Since 2004, the company World of Good has helped merge consumerism and social consciousness by partnering with retailers to market fair-trade handcrafted items. Spencer Michels reports on the business of combining social values, opportunities for artisans and shopping. Continue reading
A series of coordinated blasts tore through a troubled section of northeast India on Thursday, killing at least 61 people and wounding hundreds more as police rushed to uncover any additional unexploded devices. Continue reading
The Barefoot College in northern India teaches women skills to bring solar power to their villages and to manage the energy system in rural areas. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the philosophy behind the school and its unusual approach to empowering women. Continue reading
Declaring cheap food a thing of the past, officials said in a report released Thursday that world food prices are likely to fall from their current levels in the years ahead but will stay “substantially above” average costs from the past decade. Continue reading
Sens. Joseph Biden, D-Del., and Chuck Hagel, R- Neb., recently traveled to Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and Turkey in an effort to review the state of security and U.S. diplomacy in the critical regions. The lawmakers assess U.S. relations in South Asia and the recent Turkish incursion into northern Iraq. Continue reading
- Is there is a chance of rejuvenation of the American textile industry, or is it too late and gone forever to China, Korea, India and Pakistan?
Question/Comment: I felt so encouraged by talk of Rust Belt life improving and of the death of U.S. manufacturing being greatly exaggerated! I am a textile designer and I wonder if you feel there is a chance of any such … Continue reading