Ethical Consumerism

Ethical consumerism – how to vote with your money

Are you confused about the complex issues surrounding ‘ethical’ consumerism? Unsure which brands to support and which ones to boycott? Do you know which brands use greenwashing and which ones support human rights? Here are three tools to help you make a responsible choice.

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Ethical ‘green’ clothing from ASOS

Looking for stylish, affordable and ethical fashion? ASOS have launched their Green Room where you will find clothes with a social and environmental ethos; including their ‘Africa’ range which supports workers in Kenya. First lady Michelle Obama has even been spotted wearing pieces from their capsule collection!

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Triodos celebrate fifteen years of a revolution in finance!

Happy Birthday to Triodos Bank who celebrate their 15th anniversary of banking in the UK this year. Set up 30 years ago in the Netherlands, Triodos marked the start of a revolution in finance – a bank driven not by profit, but set up to use money to benefit people and the environment. Triodos bank…

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4 questions with Annie Leonard

Annie Leonard was in the UK recently and I had the opportunity to interview her. Creator of the “Story of Stuff” which has been viewed over 10 million times, Annie has written a book expanding on the issues raised in the film. I wanted to ask her about the huge success and interest in her…

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Sustainable clothing with CovertCandy

The other month we introduced you to Swop2Shop – a fabulous site where you can give and get clothes for free! Instead of parting with your cash, you use credits to ‘buy’ clothing. It’s a great idea which keeps textiles out of the landfill and is the perfect way to update your wardrobe during the…

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Ethical junction is 10!

Happy Birthday to Ethical Junction! Ethical Junction has just celebrated it 10th Birthday and have plenty of celebrations in store. Ethical Junction supports sustainable communities that actively promote the advance of ethical enterprise and lifestyle.  It brings together businesses and consumers who share a commitment to ethical values. Their directory gives easy access to products…

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My Green lipstick – ethical fashion

It’s ok, I know halloween is over. I’m talking about my Green Lipstick, home to gorgeous designer clothes with an ethical stance. Each piece in their collection is either fair trade, organic, recycled, vegan or takes into account other important issues such as carbon footprint, social responsibility or transportation.

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UK Clothing And Shoe Brands Driving Amazon Destruction

After a three-year, undercover investigation by Greenpeace, it’s been discovered that Brazil’s booming cattle industry – which is the single biggest cause of deforestation in the world – is linked to some of Britain’s biggest brands and the destruction of the Amazon rainforest. In addition, the Brazilian government has offered billions of dollars in loans…

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