27 Nov '11, 12pm

Time to drive child labour from cotton's supply chains - #SupplyChains #Uzbeki #Cotton #ChildLabour

Stronger legislation and successful awareness raising are helping in the fight to eradicate child labour from cotton’s supply chain, says Patricia Jurewicz During the recent International Cotton and Textile Fair in Tashkent, not a single western buyer signed a contract for Uzbekistan’s cotton, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal . This boycott demonstrates the strength of a pledge signed by more than 60 apparel manufacturers, brands and retailers to eliminate forced child labour in the cotton industry. Many companies have implemented policies banning Uzbek cotton from their value chains and some have started to pilot or adopt value chain traceability practices to enforce these policies. Still, tracing the origin of cotton fibre remains a challenge for the industry. According to the WSJ article, Russian buyers bought 40% of the Uzbek cotton available during the...

Full article: http://www.ethicalcorp.com/supply-chains/uzbek-cotton-tim...

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#LifeforBeginners: "It's time."

lifeforbeginners.com 28 Nov '11, 10am

It’s Monday and it’s a public holiday. Good reason to sleep in. You get up earlier than me, eager to check your opponent’s...

for this reason never buy uzbekistan watermelons that flood Russia. too much peisticides from cotton fields+drain water

for this reason never buy uzbekistan watermelon...

ethicalfashionforum.com 26 Nov '11, 12pm

*Uzbekistan is the second largest exporter of cotton in the world, selling over 800,000 tonnes of cotton every year. * Eur...

Supply Chains & Carbon: Australia Is Worlds Largest Coal Exporter, Japan It's Largest Customer

Supply Chains & Carbon: Australia Is Worlds Lar...

treehugger.com 26 Nov '11, 6pm

There's no breaking news in this post. But, I thought it worthwhile to put some recent good news out of Australia - the ca...

Don’t leave your child hungry

Don’t leave your child hungry

emilayusof.com 27 Nov '11, 5am

Another illo I made for the commissioned 2012 calendar. Do you know that leaving your child hungry can be considered a neg...

Floods hit Australia, one child dies

channelnewsasia.com 27 Nov '11, 4am

SYDNEY: Thousands of Australians were trapped Sunday by rising east coast floodwaters which left one child dead, even as r...

The sock guru is Zkano: "My New Favorite Organic Cotton Workout Socks": @FigandSage @ZkanoOrganicSox #organic #eco

The sock guru is Zkano: "My New Favorite Organi...

figandsage.blogspot.com 27 Nov '11, 2am

Just because its organic doesn't mean its good. Its true. It applies to socks, among other things. I've tried several orga...

Mauritius: have wheels, will drive!

aluxurytravelblog.com 27 Nov '11, 2pm

Pamplemousses Gardens is well worth the very cheap entrance fee and guide if you want one; one thing to consider however i...

A downright beautiful POV--to leather or not to leather IS quite the question? {via @lostinfiber - TY!} #vegan #ethical

A downright beautiful POV--to leather or not to...

eccoeco.blogspot.com 27 Nov '11, 3pm

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Mexican Farmers Win Economic Opportunities And Create Healthier Supply Chains: One of IDB's programs is the Oppo...

Mexican Farmers Win Economic Opportunities And ...

triplepundit.com 28 Nov '11, 11am

One organization focused on bringing opportunity to farmers in Latin America is the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB )...

[Oh Look, Krill!] Having Sashimi For The First Time

[Oh Look, Krill!] Having Sashimi For The First ...

lookykrill.blogspot.com 28 Nov '11, 3am

As much as I love Japanese cuisine, sashimi is one of the few things that I've never gotten into. The thought of having ra...

Green homes have more value than they get credi...

buildinggreen.com 28 Nov '11, 7pm

Letting short-term payback analyses drive economic decisions about high-performance buildings is crazy. If we let simple o...

US man arrested after being caught viewing chil...

straitstimes.com 27 Nov '11, 5am

BOSTON (AP) - Police say a man who was viewing child pornography on a domestic airline flight from Salt Lake City to Bosto...

Guess it's time to ask for that raise.

Guess it's time to ask for that raise.

jameslist.com 26 Nov '11, 9pm

Under construction, 1 of only 6 to be built. Sanctioned by Norman Dewis it will carry FIA HTP certification and will have ...

US university professor accused of viewing chil...

straitstimes.com 29 Nov '11, 1am

BOSTON (AP) - A university professor pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges that he viewed child pornography on his lapto...

My lord, you gorgeous child! “@natashanita: @no...

keehuachee.blogspot.com 27 Nov '11, 12pm

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