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Socially Driven Startup 9HappyPeople is Creating Local Jobs in Dallas

By PRN NewsWire   

DALLAS, May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Buy a T-shirt, Create a Job! That’s the tagline for 9HappyPeople, a lifestyle apparel brand focused on producing high quality, locally made and designed t-shirts with a purpose. Launched by local entrepreneurs, Amrit Kirpalani, serial entrepreneur and community citizen and Candice Quarles, human resources professional and past president of the Urban League of Greater Dallas Young Professionals — the two came together to create a socially conscious clothing brand that directly connects you to impact the community.

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A woman-owned printing company in South Dallas will produce 9HappyPeople t-shirts. The social venture enterprise functions as a public benefit corporation, however the company intends to flip the traditional model of corporate giving. Rather than giving 10-15% of profits, 9HappyPeople will cap their company profit at 9% and give/donate the remainder to organizations who assist the unemployed with job training or job placement. They will invest at least $1 per every $1 of profit they make as a company to be reinvested in the community to help create jobs in South Dallas.

“Having a job with a livable wage is the beginning of real transformation in our communities,” said Quarles. “We believe businesses have a responsibility to help improve society.”

On April 9th, 9HappyPeople launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to order its first batch of t-shirts produced. The campaign goal was $10,000, which was raised in less than 12 hours. “Thank you to everyone who supported our vision of job creation, every donation helps,” said Kirpalani.



Socially Driven Startup 9HappyPeople is Creating Local Jobs in Dallas

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