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 […]
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 […]
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International stuff first I suppose. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re no doubt aware of the recent terror attacks in France and elsewhere. Honestly, I’m too exhausted by trying to keep up with an actual narrative which isn’t clouded with either fear-mongering or overtly optimistic to give an indepth analysis, but here’s a […]
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.
Holocaust deniers will of course claim that this is nonsense, but during the Holocaust of the Third Reich there was a caste called 49ers. A 49er was a person selected to help process the dead for the showers for the most efficient turnover, and they were known as 49ers because that was roughly how long […]
Social entrepreneurship and networking is one of the most important aspects of fair trade and is often overlooked as simply being part of social media. Networkers are not quite like other social media users however; networkers manipulate the system as is from the shadows in order to effect social policy change through forcing consensus. Last […]
I play several fashion design simulator games. If you don’t know how that works, it is like being a dressmaker. You can often compete in fashion shows, and like any other game, you use tokens. I have the idea of taking this another step further. Basically, a shopping and design simulator using fair trade products […]
My leg hurts so much from yesterday’s walk around town, but I feel really accomplished with what I got done yesterday. It was, for abolitionism in particular and for my fashion blogging in general, a really good day. I went around Main Street Stony Plain again and made contact with effectively all of the store […]
Today after voting I went for a walk around Stony Plain’s downtown core. It’s very strange; I grew up here and went to elementary school through high school pretty much, but I am still essentially very much a tourist here. The elementary school has been turned into a community centre with an outside gardening program […]