Many of us already shop online for many everyday goods, and our fashion buys are no exception. The convenience of next day delivery, great discounts and ease of access to a whole host of fashionable goodies are hard to resist.
Fashion lovers spend hours browsing through pages of gorgeous clothing and accessories. Whether it’s on the commute to work, sipping your favourite coffee on the go or sneaking a look during lunch breaks, taking a peek at the latest fashion buys is so easy to do.
Angela Farries travelled with children’s charity World Vision to Tanzania in November 2018
By Angela Farries
As the plane touched down on the tarmac, my heart started beating faster. I was finally in Tanzania, where my husband and I were about to meet Gloria, the girl we have been sponsoring for more than nine years through children’s charity World Vision.
As we waited to leave the busy Kilimanjaro International airport,I took a few moments to take it all in.
With ‘single-use’ named as Collins Dictionary’s word of the year for 2018, it is clear that sustainable living is a hot topic. Ethical clothing companies are bearing more influence on social media platforms and many people are becoming more conscious of the way they shop. So how can you live more sustainably this year? The way we shop plays a big part in the answer to that question. So here are 5 ways to help you think about how your shopping habits can be more sustainable this year.
My maternal grandfather lost his faith in the trenches of World War One. However, he used to say that although he was not religious, he believed that if were not for the 10 Commandments we would still be fighting one another in clans living in caves.
As the anniversary of his passing is this week (he died on April 10th 1979 and would have been 125 this year!), it has prompted me to consider what this Hebrew list of ethical principles might look like if it was secularised, updated and universalised.
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Some people have called it a form of pornography or prostitution. Others say it is the world’s fastest growing religion. Most of us happily engage in it without question.
I am talking about ‘Consumerism’ – attaining in excess of what is needed for sufficiency in life, and building our lifestyles around it.
Originally the Latin word consumare meant to finish or conclude - the end or termination of something. In health terms, consumption was a synonym for TB, often known as the wasting disease and a huge taker or destroyer of life.
As we know, the world is currently experiencing a new wave of nationalism and populism. In the human search for meaning and purpose, one of the appealing solutions is to retreat nostalgically in mythical past eras and places, or to be lured into simplistic social solutions to complex cultural problems.
This kind of thinking suggests that if only we can detach ourselves from the difficulties caused by others, we can recreate a more secure world unthreatened by those people we do not like or understand.
It’s sometimes very difficult not to be cynical about our restricted democracy when we see politicians buying people’s votes and promising them illusions that will never become real.
This is happening once again in the Chancellor’s recent announcement of a further £30bn road programme that will lead us to a better future, a message that is chronically sent out to placate car drivers as they face ever increasing delays, congestion collisions and poor air quality.
As has happened in other periods of history, we are now witnessing a surge in the growth of ‘tribalism’. This is partly the consequence of a culture which anonymises people to such a degree that it produces pervasive loneliness and alienation. We do not know where we belong and we thrash about in the water of isolation seeking a lifebelt.
There is a tension between the individual and the collective, and at present our society is pushing enormously towards individualistic atomisation. We feel lost in a world that seems unloving, uncaring and, at times, unforgiving.