After church last Sunday, Martin and I headed off on an adventure!
In New Zealand we're now required to wear face coverings on public transport, and they're also recommended in many other contexts. Many people are turning to reusable masks in an effort to reduce their waste footprint, but cotton fabric often has a pretty hideous human cruelty footprint. Which masks are most likely to be good for the workers? I'm after masks that:
Handily, every year Tearfund puts out the Ethical Fashion Guide, which ranks common clothing brands on these kinds of ethical issues. This year's guide isn't out yet, but many brands that ranked highly in 2019 are making masks.
After a string of pretty tired days, today has been lovely :-)
It started with sourdough biscuits and gravy for breakfast (biscuits in the American sense, and the sourdough made using the pulp left over from making soy milk).
|About to start. Unfortunately the stunning weather didn't hold, and it was foggy from a bit before the gorge through to the end.|
|view from the park itself - towards the NorthWestern motorway between Waterview and Te Atatu|
|We heard Dad preach at the Chinese church (with translation into Mandarin from their pastor, Tony). It was a small congregation: lots of people were away for Chinese New Year.|
|about half a cup berries, picked today (my third picking from the bush this summer)|
|a string of 7 bunting pompoms, made for my 'almost family'|
|Friends who are missionaries in Japan came to visit - and brought us yummy Japanese snacks!|
|Martin walking along our street to catch the bus. He had the bulk of the luggage.|