Halloween - a fun holiday or the most fun holiday? What’s not to love about dressing up, eating lots of candy, partaking in spooky parties and indulging in the seasonal drinks of autumn? Well hold onto your Frankenstein masks because it’s about to get a lot more fun: we’re going to ethicalize Halloween. Yes, that’s right. We’re upping the ante with some fun, practical and easy tips on how to make your Halloween the best ever.
Here comes autumn! The nights are getting chillier, the summer blooms are starting to fade … next thing you know school will be starting up and the leaves will begin to change. A welcome respite from the heat, a great time to get cozy with friends and family and the perfect opportunity to celebrate the delights of the season that are only around for so long.
You don’t need to sacrifice your values to look and feel like a million bucks. Ethical personal care products can be just as effective, just as stylish and just as luxurious as the standard person care products on the market. Truly! No weird ingredients, no wasteful packaging, no unsustainable farming practices, no excessive waste and no forced labour. We love ethical personal care products around here at VIRTU and can’t wait to share our favorites.
We love when celebrities use their influence for good. It’s so easy to get caught up in the Hollywood glitz and glamour, and seeing celebrities take responsibility and promote all that is ethical and sustainable and virtuous is truly heartwarming! Here are some of our favorites.
Working for the weekend? Aren’t we all! If you’re looking forward to your mini-break, we’ve got some fun ways to take advantage of your weekend: helping others, helping the world and having fun along the way. We’ve made your weekend plans ethicalized! ;)
News of the Syrian Refugee Crisis seems to surround us these days. Misinformation is spreading. Opinions are shouted out from every corner. Political opinions are swirling all around - the left and the right are battling it out. And still the crisis persists. Chemical weapons. Explosions. Hungry families. Overturned boats. Dead children on beaches. Homes destroyed. Refugee camps overflowing. Evacuee buses bombed. It seems never ending.
What got us here? Why is the situation so dire right now to make a mother choose between staying in their home in Syria and taking her children on a potentially deadly boat ride to escape? The simple answer is that the potentially lethal boat is safer than staying in Syria.
If you’re looking for Ethical Father’s Day Gift Ideas, you’ve come to the right place. We’re all about showing the people we love how much we care, and dads certainly deserve a day of recognition. If you’re tired of the coffee mugs, the homemade cards and paperweights, we’ve got a list of Ethical Father’s Day gift ideas that will be sure to delight even the pickiest dad.
Summer is just around the corner, and that means you’re probably already anxiously awaiting your upcoming vacation! Sandy toes, sun kissed skin, sunsets by the shore, beers with friends … ahh, so close you can almost taste it, right? Nothing kills a vacation buzz though like forgetting what you need and having to buy an expensive or poor quality replacement, though. And nothing is more annoying than totally over packing and having to lug around an overstuffed suitcase. Packing can be a serious pain! Here we’ve compiled our list of super versatile ethical must haves that will make sure you’re prepared for most summer holidays and not dragging a bag stuffed to the brim! It’s much easier to relax and enjoy the sunshine when you know you’re prepared and prepared ethically! ;)
“If you want to be fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” -African Proverb
Change isn’t going to come easily to the fashion industry. Why would it? When their goal is to make money, they’re been pretty darn successful. They’re figured out the best way to bring home the bacon: cut corners regarding ethical conditions, the environment and worker salaries. Fool people into thinking you need more more more and it’s a recipe for success.
Changing your spending habits doesn’t have to mean a boring, unchanging wardrobe. It’s entirely possible to look chic, happy and fashionable without consistently dropping a chunk of your paycheck at Fast Fashion Giant every other week. You do not need to be ruled by the ever changing fashions and allure of cheap clothes - you can take charge, save serious money along the way and look nice the entire time.