Naughty and nice

Following on from yesterday’s responsible shopping post, here are a few more sources to help you have a slavery-free Christmas: A brand and product directory giving slavery-mark ratings and background information to the consumer: http://www.free2work.org/home Gap, Barbie, Lindt…they’re all there.

Christmas shopping continued…

This is, ashamedly I admit, the first Christmas that I have been mindful of where the things I am buying come from. As I buy gifts or enjoy a meal out or look forward to festivities to come, I can’t help now but think of where the products I am using are from, what theyContinue reading “Christmas shopping continued…”

Christmas shopping…

When walking through the town centre today after uni, I was amazed at the number of shops offering special offers and snowflaked windows, the number of gloves, hats, and scarves clad shoppes and the number of their stuffed parcels and shopping bags. This means one thing: Christmas is just around the corner! I can’t helpContinue reading “Christmas shopping…”

Santa’s slaves…

Chocolate. Something you and I will probably enjoy this Christmas. Maybe more than we usually do. Chocolate advent calendars, hot chocolate, chocolate stocking-fillers, chocolates in a bowl in your hallway, chocolates to say thank-you or goodbye, chocolate in front of the TV… Indulgent. Delicious. Luxury. Relaxing. Gifts. NOT – Labour. Tears. Pain. Sleep-deprivation. Death. Sadly,Continue reading “Santa’s slaves…”

Being a drop…

Dear Blogosphere, I must first apologise for the very much failed attempt at regular blogging made evident by the posts on this page…oops! There is no excuse – perhaps other than feeling that a 23 year old student teacher may not have an awful lot of helpful input into the world! Despite this, I haveContinue reading “Being a drop…”

Modern day slavery, part 2.

“I can’t think of anything worse than the trafficking of children for exploitation. Although doing nothing comes close.” Steve Graham But it is so easy to feel helpless in the face of such a great evil. Thankfully, there are many organisations working in researching the problem, in the prevention of human trafficking, in the freeingContinue reading “Modern day slavery, part 2.”

Modern day slavery…an open sore of our world.

December 10, 1948 – United Nations – Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Article 4: No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms. “Slavery was, in a very real sense, the first international human rights issue to come to the fore. It ledContinue reading “Modern day slavery…an open sore of our world.”