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Westin Hotels & Resorts Turn Bed Linen into Pyjamas for Kids in Need

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The global hotel chain plans to reimagine a good night’s sleep by donating pyjamas to children from low income households the world over. Anthea Ayache has more 

Westin Hotels & Resorts has announced the launch of Project Rise: ThreadForward, a sustainability program that plans to collect, processes and reweave hotel bed linen into pyjamas for children in need

Why Conflict Free Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend

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You don’t want him to put a ring on it with a gem that has financed a civil war, devastated the environment or been plucked from the ground by a child. Rae Ritchie reports on the rising ethical jewellery trade

Diamonds are always a girl’s best friend and never more so than on Valentine’s Day when romance is in the air – and also in jewellery shops across the planet.

Readying The Earthquake Orphans for Adult Life in Haiti

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Ex British military officer Bob Craft felt compelled to help after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti which killed at least 100,000 people, and the orphanage he helped create has flourished. But his next big goal could be his biggest challenge yet: helping the kids to succeed as they enter adulthood says Mike Peake 

As a former member of the UK’s leading special forces unit the SAS, Bob Craft, 59, is rather a good ally to have when the world is falling apart. Not only is he blessed with survival skills that can make the difference between life or death in a crisis, he’s as calm as the proverbial cucumber, and­ – crucially – he knows how to get things done.

Would You Eat At A Cafe Proud To Admit Their Menu Is Rubbish?  

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Every dish at the Real Junk Food Project is made from food rescued from the bin – and you’ll be able to try it for yourself as their latest café is opening in Dubai soon. Britt Ashley reports

 There are no crisp, white table cloths nor a maitre d’ but with its ever-changing a la carte menu this is a restaurant that everyone wants to eat at. If there was a waiting list it would take weeks, possibly months, to get a reservation which is surprising considering every dish here is made from food waste.

2018 is the Year To Put Your Money Where Your Morals Are

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Whether you’re passionate about climate change solutions, female empowerment or social responsibility, your investment choices could be your most powerful tool to change the world this year. By Charlotte Ward

 Using our hard-earned cash for good is a priority for many of us. We want to do all we can to help others and preserve the planet, but with worries about mortgages, our children’s education and retirement we also need to be financially secure.

Senhoa Jewelry: Fighting Cambodia’s Modern Day Slavery With Style

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Senhoa Jewelry, which has been designed by supermodels and coveted by haute couture elite, is empowering survivors of human trafficking in Cambodia with the skills to making stunning pieces that the fashion world adores says Carolyn Beasley

It’s dawn at Angkor Wat in Cambodia, and I watch in awe as the splendour of the world’s largest religious monument is revealed. As the light rises over the 12th century temple, expensive cameras click, and smartly-dressed international tourists pile back into luxury tour buses. But despite the two million tourists that arrive here yearly, Cambodia remains one of Asia’s poorest countries.

The Body Shop Building Bridges to Save The World’s Rarest Orangutan

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A new species of orangutan, only recently discovered for the very first time in Indonesia’s Sumatra, and now listed as the world’s rarest, is being protected from extinction thanks to efforts by natural beauty giant The Body Shop. By Anthea Ayache  

Life is full of firsts – even when it comes to age old orangutans who have inhabited this earth for well over two million years.

 No Shaggy-Dog Story: How Cute Pooches Are Helping Children To Improve Their Reading In The UAE

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Children are improving their reading skills by up to 30 per cent with the help of some furry four-legged friends, discovers Karen Pasquali Jones

Turning the pages of her book, Lily reads clearly, stopping every now and again to show her rapt audience the colourful pictures accompanying the words. They listen intently, cocking their head to one side as the eight-year-old finishes Where The Wild Things Are. As she closes the book, Lily, smiles and asks: ‘Did you like that?’