Who Are We?
We are a social business that provides high-quality screen printing and free design services at an affordable price. Profits from our sales are reinvested through Kiva to provide microloans for low-income individuals who do not have access to traditional banking services. With a small amount of funding, aspiring entrepreneurs in developing countries may lift themselves out of poverty by launching and expanding their own businesses. Through our design and screen printing services, we here at EthiCAL set out to create a sustainable change for those in need.
After spending a summer abroad in Guatemala working in microfinance, two UC Berkeley students were inspired to create a space on campus where business and social good converged. In Spring 2010, they launched the Social Entrepreneurship DeCal, a hybrid course in which students learned about various topics in the field while simultaneously running a social venture called EthiCAL Apparel. Since then, EthiCAL has grown to become the premier T-shirt service for student groups on the UC Berkeley campus.