Do Labour-Saving Devices Complicate Life?

Do Labour-Saving Devices Complicate Life?

I’ve fallen in love with simplicity. Since discovering minimalism, I’ve been really questioning what I do and don’t need. But some of my most meaningful discoveries have been made out of necessity. I grew up in a very low-income family, but we still had the typical labour-saving devices. Dishwasher, tumble dryer, microwave, electric kettle, toaster. … Read More

Do Smartphones Contribute To Child Labour?

Do Smartphones Contribute To Child Labour?

Most of us don’t think anything of replacing our smartphones – it’s just a normal part of life. When choosing a phone, we’re usually more concerned with its features than with the ethical implications. But the smartphone industry has a dark secret. I first learnt about the use of child labour in cobalt mining by … Read More

The Simple Life Is Good For The Soul

The Simple Life Is Good For The Soul

I am not a hater of technology – far from it. I’m two years into a Computer Science degree, and I think technology has tremendous power to make positive change. Having said that, there are times when it’s good to get away. A month ago, I was spending virtually all day chained to my laptop, … Read More