Great jubilation today over the rescue of a woman alive after 17 days in the rubble of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh. But we also learnt that the death toll is now 1,021 and rising.
Shoppers want to support ethical traders, but everyone in the fashion industry says it is soooo complex, that it is almost impossible to follow the manufacturing chain when you have to look at not only the factories where the clothes are made, but to the shippers, the farmers who grow the cotton,…Continue
The Bangladesh tragedy (which is now reporting more than 800 dead and 2,500 people rescued alive) has us all questioning what we buy, who produced it and what kind of businesses we are supporting. Celebrating the upcoming Mother’s Day and World Fair Trade Day on the same weekend has been more appropriate.
Mothers have a reputation of appreciating (almost) any Mother’s Day present, but this year they may look at their gifts at little differently. What might have been considered a…Continue