Archive for May, 2012

May
2012
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H&M, Levi’s and Gap Cambodian garment workers on strike

H&M, Levi's and Gap Cambodian garment workers on strike
Workers at a large Cambodian garment factory that makes clothes for Levi’s, Gap and other well-known international brands are striking for more pay and better working conditions. SL Garment’s website says it makes clothes for more than two dozen international labels that include J. Crew, Old Navy, Banana Republic, H&M and...
May
2012
20

Vegan Shoes – Ethical vs Environmental

Vegan Shoes - Ethical vs Environmental
If you ask most people what’s their impetus for buying vegan shoes, the answer is invariably “ethical”. However, more and more people are now citing the “environmental” benefits of vegan footwear. This whole trend was started by the NOHARM brand back in 2005, when they first started talking about the environmental...
May
2012
19

Christian Vegetarian Association

Christian Vegetarian Association
The Christian Vegetarian Association has a new forum. Interesting thread there: “are faith & ethics naturally related? in my experience faith is predominantly devoid of ethics and more associated with dogma and a lack of tolerance.” Christian Vegetarian Association...
May
2012
13

Vegan Shoes or not Vegan Shoes

Vegan Shoes or not Vegan Shoes
To be or not to be….? Vegan Shoes or not Vegan Shoes… defining the question… Can a brand maintain it’s credibility by offering shoes with leather and in the same breath offering “vegan shoes” to the vegan community? A good example is Toms, who offer Alessandra Natural Leather Ballet Flats and also Lucas...
May
2012
5

German brand, Puma, Product-Recycling Program in Germany

German brand, Puma, Product-Recycling Program in Germany
German brand, Puma, launches “Bring Me Back” Product-Recycling Program in Germany. To reduce waste and keep discarded products out of the landfill, the sportswear giant has installed recycling bins in its stores in Germany to collect gently used shoes, clothing, and accessories—regardless of brand or origin. Bring Me Back bins are currently...