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One Good Thing makes ECO friendly face mask ideal gift!

COVID-19 Pandemic has been an unpredicted and unprecedented factor that has led many small businesses to close down, and thousands of businesses to scale down operations and lay off employees. 

But some small businesses have taken an innovative approach to survive and the process have also helped other local businesses to survive. One Good Thing is one such business that has taken a sustainable approach to help its customers stay safe during this global pandemic.

One Good Thing is an online platform for eco-friendly and sustainable gifts. The idea behind this gifting site is to support innovative, sustainable social enterprises around the world, give them a platform to expand their reach. It aims to help them grow and to ultimately support their causes by making it easy for people to find all these great eco-friendly and socially conscious gifts that are out there

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Bridgette Lau, co-founder of One Good Thing reveals how their business changed since the start of the pandemic.

A partnership with Aida Tailors in Dubai and local designers have enabled the team to make an impact. Aida Tailors is a local startup that has been in business since 2014, but had seen a tremendous slowdown since the start of the crisis. The owner employs 6 tailors, some supporting families with school-aged, for whom months without a wage could be disastrous. 

One Good Thing shifted production to support the tailor shop and their team, all of whom are now back at work. Fabrics used are mainly cut offs from local manufacturers, and with every purchase, added an extra mask, giving its customers the opportunity to pass it on to someone in need within their community.

One Good Thing’s Fabric Face Masks – AED94 for a pack of 4

Since the beginning of the initiative, One Good Thing has delivered more than 750 fabric face masks, helping save 10 bin bags full of fabric cut-off’s from going to the landfill, and have gifted more than 150 fabric face masks to people in need in the local community.

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