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Immigrant-run sewing co-op aims to end fast fashion culture, starting with Muslims

CHICAGO (RNS) — Perhaps no item of clothing so immediately expresses a person’s values as a hijab. Why then, asks Hoda Katebi, do American Muslim women not take care to wear a hijab that is in line with their thinking about human rights and worker exploitation? “Our clothes are so intimate to our bodies,” said Katebi, 24, an Iranian American …

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This is the second post in my series, The Picture: big and small. In my first post I explored how land and oceans are integral to the survival of the earth (pretty obvious) and how they are threatened by climate change and pollution. I started big, and over the next few weeks I will be getting smaller, finally ending with …

Justice & Ethics in a Capitalistic World: How Your Spending Affects the Rich and Poor of the World

Today, accumulated wealth sits in a small number of pockets around the world and the gap between the rich and the poor has widened. More than 82% of wealth created in 2017 went to 1% of the world’s population. Half of the world is still living in poverty while a relative handful reaps excessive wealth. The trillions of dollars spent …

This Founder is preventing crime through coaching in prison

Baillie Aaron is the Founder of Spark Inside, a London-based organisation taking coaching into prisons to encourage rehabilitation, reduce violence and lower reoffending to ultimately prevent crime and future victims. Prison isn’t effective at reducing crime, or keeping us – the public – safe. Nearly half of all people leaving prison will commit another crime within one year of being …

What You Need To Know About Ethical Supply Chains

While traditional supply chain management involves minimizing total operating expenses to maximize gross profits, businesses must increasingly invest in ethical supply chains to engage with today’s consumer. With the traditional equation to develop an optimal supply chain, the company or supply chain management organization considers a number of factors including central purchasing (for price savings and product standardization), inventory, risk …

How UpEffect is Helping to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Development Programme outlined 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that aim to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. And, these goals are interconnected in that tackling one often leads to making progress on another, working to make the right choices to improve life for future generations in a sustainable way. …

Meet the UpEffect Team

At UpEffect, our team is dedicated to helping social entrepreneurs worldwide achieve their dreams and make a lasting impact on the world. Each member of our team is passionate about making the world a better place through self-sustainable social and environmental ventures with exponential potential for positive change. As a UpEffect campaign creator, you will be working with our core …