Slavery still exists – The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery


Here we are nearly 70 years later.  December 2, The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, marking the adoption by the UN General Assembly for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of Others in 1949, yes, 1949! That was after WW2 and before the globalisation of supply chains as […]

2018 annual UK TOP100 corporate modern slavery influencers’ index rankings announced

top100index Safia Minney

Safia Minney, MBE, has been recognised as the #9 influencer in the inaugural 2018 Annual UK Top100 Corporate Modern Slavery Influencers’ Index. Index recognises individuals from all business sectors, third sector, media and academia who are influencers in raising awareness to end modern slavery and labour exploitation. The inaugural 2018 Annual UK Top100 Corporate Modern […]

20 February 2018 is the United Nations’ “World Day of Social Justice”


The theme for 2018 is – Workers on the Move: the Quest for Social Justice. Safia writes: I started as a human rights activist, then became an ecologist and then realised that I needed to become a social entrepreneur to prove that business could be done differently. That business could be a cause for rights […]

Black Friday, or ‘Buy Nothing’ Day


Whilst running  Ethical and Fair Trade businesses over the last two decades, events such as a SALE or BLACK FRIDAY and CYBER MONDAY always fill me with gloom…and if I’m honest, irritation. Why, you may ask? Well, this is because the present economic system is utterly dysfunctional, corrupt and largely bankrupt and as a result […]