All posts tagged: shopping

I have nothing to wear!

UNLESS you’re one of those people who have a walk-in wardrobe that looks like Vogue’s September Issue clothing department, you’ll have experienced, at least once in a while, and at most, every other day, that disempowering, frustrating, downright infuriating feeling that you have nothing to wear. There you are, looking at a wardrobe full of clothes, yet in your mind’s eye there’s something absolutely wrong with every single item. You may start by calmly perusing your lot, and then move on to a more active searching mode. Oh, there’s that shirt you wore the other day and felt so good in! Why not match it with those funky trousers? You thrown them on, and are faced with your frowning, frumpy reflection: “I look like crap!” Suddenly the shirt makes you look lumpy and the trousers are far too tight on your bum, not to mention that your legs look like those of a miniature horse. How did you ever even wear these trousers? Or buy them? They’re terrible! In fact, everything you own is terrible! For a moment …

shopping for action aid

             SINCE the Spring of 2014, Action Aid Hellas opened its first store in Greece, just round the corner from the Acropolis metro station’s Dyionissiou Aeropagitou exit, on Veikou St in the Koukaki neighbourhood. ActionAid International brings together its work against poverty, co-ordinated by its International Secretariat, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. They work with over 15 million people in 45 countries. The organisation’s manifesto is to “focus on the people that others forget. People in poverty. People who face discrimination. People whose voices are ignored.” Women’s rights, climate change, countries facing major conflicts and all their humanitarian consequences, HIV and Aids, food and land rights, education and youth are amongst the chief areas that Action Aid addresses. The store, which has “make a stopover, create change” as its motto, is welcoming and polished, with friendly staff and selling a colourful variety of ethnic and local products. Clothing promoting the organisation, accessories such as jewellery, decor items, books and notebooks, handcrafted objects from around the world and food items grace its shelves.   …