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 […]