A meeting that changed my life

While traveling in Phnom Penh, Naomi met a mum who changed her life. And through a simple act of kindness was in turn able to change hers.

Combating modern day slavery

Marcel talks about ways that we could tackle modern day slavery reflecting on his time as a policeman and now a lecturer and researcher in the department of Police Practice at UNISA.

Modern day slavey in focus

I’ll never forget the first time I met a survivor of trafficking in the UK. The statistics I know grew skin and the numbers became names.

A short checking in blog

So this lovely little blog has been going for six months now. Thank you to those of you who have been writing and sharing your inspiring stories, to those of you have shared these stories on social media and even more importantly to those of you who have decided to make lifestyle changes in response…

How we came to pay a living wage

A few years ago I went with our domestic worker & her child to the dentist. The child’s teeth were rotten and the dentist asked “Why is your child not brushing her teeth?”, To which our domestic worker devastatingly replied “I can’t afford a toothbrush!” This was our journey towards paying a living wage.

The basic needs basket

PRFT, a Zim based organisation looks at the Basic Needs Basket as a way of identifying a living wage in the country

The price of poverty for domestic workers

When Adi Eyal, the head of Code4SA had a conversation with other parents at his children’s nursery school, he realised that the idea surrounding domestic worker’s salaries were based largely on speculation and social norms. He decided to create a tool, the Living Wage calculator.

Making it a just Christmas

December is nearly upon us and with it the Christmas celebrations are beginning. What can we do to make it a little more just?

Making Black Friday a little more fair

Today is Black Friday, a red-letter day from across the pond that is now firmly marked in every retailer’s calendar. For shop workers, it is a challenging time.

Shopping more thoughtfully

If you haven’t already seen it, we at Braintree Clothing, have our own mantra ‘Wear Me, Love Me, Mend Me, Pass Me On’. It is all about looking after your clothes, making them last for longer and ensuring that they never make it to landfill…

A consumer’s choice

By Sam Hill There are days when I love to take my time and get dressed up, paying attention to every little detail. And then there are days where permanently living in my PJs seems to me to be the best idea ever. Most of the time I just throw on a t-shirt and jeans….