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How Cruel is My Wardrobe? (OOTD #4)

Hello my lovelies!

Another quickie today, as I’m a bit rained under with assignments. This morning I read “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo, which compelled me to have a sort out of my ramshackled wardrobe. 489 more words

Co-op catch-up with Brad Hill (aka Mr Fairtrade)

News that Sainsbury and Cadbury are moving away from the Fairtrade mark “threatens to bring Fairtrade crashing down,” according to a recent Guardian headline. Brad Hill, Fairtrade Strategy Manager at the Co-op, who’s been fighting our Fairtrade corner since 1998, is certainly not ready to give up. 1,096 more words

Food

FAIRly Modern at Ten Thousand Villages

Modern Art was a direct response to the chaos that had been building throughout the prior century. The world was getting smaller because transportation was getting better and easier. 117 more words

Art

BOHOME + ROAM

If you are looking for accessories or gifts that tell a story and you know are made ethically, look no further than Bohome + Roam. I came across Aimee (the mastermind behind B+R) a few months back after being consistently inspired by the stories behind the products they sell. 488 more words

Sustainability

Data Snapshot: Coffee Farmer Income

Photo courtesy of Fairtrade International

via Fairtrade America

Around 80% of the world’s coffee is produced by 17.7 million small-scale coffee farmers. And while the coffee industry aims to be a sustainability leader, the fact is that many farmers continue to struggle to make ends meet and support their families. 408 more words

Sustainability

Summer Essentials

In the UK summer tends to just pop up unexpectedly. Our wardrobes, skin and nasal passages are never fully ready for the sun to shine and pollen to flourish. 626 more words

Ethical

Fairtrade coffee and the art of motorcycle maintenance

The warning signs were all there. I was WhatsApping with José Diaz of Fairtrade coffee cooperative Cooagronevada about visiting some of their members in Colombia’s Sierra Nevada, when he asked me if I’d prefer to go by car or motorbike. 2,325 more words

Travel