3 Ways We Can End Slavery…Now.

It was our first night in southern India. Akil, our instant and forever friend, picked us up at the busy airport and navigated through four hours of bumpy roads, stray dogs, and impossible turns. The smell of condensed milk mixed with spices filled with air, unfamiliar music – no, musics – played all at the same time, and I knew this wasContinue reading “3 Ways We Can End Slavery…Now.”

Chasing (Up) the (Chocolate) Bunnies

I posted this on the Modern Day Slavery blog as part 3 of my “Confessions of a Shopaholic” adventure. This is a follow-up post looking at the deeper problem behind unethically sourced cocoa – we have to do more than just buy Fairtrade chocolate Easter bunnies. Someone with whom I entered into conversation about thisContinue reading “Chasing (Up) the (Chocolate) Bunnies”

Confessions of a Shopaholic, part 2.

90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are produced each year. The time for these small mammals and their feathered friends, in their embryonic and fully-developped stages (read: Easter eggs and wee chicks…I’m just trying to sound scientific), as well as many other innovative shapes (Easter chocolate mini-pizza anyone?!) to be bought and eaten is fast approaching.Continue reading “Confessions of a Shopaholic, part 2.”