An excerpt: “I think Mantra and Company represents the power of unity and the power of diversity,” Subramanian said. “The feeling of coming together and making an actual change in the world is incomparable. Unlike other philanthropic business ventures, Mantra and Company does not donate their earnings to only one social cause. Instead, the company’s earnings have gone toward multiple institutions since its launch. In the beginning, profits were donated towards relief efforts for the wildfires raging within Australia in February. Now, the company has turned inward towards local causes in the Dallas area, including organizations like the Genesis Women’s Shelter and the North Texas Food Bank and, more recently, small businesses struggling during the pandemic have received COVID care packages by the company. These packages contain handmade masks, hand sanitizers, and wipes." -Shaye Wattson
An excerpt: "Mantra and Co. simply put, is a company devoted to catalyzing social change through eCommerce. We’re definitely most proud of the fact that even as high schoolers, we see the world as a place where we can make a change, and are doing just that. The determination and consistency that we’ve shown through upheavals in the economy truly define us not only as a small business but as socially caring and responsible human beings."
An excerpt: "Wanting to give back to the environment, junior Nrithi Subramanian started Mantra, a jewelry company where all the money from sales goes to environmentally-based organizations. After hearing about the devastating effects of the Australian bush fires on Instagram and other social media platforms, Subramanian realized there was an opportunity to make a difference and raise money for the environment.
“Instead of posting and just being vocal about it, I wanted to take action,” Subramanian said. “I wanted to manifest my thoughts into physical actions.”