TAG: Labour

Ethical Coffee

Ethical coffee

Coffee is one of the biggest export/import commodities in the world and behind petroleum, coffee is the second most traded product in the world. Despite its popularity, coffee is not free of problems. There are ethical problems, as well as environmental and social issues at play. The most common strands of coffee in the world are Arabica and Robusta. Most of the ethical problems in today’s coffee industry occur with this poor quality coffee, which end up in the instant coffee jar. Instant coffee is a big business that allow the companies that produce it to purchase massive quantities which… read more

Pedalling The Laundry

Foot Powered Washing Machine

Two of the most tiring and time consuming jobs for women in developing countries are fetching water from long distances and washing clothes. Now investors have funded an eco-friendly, cheap and non-electric product for the laundry industry. GiraDora is a foot powered laundry washer that consists of a blue coloured bucket-like structure. It has a spinning mechanism which is powered by a pedal. All you have to do is to sit on the machine and simply pedal . The design being more compact and portable enables user to carry the washer wherever there is water or wherever you can drain the waste water… read more