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 […]
I need to start this post by acknowledging how little expertise I have in this specific area. I am, like most people, conflict-averse and acutely sensitive to personal difference and the individual needs of others. I suppose that is what 5 years of working for the Government will get you.
When you are busy working 12 or […]
So Oxfam recently released a report on global income inequality, which found that the world’s 85 richest people have a higher combined wealth than the world’s bottom 3.5 billion people (that’s with a ‘B’).
I can’t fathom the enormity of this statistic, but I’m trying to. On average, each of the top 85 has more wealth […]
I am not a web developer. I’m also not a web designer. My skill set (finance and law) is Ill-suited to the life of a tech entrepreneur. When we started our first online business not only did I not know how to write code, I didn’t even understand what platform my website was built upon. […]
It’s just ticked over to 7.30 this morning. Yesterday was my birthday and I got to bed late after a movie and dessert to celebrate my achieving another year. I have just commenced my 31st year on this planet and I am tired.
I’ve taken a look at my to-do-list and it never gets any smaller. As […]
So this week Oxfam released a report on global income inequality, which found that the world’s 85 richest people have a higher combined wealth than the world’s bottom 3.5 billion people (that’s with a ‘B’).
Less is not always More.
I can’t fathom the enormity of this statistic, but I’m trying to. On average, each of the […]
The proliferation of internet access around the world has been incredibly empowering for individuals in developing countries. For the first time in human history, a person in a rural village in Nepal, for example, can connect directly to me in Australia and offer their services at a rate they set without intervention from a third […]