“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.…

Documentary: The True Cost #whomademyclothes #mythoughts

The documentary by Director Andrew Morgan called The True Cost depicts a problem that extends itself into corporations, their supply chain, factory workers (in 3rd world countries) and us (the consumers). It’s all about clothes, clothes and more clothes. Who makes them? What is the story behind them and what is the price we are…

Speeding Ticket Needed: “Fast” Fashion Full Steam Ahead

Without re-inventing the wheel while still re-purposing the post topic – the issue of “fast” fashion has never stopped. The awareness level has gained slightly and here I am still looking towards the every day millennial for hope. I’m also a victim of this so called “fast” fashion. I feel I live in a world where…

Ethical Sourcing Forum 2015 – NYC (Overview)

Excuse the MIA but during the time I haven’t been around, I had the privilege (and opportunity) to attend the Ethical Sourcing Forum hosted by Intertek (leading provider of quality and safety solution to a variety of industries) in New York City. Their 15th year in the making and to think back to where I…

The Journey Forward – Walking the Talk

Liberating, Free, Ethical, Sustainable, Clean! Is that what I should feel when I buy the “right” things? This post is to document my feelings and thoughts in my own journey to becoming “better” with cosmetics I use, apparel I buy and food I eat. It’s tough. No kidding. I can’t afford this lifestyle, which goes back…

I Can See & So Can You! (Warby Parker)

Although this is more of social good than ethically sourced,it is still worth a mention. It’s one of the few growing means of changing the lifestyle we have to encompass someone else’s life besides me, myself and I. Coincidentally, I am looking to purchase new glasses and this is worth considering after I dig a few more…