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…”