Support our Partners in Nepal!

Over 4,000 lives have been lost and 6,500 injured so far in the terrifying 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck north central Nepal on Saturday, April 25th. Vast tent cities have been built around Nepal’s capital Kathmandu for those residents unable or afraid to return to their homes. According to UNICEF, nearly 1,000,000 children are in […]

AFTER THE TRADESHOW

 Northwest Creative Imaging (NWCI) created an info-graphic that provides very useful information for anyone attending a trade show. According to NWCI, this guide will help all trade show attendees develop a plan to keep trade show exhibiting profitable year after year. Although these stats are not exact throughout every industry, they can provide guidelines to help guide […]

Node Fair Trade Rugs

Chris Haughton is a designer and illustrator and also an author of childrens books. Before he became involved in books he was active in fair trade and has been a supporter and designer for the fair trade company People Tree for many years. In 2010 he took 8 months off to to re-connect to fair […]

The Story of Nagla Bannoura Issa Saliba

Nagla Bannoura Issa Saliba is a 75 year old woman from Palestine. Despite all the challenges she has faced in life, her hard work and determination paved a better life for her children and even grandchildren. Nagla got married very young and despite growing up in a male dominated society, she always believed that women could also […]

Guide to the Management and Treatment of Water in Small Scale Dye Units

Developed by Christine Gent for People Tree Foundation, this guide aims to “demystify some of the science and technology used in water treatment in a small scale dye unit” and “outline the basic principles and show that with correct processing, training and advice a cost effective solution can be developed”.  Please click on the link […]

SERRV Celebrates International Day of Happiness!

Established by the  United Nations General Assembly on June 28, 2012, International Day of Happiness is celebrated throughout the world on March 20th. SERRV celebrates this day with a very HAPPY video! The General Assembly,[…] Conscious that the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal,[…] Recognizing also the need for a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach […]

Living wage vs Minimum wage vs Fair wage

In his article “Minimum’ vs. ‘Fair’ vs. ‘Living’ Wages “, Eric Krell helps us understand the differences between living wage, minimum wage and fair wage. “At first blush, a country’s minimum wage rate may look like a definitive starting point for compensation planning. Upon scrutiny, however, global minimum wage rates raise more compensation and workforce […]

Toward a more Sustainable way of Business

“Our journey started in 1994 with one person, our Founder and Chairman Ray Anderson. Ray challenged our then 21 year – old company to adopt a bold vision, one that required new thinking and a new model for business. We didn’t have a map, but Ray’s vision was a compass for our journey. As we […]