Getting Real Change From Your Shopping
Making ethical shopping choices
shows that you are a thinking individual that you are well informed about the social and environmental impact of your choices as a consumer
Ignorance of the unjust and destructive practices that are used in the production of many of the things we buy allows business to continue to cause serious damage to the planet and exploit those who are vulnerable because of poverty By refusing to buy products made in an unethical manner you are applying market pressure that will not be ignored if enough people behave as you do.
shows you are someone who is engaged and interested in global issues The impact of your shopping choices on the environment and on the lives of those less fortunate than you matters to you and you are someone who won't contribute to the exploitation of our world.
Being an ethical consumer
shows others that you have are kind. That the humiliation and suffering of those who live in third world countries is of concern to you and you do what you can to help Being an ethical shopper means you are a leader. By choosing fair-trade and eco-friendly products
you make your own choices rather than bending easily to social pressure
By taking the lead you also prompt those who have yet to consider this issue to start to reassess their own choices as a consumer. If you are one of the ever growing number of people who will no longer play a part in degrading the environment or others who we share this world with we should all be grateful to you Its the actions, no matter how small, of strong individuals that will make the earth a fairer and cleaner place for all.