How to Make a Difference

Sadly, many people believe that the problems of the world are so great that they couldn't possibly have what it takes to make a difference to the world. They believe only charismatic outgoing people like Martin Luther King or other inspirational leaders like Ghandi, Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa, Malala, Thomas Edison, the list goes [...]

2018-12-05T12:09:18+13:00By |0 Comments

Meet Pramila

Pramila is part of the sewing team we met in Kathmandu working for a World Fair Trade Organisation accredited NGO. It was such a privilege to meet Pramilla. Looking at this photo, you’d never guess that just one year before she had gone through the trauma of losing her home in the big earthquake and [...]

2018-07-18T08:25:09+13:00By |0 Comments

What will your legacy be?

It all starts with awareness. By simply raising awareness about what trading fairly is and making a choice to talk and share about our own personal journeys towards being more conscious of our consuming – we can’t help but start making a difference. Understanding the impact our purchases have on the makers, suppliers, farmers - [...]

2018-07-18T08:30:22+13:00By |0 Comments

Don’t be an Ostrich

What concerns you most in the world today?  Here’s a few key issues that concern me to start things off. Gender Inequality Poverty Human Trafficking Child Labour World Health These are some of the key issues that we hear on a regular basis and they have become so frequent that they almost wash over us [...]

2018-07-18T08:27:40+13:00By |0 Comments

Why ‘Trash is for Tossers’

There is a wealth of information on the UN Global Goals website. There are 17 goals which were decided as the result of a huge consultative exercise worldwide and there is a wealth of information on the site and they believe that if everyone makes a concerted effort the goals ARE achievable by 2030. Wouldn't [...]

2018-07-18T09:39:33+13:00By |0 Comments

Who Made Your Clothes?

HOW CAN A GARMENT BE CHEAPER THAN A SANDWICH? When we go into our shops. We see the clean, nicely arranged clothing shown to best advantage to entice us to purchase and there’s nothing wrong with aesthetics and creativity. However, there are also many faces behind all the products we buy - clothes, shoes and [...]

2018-11-21T13:59:59+13:00By |0 Comments

The Power of Ethically Sourced Drinks

When it comes to drinks there are no prizes for guessing the number one purchased drink is for most people (except children). It’s coffee, but there are also other companies that have been providing us with fairly traded options in other drinks too and let’s not forget water. There are obviously lots of drink options [...]

2018-07-18T08:55:53+13:00By |0 Comments

Food for Thought

Food is something dear to our hearts and makes such a difference to our health. Considering it from an ethically sourced viewpoint there is a win win win effect for the farmers and everyone throughout the supply chain including us, the end user. When it comes to fair (or ethical) trading, it’s not just about [...]

2018-07-18T09:15:25+13:00By |0 Comments

Are you disconnected?

Let’s face it, we’re pretty disconnected from the products that we buy everyday. Behind the beautifully presented products we purchase each day there is another story to tell of how it was made – so many steps and people are involved in the supply chain. We are being naïve if we think we can [...]

2018-07-09T09:08:49+13:00By |0 Comments

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