Emma Watson was in Thailand yesterday. Before that, she was in Bangladesh. Is she gadding around on some filmstar would tour? Well, no, she isn’t. I don’t even know if she gads. In fact, Emma helps design a range for People Tree, the Fair Trade and organic clothing people, and she’s off visiting some of the people who make the clothes – and who get paid a fair rate for doing so by the lovely People Tree people.
Do we approve? Why, yes we do! Because, do you know what? That’s what we do!
Have you read what happened when Edie discovered that Crow’s high-street collection for Miss Teen might be being made by child labour in India? Well, of course, we were horrified. We didn’t know what to do. We discovered that there’s only one way to find out for sure, and that’s to go there for yourself and see what’s happening. So we did. Our adventures are in Beads, Boys & Bangles. And, believe me, we had a lot of adventures.
If only Jordan/Katie Price had done the same thing with her perfume bottles. Then she’d have discovered that people were being paid 26p an hour in India to make them. Not very much, I think. No wonder shops didn’t want to stock them when they found out.
But Emma isn’t going to have that problem. Not only is she working with a really great company that’s trying do the right thing, she’s checking it out for herself – just like we did. Oh, and her summer collection – which is also yay – is on sale on the People Tree website now. So you can update your wardrobe and do your bit to support the folks in Bangladesh and Thailand and get a bargain. Which sounds almost magical to me …