The SXSW Social Good Row will feature social enterprises whose unique products benefit groups across the world. Shop distinctive clothing, accessories and more from brands that help your dollar go further. More than a retail opportunity, the Social Good Row allows companies to share their stories with the SXSW audience through eye-catching displays and interactive demonstrations.
Dates and Location
Thursday, March 13-Saturday, March 15
Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Road
The SXSW Social Good Row will be located adjacent to the Renegade Craft Fair: SXSW Edition.
FREE and open to the public
A SXSW Guest Pass is required to attend this and many other free SXSW events. Get yours on site at Renegade or in advance at multiple Austin locations. More information here.
SXSW Social Good Row Vendors and Activations
- 31 Bits - Using fashion and design to empower people to rise above poverty. Fashion for Good.
- Buffalo Exchange - A new & recycled fashion retailer that promotes sustainable living by inviting customers to buy, sell & trade clothing & accessories. On Guadalupe & 29th in Austin or buffaloexchange.com.
- Denik - The youth culture notebook company that uses art to change the world.
- Esperos - With every product ESPEROS sells, the company helps fund one year of education for a child in need.
- Greenola Style - Greenola Style is a purpose-driven, handmade accessories line that fuses modern design with traditional, artisan techniques from around the world. Change your Look. Change a Life.
- Krochet Kids - Krochet Kids intl. is a cause-driven lifestyle brand that is working to empower people to rise above poverty. With current programs in Northern Uganda and Peru, the organization enacts economic development programs to create unique, hand signed products, allowing each customer to know the person behind their product and the impact it is making.
- LIFE Line - A lifestyle brand handmade by mothers in Kenya, LIFE Line is creating jobs and empowering communities.
- Malia - Malia Designs is a socially responsible Fair Trade brand that designs and sells handbags and accessories. Our products are handcrafted in Cambodia and every purchase helps to fight Human Trafficking.
- Project Loop - Project LOOP (Lesson's On and Off The Pavement) consists of a network conceived to benefit youth through lessons in creativity, exercise, and hard work in a real world experience outside the classroom.
- **Purse & Clutch - Our mission is to help create sustainable, dignified jobs for men & women in developing countries with limited opportunities by curating the most beautiful collections of purses & clutches from around the world.
- Raven + Lily - Empowering women through design.
- Seiba - Seiba features a distinctive weave developed by Maya women of the Chiapas highlands in Southern Mexico. We seek to preserve sacred cultures and unite our worlds through fashion.
- SSeko - Using fashion & design to empower women through educational and employment opportunities. Every Sseko has a story.
- Sword & Plough - Sword & Plough is a quadruple bottom line fashion company that works with veterans to repurpose military surplus fabric into stylish bags and accessories.
- Teysha - Teysha works collaboratively with artisan textile weavers, boot makers, and leatherworkers in Guatemala to create custom-boots and accessories rooted in tradition with a modern flair.
- Yellow Leaf Hammocks - Through the sale of stylish handwoven hammocks, Yellow Leaf Hammocks creates high-wage, sustainable weaving jobs in rural Thailand and empowers hill tribe artisans to rise from extreme poverty + build a brighter future.
Renegade Craft Fair is also showcasing a number of excellent social good brands among their 185+ Makers, including Bula Ties, Lallitara, La Mochi, and Matter Inc. Buy local, buy handmade and buy good!
Special Features of SXSW Social Good Row and Renegade Craft Fair: SXSW Edition
Experience all that the Renegade Craft Fair: SXSW Edition and the SXSW Social Good Row have to offer–don't miss these special features!
Art installations & interactive demonstrations curated by our friends at Raw Paw!
Artists include: Alex Diamond, April Stockwell, Botanical Folklorica, Chris Long Pottery, Cogdut, Fortuna Monsoon, Jillian Newman, Juliana Furioso, La Botanica, Ryan Graeff and Wonderspace.
Caravan Gallery, Parlor and Roadside Attractions are bringing their airstream gallery and special guests all the way from Seattle to inspire and delight!
Caret 6, a large-scale architecture installation from the UT School of Architecture, uses digital software and fabrication technologies for the design of an innovative vaulting structure.
A kid's play space featuring building blocks from Tegu, a social good company that designs products to unlock the mind and inspire creative experiences which captivate children in safe, natural and innovative ways.
TechShop Austin-Round Rock will have a MakerBot 2 3D printer that will be printing mini robots and coins, their Dream Consultants will be doing larger prints throughout the days that demonstrate how you can design your own jewelry, sculptures, scaled models, prototypes, and so much more! They will also have some interactive activities with LittleBits and Makey Makey! Uncommon objects will buzz, light up, and provide tons of hands on fun!
Take a load off and relax at the Good Local Lounge and vintage lounge spaces from Revival Vintage
For more information on the Social Good Row or to become involved contact Julie Yost
Market photo courtesy of Aaron Rogosin, Special Features photo courtesy of A Caravan, Caret 6 and Tech Shop