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I recently learned that in the Congo there are intertribal wars being fueled by the need for labour workers to mine for a rare earth mineral used in the creation of cellphones, and that whether or not a girl is wearing a pair of panties there can determine whether or not she is raped or […]
I had envisioned a fashion game to go with my blog where the graphics in the shop linked to actual fair trade cooperatives and original point of sales vendors, with the option to buy in for the right to buy any designs you made in the design shop using available materials, so that if the […]
The most frequently overlooked aspect of trafficking is the labour trade market, which forces people in conflict zones to find work through companies which extort them, and they mine things like rare minerals used to build cellphones and blood diamonds, depending on the area. The closer you get to the original source, the worse the […]
STERN: “Whoever saves one life saves the world entire.” “In one of the last scenes in the film, as Schindler prepares to flee from the Allies, the Schindlerjuden give Schindler a gold ring made from gold fillings, engraved with the above quotation from the Talmud, the book of Jewish law. After the Allied victory, Schindler is […]
Today I learned that one of my favourite boutiques in town is going out of business, which is a damned shame; its funky and elegant and the prices are reasonable and everything is more or less luxury fair trade. Apparently she has to close because she is tired, and I can understand that, but I […]
I refuse to write any “how to take over the world” articles – at least, intentionally, though I may periodically write about the laws of war…. when I write Cosmo or Maxim type articles. I am just writing. That said. I have recently been taking myself through the painful and uncomfortable mission of invading my […]
Today I went into town and went shopping, as per my regular MO. I am looking into work and moving, and rather than have to bring boxes in and out of my rather cramped space more than once, I decided instead to buy another trunk to put my things in, which ran me $30.00 at […]
Fair trade principles state that through the intellectual and financial empowerment of individuals and through community building, advocacy and awareness campaigns, financial literacy and personal development programs, we can improve not just the quality of life but both industry and environmental standards. One of the primary difficulties I encounter while advocating for trafficking victims and […]
The shopping platform Global Girlfriend has already demonstrated that direct-to-buyer internet shopping is a powerful method for the empowerment of women and children in conflict zones through entrepreneurship and networking.