Ethical is …
… treating people as equal.
… giving back to the earth for what we take.
… treating animals with care and as living beings on the planet.
👫 Everyone no matter what their job or background has a right to a fair wage, good working conditions (to not have a building fall down on top of them), access to a toilet when you need to go, a bed to sleep in, a roof over your head, the ability to cook food, access to clean water to drink and bath in, an education and clothes on your back. I know they seem like basic needs but many people around the world do not have access to many of them. With education being solely for males in many countries, whilst women are sent to work from a very young age.
🌱 The planet can only regenerate a finite amount and if we continue to take away too much it will never recover. Cutting down trees is ok, as long as trees are replanted. Those trees need to be good trees, that help take in carbon and are planted in a right place. I.e. the same location.
🐈 Animals can not talk for themselves. It is for us to treat every living being as we would like to be treated. To live a good life in great conditions. Like you would a loving pet. Because there are people who do not, who get a pet as a fashion accessory and forget about the fact it is alive and needs care and attention. An animal that can not open a tin can and feed itself.
These are all things you can make change for in your life.
🎁 Shop ethical by looking up how a company treats its workers/ supply chain and what causes it supports.
💐 Treat everyone you meet as you would like to be treated, with respect.
🐈 Only get an animal if you can
A; afford it
B; take care of it
C; treat it as a living being and not as an accessory
🌱 Start composting, grow a plant or two, use your used bath water to water the plants.
What ever you can do it will help 💚
Ethical cloth sourcing
I use @organic_textile_company for most things organic, @newcrafthouse @crescenttradinglondon @amothreadsofficial for remnants, and sometimes I just cut up old clothes that can not longer be used as clothing.
“Why Organic”? No use of genetically modified (GM) seeds and control over seeds is with the farmers.🌱
No hazardous pesticides are applied to protect people and environment.🌱
Crop rotation is required for diversified food production and income sources.🌱
Premium prices enhance farmers’ income.🌱
Precious water is saved thanks to investments in soil quality and its water retention.🌱
Impact of climate change is reduced due to increasing levels of organic matter and preventing unnecessary energy consumption in plant protection products and fertilizers.🌱 👉See “How to go organic guide” in our bio to learn more.
Last week, people like you asked workers what they wanted the world to know about the life of a garment worker during the pandemic. This week, #OpenDiaries presents their answers. COVID-19 has seriously affected and endangered communities around the world. The virus poses a uniquely difficult situation for garment workers, who face the risk of losing their jobs if they stay home, and the risk of contracting the virus if they continue to work in densely packed factories.
#OpenDiaries is a MFO and @sanem_thinktank campaign that aims to start a dialogue between everyday consumers and garment workers in Bangladesh. MFO and SANEM have laid the groundwork by interviewing over 1,300 garment workers every week for two years with the goal of enhancing supply chain transparency and informing industry policy. Now we want people just like you to ask these workers your own questions about their work and their lives.
In addition to direct answers to your questions, each #OpenDiaries post will feature photos of garment workers taken by workers. Note: the quotes in the posts are not from the workers in the photos, but from different workers.
If you have a question for the garment workers, there are three ways to ask it: 1) direct message us 2) write in the post comments, or 3) send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.