American Apparel

These shorts are absolutely adorable and perfect for the hot summer we have in Australia right now. However, they also have another side and - unlike most large fashion chains - it’s positive! Enter American Apparel, perhaps one of the largest sweatshop-free fashion brands in the world. Unlike brands such as Topshop and H&M, American Apparel has made at once a stylish, ethical and economically viable brand. All are made in Los Angeles, USA, with fair wage jobs. These shorts have been my most recent purchase from them, and I’m in love.

One Mango Tree

Here is another beautiful top from Fair Trade fashion brand One Mango Tree. Every aspect of the production of this top, from growing the cotton to sewing the garment, creates fair wage jobs throughout Uganda. A perfect example of looking good and doing good.

Alice Nightingale

An absolutely beautiful lemon print dress from Alice Nightingale. I’ve been religiously following her on etsy for a while now, and I had the opportunity to meet her at Finders Keepers Sydney, an independent handmade market, yesterday. It’s all handmade in Brisbane, Australia, and therefore sweatshop free. Her shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/alicenightingale?ref=listing-shop-header-item-count

fairtrademarkus:

Happy National Coffee Day! Looking for delicious Fairtrade certified coffee? Check out this list of products available in the U.S., including coffee and more.

fairtrademarkus:

Happy National Coffee Day! Looking for delicious Fairtrade certified coffee? Check out this list of products available in the U.S., including coffee and more.

Reblogged from Fairtrade America

Asos Crochet Village Fair Trade

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

JuJu Shoes

Juju shoes are made from 100% recyclable materials in England, so they’re sweatshop-free. Their range of jellies, boots, sandals and gumboots are absolutely stunning and you can wear them with a clear conscience! 

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People Tree

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: 

http://www.asos.com/au/Aime-By-People-Tree/Aime-by-People-Tree-Embroidered-Denim-Bandeau-Skater-Dress/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=2712460&SearchQuery=people%20tree&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=-1&sort=-1&clr=Blue

http://www.peopletree.co.uk/sale/women/dresses/cheri-sweetheart-chambray-dress

fairtrademarkus:

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…? 
Read how Sugar Cane farmer in Malawi invested their premium here. 
Get more stats in our monitoring and evaluation reports.

fairtrademarkus:

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…? 

Read how Sugar Cane farmer in Malawi invested their premium here. 

Get more stats in our monitoring and evaluation reports.

Melissa Jellies

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

Reblogged from soundtrack to disaster
Reblogged from soundtrack to disaster
vegansofig:

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
http://instagr.am/p/LCsybUGiUh/

vegansofig:

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

http://instagr.am/p/LCsybUGiUh/

underage-thinking:

makes you put things in perspective 

underage-thinking:

makes you put things in perspective 

Reblogged from soundtrack to disaster