Fair Trade Month: Power in Purchasing

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October is Fair Trade Month. Good timing too. As we head into fall, we will soon hear the holiday season’s call: consume, consume, consume! This is a good time to pause and reflect upon how we want to spend our hard earned cash this season, before we’re reeled in by the sparkle of “bargains” (a.k.a. [Read More…]

Ethical Sourcing

“My mother always wore khadi (Indian homespun cotton fabric). When we wanted nylon she said: ‘I’ll buy you nylon. But you know, if you buy nylon, some industrialist will get another Mercedes, and if you buy khadi, some woman’s chulha (kitchen fire) will get lit. You decide.’ That was a profound lesson in simple living.” ~Vandana Shiva

Detail of “What the World needs now is [Read More…]

Money Talks

Consumption

How we reject “cheap & easy” goods – sharing our money choices and our “Purchasing Procedure”. [Read More…]