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Made in Canada eh?

Made in Canada eh?

It appears that ‘Made in Canada’ is often understood as ‘Product of Canada’. More correctly the labels that say Made in Canada should include more specific terms such as “Sewn in Canada with imported fabric” or “Assembled in Canada with foreign parts”.  This then clarifies to the consumer that while they are supporting the Canadian economy that they may also be supporting unknown other economies, up to 49% of it!

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DO Care a DAMN! Supply Chains & Ethical Buying

DO Care a DAMN!  Supply Chains & Ethical Buying

We love our chocolate, our coffee, our fashions...our diamonds. All of these industries have been notorious in using child labour.

Being involved with our artisans on regular basis and visiting them in India, allows us to tick all our boxes on supply chains: fair value, ethical fashion, transparency, no child labour. 

Is it sufficient to look for labels on our clothes? Is it sufficient to boycott chocolate companies that practice child labour? Is it sufficient to be ethical in our practices as a consumer? 

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Giving Back

Giving Back

 

Recently a friend brought to our attention on the words ‘Giving Back’.  Since we use these very exact words in our tag line – “At Thank You India you become part of the social chain of giving back” – we were intrigued by the use or perhaps the misuse of it.

The intention of giving back iterated our friend, is that you have had to have taken something in the first place to have to now return it back.  As in rebate or recompense. 

We at TYI have a different intention of using the words ‘giving back’.   It is with satisfaction of our own lives and recognition that we need to share our wealth of whether it be sharing of the knowledge of the artisan work or the artistry itself.  In employing the work of the artisan and allowing their work in turn to exist through purchasing their work or by selling their work and giving a portion of the funds to the grassroots’ charities benefiting women, children or education, we are becoming part of the chain of giving back.

Over to you, what do you think of the term ‘giving back’?  What emotion does it evoke for you? We would love to hear your comment.  

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