Most of the media often paints all businesses with a single stroke, but in our experience businesses are each unique and so many of them are focused on making the world a better place. We’ve highlighted a few such gems below.

Riley Ansa | Vintage Film Camera Technician / Small Business Owner.

My work is a fraction of what is really needed in the world, However I am forever grateful to have a local community that supports and appreciates what I do: Repairing vintage film cameras. While there are select few companies that still produces quality film cameras, they are out of reach to most people who are interested in this century old medium of art. So the only way we can keep this community going for now is to keep repairing and using cameras from the past. Read more>>

Fazeel Lakhani | Co-Founder

Reuse TRS was born during the pandemic. A number of non-profits were struggling to raise funds for their day to day activity. Daya Houston and Child advocates had more clients that needed help. Reuse Textile Recycling Services converts textile donations into $ for non – profits. The model is simple, people would go to out website and sign up. During the sign up process, they would pick charity of choice from our list of partner charities. ReuseTRS will pick up the donations from the donors house and pay the non-profit for the donations. Its a win – win. Our business keeps millions of pounds of clothing away from landfills each year and provided funding to non-profits in our community that are helping victims of domestic violence, child abuse etc. Read more>>

Kimberly Henriquez | CEO and Indigenous Traditional Healer

We bring education to the world on how to properly use our products to their full potential. Most people don’t know there is more than just mainstream spiritual products on TV and online. We are a cultural hub for many small businesses around the world. We have been giving opportunities to indigenous South Americans and Native American women. Read more>>

Isaiah Garcia | Founder and Beer Connoisseur

Our car wash was started to be the first strictly waterless car wash service in Houston. The way this helps the community is by lowering the amount of runoff of soaps and chemicals into the environment to zero by using our service. Most mobile companies are sending about 15-25 gallons of water and soap into the environment per car wash! Read more>>

Armando Martinez | Owner

Houston Deals and Coupons’ goal is to give small businesses exposure to more clients and customers. We started to do this during the lockdown because many businesses were struggling to survive and it was at no cost. Today, our costs are very low and have a great ROI. Read more>>

Blithe 970 | Courturier, Stylist & Vintage Clothing Curator

85% of our clothes end up in landfills or burned. Creating upcycled, custom pieces from clothing in thrift stores that have stains, rips, holes, etc. into wearable, self-expressionist pieces of art is something that I love about my business model. As I’m recycling everything I sell, I’m leaving a great impact on the community by reversing the stigma of rewearing clothes & making it cool to wear something more unique rather than chasing fast fashion brand names! Read more>>