Transferring Pity into Creativity

Good things always happen when you have a beer.
You might meet interesting new people you would have never met if you hadn’t been in that bar. You might end up having a fantastic night, doing things you normally would not do. Or you just have a good time with your old friends.
My story is one of those.

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Does a company do well, by doing good?

In my previous blog post “Look out! Stop the ‘Killer Jeans’!” you could learn more about ethical and unethical garments and about companies which follow the green trend and produce organic and substantial clothing like H&M with its Conscious Collection as well as Nike and C&A.

The fact that an increasing number of companies is aware of environmental and social responsiblity and that Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) becomes more and more popular recently caught my attention and encouraged me to continue writing about that topic. In this blog post I want to get to know more about Corporate Social Responsibility and I also want to find responses to the questions I recently asked in my blog posts. I want to learn what CSR is all about, whether CSR is just a current trend and whether and how companies are benefiting from it.

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Look out! Stop the ‘Killer Jeans’!

When I wake up in the morning light. I put on my jeans and I feel alright. I pull my blue jeans on, I pull my old blue jeans on!

 David Dunda’s jingle “Jeans on” for Brutus Jeans in 1976

Jeans are sexy, comfortable and variable. Jeans are great, however not all of them! One of the latest jeans fashion trend has been sandblasted jeans.

Sandblasting gives denim a worn, faded look which has become very popular. Beth Buczynski’s blog “Are your designer jeans making factory workers stick?” points out that during the treatment process which is normally done in factories of developing countries, silica from the sand is inhaled by the workers which increases the risk of a disabling lung disease called silicosis. (more…)

The Burden of Growing Up

Most things start as soon as you become a teenager.
In my case as well.
My father needed my help because he wanted to reconstruct our backyard. I helped him. It was the first time I actually worked. Ever since that day I worked in my father’s backyard. I helped him harvest the apples, I cut trees and I had to mow the lawn. Of course, I did not always work. Usually only on weekends. I went to school. I had time to play with my friends.

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