Ethical Shopping

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Ethical Shopping

There is growing consumer concern about the conditions under which employeesnd communities in developing countries produce products for the UK market.his has been reflected in the increased sales of Fairtrade products andainstream companies developing codes of conduct for their suppliers. Thiseader-friendly handbook addresses these concerns and provides all thenformation that concerned consumers need about ethical and fair trade. Itmpowers the shopper with both information and advice on how to buy ethicallynd influence company purchasing policy, where to get further information andow to campaign on these issues. While it is aimed at consumers, it alsorovides extensive background information for professionals working in thenvironmental and related fields. The majority of the book contains extensiveists of ethical products and services including: clothes, DIY, electronics,ood, furniture, health and beauty, household goods, jewellery, mail order,usic, shoes, sports, stationary and toys, as well as resources such as books,ebsites and organisations. The book contains everything needed to shop with

The Rough Guide to Ethical Shopping

Shopping can sometimes seem like a moral minefield. But which companies and products should we support or avoid? And which ethical claims can we trust? This title cuts through the greenwash to answer these and many other questions.

The Rough Guide to Ethical Shopping

Shopping can sometimes seem like a moral minefield. But which companies and products should we support or avoid? And which ethical claims can we trust? This title cuts through the greenwash to answer these and many other questions.

Human Rights and Capitalism

Buying. right: Consuming. ethically. and. human. rights. Andrew. Fagan.
INTRODUCTION. Can shopping positively contribute to the promotion and
protection of human rights? The discourse of human rights has long been
dominated by a ...

Human Rights and Capitalism

Human Rights and Capitalism brings together two important facets of the globalization debate and examines the complex relationship between human rights, property rights and capitalist economies. Human rights issues have become increasingly important in this debate and their place as harbingers of justice or as an instrument of oppression is fiercely contended. Both sides of this issue are considered in the contributions to this book and the complex relationships between human rights, human dignity and capitalist economies are the themes running throughout the work. Appearing at a time when these issues are a subject of extreme controversy, this book is distinguished by its balanced and academic approach.

The Fight for Ethical Fashion

To the activists' great excitement, it was widely reported on in the media, with
newspapers and TV celebrating the rise of ethical fashion as a new trend. Almost
a decade earlier, the same NGO that was behind the 'ethical shopping map' had
 ...

The Fight for Ethical Fashion

From consumer boycotts and buycotts to social movement campaigns, examples of individual and collective actors forging political struggles on markets are manifold. The clothing market has been a privileged site for such contention, with global clothing brands and retailers being targets of consumer mobilization for the past 20 years. Labels and product lines now attest for the ethical quality of clothes, which has, in turn, given rise to ethical fashion. The Fight for Ethical Fashion unveils the actors and processes that have driven this market transformation through a detailed study of the Europe-wide coordinated campaign on workers’ rights in the global textile industry - the Clean Clothes Campaign. Drawing on insights from qualitative fieldwork using a wide range of empirical sources, Philip Balsiger traces the emergence of this campaign back to the rise of ’consumer campaigns’ and shows how tactics were adapted to market contexts in order to have retailers adopt and monitor codes of conduct. By comparing the interactions between campaigners and their corporate targets in Switzerland and France (two countries with a very different history of consumer mobilization for political issues), this ground-breaking book also reveals how one campaign can provoke contrasting reactions and forms of market change.

The Ethical Consumer

One project in particular , the Co - operative Bank's Ethical Purchasing Index , is
attempting to do this in a systematic ... in conjunction with the UK NGO New
Economics Foundation , its methodology consists of defining an ' ethical
shopping ...

The Ethical Consumer

Focusing on ethical consumers, their behaviour, discourses and narratives as well as the social and political contexts in which they operate, this text provides a summary of the manner and effectiveness of their actions.

Good Shopping Guide

If your till receipt is as important as your vote, then this book is the official ethical shopping manifesto The GOOD Shopping Guide is the complete guide to ethical shopping.

Good Shopping Guide

If your till receipt is as important as your vote, then this book is the official ethical shopping manifesto The GOOD Shopping Guide is the complete guide to ethical shopping. Using over 12 years of gold standard research from the Ethical Consumer Research Association it reveals, in detail, the human rights, animal welfare and environmental records of the 'ultimate holding companies' behind over 700 every day consumer brands. There are 4 main reference sections: Good Home, Good Food & Drink, Good Money and Good Health & Beauty. As well as the serious research and in depth editorial, it is packed with beautiful photography - 40 full-page colour shots of earth forms from the beautiful natural world. Above all, this book is user-friendly and very revealing.

Shopping for Good

tools to help consumers make ethical purchasing decisions more easily. These
types oftools are essential, and many are Web-based so they can be consulted
on smart phones. But there is still the problem of how to inform decision making
at ...

