BICBIM: Changing the World One Purchase at a Time

by Lizzie in London, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 7th November 2017 we successfully raised £10,645 with 112 supporters in 35 days

Shaping a fairer world by supporting ethical food & sustainable fashion brands, with social responsibility at the heart of what they do

by Lizzie in London, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Every extra penny we receive will be used to add more brands, more quickly! Plus we'll develop BICBIM's user experience and make it easier for you to book and buy ethically, at the touch of a button.


BICBIM: BECAUSE IT'S COOL, BECAUSE IT MATTERS - OUR ETHOS 

In today’s world, every purchase we make has an impact on someone else’s life. We can choose for that impact to be good or bad.

BICBIM is providing something that's missing at the moment- a way to easily discover how to buy clothes that were made by people paid living wages, and to eat meat and dairy from animals that had a life worth living. 

Things most of us care about, but often lack the information to make choices we can stand by. 

With your help, we want to sculpt a better world through the ordinary choices we make everyday.

WHAT WE DO

We make the ethical choice the easy choice by bringing you brands that consider their supply chain without sacrificing style or quality, and still offer good value for money. Food and fashion is only the beginning.  

We believe everyone should be given honest information, so we can make informed decisions about what we’re putting in and on our bodies.

So, we aim to make the ethical choice the easy choice by investigating supply chains and only featuring brands with social responsibility at the heart of their businesses.

AS SEEN IN:

We believe eating and buying clothes should be a joyful experience. You shouldn't have to compromise good taste - either in food or fashion - for good ethics. That’s why we only put the best food and the coolest brands on our site.

FEATURED BRANDS:

HOW YOU CAN HELP

To date, BICBIM has been built using our own resources.  We've already reached thousands of people, but we now need your help to reach thousands more. 

We have barely scratched the surface of what's available. £10,000 will enable us to further our research and we pledge to add 100 new brands to BICBIM within the next 12 months, giving you more choice and making it truly nationwide.

It takes a lot of time to hunt out the best brands as they often don't have huge marketing budgets and so are not as visible. We then need to talk to them about their ethics and research their supply chain, before even considering creating a profile for our site. 

This also takes money, and we have poured both into creating the BICBIM so far. But we need your help to reach even more brands.

We'll also improve the site’s functionality. We're aiming to create an online shop making it easier for you to source and purchase ethical products and services at the touch of a button.

Plus, we'll continue to do investigations and to write the stories that big brands don't want you to know.

Every extra penny we receive after that will be used to add more brands, so we can inform you quicker.

A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE BRANDS WHO ARE SUPPORTING OUR CAMPAIGN:

BUT AS WELL AS THE REWARDS, HERE ARE THREE MORE REASONS TO BACK US...
(Aside from the feel-good factor of knowing you're helping to create a fairer world, for us and future generations!)

  1. There's so much conflicting information about what you shouldn't buy, shouldn't eat, shouldn't do - we're your trusted resource that focuses on the best choices you can make.
  2. You’re guaranteed that our fashion collections empower people across the globe - helping to stamp out child labour, emotional and sexual abuse of workers in sweat shops and cotton fields, and paying a fair wage to all. We operate on a buy better and buy less policy - all of this without compromising your style
  3. The food you source from BICBIM will be healthier, taste better and all animals have a life worth living, rather than being tightly packed into inhumane factories where they never get to see a blade of grass.

We pledge to constantly refine the criteria for which restaurants and brands are on our site. Whatever we find out, we'll let you know. No secrets - 100% transparency.

THE TEAM BEHIND BICBIM

THANK YOU

We couldn't do this without your support - but together we can demand better. That's how we change the world - one purchase at a time.  

