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Learn how to live and work more ethically, create an ethical lifestyle around your personal values and grow a business with positive impact. If you're an ethical business owner, blogger or consumer wanting to connect with like-minded people, learn about the latest ethical issues and find practical advice and support, then tune in for tips from #EthicalHour Founder Sian Conway. Brought to you by #EthicalHour - the world's largest online ethical support network.

Learn how to live and work more ethically, create an ethical lifestyle around your personal values and grow a business with positive impact. If you're an ethical business owner, blogger or consumer wanting to connect with like-minded people, learn about the latest ethical issues and find practical advice and support, then tune in for tips from #EthicalHour Founder Sian Conway. Brought to you by #EthicalHour - the world's largest online ethical support network.
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Learn how to live and work more ethically, create an ethical lifestyle around your personal values and grow a business with positive impact. If you're an ethical business owner, blogger or consumer wanting to connect with like-minded people, learn about the latest ethical issues and find practical advice and support, then tune in for tips from #EthicalHour Founder Sian Conway. Brought to you by #EthicalHour - the world's largest online ethical support network.

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Episodes

[34] Brooks and Sharpe: Standing against exploitation in the fashion industry

8/15/2019
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Brooks & Sharpe is an online platform that curates the very best in independent, eco friendly luxury fashion brands. They're on a mission to prove that eco friendly fashion is not boring and unfashionable, but simply the way fashion should be done. Founder Pam comes from an entrepreneurial background and worked in the fashion industry for a number of years before she began selling clothes on eBay and Asos marketplace. Realising that the fast fashion model wasn't for her, Pam decided to...

Duration:00:44:05

[33] Eco-Stylist: making ethical fashion accessible to all

8/1/2019
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Eco-Stylist is an online marketplace for eco-conscious and ethically made men's clothing. Menswear is often unrepresented in the sector, but Founder Garik Himebaugh is committed to bringing stylish and sustainable clothing to the mainstream. Finding sustainably and ethically made clothes can be hard work, but Eco-Stylist believe it shouldn't be. In today's episode we discuss start-up life, building an ethical brand, the complexities of the ethical fashion industry, and how Garik is giving...

Duration:00:49:18

[32] Green Gathering: making change takes a village...

7/22/2019
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Today we're talking all about how creating change requires community action. Cllr Shane Collins is one of the directors of The Green Gathering - a community interest company and the only festival in the UK powered by renewable energy. Shane is also a long time green activist, district councillor and leader of the Green Party group on Mendip DC. Today we discuss how we can do more as consumers, citizens and activists to bring about positive change within the current political...

Duration:00:41:37

[31] Secret Projects: is ethical business the answer?

7/16/2019
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Secret Projects are empowering women in India. Founder Fritha was inspired to start the business when she realised that microfinance programmes had increased skills and production, but hadn't created a market for women to sell their products - which was keeping them stuck in a poverty cycle. She already had a product that was selling well in the UK market, so by shifting ethical production to India, she could solve this problem and tackle social issues too. Secret Projects now partner with...

Duration:00:47:50

[30] CoGo: ethical consumption - who's responsibility is it anyway?

7/8/2019
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CoGo began life as a grassroots scheme in New Zealand where cafes and shops could put stickers in their window to show their allegiance to different ethical causes. Today the app helps customers shop in line with their values, and uses big data to provide a business case to encourage corporations to become more ethical and sustainable. Every business and consumer has their own set of ethical priorities - CoGo brings everyone’s views together to paint a picture of the most pressing issues...

Duration:00:45:53

[29] Social Change Nation: how to make a dollar and a difference

5/20/2019
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Today's guest is social entrepreneur Joshua Schukman, co-founder of Impact Business Base, founder of Social Change Nation and host of the Dollar and a Difference show. Josh has worked with social entrepreneurs all around the world on a whole range of causes for over a decade. He has so much advice to share about the social impact start-up life. He's also a digital nomad, living full time on the road in an airstream caravan! In this episode we talk about the shift to the "new normal" in...

Duration:00:52:46

[28] From Belo: feeding the world through kindness

4/24/2019
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Maria and Charlotte have been friends since they were 16 years old, when they met on an exchange programme at school. Now they run an award winning ethical accessories business across International borders as Charlotte is in the UK and Maria is in Brazil! From Belo are committed to feeding kindness into the world - giving opportunities to Brazilian artisans, creating beautiful accessories with waste materials and using their profits to support an organisation that helps those in need. In...

Duration:00:46:43

[28] Feeding the world through kindness

4/22/2019
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Maria and Charlotte have been friends since they were 16 years old, when they met on an exchange programme at school. Now they run an award winning ethical accessories business across International borders as Charlotte is in the UK and Maria is in Brazil! From Belo are committed to feeding kindness into the world - giving opportunities to Brazilian artisans, creating beautiful accessories with waste materials and using their profits to support an organisation that helps those in need. In...

[27] Food Heroes: finding the world's ethical Food Heroes!

4/16/2019
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The food industry has a massive impact on people, the planet and animals. Through the Food Heroes Podcast, Katie Jones shine a light on the good guys going down the more difficult road of ethical sourcing and production to show that ethical food production can be done! We don't always talk about where our food comes from or how it's made, but there are so many issues from labour rights, to climate change, packaging, animal welfare and more. Katie has talked to everybody from Fairtrade...

