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Shopping ethically can be difficult.  Believe me, I know very well!  But even a small change in your shopping habits can make a world of difference.  This year, resolve to switch just one item you regularly purchase to an ethical source you trust.  Here is the difference that one change can make:


1     Change the world of the person who made your product.  Provide

       meaningful, elevating employment to someone who otherwise might 

       suffer the hopelessness of poverty, hazardous work conditions,

       disabilities, refugee camps or even human trafficking.


2    Support businesses which are doing things differently and changing lives

      for the better.  Encourage them to continue the good work they are

      doing.


3    Send a wake up call to the companies behind the brand(s) you used to

      buy.  Too many businesses knowingly, or more often, unknowingly offer

      products cheap by profiting from exploitation invisible at the far end of

      the supply chain.  By changing shopping trends or even writing to your

      favorite brand to tell them why you switched, you give them a reason to

      consider a change.


4   Changing a shopping habit will change your own life as well.  You will

     find yourself shopping more mindfully instead of buying something just

     because it is there and it is cheap.  And the ethically-made product you

     do purchase often becomes a treasured possession, especially when you

     read the story of the person who created that item.  You will become part

     of their story and they will become part of yours!


     Click any of the links below to get started shopping ethically!

“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”
Matthew 25:40 (NIV)

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