I was completly floored recently when I looked at a website and found how few people consider the ethical consequences of their purchases. The site is donttradelives.com.au. The question was: When you are buying a product, do you stop and think whether it’s ethical or not?
Here were the responses.
2% – Yes, all the time!
5% – Sometimes
88% – Never
4% – What’s ethical?
I know for some, retail therapy is an enjoyable way to spend time (and obviously money) but I’d love for you to start thinking about the consequences a little more. Even if you choose to purchase things that arn’t ethically produced simply being aware of it makes a big difference!
Personally I think it’s trendier to shop ethically and be conscious of how you treat our planet and it’s inhibitants. If you’re interested in learning more, here is another great site. http://www.ethical.org.au/get-informed/.