Terresa Augustine, in her executive leadership roles and as managing director of TaLedi Enterprise has been advising, mentoring, and supporting social enterprise initiatives throughout her career. Her legacy project, The Adventures of Maddie Leon is a book series for teens and young adults with companioning cultural awareness content, S.T.E.A.M. careers, and the social enterprise initiative –
Maddie and Wynn’s reFashioned Fashion. Maddie and Wynn’s reFashioned Fashion makes effort to keep textiles and clothing out of the landfill by upcyling, refashioning, and/or repurposing textiles and second time around clothing into unique and fashionable clothing for teens, young adults, and dogs too! Visit The Adventures of Maddie Leon to learn more about Maddie and Wynn and their companions.
Maddie and Wynn’s reFashioned Fashion is produced in community using reclaimed fashion, textiles and accessories. Design patterns are recreated by sewing circle members who benefit from connection and income generation while contributing to the environmental urgency to keep dumped fashion out of landfills. To establish a reFashion Circle in your community or to learn more about this social enterprise contact terresa @ taledi.ca or visit maddie-and-wynn.com.
Social Enterprises are revenue-generating businesses operated by NPOs or for-profit company. A social enterprise has two goals: 1. to achieve social, cultural, community economic and/or environmental outcomes; and, 2. to earn revenue to sustain the social initiative. On the surface, many social enterprises look, feel, and even operate like traditional businesses. But looking more deeply, one discovers the defining characteristics of the social enterprise: mission is at the centre of business (from The Centre for Community Enterprise).
TaLedi has been given back to community through social initiatives since 2003.