We launched Stylus Changemakers in 2020 with one simple aim: to celebrate and support the next generation of creators and innovators who are making a difference.

We believe this kind of support is now more vital than ever, and we're excited to work with the latest cohort of Changemakers below over the next year.

We launched Stylus Changemakers in 2020 with one simple aim: to celebrate and support the next generation of creators and innovators who are making a difference.

We believe this kind of support is now more vital than ever, and we're excited to work with the latest cohort of Changemakers below over the next year.

What is Stylus Changemakers?

Stylus Changemakers recognises and champions individuals and organisations using innovative thinking to drive positive change and push the boundaries of possibility within their industries. Like last year, we’ll be granting our 2022 Changemakers full access to our cross-industry trend intelligence research and events at no cost, so they too can turn their ambitious goals into a reality.

What makes a Stylus Changemaker?

A Changemaker is on a mission to make a positive change and help create a better future. That mission must also align with one or more of our six core platforms: Sustainable Futures, Inclusivity Outlook, Digital Worlds, Luxury Perspectives, Wraparound Wellness and Convenience Culture.

What is Stylus Changemakers?

Stylus Changemakers recognises and champions individuals and organisations using innovative thinking to drive positive change and push the boundaries of possibility within their industries. Like last year, we’ll be granting our 2022 Changemakers full access to our cross-industry trend intelligence research and events at no cost, so they too can turn their ambitious goals into a reality.

What makes a Stylus Changemaker?

A Changemaker is on a mission to make a positive change and help create a better future. That mission must also align with one or more of our six core platforms: Sustainable Futures, Inclusivity Outlook, Digital Worlds, Luxury Perspectives, Wraparound Wellness and Convenience Culture.

2022 Changemaker

Black Girl Gamers

Noticing the underrepresentation of women in the gaming space, as well as the heightened levels of harassment women experience while gaming, Black Girl Gamers was founded by Jay-Ann Lopez with the aim of providing not only a platform for Black women to showcase their gaming and streaming talents, but also to create a safe space and community for Black female gamers to freely explore their passion.

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2022 Changemaker

Canava

Canvava is a community-led commerce platform and lifestyle brand building a future where conscious living is accessible to everyone. The clothing and lifestyle outlet puts sustainability as paramount in everything it does, with their promise being that the materials and production techniques it uses will always be required to be as environmentally efficient as is then possible.

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2022 Changemaker

Chip[s] Board

Rob Nicoll and Rowan Minkley founded Chip[s] Board with a goal to challenge wasteful materials in the design and manufacturing sectors through the use of industrial food waste. Creating high-quality bio-plastics and bio-plastic composites from potato waste, Chip[s] Board has been able to develop alternative products that are identical in performance to traditional plastics. It further ensures that as few materials as possible, from production to delivery, are lost or wasted within their business processes – and that the amount wasted is decreasing with every production cycle. 

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2022 Changemaker

Different Kind

Seeking to change the way we shop and gift forever, Different Kind works with ethically led and socially minded producers to create a destination store for design-conscious shoppers nationwide. With a mission to make responsible shopping accessible and easy, it hopes to influence a lasting shift in shopping habits and build reciprocal relationships between producer, stockist and shopper, for a different and kinder future of commerce.

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2022 Changemaker

Ethical Brand Directory

Ethical Brand Directory is a platform for finding a curated collection of ethical and sustainable fashion, lifestyle and beauty brands. Founder Roberta Lee carefully selects pieces for the style-conscious consumer. Ethical Brand Directory means consumers can more easily choose brands that align with their personal styles and ethical values, shopping safe in the knowledge that their purchase is helping – not hindering – the planet. 

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2022 Changemaker

Hospital Rooms

Hospital Rooms is an arts and mental health charity that commissions extraordinary artworks for NHS mental health inpatient units across the UK. Its vision is for all people in mental health wards to have the freedom to experience extraordinary artworks. The charity believes in the power of art to provide joy and dignity and to stimulate and heal.

