At the 2016 Brigidine Congregational Forum, Sisters were called to ‘commit to the purchasing of Fair Trade and other products which promote social and environmental well-being” .
The final session of ACRATH Conversations for 2021 explored ways to put people at the centre of our consumer practices. This is particularly important in the lead up to Christmas when it’s expected that billions will be spent on Christmas gifts.
Bonnie Graham, Ethical Fashion Coordinator with Baptist World Aid Australia and Nick Savaidis, founder of ETIKO and an early pioneer of ethical clothing in Australia spoke of how they are working to slavery-proof supply chains and influence buying practices and how this impacts workers around the world.
Let’s keep this commitment and information in mind in the coming weeks of preparations for gift giving. One may view the ACRATH Conversation here.