What’s not to love about a day that celebrates chocolate? That’s what Valentine’s Day is about, right? ;) You don’t need a Valentine to make this 14th of February great! You just need to enjoy celebrating! And to make this your most favorite year yet, we’re here with five ways to make it the most ethical one yet. Flowers die, chocolates melt, candles burn away … but we (hope) your values are forever.
Christmas is upon us again! And if your shopping isn’t finished, wrap it up as quickly as possible, and let’s move to everyone’s favorite: the food. Making delicious food is arguably the best part of the holiday and there is no reason you need to sacrifice your morals to make something delicious and memorable. And if you’re going for something a little outside the box? Don’t tell your family and friends. Just let them try it and THEN spill the beans once they’ve said how delicious it is. Your carnivore uncle Carl isn’t going to love your dish if you immediately label it “vegan” or “ethical” so let him take a bite or two, profess his love, and then let him know your secret. Tricky, huh? But you just created a new fan of ethical eating!
The holidays can be stressful. You’re spending way too much money and never have enough time to accomplish all your tasks, see everyone you need to or attend everything you’re invited to. You’re being pulled in five different directions, and the last thing you need to do is worry about what to buy for your brother-in-law who you really don’t jive with anyway …. So let us take some stress out of the equation! Below are seven gift ideas for the holidays that not only help you relax, they’re also good for the planet and ethically made.
We love Thanksgiving! Who doesn’t love a holiday centered around eating? Oh, wait ... it’s family! It’s a holiday centered around family! Or … just maybe it’s a little bit of both, right? Sometimes family goes down better with a slice of pumpkin pie. Whatever the reason for your celebration this November we’re here with five easy ways to make your holiday a little more ethical.
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.