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2022 Changemaker

HubPod School

HubPod School is open-sourcing education to Gen Alpha on topics such as digital media and financial literacy, which are traditionally not offered by school curriculums. Students aged eight and above can take courses on cryptocurrency, non-fungible tokens and the metaverse, as well as MBA in a Box, to name a few. These alternative and accessible classes reach learners in South Africa, India, UAE, Greece, the UK, Canada, the US, Singapore, and more.

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2022 Changemaker

Jecca Blac

Having trained as a make-up artist and worked in film and TV production, Jessica Blackler founded vegan and gender-free make-up brand Jecca Blac as a safe space – a judgement-free make-up studio. She created an inclusive, welcoming environment for first-time make-up wearers to gain expert insight into building a cosmetics collection from scratch, as well as discover a make-up regime tailored specifically to their needs. Jecca Blac’s mantra is simple: authentic, creative and inclusive.

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2022 Changemaker

On Repeat

On Repeat is a sustainable, biodegradable and refillable packaging company. Its aim is to reduce the amount of waste created by the beauty industry, one package at a time. Uniquely, On Repeat’s eco-friendly packing solution isn’t centred on its recyclability, but rather on packaging that can be directly and sustainably disposed of by the customer themselves – within the comfort of their own home.

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2022 Changemaker

One Essentials

One Essentials reduces the environmental impact of creating clothes by radically reinventing the system and materials used for the items we wear every day, without compromising on quality or comfort. Its goal is to redress the balance between people and planet, and become the leader in the circular and regenerative fashion space, forging a community for a collective voice that can demand radical change.

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2022 Changemaker

Pentaform

By providing intuitive, robust technological products that are built to last, Pentaform is giving low-income communities globally access to the wealth of benefits that technology can provide. Its sustainability initiative ensures our planet doesn’t suffer further in the tech’s production. Pentaform’s mantra notes that technology is not just for the rich, but for the entire world.

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2022 Changemaker

SaltyCo

SaltyCo’s supply chain and business processes are one of the first in the world to be actively planet-healing. While this materials science company develops its planet-positive textiles, the innovative production processes it uses to do so are proactively healing damaged ecosystems. SaltyCo’s goal is to reduce the textile industry’s consumption of – and over reliance on – our planet’s limited supply of freshwater. It achieves this by growing plants that thrive in dry and salty terrains and are instead watered by ample-in-supply seawater.

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2022 Changemakers

Takazuri

Takazuri is a design innovation firm working to create smart products for the building industry by using recycled materials. It is committed to generating sustainable solutions that support local economies and are gentle with the planet. Its operations incorporate collaborative work with small, local workshops, and in this way, it is stimulating emerging economies as well as promoting local employment.

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2022 Changemaker

Tilting the Lens

Consultancy Tilting the Lens has actively been asking the question: “Is that accessible?” It’s striving to change the way we all navigate our environment, building an internet that is truly accessible to everyone. By highlighting the shortcomings and faults in current accessibility routes, the team at Tilting the Lens develops solutions with people with disabilities – not just for them.

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2022 Changemaker

To Better Days

To Better Days develops innovative transdermal products that support our bodies to move and do more. Its mission is to help create a world with less pain, and more understanding and compassion about what it’s like to live with a chronic condition. The company hopes to change the way society views pain: no longer as just a symptom of another issue, but as a condition in its own right.

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Rob Smith
Rob Smith
CEO & Founder, The Phluid Project

“The strength of the research and support from Stylus helped us to not just create products, but create legislation. There is now a law requiring that every department store in the city of California has a gender-neutral toy section. I attribute a lot of my success to the presentations I was able to create with Stylus’ help. It was the hook that brought people in.”

“The strength of the research and support from Stylus helped us to not just create products, but create legislation. There is now a law requiring that every department store in the city of California has a gender-neutral toy section. I attribute a lot of my success to the presentations I was able to create with Stylus’ help. It was the hook that brought people in.”

Rob Smith

Rob Smith

CEO & Founder, The Phluid Project

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