Loves a comment: "Change happens here.. -I started to look different at my garbage..."February 26 2012
"Thanks for your question; it’s a good one to ask. First is recognition. Maarten would acknowledge the hard work of someone who provides a service for others but may never see the results. That person will not forget Maarten, the fact that he cares, and that he took the time to find and visit him or her. That one visit could certainly better one person’s world, at least for a moment or a day. Second is awareness. We would learn about the conditions some workers have to face in factories and other areas of the supply chain, and the sacrifices they have to make (willingly or unwillingly), to provide for themselves and their families. We would know his or her name, and we could put a face to the labels we wear. Third is action. With this information, we could take better decisions as consumers on where and what to buy – and stop purchasing what we know is harming others at the beginning, middle, or end of the chain. To function in an interconnected world, we need to be aware and take responsibility for our actions, because we are all a part of that chain and we decide what role we want to play. A simple visit and Maarten’s documentation of it (with Bart’s help!) could inspire us all in different ways. And that, to us, is a better world :) Adam and Andrea."February 25 2012 on Trace your favorite shirt back to the factory in which it was made....
Loves a comment: "Wow, that was quick! Amazing!!! :)"February 24 2012
Loves a comment: "Livestream?"February 23 2012
Loves a comment: "Bart: great idea. Can't wait to see the docu about your favorite..."February 21 2012
Loves a comment: "you should travel back step by step... go to the shop, thank the..."February 21 2012
Loves a comment: "Yes, it shouldn't be to many things, otherwise I would end up..."February 19 2012
"Hey Maarten - yes, it should be your favorite possession(s) - clothing, electronics, furniture, etc. If several of your things happen to be produced in the same country, you could visit a number of factories and people (or if you have the budget to travel to many countries even better, but the idea is that you actually take the time to get to know the people who make y(our) things - maybe traveling too much could leave less time to be with them; by keeping it to a few items/people you could really tell us their stories). "February 19 2012 on Trace your favorite shirt back to the factory in which it was made....