 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

THANK YOU! * A huge thank you for being cool enough to donate. * We'll be sending you a 15% off voucher for the ethical fashion website Gather & See (in time for Christmas!) * We'll also send a super-quick-to-fill-in form so you can let us know what you're looking for most ( ethical food, fashion, beauty, travel, homeware?) and we'll prioritise brands in these categories areas.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

FAIRTRADE GOLD & DIAMOND RING (WORTH £3,200) COMPETITION! * Thank you! This pledge gives you entry to our competition. You now just need to post something - anything - inspirational on either Twitter, Facebook or Instragram. Make sure you tag @bicbim & include: #BICBIMwin #FairtradeGold. Enter as many times as you like! * Reward also includes: - 15% off Gather & See

£15 or more

5 of 10 claimed

£15 Reward

FLASH SALE! * We're giving away one Abel & Cole "How to Eat Brilliantly Every Day" cookbook to the next 10 people who pledge £15! * The perfect Christmas present perhaps? * P.S. You can also enter our competition to win a diamond ring worth £3,500... see the reward above for details!

£15 or more

8 of 10 claimed

£15 Reward

FLASH SALE!* A stylish bamboo travel coffee cup and a week's worth of Union coffee delivered directly to your door!

£15 or more

5 of 5 claimed

£15 Reward

FLASH SALE!* A Riverford veg box delivered directly to your door! (Please check you're in the delivery area first!)

£25 or more

7 of 30 claimed

£25 Reward

UNION COFFEE & TRAVEL COFFEE CUP! * You've given us a boost, so let us give you one, too! Union coffee is a winning combination of flavour, ethics and caffeine. Plus, each time you use our bamboo coffee cup that's one less paper coffee cup going to landfill (currently 1 billion each year). * Reward includes: - 1 bag of Union Coffee - 1 travel BICBIM coffee cup - Eligibility for Fairtrade ring competition - 15% off ethical fashion Gather & See

£50 or more

13 of 30 claimed

£50 Reward

ORGANIC COOKBOOK! * Thank you - we would love to feature on our website, as a founding supporter of BICBIM. We'll also send you Abel & Cole's new organic cookbook to help you "Live Brilliantly" * Reward includes: - Organic Abel & Cole cookbook - 1 bag of Union Coffee - 1 travel BICBIM coffee cup - Eligibility for Fairtrade ring competition - 15% off ethical fashion Gather & See

£75 or more

2 of 5 claimed

£75 Reward

VEG BOX! * You're really living life on the 'veg' for pledging this! Thanks! * Since we borrowed that from Riverford, we'll sign you up for a month's worth of their veg boxes (if you're in within their delivery area - please check!) * Reward includes: - Two medium-sized veg boxes - Listed as founding supporter - 1 bag of Union Coffee - 1 travel BICBIM coffee cup - Eligibility for Fairtrade ring competition - 15% off ethical fashion Gather & See

£100 or more

5 of 5 claimed

£100 Reward

THE 1% CLUB! * You have donated 1% of a target! Thanks! To show our appreciation you'll receive a jam-packed goody bag. All in time for Christmas ;) * Reward includes: - £20 Well Hung Meat voucher - Fashion Revolution's hot-of-the-press Fanzine - Abel & Cole organic cookbook - 1 bag of Union Coffee - 2 travel BICBIM coffee cups - Founding supporter status - Eligibility for Fairtrade ring competition - 15% off ethical fashion Gather & See

£250 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£250 Reward

THE SUSHI SAMBA! * Sushi Samba is offering one person who pledges the dizzying heights of £250 a unique meal experience plus a kitchen tour with head chef Cláudio Cardoso (dates depending)! * Reward includes: - £160 Sushi Samba voucher for food - Abel & Cole organic cookbook - 1 bag of Union Coffee - 2 travel BICBIM coffee cups - Founding supporter status - Eligibility for Fairtrade ring competition - 15% off ethical fashion Gather & See

£350 or more

£350 Reward

THE GREEN CORPORATE PACKAGE! * There are some things money can't buy & one of those is a listing on our site. * However, if you want to support our mission & help us spread the ethical message, the least we can do is guarantee we'll come to you wherever you are in the country, see your processes, hear your story & write about it (providing it meets our ethical criteria). * *We will only accept support from businesses we believe match our ethos.*

£2,500 or more

1 of 1 claimed

£2,500 Reward

ANGLO RESTURANT EXPERIENCE AT HOME! * One big pledge, and one big reward. Top chef Mark Jarvis (of Anglo & Neo Bistro fame) will come to your home and cook dinner for up to six people. Limited to London locations but dates are fairly flexible. All food and wine included. Please get in touch for special requests or more information.


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