Fair Living Blog

Why Social Impact is Important to Me & Moyaa

Posted by Debbie van Grieken on

It’s been quite a few years now that I have been thinking globally, and acting locally. Being exposed to the world around me opened up my eyes and empowered me to live fairly.

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Are You Ready to Kick Off Your Shoes and Live Barefoot?

Posted by Debbie van Grieken on

At the age of 8, I developed a love for books when my older brother read me The Hobbit. This event led me to major in English and a career at the Public Library. After 16 years as Literacy Co-ordinator and Library Technician, I decided to take a leap of faith and start my own business. Though it started as a business selling fair trade products, I could not resist the temptation of adding books into the mix once learning about a great eco company out of Boston.  I first met Nancy Traversy and Tessa Strickland, friends and co-founders of Barefoot Books in...

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How Pader, Uganda Came to Lowbanks, Ontario

Posted by Debbie van Grieken on

I have not always been a conscientious shopper. I like many people naively thought that the products I bought were made using sustainable, environmentally friendly, and fair business practices.

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Welcome to our Fair Living Blog!

Posted by Debbie van Grieken on

On a daily basis we are faced with so many choices. With so much to consider from the time we wake up to the time we go to bed, it's easy to get overwhelmed.

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