26 February 2016
5 inspirationally ethical social media accounts to follow
Need a little inspiration on how to live ethically? Here are the idea team's avourite social media accounts to help us along the way. From instagrammers who post beautiful images of their fair fashion outfits, to tweeters who suggest helpful ways to reduce waste, these are the ones o follow. Do you have your own top tweeters or inspirational instagrammers, or consider yourself one? Let us know, by tweeting idea_mag with the hashtag #ethicalinspo.
Tearfund's youth project, which posts articles daily on rhythms.org, teaches 18 to 30-year-olds how to "live differently". They write about their passion to live out justice through everyday actions, determined to make a difference in the world. Rhythms encourages readers to take small, everyday steps that change the way we all live and have conversations that help shape our understanding of what we can do to tackle the problems of poverty and injustice. 'Like' their Facebook page to be encouraged daily about the small things we can all do for a better world.
On 24 April 2013, 1,133 people were killed and more than 2,500 injured when the Rana Plaza factory complex collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It wasn't the first, nor was it the last, but it's symptomatic of how little respect is given to the people who make our clothes and the environment they work in. Fashion Revolution decided enough was enough. It asks consumers to be curious, to find out who made our clothes — from who spun the threads, to who sewed them together and who grew the cotton in the first place. In more than 60 countries around the world, ens of thousands of people participate in Fashion Revolution Day on 24 April 2014. Find out more about the campaign by visiting the website, fashionrevolution.org. Then, follow on Instagram and Twitter to be inspired to speak out for those who are being treated unfairly for fashion. @fash_rev
Beulah London is a luxury fashion brand based on British design, heritage and the empowerment of women. Founded in 2010 by Natasha Rufus Isaacs and Lavinia Brennan, Beulah London was born out of a desire to design and produce beautiful clothes that empower and inspire the women who wear them, while being committed to raising awareness of the plight of women trapped by human slavery. The pair attend Alliance member church Holy Trinity Brompton, and revealed in idea magazine in 2012 their deep sense of God's calling them into this industry. Alongside the label sits the Beulah Trust, a charitable foundation with a clear goal of supporting projects and initiatives that create sustainable livelihoods for victims of trafficking. Visit their website and follow the label on Instagram for a glimpse at their luxury clothes and the people who make them. @beulahlondon
Fairtrade is an alternative approach to conventional trade and is based on a partnership between producers and consumers. When farmers can sell on Fairtrade terms, it provides them with a better deal and improved terms of trade. This allows them the opportunity to improve their lives and plan for their future. Fairtrade offers consumers powerful way to reduce poverty through their everyday shopping. We're all familiar with the logo, but follow the organisation Twitter to see more about their work and the people their helping, along with retweeted articles to inspire you on the importance of ethical consuming, or visit their website. @FAIRTRADE
The Climate & Development Knowledge Network supports decision-makers in designing and delivering climate compatible development, by combining research, advisory services and knowledge management in support of locally owned and managed policy processes. The Network, whose members include PricewaterhouseCoppers LP, hold strongly to the ideals of human development and environmental sustainability. 'Like' their Facebook page for inspiring articles about their work and research, along with links to features on the future of the future of this development. Visit their website - cdkn.org.