Bundubags is a bag company with a difference. Bundubags began with a creative idea, a love of contemporary African design and a heart for African women. Below is an interview with founder Colleen Thompson. How and when was BunduBags formed? How is your product produced? BunduBags was formed at the beginning of 2012, when I [...]
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By: Ryan Chamberlain If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em…then beat ‘em. That’s one way of defining the strategy of Greenlight Apparel: Join a traditionally wicked business specifically to effect change from within. The global garment industry has been fraught with ethical production problems for a long time: from the mass pollution of dyes, bleach, and solvents, to sweatshops, [...]
By: Aparna Ray Today, e-waste, electronic waste or electronic scrap, is ‘one of the fastest growing waste streams in the world’ and environmentalists everywhere are justifiably concerned about their ‘end of life’ disposal. In India too, the concern about e-waste management has been rising steadily over the years, especially given the huge leap in the quantum of e-waste in the country over the last [...]
By: Cyclerecycle In 2004 there were 105 million bicycles manufactured globally; thats one for every 67 people on the planet. A truly amazing statistic. More interestingly, these bicycles were produced by China, India, the European Union, Taiwan, and Japan (87%). These statistics raise more questions than they answer, and in some respects, are a cause for concern. Firstly, your brand [...]
The Love Alliance seems to be focused towards getting individuals to lifestyles of social justice, how can individuals impact global issues? We believe anyone can make an impact on the world, locally and globally. Every day we make decisions that create a positive or negative impact towards injustice. My favorite example of this is looking at the products [...]
E-waste represents 2% of America’s trash in landfills, but 70% of our overall toxic waste. Background: Electronic waste, or e-waste, is electronics equipment that isn’t properly recycled. Computers, cameras and cell phones are filled with highly toxic materials, like lead, mercury, cadmium and brominated flame retardants. To make matters worse, much of our e-waste is recycled (often illegally) overseas using sub-standard [...]