The Glitter & Twigs Ethos
When I came up with the name for Glitter & Twigs, it was mostly due to a random combination of words, but after some profound contemplation it became a fitting juxtaposition envisaging one of my core values: SUSTAINABILITY, and how I can contribute to humanity and the nature that sustains us. There’s a raw, rough and natural side to our existence, and there’s one where all people are allowed to shine and thrive, no matter the amount of light available.
Sustainability is inevitably intersectional: ethical, environmental as well as economical issues all have to be considered when running a sustainable businesses. Economical sustainability is, to me, a world where small businesses thrive and local communities flourish. Anything I deliver to you has been consciously sourced while supporting passionate, small businesses. To ensure the smallest possible environmental impact, my products and marketing materials are mostly hand-made, recyclable or compostable, and plastic free. Additionally, I choose to work with businesses who demonstrate an ethical and inclusive workplace, and fair pay for their workers.
There’s no sustsainability without equality. I work consciously on using inclusive language, be open minded, educate myself and amplify suppressed voices through my platform. I support the Black Lives Matter Global Network, and the Mind Out LGBTQ mental health service financially, and as a teacher I believe that sustainability starts with education. Finally, I try my best to hold everyone I work with accountable on all of the above!
I really hope you share and appreciate my values, chosen with love for you, our communities and the environment.