Duration:01:12:00

[26] Too Good To Go: Fighting Food Waste Through Tech

4/8/2019
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Today's convenience driven world has changed the way food is produced and consumed - often at a cost to the planet. Did you know that if food waste was a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases after the USA and China? Each year, over 10 million tonnes of food is thrown away, that’s the weight of 190 Titanics! This waste is estimated to be worth £17 billion a year. That's £700 per family per year spent on food that ultimately just ends up in the bin. One third...

Duration:00:55:37

[25] Ethical Consumer Magazine: The beginner's guide to palm oil

12/11/2018
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Palm oil is a complicated issue which has dominated recent headlines. This week on the podcast I'm joined by Ruth Strange from Ethical Consumer to unpick the issues involved. Ethical Consumer is an independent, not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder co-operative with open membership, founded in 1989 and based in Manchester. For over 25 years they have been the hub of the ethical consumer movement, helping consumers to shop ethically, campaigners to challenge corporate power and businesses to...

Duration:00:37:20

[24] The Indie Practice: Confidence, comparison and Christmas ads - how to be your authentic self in life and business

12/3/2018
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This week I'm joined by vintage expert Kate Beavis who went from a career in corporate marketing to turning a vintage blog into a successful business and starting two other ventures too! As a vegan vintage lover, Kate is passionate about living ethically, and like many of us in the #EthicalHour community she's turned her passion and hobby into a full time business. Now, based on her own PR success, Kate also runs The Indie Practice - providing PR and marketing support to small, independent...

Duration:00:58:53

[23] Jade Hicks: How to show up authentically for yourself, your customers and your cause

11/26/2018
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This week on the podcast I'm joined by Jade Hicks. Jade built a successful career as a photographer before turning her attention to the world of blogging, where she now runs The Stand Out Club - a programme designed to help bloggers own their personal brand, recognise their unique brilliance and turn their blog into a successful business. Jade is really passionate about empowering people and living ethically - some strong values she shares with Ethical Hour! In today's episode we talk all...

Duration:00:49:06

[22] Kat Luckock: unlocking the power of positive impact

11/19/2018
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Today on the Ethical Hour Podcast I speak to Impact Strategist and Business Coach Kat Luckock about how social enterprises and impact businesses can start to measure and communicate their impact. As consumers demand more from the brands they buy from, businesses and social enterprises need to cut through the greenwashing and demonstrate their impact. Telling your impact story can be a powerful marketing tool, as well as an opportunity to attract more stakeholders and even investors. Kat...

Duration:01:02:27

[21] Ethical Brand Marketing: Mother nature and meaningful connections - the new marketing landscape

11/12/2018
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Today on the podcast I speak to Jess Lohmann, owner of Ethical Brand Marketing, voice talent and author who has dedicated her life’s work to speaking for Mother Nature. As an advocate for animals, the environment and ethical marketing, Jess has so much value to share with us today!I first met Jess online through the #EthicalHour community, but we had the pleasure of meeting in person in May 2018 at a workshop by Liz Gilbert run in London, all about her book Big Magic (check it out if you’re...

Duration:00:53:10

[20] Deakin and Blue: body positivity and positive impact

11/10/2018
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In today's episode I chat to Rosie Cook, Founder of transformational swimwear company Deakin and Blue, who were the recent winners of the Blue Patch Awards in the Sustainable Innovation category. Deakin and Blue was started when Rosie struggled to find a swimsuit that she felt great in on the high street. It's a struggle many women face, and it's actually putting them off getting in the water. 500,000 women have given up swimming in the last 10 years because of body image concerns, and 1...

Duration:00:40:20

[19] Plastic Free Pantry: the beginner's guide to going plastic free

10/29/2018
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Today on the Ethical Hour podcast, I interview Kim - founder of Plastic Free Pantry, to discuss how she first made the move to a plastic free lifestyle and felt inspired to help others do the same. There's been so much press coverage about plastic pollution this year and everyone wants to do their bit, but what difference can we really make and how can we cut out single use plastic? Kim shares some tips to get started and avoid feeling overwhelmed. Find out more about Plastic Free Pantry...

Duration:00:41:08

[18] One Home: what can we do about climate change?

10/22/2018
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What can we do about climate change? Recent reports paint a worrying picture about the state of the planet, with scientists warning us that we have just 12 years left to turn things around - yet globally carbon emissions are still on the rise. Many of us are feeling upset and overwhelmed - an emotional combination that often leads us to feeling like there's no point doing anything. But we'll only solve these global problems with everyone on board. In today's episode, I interview Angela...

Duration:00:50:17

[17] REstart Refugees: breaking down borders and empowering entrepreneurial communities

10/15/2018
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REstart Refugees is the world's first local crowdfunding platform for asylum seekers and refugees who want to activate their skills and make a living in their new communities. For more than 10 years, Founder Alexis Rhyner has worked with NGOs and non-profits, including leading international human rights projects and campaigns, and searching for creative solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. She has a deep understanding of the social enterprise space and is now bringing her...

Duration:00:46:58

[16] When Good Stuff Happens: philanthropy, CSR and social enterprise

10/8/2018
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Annie Moon is a Virtual Assistant for changemakers, with experience in CSR, philanthropy and social enterprise. She has worked across the charity, not-for-profit and community development sector on a wide range of projects, and she's now bringing her experience and insights to a new online conference, When Good Stuff Happens. When Good Stuff Happens will share interviews and insights from leaders in the philanthropy and CSR sector. In this episode, Annie gives us a sneak peek of some of...

Duration:00:43:12