When we started our tailored suits business, we investigated a lot of options for a base of production. China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia were all in the mix. We considered factors like cost (naturally), quality of production, fair wages and likelihood of exploitation of workers. It’s hard in some of these countries to get […]
In mid-2014, the Guardian (probably my favourite news outlet of recent times) published an article quoting a ‘groundbreaking’ study into Fairtrade International, claiming that its findings indicated that, not only do the profits of the fair trade enterprise not trickle down beyond enterprise managers, but, moreover, the workers on ‘fair trade’ certified farms are, in […]
Mel and I are on a quest to lessen the impact we have on the world. We want to reduce our footprint in all kinds of ways, from environmental impacts to social impacts, and everything in between.
The impact of ‘externalities’ from modern life are tremendous. When I was in 3rd year at university I watched […]