• Child Labor—A Real and Rampant Societal Evil

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    Child Labor—A Real and Rampant Societal Evil

    Did you know that 17% of the child population in the world are victims of child labor? According to NGO, Humanium as high as, close to 250 million children are part of the labor force, worldwide. Greater than150 million of them are working in hazardous conditions and over 1 million of these children will fall victims to...

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  • Origins of Wool Knitted Clothing

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    Origins of Wool Knitted Clothing

    The Crusades in the Medieval ages introduced this art form to Spain and Europe. Soon after the Arabs brought knitting to Spain, and it quickly spread throughout Europe. Knitting reached Britain in the 16th century and the Scottish isles in the 17th century. Knitted woolen sweaters were a practical favorite for the...

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  • Forced labor - Modern day slavery

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    Forced labor - Modern day slavery

    You will be surprised to hear that many ethical consumers may not even realize that they may be unknowingly contributing to the unfair practice of forced labor. This is because profit-driven companies often indulge in forced labor at some stage of their supply chain. When you buy from them, you...

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  • Snow Blizzards Open The Season For Knitted Hats and Felted Scarves

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    Snow Blizzards Open The Season For Knitted Hats and Felted Scarves

    Just like hats, scarves also have an interesting history. The Egyptian queen Nefertiti is believed to have used a woven scarf as a head accessory in 1350 B.C. During the rule of the Quin dynasty in China, cloth scarves were used as signs to distinguish different ranks in the Chinese army. In the 17th century,...

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  • The First Pin-Lock and Wooden Key Traveled From Ancient Egypt to Greece

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    The First Pin-Lock and Wooden Key Traveled From Ancient Egypt to Greece

    One of the biggest milestones in the history of keys and locks was the invention of the pin tumbler lock by Linus Yale Sr in 1848 and the design of a flat key with serrated edges by his son Linus Yale Jr. This key strengthened the locking mechanism, as it would first...

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  • Choose Handmade for meaningful and one-of-a-kind superior choices

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    Choose Handmade for meaningful and one-of-a-kind superior choices

    In this era of technology and industrialization, mass-produced goods occupy the bulk of all markets. Although choices are abundant, they are bland and lack individuality. Of course, the same item may be available in other colors or prints. Nevertheless, factory-made items are just one of a lot and easily replaceable....

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  • Holiday Gifts Traditions from all over the world

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    Holiday Gifts Traditions from all over the world

    Christmas celebrations originally involved festivities for the entire community, and holiday gifts were edible items like cakes and ales. This practice changed in the early 1800s when winter celebrations became family affairs and presents became more personalized. As the celebrations moved from the marketplace to homes, the practice of placing presents under...

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  • Why decorate with Ornaments and the excitement to holiday decor

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    Why decorate with Ornaments and the excitement to holiday decor

    German immigrants carried the tradition of the Christmas tree and its decorations to other parts of the world including England and America in the early 18th century. Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert put an artistic spin on the tradition when they highlighted the first decorated English Christmas tree in...

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  • Fair Trade Movement And Organizations Behind

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    Fair Trade Movement And Organizations Behind

    The early days of Fair Trade movement began in 1897 by Herbert Booth, who was William Booth’s son, the founder of The Salvation Army. In 1987, he founded Hamodava Tea Company in Melbourne, Australia. He had developed a business model which sought to pay fair prices to the tea farmers, while also offering...

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  • Traditional Felted Wool Ornaments Add Extra Cheer to Christmas

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    Traditional Felted Wool Ornaments Add Extra Cheer to Christmas

    Handmade felt ornaments have unique creative quality, and the best thing is that no two pieces are exactly alike. Being resilient, durable and sturdy, felted wool ornaments hold their shape. They are easy to clean and look as good as new even after many years.  Felted wool Christmas ornaments at...

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