Buying justly and ethical consumption

People around the world are more connected than ever before through commerce, information technology, transportation, and media. Because of this reality, our personal consumption is a justice issue.  What we buy, and how much, either supports or rejects global systems that oppress people. Shopping ends up being a lot like voting in that we choose where to put our money. If enough people refuse to buy something on ethical grounds, firms respond to shifting demand by creating different products that people will buy. If we maintain the same buying patterns, we give businesses no reason to change their unjust practices. In fact, our demand helps perpetuate them.

 

Books and Readings on Just Consumption 

Buying Guides for More Just Consumption

 

Information on Fair Trade