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The Art of Ethical Travel

For the last ten days I have been steeped in the beautiful culture and landscape of Ubud, where I am doing my best to observe the art of ethical travel. I have long avoided Bali, for the reputation of rowdy Australian tourists drinking vast amounts of beer, and generally paying little attention to cultural etiquette and respect. Of course, Aussie tourists are not the only ones that do this, but

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Regulations and Consumer Safety: The Fight for Safer Products

Today we have a guest post written by Lindsey Pasikea, who works for Consumer Safety, the peak non-profit organisation in the US that is advocating to ensure the the products available in the US market are safe for consumers to use. I am sure you will find her article interesting and informative.  Regulations and Consumer Safety: The Fight for Safer Products We all try to be careful about what goes

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How to know if your furniture is eco-friendly

Today we have a guest post written by sustainability writer Emily Folk. You can find more of her work on her blog Conservation Folks or you can connect with her on Twitter. How to Know if Your Furniture Is Eco-Friendly If you want to have an eco-friendly home, you have to put some thought into which products you bring into it. If you find the right furniture options, your couches, tables, chairs, beds

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Ethical Activist Book Group: Unbowed by Wangari Maathai

This review is part of the Ethical Activist Book Group reading list. Past books include Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight Behaviour and Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything. Read along with and join the conversation at any time.  What can one person’s story tell us about the problems in the global economy? Actually quite a lot. Especially when that one person has a story like Wangari Maathai. Wangari Maathai was born in the early 20th Century in the

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Where to buy sustainable vegan shoes and sandals

There are significant environmental benefits to choosing a vegan wardrobe (and choosing to stick with vegan shoes and sandals over leather ones), but vegan fashion is an sector that is full of greenwashing. I have seen countless examples of vegan fashion labels claiming their products as ‘sustainable’ ‘green’or ‘eco-friendly’ when they use PVC, a plastic that is so toxic that Greenpeace campaign against it’s use. So if you want to

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New and emerging sustainable textiles and blends

The following post is another in my series about sustainable textiles, this time looking at some of the textiles that we see emerging and coming to new prominence. For a better understanding of sustainable textiles more broadly, see my Guide to Sustainable Textiles. here has been a large amount of research into sustainability in textiles, and new technology and methods have seen the development of a range of new fibres

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Fall in love with minimalist sustainable fashion by Paper & Fog

This post was sponsored by minimalist sustainable fashion label Paper & Fog who make gorgeous sustainable garments and homewares inspired by Japanese design traditions and the beauty of linen. These collaborations help to cover the costs of running this blog and continue bringing you great content for free. You can rest assured that I only collaborate with like-minded brands that meet the highest standards for ethics and sustainability, and that

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Sexy, Sustainable and Comfortable: My favourite ethical lingerie

When it comes to my habit tendencies, I tend to prefer routine and familiarity. So when it comes to fashion and shopping, this means that I prefer to find my favourites, and stick with them. But I can be quite picky about the aesthetic, as well as the quality, sustainability and ethics of manufacture. So it can take me a really long time to find my favourites. When I finally

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Follow the fashion trends, sustainably

For the most part I advocate to avoid fashion fads and trends. But every now and then something comes along which hooks me in. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be in style, in this moment in time. But to do it sustainably, we need to stop and ask ourselves a few questions first. The following article written by Leah Wise and was originally published on her ethical and

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The Promise of Education: Building pathways to leadership for garment workers

This post was written by Elizabeth Stilwell and originally appeared on The Notepasser, and it was part of a paid collaboration between the Ethical Writers Coalition and the Asian University for Women. I am sharing it today because I believe that initiatives like the one featured in this article really matter if we are to build an economy that harnesses the potential of women worldwide.  Sathy Haldar hopes that in

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