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The Simple Things

Posted by Rebecca Harding on

The Simple Things

The morning after a big night. And no, I’m not talking about one of those ‘enjoyable big nights’ where the only one you can blame for your raging headache and grumpy mood is you. It was one of those nights when husband was away, and the kids were woken by two very fat possums partying on our roof. Both kids ending up in my bed, both wanting to be cuddled, and forcing me to re-breathe their air they were unapologetically blowing in my face. It was one of those nights where our palliative, 15-year-old miniature dachshund was making all sorts...

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Fair Trade for Hand Made

Posted by Rebecca Harding on

Fair Trade for Hand Made

I often see the words, ‘fair trade’ on food items, clothing and homewares from developing countries, and rightly so. The push for fair trade and income sustainability is a very important and powerful move towards equality and improvement in living standards. One of the core values of fair trade is the payment of a ‘fair price’ for goods, and the realisation that the cost of goods includes fair remuneration for workers and makers. In my youth, I worked in retail.  People would rave about how cheap our goods were. ‘Wow, $2 is a bargain!’ But I knew from seeing the...

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