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Category Archives: Responsible Consuming

A guide to responsible Christmas shopping

For those who celebrate Christmas, it often feels like December is over before it’s begun. Whizzing by in a flurry of festive planning and parties, all while trying to wrap things up at work before a hard-earned break. And whether you enjoy shopping or not, finding gifts for friends and loved ones can be stressful. […]

Electronics Brands: It’s Time to Super Charge Sustainability

One Electronics brand (Fairphone) sets an example while three other brands (Asus, Apple, and HP) have made progress for the Electronics sector in regards to sustainability by embracing the challenges and opportunities associated with the Electronics sector. One brand, Fairphone, received a “B” label, and three brands, Asus, Apple, and HP received a “C” label […]

Foxconn: Why are we only picking on Apple?

Hurrah! Apple has announced that it will be forcing the infamous Foxconn to work with independent auditors from the Fair Labor Association (FLA) to improve conditions in its Chinese mega-factories. But there are two reasons why it’s a little too soon to celebrate. The first one is obvious: the audits have barely begun, so there […]

Brands commit to clear Chinese waters

Remember Greenpeace’s Detox Campaign – “Adidas and Nike need to detox”? The aim of this campaign is to put a halt on water pollution by fashion brands and their textile factories. Greenpeace is calling on all clothing brands to comply with and live up to the statements described in the Zero Discharge Commitment. To do […]

A great cleavage – with a clear conscience

It may be the depths of winter, and our toes may be turning blue, but February is a pretty good month to pick up some new lingerie. Lingerie brands and online fashion shops are clamouring to sell their valentine collections right now. Are you heading off this week to pick up something cute for your […]

Sustainable tourism in 2012

This week, the Dutch tourism industry gathered in Utrecht (Netherlands) for its annual trade fair – which included a green-themed ‘Changes in Tourism’ event. At the last fair, two years ago, you could just about see the beginnings of a shift toward greater sustainability in tourism. Progress takes time, so we were curious to see […]

3 Easy Green Resolutions for 2012

Going green doesn’t have to be hard work What’s your New Year’s resolution? To join a gym? Give up smoking? Maybe you’re worried you won’t last past the end of January… Well, here are a few ‘green’ resolutions that are easy to stick to, as our volunteer Alexandra explains: “Most of us think that ‘going […]

The story behind Zara's human rights score

What happened? In August 2011, popular fashion brand Zara was all over the news. It was being accused by the Brazilian Ministry of Labour of human rights violations. The complaints were caused by the poor working conditions in a sewing studio in Brazil, in which workers had to work for 14 hours a day in […]

Dark, dark chocolate from Ivory Coast

Tweet Just how green and fair are Nutella, Toblerone, Snickers, Bounty or Milka? It’s not long before you’ll be able to check – we’re planning to publish their rankings pretty soon. And it looks like we’re going to have more to feel guilty about than just a few stolen calories. Chocolate’s sweetness is only matched […]

Green and fair shopping has a future: the growth of responsible apps

Tweet Every year, the Dutch Queen delivers a speech outlining her government”s plans for the future. And for the second year running, a group of leading Dutch trend-watchers have delivered their own “Queen”s Speech” – but with the focus squarely on the fastest growing consumer trends. Their main message? That the way we live, work, […]