Online fashion retailer asos has released its “Crochet Village” collection, full of cute hand-croched pieces by people in Bangladesh. According to asos: The ASOS Crochet Village collection supports women in the Bangladeshi village of Chonpara, enabling underprivileged communities to establish sustainable business through their local artisan craftsmanship.
Available here: http://www.asos.com/au/Women/A-To-Z-Of-Brands/Crochet-Village/Cat/pgecategory.aspx?cid=17380
This is another beautiful dress from fair trade fashion pioneer People Tree. It’s made in Bangladesh from hand-loomed cotton by Swallows, a women’s project enabling them to earn a fair wage. Money from this cooperative has allowed them to send their children to school. This dress is the epitome of conscious consumerism’s power to break the cycle of poverty - and it’s gorgeous. It is available both on asos and People tree’s website:
Thanks to people buying chocolate with the FAIRTRADE mark, more cocoa and sugar farmers benefits from Fairtrade.
Did you know that…
- There was 106,400 MT of Fairtrade Cocoa produced in 2010
- Over $3 million in premium money received by Fairtrade Cocoa producer groups in 2009-2010
- ￼￼219,300 MT of Fairtrade Cane Sugar was produced in 2010
- Fairtrade Cane Sugar producers received more than $3,5 million in Fairtrade Premium in 2009-2010…?
These Melissa jellies, available in blue and teal or pink and orange, are adorable. According to fasion-conscience:
Melissa shoes are made in Brazil, in a socially and environmentally responsible factory, where waste and water is recycled as much as possible. The shoes themselves are part recycled from old shoes, and recyclable and vegan.
Available on asos: http://www.asos.com/au/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=2548488&xr=1&mk=VOID&r=3
I am so repulsed by bacon culture. Bacon had a mom. You can give up bacon because pigs are friggin awesome.
1⃣ Pigs rank #4 in animal intelligence behind chimpanzees, dolphins and elephants. Piglets learn their names by two to three weeks of age and respond when called.
2⃣ Pigs are very social animals. They form close bonds with each other and other species. Pigs enjoy close contact and will lie close together when resting. Pigs use their grunts to communicate with each other.
3⃣ Pigs are very clean animals. They keep their toilets far from their living or eating area. Even piglets only a few hours old will leave the nest to relieve themselves.
4⃣ Pigs have no sweat glands, so they can’t sweat. They roll around in the mud to cool their skin. The layer of dried mud protects their skin from the ☀ sun. If available, pigs, who are great swimmers, prefer water to mud.
5⃣ Pigs have a great sense of smell. Their powerful but sensitive snout is a highly developed sense organ. Pigs also have a great field of vision, because their eyes are on the sides of their heads.
6⃣ A pig can run a 7 minute mile.
7⃣ Pigs can scream. The scream of a jet engine ✈ taking off measures 113 decibels. The scream of a frightened pig can measure 115 decibels.
Pigs are friends, not food. Let the oink be with you! #vegansofig
A gorgeous spring outfit - perfect for a picnic or day out with friends!
All are sweatshop-free and vegan. Enjoy!