We are so inspired by the businesses in our community because of how many of them are committed to helping to make the world better than it is today. Check out some great businesses below and how they are helping others.

Mallory Martin | Social Impact Entrepreneur

Mended is a social impact business with a mission is to provide economic empowerment to survivors of modern-day slavery through the production of block printed textiles created for the global-conscious partner. Our team of 23 men and women live in a rural community in South India and, while no longer enslaved, were having a very difficult time finding consistent work paying fair wages. Mended was able to train the team on the centuries-old printing technique of block printing and have provided consistent orders since the fall of 2020. Read more>>

Tim Kyser | President & CEO of ëClean Advanced Fabricare

Tim Kyser literally grew up in the dry-cleaning industry. He played in a crib at the back of the Kyser’s family corner dry-cleaners. As the years went on, he helped in all aspects of the business becoming a well-respected expert in the industry. Despite graduating with college honors in engineering, Tim’s heart remained intertwined with the family dry-clean business and its legacy. Throughout the years he wrestled with the environmental implications of traditional dry-cleaning methods, particularly as an avid outdoorsman with a deep connection to nature. Read more>>

Lindsay Ekstrom | Artist & Business Owner

It is very important to me and my team that LX Artworks Gallery is an asset to the DFW community. When we opened the gallery, my head gallerist and I sat down and brainstormed about how we would use the gallery to uplift our community. We came up with several ideas including free monthly art talks where a member of my gallery team or I teach about everything from the meaning behind my art, to how to start your own art collection, to art history. Read more>>