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Tag Archives: ethics
12 months, 12 goals february wrap up
Phew! I’m a little behind on the 12 Months, 12 Goals posts. Last month was all about shopping local to save resources and support ethical retailers in my community. Since I stopped most unnecessary spending, it was pretty easy to … Continue reading
Posted in Essays Tagged 12 goals, charlottesville, conscientious consumerism, ethics, fair trade, fair trade cville, organic, shop local, vintage shops 1 Comment
12 months, 12 goals: shop secondhand
It dawned on me, as I flipped and flipped through endless blouses at a local Goodwill on Monday, that thrift shops will never run out of items for me to add to my closet. Sure, there are a few items … Continue reading
Posted in Essays Tagged 12 goals, consumerism, ebay, essay, ethics, etsy, goodwill, recycle, secondhand shopping, shopping, thrifting Leave a comment
world fair trade day
Happy World Fair Trade Day! Fair Trade Organizations work collectively together to ensure fair wages and sustainable livelihood for small producers. The World Fair Trade Day is a worldwide appeal to consumers to include Fair Trade in their shopping bags, businesses to incorporate Fair Trade … Continue reading
Posted in news Tagged bangladesh, ethics, events, fair trade, festival, sustainable, world fair trade day 2013 2 Comments
radical : of, relating to, or proceeding from a root I started this blog with a specific reader in mind. I wanted to encourage young women – my peers – who were already reading personal style blogs to take an interest … Continue reading
Posted in Essays Tagged addiction, brand ambassadors, consumerism, counteract, essay, ethics, fair trade, haul, materialism, morality, over spending, second hand, shopping, spending, style blog, thoughts 1 Comment
Asos: fast fashion & fair wages
Asos is a UK based, trend oriented retailer featuring thousands of products from hundreds of brands. I purchased a dress and a pair of shoes from them early last year and am still pleased with their quality. On the right: … Continue reading
Posted in Retailers Tagged asos, carbon neutral, charity, corporate responsibility, cruelty free, dress, eco-friendly, ethics, fair trade, fast fashion, living wage, review, trend, uk 1 Comment
develop a plan
– and stick to it! I found last year, as I sought to undertake my Second Hand Year, that setting general guidelines for selection and spending hurt more than it helped. Though that may sound counterintuitive, it turned out – … Continue reading
Posted in Essays Tagged conscience, ecclesiastes, essence, ethics, fair trade, fashion, goals, guilt, human rights, humanity, labor, materialism, meaning, reason, resolution, second hand, shopping, standards, style blogging, thrifting Leave a comment
why it matters
(originally published on leahwise.com) I’ve been burdened by the sentiment above for the past several months. On my old blog, I started a goal called The Secondhand Year whose guidelines demanded I buy as many material goods as possible on … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged accountability, ethics, fair trade, gandhi, labor, living wage, second hand, thrift Leave a comment
ethical trading initiative
“Respect for workers worldwide.” The Ethical Trading Initiative accepts companies that, at a minimum, satisfy the labor standards set forth in their Base Code. Although they don’t actively police, they can assure ethics-minded consumers that the companies who take part … Continue reading