A wholesome (albeit cynical) view on ethical shopping. In a world where we pay attention to our coffee, cocoa, and tea being Fair-trade certified / sustainably grown and produced, I think it’s rather sad that we pay next to no attention to where our clothes come from.
I’d given this limited thought, until I visited clothing stores in Sri Lanka where, (positively) surprisingly, a good number of clothes had eco-friendly and ethical tags.
My point being, the next time you pick up a cheap t-shirt from Tar-jay (Target to the rest of you*), or K-mart, check the label. Because, if you can afford it, an ethically produced, child-labour free cotton t-shirt with a ‘Made in Bangladesh’ label, for just a few dollars more might be worth it in the long run.