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Never Underestimate the Value of a Conversation

I can be reluctant to talk about sustainable fashion outside of the blogging sphere. I think part of this reluctance stems from me not wanting evangelise to people who aren’t keen to hear what I have to say. For some reason I’ve always felt differently about writing online. When I write online, it is generally found by those who want to hear it, or those that don’t want to hear

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The Ethical Activist Book Group: Hope in the Dark by Rebecca Solnit

This review is part of the Ethical Activist Book Group reading list. Past books include Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight Behaviour, Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything and Unbowed by Wangari Maathai. Read along and join in the conversation with us at any time.  In these dark times, how do we hold onto hope? As the prospect of irreversible climate change bears down upon us and even many of the most progressive governments dither, continuing to

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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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Finding hope in the dark

My deepest thanks goes to my readers who showed their support to me in this difficult time of burn out that I have been going through. This recent pause to my work here at tortoise & lady grey was such a necessary exercise. It gave me the time distance to reflect on what it is that I do here, and why I am driven to write and create for my

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Support Cambodian garment workers fighting for a better deal

[pinterest] If you read this blog I am sure you already use your consumer dollar to build a better life for garment workers. Shopping ethically ensures that garment workers receive a fair wage and decent working conditions. But what do you do on those occasions that you are forced to buy something that goes against your values? What do you do when you’ve tried to find an ethical option, but

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