The Dollar Flip Flop

It’s one thing to see that the cost of flip flops could actually be that cheap and another to understand what is their profit? The sale of the $1 flip flop could all be a tactic of driving customers in to increase store traffic – that way, customers may peruse other potential items to buy.…

“Ethical” Santa

Ethically sourced gifts. What would that look like? Picture Santa on his sleigh delivering gifts of social justice… As blunt as this is, Santa’s world would not stray too far from reality. The perfect looking world would not have anyone questioning these questions of whether modern day slavery or if living wages was in play.…

A Hint of Ethical Change in Our Everyday Magazines

As an avid magazine reader (from Women’s Health to the occasional Cosmopolitan), I have noticed how much more educational it has become; although it still has the regular aspects of brand names, fashion advice, products, perfect looking models and everything else that can make an individual feel insufficient. You can use these magazines as a…

The Fine Metals in your Electronics. Conflict Minerals – I’m also conflicted.

Conflict Minerals is defined as: “Minerals mined in conditions of armed conflict and human rights abuses…” (SourceIntelligence). These include: Tantalum, Tin, Tungsten (3Ts) and Gold. They are found within cars, some sports equipment, electronics and jewelry.The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a mineral-rich country in Central Africa. The issue behind it is simply violence.…

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.…

What’s THAT on your Lips?!?!

This is in no sense a beauty blog – It’s all about where things come from… There is a point to this post – allow me to tell the story first: I glanced over my “chapstick”, “lipgloss”, “lip balm”, etc…(whatever you wish to call it) the other day out of boredom and curiosity, I suppose,…