A few of my favorite ethical jewelry brands: DLC (profile coming soon – stay tuned!), Hovey Lee (same here), Nettie Kent and Raven + Lily. Continue reading
World Fair Trade Day is a global celebration of Fair Trade held each year on the second Saturday in May. Hundreds of thousands of people in over 80 countries participate.
*All of the images featured in this post are of Fair Trade products. For more, see my Fair Trade pinboard.*
Fair Trade is a way of commerce that takes into account social values often disregarded in conventional business – one that builds equitable, long-term partnerships between consumers in North America and producers in developing regions. Fair Trade Continue reading
By Amanda Sperber
The real deal. That’s all I can say about Indigenous Designs, one of the most compelling exhibitors on my ENK tour. Indigenous takes a holistic approach to fashion, combining eco-friendly products including alpaca and organic cotton with Fair Trade practices, promoting respect for the environment, the artists who make the clothes and the craft involved in the process. I’m not normally a website video watcher but even this clip about their company is comprehensive and generally rocks:
In the words of Matt Reynold’s one of the company’s founders:
Indigenous was built on a very big idea – to create fashion that truly honored both people and planet. That idea became a promise – a promise to use only eco-friendly materials, to pay fair wages and create opportunity for artisans in the developing world, and to help change the way the world looks at fashion.
Ok, boys&girls (or boys&boys or girls&girls), the corporate powers that be say it’s time to get your romance on! So this year, why not make Valentine’s EcoRomantic? Here are a few suggestions:
After a romantic dinner, treat each other to massages with organic massage oil from Sliquid Organics. The “tranquility” blend is coconut and lime, and “rejuvenation” is citrus and spice.
Don’t forget the all-natural beeswax candles!
After your massages, pop in a DVD. Continue reading