Shopping for Jeans? An Ethical Report Card

Use this chart to find out how ethical different brands are when you go shopping for your next pair of jeans. The higher the number, the better their ethics.

The credit/source for this is Ethical Consumer.
I would also like to let you know, I just sent out an email to Lee Jeans, inquiring about their Fair Trade policy. I will update you, when/if I get a response.

Fair Trade Clothing

 

I’ve been reading the book, “From Sea to Shining Sea” and pondering…
If slavery in early America nearly destroyed her, what will her current support of the modern epidemic of slavery, through the mass purchase of slave produced goods do?

Or for that matter, the blind eye we turn towards the sex slave trade. Add to that the rate of unborn babies we murder daily, and our many other sins…

Here are some things I found that will be helpful in becoming a more ethically conscious shopper. I’m new to this myself, so maybe we can learn together.

Click any of the images below to check out the websites.

Please note that some of these companies products are pretty pricey. Check out their sales sections, though! Some of them have awesome deals!

Confessions of an Innocent Murderer

I have been thinking lately about the myriad of hypocrisies in my own little world.

The essence of right and wrong means that one wrong cannot be “wrong-er” than another. All things are equally right or wrong.

Killing someone is wrong. Secretly hating someone is the equivalent.

Stealing a car is wrong. Keeping a CD someone else made of illegally downloaded music is just as bad.

Taking control of someone else’s life by abducting them and exploiting them is wrong. Manipulating someone to get them to do what you want is no better.

But how can that be? How can it be that something seemingly harmless is on par with a horrific crime?

Well, the only difference is how obvious the results of your actions are. You may think illegal downloading hurts no one… but what about all the people effected by not getting their fair share of the music’s proceeds?

You may think that hating secretly only effects you, but what if that person commits suicide because no one bothered to see beyond their faults and love them?

How many people have I killed? How many people have I stolen from? How many manipulated persons fill a slave quarter in my life?

…..Just a thought…….