Meet the Maker

My name is Ilana, and I am an ordinary person. I’m also the founder of Ordinary People.

My story is like so many. I’ve seen the need around me, everywhere, for years now. I’ve given to organisations doing great work from time to time but struggled to understand what good my tiny part could do in the big scheme of the suffering going on around the globe.

I’m a graphic designer, and my work allows me to connect with passionate dreamers and doers. It was while talking with one of these amazing people working in the arena of social justice that I was challenged by the quote from Edward Everett Hale,

I am only one
But still, I am one
I cannot do everything
But still, I can do something
- Edward Everett Hale

It made me uncomfortable. It made me question my preconceived notions around what I as an ordinary person could do. More importantly, it made me think about all the other ordinary people I know who feel the same way; who want to help but feel helpless.

Fast forward to 2018. After many conversations, research, soul-searching, cups of coffee, tears, more coffee, frustrations, fears, excitement….we launched Ordinary People!

This is my part, this is what I can do. I can take my creativity and love for quality and provide people with the opportunity to buy product with purpose. This is my 'doing something'. 


How you can help:

  1. Spread the word by liking and sharing Ordinary People through Facebook and Instagram.
  2. Buy one (...or twenty) of our tees.
  3. Join our mailing list to be first in the know with what's coming up. We promise we won't spam you with pointless information!

Thank you in advance and cannot wait to share this journey with you!

Ilana x