The Scarlet Line: 9 August 2018

Ethical Consumption

This week on The Scarlet Line, we discussed Ethical Consumption with RaeAnna Hammerbacker and Kelly Mahoney. Topics covered included the connection between feminism and economic justice, the differences between different consumptive models and the problems with them, moving away from the “do no harm” model advocated by the fair trade model and  toward a model focused on actually creating a positive good in producer economies and in the environment.



RaeAnna Hammerbacker

RaeAnna Hammerbacker is currently a Stage Manager for Riverside Center for the Performing Arts. Theatre is an all-encompassing presence in her life, second only to her love of History. RaeAnna holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) History from The Open University (United Kingdom). Social change in history is an especially interesting topic to her. She is married to her best friend (21 years!), has two adult children, and a geriatric Siberian Husky.
Raised Conservative, life experience has fashioned a much more liberal world view. As such, RaeAnna is relatively new to the idea of Feminism as an actionable part of her life rather than a topic to be studied. Though certainly not an expert in any particular issue or topic, she enjoys researching various issues and topics in order to be as informed as possible.


Kelly Mahoney

Kelly is a photographer, Arts in Education Teacher and Coffee Shop Manager extraordinaire. She’s a world traveler and is currently working on bettering the planet through education, activism, and awareness.

Eric Kluxen