about encouraging our youth in making positive life choices and being responsible for their environment and surroundings.  

We started out with organising back yard afternoon jams, after a day at the beach, in our local area on the Central Coast, NSW, Australia. These were called 'Munjang Rebel' Back Yard Jams, which involved some talented artists creating art projects whilst musicians provided some tunes and of course we had a tasty BBQ!

Regrouping after a successful jam we had an enthusiastic debrief and decided that there was opportunity to grow our event in the wider community. Jai fortunately ran into a local Council worker (Janette) at a local Cafe from Greater Toukley Vision (this organisation supports growth and popularity of local businesses in Toukley) and she responded with support of our ideas and passion.

Through this opportunity 'Vibes on the Green' was created and we were back at the ipads and laptops going through our creative social networks organising musicians and artists to share their talents with our community. Our goal is to make this event a well known music and arts day for the coast, where we all come together with like minded creative people and support and encourage each other.

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