All that glitters is often more than gold

What is it about shiny, sparkling things that turn some of us into magpies? We can’t help but reach for the item (or click on it, as the case may be). Some of us go beyond magpie and become like Gollum, the character first introduced in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit that obsessively loved his “precious”…

Keeping elephants close

As elephants’ (and the humans that love them) fight for survival in the wild and struggle against inhumane treatment in captivity gains more attention, it’s not surprising that images of elephants are finding their way on more  and more products. Descendents of the mastodons and wooly mammoths that once roamed almost the entire planet, elephants…

10 Reasons Why You Should Buy Fair Trade

We sometimes don’t take into account the wages and working conditions of farmers and producers in foreign countries, but buying fair trade products ensures that the goods that you are purchasing come from workers who are being taken care of. Fair trade products are guaranteed to come from healthy and safe working environments where farmers…