What does underwear have to do with equal opportunities in education? “From age 9 or 10 girls and the boys [in Uganda] are going in very different directions,” says Sarah Jordan, Founder & CEO of B-Corp Certified Y.O.U Underwear. “Without access to undergarments, girls are missing school and I wanted to do something about that.”
In this episode, you’ll learn:
How girls education inspired Sarah to start Y.O.U Underwear [12:00]
Why maintaining sustainable practices is important in the fashion industry [17:00]
The causes Y.O.U underwear supports [20:00]
About Sarah Jordan
Sarah is the Founder & CEO of B-Corp Certified, sustainable underwear business, Y.O.U Underwear. The organization’s buy-one give-two model supports access to education and employment for vulnerable women and girls. Y.O.U Underwear was recently named the highest-scoring fashion brand B-Corp in the world. In 2021, Sarah was named the Social Enterprise Business Woman of the Year. She has also been recognized with the Be Your Own Woman in Business Award, and Blue Patch’s Global Achievement Award.
Supporting Girls’ education is one of our biggest priorities at Our Gorongosa. We believe in creating a world with more equitable opportunities for young women everywhere — because we know girls have the power to change the world!