Shopping for Good

Where public policy fails, can consumer choices lead the way to more ethical and sustainable production practices? “Buy local,” “buy green,” “buy organic,” “fair trade”—how effective has the ethical consumption movement been in changing market behavior? Can consumers create fair and sustainable supply chains by shopping selectively? Dara O'Rourke, the activist-scholar who first broke the news about Nike's sweatshops in the 1990s, considers the promise of ethical consumption—the idea that individuals, voting with their wallets, can promote better labor conditions and environmental outcomes globally. Governments have proven unable to hold companies responsible for labor and environmental practices. Consumers who say they want to support ethical companies often lack the knowledge and resources to do so consistently. But with the right tools, they may be able to succeed where governments have failed. Responding to O'Rourke's argument, eight experts—Juliet Schor, Richard Locke, Scott Nova, Lisa Ann Richey, Margaret Levi, Andrew Szasz, Scott Hartley, and Auret van Herdeen—consider the connections between personal concerns and consumer activism, challenge the value of entrusting regulation to consumer efforts, and draw attention to difficulties posed by global supply chains.

Radical Consumption Shopping For Change In Contemporary Culture

shopping? Ethical. consumption. as. a. 'crisis. of. moralism'. 'Ethical consumption'
is a relatively modern term: established since the 1980s, it has gained popularity
over the past decade in particular by gesturing towards a relatively broad ...

Radical Consumption  Shopping For Change In Contemporary Culture

"This book offers an interdisciplinary approach to examining contemporary radical consumption, analyzing its possibilities and problems, moralities, methods of mediation and its connections to wider cultural formations of production and politics." "Jo Littler argues that we require a more expansive vocabulary and need to open up new approaches of enquiry in order to understand the area's many contradictions, strengths and weaknesses. Drawing on a number of contemporary theories, terms and debates in media and cultural studies, she uses a range of specific case studies to bring theory to life." "Radical Consumption is important reading for cultural, media and sociology students." --Book Jacket.

Shopping Place and Identity

For example, there is an account which stresses the rise of ethical shopping. Of
course, ethicalconsumerismhas along history(for example, see Haynes' 1983
piece on the fight for the Plumage Act of 1921) butit has undoubtedly become
more ...

Shopping  Place and Identity

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Corporate Social Responsibility as an International Strategy

... service being paid to ethical shopping, and very little else, as no one would like
to admit they do not care about social or ethical concerns when surveyed about
them. Talk about the “myth of the ethical consumer” and denominations like “arm
 ...

Corporate Social Responsibility as an International Strategy

Increased financial performance and employee commitment are among the benefits the CSR model can offer corporations. This discussion presents practitioners and scholars with a unique examination of how firms can maximise productivity through the implementation of CSR programs. This publication discusses how CSR addresses business concerns of feasibility, barriers and drivers of internal and external practice; and whether a CSR program is likely to constitute a success or failure.

Technology

Everyone deals with doctors' surgeries, banks or shops. All these places keep
records, usually on computers. One of the biggest ethical and practical dilemmas
to arise from today's technology is how access to personal information can and ...

Technology

How do science, and decisions that scientists make, affect us? What are the universal problems facing modern science? How are these issues dealt with in different societies? This series explores our role in monitoring, developing, and controlling scientific advances in a wide range of topics.

Objective Proficiency Workbook with Answers with Audio CD

B how the media can best promote the concept of ethical shopping. C the need
for the media to get involved in environmental matters. D the need for people to
make sacrifices. 3 What is the writer saying in the fourth paragraph about the ...

Objective Proficiency Workbook with Answers with Audio CD

Objective Proficiency Second edition provides official preparation for the revised 2013 Cambridge English: Proficiency exam, also known as Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). A variety of challenging, lively topics provide thorough training in exam skills and high-level language development. Each unit contains three double-page lessons ensuring flexibility, even pacing and progress. This motivating material is also suitable for high-level students keen to improve their general English. The Workbook with answers provides opportunities for further practice of new language and exam skills either at home or in the classroom. The CD contains the audio material for the Workbook listening tasks.

Objective Proficiency Workbook Without Answers with Audio CD

B how the media can best promote the concept of ethical shopping. C the need
for the media to get involved in environmental matters. D the need for people to
make sacrifices. 3 What is the writer saying in the fourth paragraph about the ...

Objective Proficiency Workbook Without Answers with Audio CD

Objective Proficiency Second edition provides official preparation for the revised 2013 Cambridge English: Proficiency exam, also known as Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE). A variety of challenging, lively topics provide thorough training in exam skills and high-level language development. Each unit contains three double-page lessons ensuring flexibility, even pacing and progress. This motivating material is also suitable for high-level students keen to improve their general English. The Workbook without answers provides opportunities for further practice of new language and exam skills either at home or in the classroom. The CD contains the audio material for the Workbook listening tasks.

