This little blog is the product of an exploration of the role of ethics, human rights and sustainability in trade, production and consumer choices.
Generally, ethical production means made without harm to or exploitation of humans, animals or the natural environment.
This is a simple, creative, and honest exploration of alternative options available to us as humble humans who, politics aside, still need to buy some things occasionally. I work with creatives, designers, and businesses whose trade and production methods are underpinned by ethical and sustainable principles.
As consumers we can absolutely create change by ensuring our ethics and values are reflected in the choices we make when buying (or not buying) products. But it’s not just about politicised consuming – we’re not just consumers, we’re citizens. So along with supporting ethical and sustainable businesses, I believe we, as global citizens, need to push for real changes to the systems in place that are allowing for the exploitation and degradation of our planet and its inhabitants.
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” Gandhi.