• BENISI will identify and scale up over 300 social innovations and will accelerate their scaling up.

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Scaling Social Innovation


Brussels , June 06, 2014

BENISI helps to win!

European Social Innovation Competition

BENISI coached one of the winners of the EU Social Innovation Competition!  Congratulations to Nicolas and Roman!

From Waste to Wow (QUID), Urban Farm Lease and VoidStarter are the 3 winners of this 2nd edition of the Competition!

Bilbao, February 24, 2014

BENISI is supporting the finalists of the European Social Innovation Competition

European Social Innovation Competition

BENISI has been invited to support the finalists of the second edition of the European Social Innovation Competition, which will gather some 30 semi- finalists in Bilbao on 3-5 March to support them with the development of their initiatives and presentations.



Afriek creates an inspiring collection of hand tailored blazers in cooperation with talented craftsmen in Central Africa.

Social Purpose:
Nowadays, the stories behind what you wear are better left untold. In contrast to these stories, we are very proud to reveal the story of our craftsmen and their efforts to make your very own Afriek blazer. Afriek makes you aware of what you wear and where it came from, a lost value in our Western fashion culture.
Social Impact:
All our blazers are made in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. The land of a thousand hills, also known for its sartorial culture spanning hundreds of years. Kigali is the home of an uncountable number of tailors. We change perspective by delivering this personal hand tailored quality from Africa directly to your wardrobe. We want to change the idea of Africa as a war-torn continent into a more positive image. We create jobs for Rwandese tailors and bring African culture to Europe by means of the African design of our clothing.
Innovative Character:
We cooperate with all our talents based on mutual respect and equality. This affects not only the way of working with our tailors in Rwanda; it also influences the inspiration for our products. Bringing together Dutch design with authentic African print fabrics and the true craftsmanship of our tailors, we combine the best of both worlds in our products.

Scaling Social Innovation