Posts Tagged ‘social activism’

Katherine Hamnett

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

U.K. based Katherine Hamnett is one of my heroes. When I used to spend more time in England back in the 1980′s, Katherine Hamnett’s social activism was in the news all the time. She wasn’t afraid to speak up about issues that were important to her, using her line of hip t-shirts as a way to spread her message. Her slogan t-shirts became part of a movement to affect change. She was a humanitarian and pacifist before I knew you I was one too.

I love that she manufactures her own line of clothing just so she can be as ethical & and environmentally responsible as possible, which also includes a line of ethically & environmentally mined gold and diamond jewellery.

Her humanitarian works extends into Africa, where she has championed farmers to trade their way out of poverty by encouraging them to grow cotton organically which has in turn made these farmers so much healthier as well.

 

Katherine Hamnett is a true inspiration to us all and may her messages of peace and love spread across the world.

BUY ORGANIC COTTON

LOVE IS ALL THAT MATTERS

 

YOUR VOTE CAN CHANGE THE WORLD FOR THE BETTER

 

The amazing and gorgeous Katherine Hamnett

CULTURAL CREATIVE

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Are you a Cultural Creative?

( I borrowed heavily from a piece written by Nick Kettles for the Ecologist magazine, which is a fabulous magazine)

A growing group of people in the west are referred to as ‘cultural creatives’-people who combine a serious concern for their inner life with a strong passion for social activism. Cultural creatives care deeply about the destruction of nature; are willing to pay higher taxes or spend money for legitimate green goods, but at the same time also have a intense interest in spiritual and psychological development; in the importance of maintaining relationships, and in helping others make changes that are pleasant and fulfilling.

There’s no doubt that it’s better to live in a society where people are awake and taking action rather than inert and unconscious.