WEAR (World Ethical Apparel Roundtable) 2016 Recap

Last week a non-profit group, Fashion Take Action, organized a conference to gather different audiences from industry leaders to independent designers to master students. Three themes were set out: Textile Waste, Innovation and Supply Chain (transparency). The conference kicked off with Safia Minney, Author and founder of People Tree UK & Japan) and was present in…

Overthinking the “Right” Choice: Cow’s Milk

Everything about this topic is complicated. It runs from how the cow was born and raised to how it is treated, which leads to how the milk gets extracted (and how often). The process in obtaining the milk. What does it mean for it to be “ethical”? This is not a means to turn someone…

All Things Almonds – The Good, Bad & Ugly

It’s not the first nor the last time you hear about almonds (milk) being great for your health yet terrible for the environment. It’s a selfish struggle to not care about the long term repercussions of our actions vs our health. The Good: Health benefits  (unless you’re allergic). Takes care of your brain, cholesterol, bone health, your…

Bees & Honey: From Flower to Table Event (Local Food)

*Warning – The following can be considered a food post!* I had the pleasure to attend a culinary event based on sustainable food sources on Wednesday February 11th, which incorporated understanding the importance of bees in our world while also tasting the food they pollinate during the different seasons. The event came at a cost…

Old News Can Be Good News: Unilever – Sustainable Sourcing

I love it when videos have such happy music playing in the background as they’re talking about something good. It just puts you in a better mood and engages the audience more. Unilever, in this short 2 minute clip from 2013, promotes their first product, which has an ingredient that is sourced sustainable and the impact…

The Concept of a Farmers’ Market is Questionable!

Farmers Market, as per Google: noun. a food market at which local farmers sell fruit and vegetables and often meat, cheese, and bakery products directly to consumers. Walking in St.Jacobs, Waterloo, Ontario – not only do you see local pastries and food, you tend to see deals such as $5 for 5 boxes of strawberries.…

The Least Ethical Companies in the World

I thought it would be great contrast to the last blog if I could easily look up who the worst companies are but why is it so difficult? Either, somebody is really good at hiding information from the public, it’s limited from public viewing or there is an emphasis on the good opposed to the…