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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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The Culture in Traditional Textiles

[pinterest] Many of you will know that I am passionate about cultural traditions in their expression in textile traditions. So it is always lovely to meet another person who understands and appreciates the value of cultural traditions as much as I do. Enter Brooke, a fellow blogger who explores her love of textile traditions and culture through her blog Passport Couture. She also works in theatre, assisting with costumes backstage. Today

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Trade Not Aid: Shifting Perceptions of Ethiopia with Sancho’s Dress

[pinterest] Today I am pleased to bring you a guest post from an ethical fashion brand after my own heart. As a community development practitioner I am very interested in the community development potential of ethically founded businesses as an alternative to the charity-based model of aid. I could wax lyrical about this topic, but instead I might just hand it over to the team at Sancho’s Dress to tell

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