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Clothing can define the lives of people; it’s simply the world we live in now. However, is clothing defining the right person in your life, and in the right way?
The textile industry is predominantly female based, yet in these countries like India and Bangladesh, gender equality and women’s rights are lacking. However, there is a new hope for these workers!
We have the opportunity to make a big difference in the New Zealand fashion market, to grow Fairtrade clothing; but we need your help!
In the cotton farming communities of India, we find the widows, so often forgotten. Yet there is a movement that sees them, and is giving them another chance!
Why is Fairtrade important to us, and why do we support it so strongly as a business? What about the other heroes; the everyday consumers, what are their motivations?
Ever wondered why we started Tummah Ethical Trade or what we are trying to achieve through this business? Conscious Consumers wanted to explore these very things!
Fast fashion is a big part of the market here. Yet what does it really look like from an New Zealand viewpoint and how does it impact those working for these brands?
Some people would love to start purchasing ethical Fairtrade products, but aren’t. What exactly is holding them back, and what is Tummah doing to help?
Over consumption is gripping society and straining both the planet and our wallets. Can a slight change in our purchasing habits make a world of difference?
The importance of organic certifications for clothing is often belittled. Risks to the environment, animals, and you (the purchaser), should change that view though.
We are really happy to be working with No Nasties, and a lot of the reason for that is because of their founder, Apurva. Get a behind the scenes look at the brand in my Q & A.
History is full of missed opportunities to make a positive difference. In one such case, a quote from a US President could have changed the fashion industry for good.
Thinking about New Year’s Resolutions for 2017? This year think about others in your resolutions and play your part in making a difference in the world!
Looking through our website, you will have noticed our focus on Fairtrade. We are strong advocates for the Fairtrade movement as an alternative form of trade.