Author: Katie Roberts

Dealing With Prickly People

Dealing With Prickly People People can be just like plants, some folks are bright, happy and open, just like a sunflower 🌻. Others may be shy violets who are beautiful in their own quiet little way. There are the wise old oaks, and opportunistic strangler figs that aim high and launch themselves of the shoulders of giants. Then there are the cacti of the world. Always prominent, often a joy to look at, but sometimes prickly to be around- we often forget they are only built like this to protect themselves from external threats.Today’s post is inspired by nature...

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Fashion Revolution Week: Communication Success Stories

Talk Inspires Change This week, as you will have seen in yesterdays post, if Fashion Revolution week. The revolution, built as a direct response to the Rana Plaza Disaster, is all about starting that conversation with the people who make the clothes on your back to find out where and how they were made. As consumers, we are key part of changing the global supply chain. Brands respond to consumer trends, the whole fashion industry is based on this! A couple of decades ago large fashion design houses would dictate trends from the top down to us, since the...

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Fashion Revolution Week: Top Tips to Ask #whomademyclothes and Get and Answer!

#whomademyclothes Five years ago, on this very day one of the worst, most public, and readily avoidable tragedies in garment manufacturing history occurred. On the 24th of April 2013 more than three and a half thousand people were injured or lost their lives in the collapse of Rana Plaza,a building in Dhaka Bangladesh. For contrast, the 9-11 attacks on New Yorks Twin Towers, one of the most tragic moments in modern history that left the world shell-shocked, saw an aftermath death toll of nearly three thousand. While both Rana plaza and the 9-11 involved the collapse of buildings and...

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Earth Day: Plastic Reduction Tips

Earth Day 2018: Plastic Not-So-Fantastic! Each year on this day we pause to think Globally about this Globe we call home.The first ever Earth Day was held on April 22, 1970,  it activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement. The passage of the landmark Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Endangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws soon followed that very first Earth Day celebration. Twenty years later, Earth Day went global, mobilising 200 million people in 141 countries and lifting environmental issues onto the world stage. Every year the...

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Switch Off For Biodiversity: Earth Hour

Earth Hour It’s rolled around to that time of year yet again. The time when we switch off for solidarity and connect with our natural energy source! Earth Hour has been capturing our attention for at least one hour every year since it first went global in 2008. The concept is simple- switch off your lights from 8:30pm until 9:30 pm tonight but the message is deep. Each year the Earth Hour team gets us to focus on an important environmental issue and this years is a fabulous and very personal one. #Connect2Earth Connect with Source The #Connect2Earth is...

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