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Shopping for Meaningful Lives

Whether it is descriptive or normative, ethics reflects on human beings' moral
judgments and actions—both actual and potential—in the experience of real
persons and communities. Ethical arguments make claims about how individuals
and ...

Shopping for Meaningful Lives

Consumerism is a problem. It deforms individual character, our sense of obligation to one another, and our concern for future generations and the environment. Even in the aftermath of the worst economic downturn in seventy years, it remains a defining feature of Western cultures. But, beyond this assessment, neither Christian theologians and ethicists nor secular economists and sociologists have understood what drives consumerism or what can be done to counteract it. This is the problem that Bruce P. Rittenhouse solves in Shopping for Meaningful Lives. Dr. Rittenhouse analyzes economic, sociological, and psychological evidence to prove that consumers behave differently than the current theories predict.Dr. Rittenhouse shows that consumerism functions as a religion. It provides a means of assurance that an individual life is meaningful. Because we need this assurance to live out our everyday lives, consumerism takes precedence over whatever other values a person professes--unless a person can adopt a different way to secure the meaning of his or her life. This interpretation explains how consumers actually behave. From the perspective of Christian theology, consumerism is a wrong answer to a problem of human existence that should be answered by faith in Christ.

Eco Chic

This book will allow you to look great but also feel good about your impact on other people and the planet as a whole.

Eco Chic

The hottest trend on the catwalk is ethical clothing. Top fashion designers and spokesmodels including Katharine Hamnett, Stella McCartney and Bono's wife Ali Hewson are all voicing the benefits of eco chic. But what is this new fad, and what difference can it make to the world? "Eco Chic" gives you the full story on this fashion phenomenon, from which fabrics are harmful to the environment, to how you can create your own eco-friendly fashions through recycling and savvy shopping. You will discover how to spot and avoid garments produced in sweatshops and why supermarket 'fast clothes' make both you and the planet sick. This book will allow you to look great but also feel good about your impact on other people and the planet as a whole.

The Dialectics of Shopping

Filled with entertaining—and thoroughly familiar—stories of shoppers and shops, this book will interest scholars across a broad range of disciplines.

The Dialectics of Shopping

Shopping is generally considered to be a pleasurable activity. But in reality it can often be complicated and frustrating. Daniel Miller explores the many contradictions faced by shoppers on a typical street in London, and in the process offers a sophisticated examination of the way we shop, and what it reveals about our relationships to our families and communities, as well as to the environment and the economy as a whole. Miller's companions are mostly women who confront these contradictions as they shop. They placate their children with items that combine nutrition with taste or usefulness with style. They decide between shopping at the local store or at the impersonal, but less expensive, mall. They tell of their sympathy for environmental concerns but somehow avoid much ethical shopping. They are faced with a selection of shops whose shifts and mergers often reveal extraordinary stories of their own. Filled with entertaining—and thoroughly familiar—stories of shoppers and shops, this book will interest scholars across a broad range of disciplines.

Ethical Consumerism

This book explores a range of issues involving ethical shopping and consumption including: sustainable shopping tips, positive buying of ethical products like 'fair trade', second-hand and recycled products, collaborative consumption, ...

Ethical Consumerism

A series of books which contain previously published information sourced from newspapers, magazines, journals, government reports, surveys, websites and lobby group literature. The series offers up to date diverse information about the social issues shaping our changing world.

Fashion A Very Short Introduction

... while Danish designers Noir combined cutting-edge fashion style with a strong
ethical company policy that included support for the development of ecologically
sound textiles. Other designers promoted the idea of buying less, but investing ...

Fashion  A Very Short Introduction

Fashion is a dynamic global industry that plays an important role in the economic, political, cultural, and social lives of an international audience. It spans high art and popular culture, and plays a significant role in material and visual culture. This book introduces fashion's myriad influences and manifestations. Fashion is explored as a creative force, a business, and a means of communication. From Karl Lagerfeld's creative reinventions of Chanel's iconic style to the multicultural reference points of Indian designer Manish Arora, from the spectacular fashion shows held in nineteenth century department stores to the mix-and-match styles of Japanese youth, the book examines the ways that fashion both reflects and shapes contemporary culture. Using historical and contemporary examples, it gives a clear understanding of how fashion has developed since the renaissance, while raising questions about its status, ethical credibility, and influence on consumers. The book provides insight into the structure of the fashion industry and how fashions are designed, promoted and consumed, in relation to relevant historical, social and cultural contexts. It is structured thematically, to look at the role and development of designers, the growth of shopping and the different businesses involved in making and selling fashionable clothes. Fashion's relationship to the wider culture is also explored, by considering its representation in art and collaborations between designers and artists, the moral controversies surrounding fashion, and attempts to produce ethical clothing, and the effects of globalisation on the fashion trade. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.