As champions of ethical consumption, we at OPUMO are big fans of socially and environmentally responsible companies that are challenging the status quo. Which is why skateboard art label The Skateroom is one brand that we're particularly on board with (pardon the pun).
Founded by Charles-Antoine Bodson with the goal of empowering young people around the globe through art and skateboarding, The Skateroom turns consumers into active contributors in socially engaged projects through what it calls a ‘5:25 business model’. Every piece of skateboard art purchased from The Skateroom sees 5% of the turnover or 25% of the profit – whichever is greater – go to fund social skate projects dedicated to empowering at-risk youth around the world. With the world increasingly entrenched in environmental, humanitarian, and economic crisis, The Skateroom believes that for-profit companies share a moral obligation to address these challenges as a united front.
Since its inception in 2014, The Skateroom has contributed over $1,000,000 to social projects around the world and continues to expand its network of partners and impact across borders. This makes its limited edition decks purchases you can feel good about – not to mention unique works of art that will instantly elevate your interiors. Each deck features an iconic work of art by one of history’s greatest artists – whether that's the likes of art greats Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring or more contemporary artists like Shepard Fairey and Walead Beshty.
For the eager art lover, The Skateroom offers a novel way of displaying and appreciating art, while giving back to the community. Every board you buy facilitates social change and brightens the life of another person. It's art that looks good and does good – what's not to love?
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