Who We Are

Purpusly is a new immersive platform bringing together conscious consumers and underrepresented, purpose-driven brands from across the globe to create stronger social and environmental impacts.

The Five Components of Purpusly >

We are making it easier to connect conscious consumers and purpose driven creators with shared value for supporting causes through products.   

Purpusly was designed with five key components in mind, namely: (i) Technology Platform, (ii) Community (iii) Creators, (iv) Causes and, (v) Conscious Consumers. 

Our Founder's Story

Purpusly Founder Ricardo Berris found his passion for social responsibility at an early age. Born and raised in Jamaica, he saw firsthand the impact of a broken educational system. When his brother couldn’t pass a math test and therefore wasn’t able to continue his education, Ricardo witnessed the stories of challenged students forgotten in the system. He saw the need to empower all students, to enable them to have brighter futures, and he understood the role that the broader community can play in addressing those needs.

After many years as a successful entrepreneur in the Caribbean and the United States, 

Ricardo launched Purpusly in 2019 to bring together his core beliefs of supporting local start-ups and of connecting communities to improve the quality of life for all.

Today, Purpusly is is a new immersive platform bringing together conscious consumers and underrepresented, purpose-driven brands from across the globe to create stronger social and environmental impacts. The platform serves creators and entrepreneurs whose businesses aim to elevate people and the planet by creating a space to build a Community and sell products with passion.

Platform

Purpusly’s technology platform includes an online social and e-commerce marketplace in which small, socially responsible vendors list and sell their cause-supported items for purchase by cause-conscious customers. In addition to the marketplace, the platform provides an immersive experience for customers to learn more about creators, causes and communities across the globe.

Community

Purpusly’s online and in-person community of support, connection and impact for creators, customers and causes. The community includes social media platforms, pop up shops, workshops and more.

Creators

Cause-driven vendors who sell their products on the Purpusly platform and participate in the Purpusly community. Creators share their products, their passions and their communities through the Purpusly platform.

Causes

Purpusly supports the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals:

  • No Poverty
  • Zero Hunger
  • Good Health and Well-being
  • Quality Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Clean Water and Sanitation
  • Affordable and Clean Energy
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
  • Reducing Inequality
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • Responsible Consumption and Production,
  • Climate Action
  • Life Below Water
  • Life On Land
  • Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
  • Partnerships for the Goals.

  • Conscious Consumers

    Purpusly buyers who purchase products from the site, and/or explore causes and communities from across the globe. Members subscribe to VIP boxes.

    See causes that we deeply care about!

    Meet our Incredible team

    Ricardo Berris

    Founder & CEO

    Cause: Education, Hunger, Homelessness

    Sirena Andras

    Advisor

    Cause: Enviroment, Social Impact, Women’s Empowerment

    Nehama Bikovsky

    Advisor

    Sangram Singh

    eCommerce Manager

    Cause: Education, Environment

    Maryfel Mendoza

    CBDO

    Cause: Women’s Empowerment, Fairtrade, SMEs Empowerment

    Some of the causes that tugs on our heart and we gladly support!

    The true state of homelessness in the US is just too much to go unnoticed. Florida alone accounts for 6% of homelessness.

    1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experience some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. (source: ncadv.org)

    In 2018, The National Human Trafficking Hotline received more calls from California than any other state in the US, followed by Texas and Florida respectively. (source: dosomething.org)