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Natural Disaster Survival Kits

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Disaster can strike at any time and it can happen because of an act of nature, or by an accident, or even by a deliberate act of man. Being prepared for any disaster can be difficult, but it can also mean the difference between health and injury, minor injury or major injury, or even life or death. Being prepared is critical, and that also means having the best equipment around to deal with a sudden emergency situation. Whether the disaster is urban based, or from terrible weather, a good natural disaster survival kit can help individuals to survive through the worst situations. There are two ways to go when putting together a disaster preparedness kit. One is to simply buy a kit that has already been put together by professionals. Buying an already assembled survival kit is the most normal way of going, but then the problem is that many people never bother to open the kit and familiarize themselves with the tools or materials that are inside – which defeats the entire purpose of having a kit to help prepare you for an emergency.

The other option is to put together your own homemade disaster kit. By gathering the materials yourself, you will already know how to use the resources in your kit. Even better, you can make sure that every possible contingency you can imagine from a natural disaster is covered by the materials you know will be in your kit. When preparing for any type of a natural disaster or survival situation, this is not a bad way to go. And if you’re still concerned about putting together a quality disaster survival kit, then you may want to do some research and check out some of the many online resources that can help guide you in putting together a package that will really help you out when disaster strikes. If you’re interested in learning more, don’t waste any more time, but for all the information you need come visit this survival kits blog.

Vegetarian Shoes and Ethical Fashion

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Ethical fashion, and vegetarian shoes by proxy, have traditionally had unfortunate stigmas attached to them. Usually associated with tragic environmentalists with a holier than thou attitude, vegetarian shoes and ethical fashion have really come of age. There are two principle reasons for this. The first is the development of vegetarian materials other than hemp that allow the creation of much more fashion conscious clothing and footwear, and the other is the internet.

The first is particularly important. Put simply, vegetarian shoes and fashion in general tended to rely heavily on hemp before the invention of modern synthetic materials. Nowadays, faux-leather is so convincing that it is almost impossible to tell the difference and vegetarian shoes have been spotted on Cheryl Cole, Cameron Diaz and Natalie Portman to name but a few. The effect of these materials cannot be overstated. Ethical fashion is no longer a sniggered at as an oxymoron, it really is just that and boutique fashion is now available without the ethical price tag. Designers are using these materials to make clothes at least as beautiful and functional as those found in common high street shops.

The internet has also been tremendously important in the growth of the vegetarian shoes and ethical market. Being a ‘long tail’ concern, vegetarian shoe shops were previously only found in certain corners of London and Brighton, propped up by a very specific customer base found in large enough numbers in very specific localities. Now, the internet has allowed online vegan fashion boutiques to emerge and connect with a large niche market when taken as a whole.

The ethical fashion market is still a niche concern, but with the combination of fresh, exciting clothes and a distribution network that connects disparate customers to form a sustainable customer base means that it is on the rise. This can only be seen as a good thing. Most ethical fashion designers are as concerned with ethics and vegetarian materials as they are with the environment, so you can be sure that most ethical fashion is also green fashion.