To cloth or not

32 years ago there was no choice for us where we lived. We used cloth nappies! Disposables were just coming onto the market but were un-affordable (& unattainable in our local store)

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We’ve been silent! But it’s our birthday!

August marks a year since starting this blog… Happy birthday to us! Hooray for my dear friend who kick started things last year by turning the idea I’d chatted through with her into a reality and giving me this site as a birthday present (have a read about how and why things started). But you…

Practical cloth nappy advice

My big girl suffered from re-current thrush and painful, blistering nappy rash from almost day one of life. After my 3rd trip to the doctors for antibiotic cream for her poor, sore little bottom, he referred me to my health visitor to see if she had any ideas. Her first suggestion surprised me: “why don’t you try cloth nappies?”

Our journey with cloth nappies

Tam, a mum of two, living in north-west Zambia shares how she came to a decision to use cloth nappies with her tiny people. It started with the numbers just making sense, but it grew into something bigger from there.

Justice within a system

Introducing the next series of blogs… Reusable nappies. But how on earth can we swing from modern day slavey to a constitutional crisis to the nappies you choose to put your babe in? What’s the link?

The choice to march

This weekend I was asked to speak at a protest March in London outside the South African embassy calling for the recalling, or stepping down of our current President, Jacob Zuma (a little Google search will give you the latest news from SA and why this march, and others like it in SA and around…

Anti-Slavery movement uncovered

Ty reflects on the last decade working with those fighting against modern day slavery. It all started with a chance meeting in Ukraine where he realised what he’d be willing to do for a cause…

Imagine if…

I was first introduced to the fact of human trafficking at 17 through the work of CCAT (Croydon Community Against Trafficking). It was shocking work. My thinking quickly transformed from “There are slaves in Croydon?” to “There are slaves in Croydon!!” Read my story…

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.