Just been reading an article from The Guardian about Oscar Pistorius and saw this. I think this is beautifully written and so unbelievably true:
"Since the trial began in March, we’ve watched and waited and hoped for justice. It has been a bit surreal, given the facts of the case, to imagine an…
Not to ruin the surprise, but y’all are getting these for Christmas :-)
Found the social enterprise team of New Mom’s Inc., Bright Endeavors, at Chicago’s World Fair Trade day.
From the site: 100% of proceeds are used to provide quality support services, job-training and career placement for some of Chicago’s most at-risk youth.
Delicate. Triumphant. Festive.
#perfect for parties
From Noonday Collective.
Ethical working conditions aren’t just about a far off country. They’re real here, too.
"The saddest moment of my life was when my son left for America. I begged him not to go, but it was no use. He was my son but also my best friend. He used to tell me everything, but all he tells me now is: ‘Don’t worry, I have a job. I’ll tell you everything when I get back.’ I think he just doesn’t want me to worry about him. Because I heard from his friend that he’s being badly mistreated."
(Mexico City, Mexico)
Want to upcycle your old sweaters? Learn how here
If you anticipate being a regular member of the polar vortex club this winter, buy wool sweaters at Goodwill, shrink in the dryer, et voila! The warmest mittens you have ever owned.
Plus, they’re ethical and sustainable because there will always be a supply of Christmas sweaters.
Gently dancing copper makes this fair trade “wind and water” bracelet.
Despite my growing awareness that I need fewer clothes and accessories than I think, make up bags always get me. I never buy them. I just stare wistfully and think about opening them up in a hotel, on the train, at the airport. It’s the sense that if I bought one, I’d soon be in another country.