Today is a good day to remember Rosa Parks. Born on a 4th of February 103 years ago, she was an amazing woman who became a great role model for past and future generations.

We won’t tell you her story, it’s been told better than we possibly could by many before us. Instead we’d like to share the relevance of her quote: “you must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right” in our story.

Back in July 2010 Designed By Good People was born. At the time we wondered if  it would work, we’re been very specific about the kind of work we wanted to do. We wanted to work on projects we cared about, projects we believed in. We are by no means comparing ourselves with Rosa Parks or suggesting that what we do will bring a level of change that could be compared with what she achieved. What we do may well have a much smaller impact, but we think that that shouldn’t stop us (of any of you) from doing our bit.

After all, over the last few years we’ve learned that there are businesses out there that care just as much as we do. We wouldn’t be here, almost 6 years later if it wasn’t because of them, so thank you for being brave and for walking the talk. Thank you Liberation Nuts, thank you Iam By Nature, thank you Ilze’s Chocolates and thank you to The London Charcutier (among others).

After all, as Mark Bezos once said, “it’s not every day that you get a change to save someone’s life, but you do get the chance to affect one.”


Image Credit: Wikipedia

Image credit: Wikipedia. The No. 2857 bus on which Parks was riding before her arrest (a GM “old-look” transit bus, serial number 1132), is now a museum exhibit at the Henry Ford Museum.