Adventures in Shopping – BarcelonaA bit about my adventures in trying to avoid shopping in the obvious places. Click on 'About Me' at the top of the page to find out more.
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Dirty White Gold
I’ve posted before about the true costs of ‘cheap’ clothing, most recently in the ‘Who Made My Pants’ article. Well here is someone doing some great work into investigating those costs in more detail. From her website: “Leah Borromeo is … Continue reading
Posted in General Tagged clothes, collective, cotton, ethics, fair trade, indian farmers, local, organic, traditional 1 Comment
Who made your pants? Lingerie to change the World.
(This is not Barcelona-specific, but they do mail order) I am obsessed with underwear. I do mean my own. Pretty, frilly, lacy, brightly coloured – I love it all. Few are the days when – if run over – I … Continue reading
Posted in General, Gifts Tagged clothes, collective, cooperative, ethics, fair trade, General, Gifts, hand made, knickers, pants, Presents, underwear 3 Comments
La Hamaca – locally grown fruit and vegetables
I stumbled across this place when I called into the Xarxa Consum yesterday. It’s been open for two months and is part of the Barcelona ‘km0‘ (Kilometre Zero) slow food movement: All the produce comes from local co-operatives, and each … Continue reading
Posted in Drink, Food, General Tagged ethics, fair trade, Food, food miles, General, groceries, local, Shopping in Barcelona, traditional 1 Comment