Fall/Winter 2015 Women’s Color Trends

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Fashion Vignette gives a preview of the Fall/Winter 2015 Women’s Color trends forecasted by Fashion Snoops: FOREST GREEN: Forest is a favored green which stands out especially on wool outerwear. BURGUNDY: A brown-cast alternative to maroon, burgundy becomes one of the most popular reds of the season. NAVY: Navy becomes an increasingly popular choice as a base color […]

Node Fair Trade Rugs

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Chris Haughton is a designer and illustrator and also an author of childrens books. Before he became involved in books he was active in fair trade and has been a supporter and designer for the fair trade company People Tree for many years. In 2010 he took 8 months off to to re-connect to fair […]

The Story of Nagla Bannoura Issa Saliba

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Nagla Bannoura Issa Saliba is a 75 year old woman from Palestine. Despite all the challenges she has faced in life, her hard work and determination paved a better life for her children and even grandchildren. Nagla got married very young and despite growing up in a male dominated society, she always believed that women could also […]

Guide to the Management and Treatment of Water in Small Scale Dye Units

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Developed by Christine Gent for People Tree Foundation, this guide aims to “demystify some of the science and technology used in water treatment in a small scale dye unit” and “outline the basic principles and show that with correct processing, training and advice a cost effective solution can be developed”.  Please click on the link […]

SERRV Celebrates International Day of Happiness!

Established by the  United Nations General Assembly on June 28, 2012, International Day of Happiness is celebrated throughout the world on March 20th. SERRV celebrates this day with a very HAPPY video! The General Assembly,[…] Conscious that the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal,[…] Recognizing also the need for a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach […]

“Our work unites current manufacturing technologies and age-old craft techniques”

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In her article “Natural Dye Textiles From Grain”, Jaime Derringer (Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk) writes about the Grain duo of Chelsea Green and James Minola, who decided to rethink all their textile projects solely using unbleached or naturally dyed hand spun Guatemalan cotton. Check out their collection!

Living wage vs Minimum wage vs Fair wage

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In his article “Minimum’ vs. ‘Fair’ vs. ‘Living’ Wages “, Eric Krell helps us understand the differences between living wage, minimum wage and fair wage. “At first blush, a country’s minimum wage rate may look like a definitive starting point for compensation planning. Upon scrutiny, however, global minimum wage rates raise more compensation and workforce […]

Toward a more Sustainable way of Business

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“Our journey started in 1994 with one person, our Founder and Chairman Ray Anderson. Ray challenged our then 21 year – old company to adopt a bold vision, one that required new thinking and a new model for business. We didn’t have a map, but Ray’s vision was a compass for our journey. As we […]

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