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U.S. Ethical Shopping Guide

Electronic Sweatshops

Ethically-made electronics are incredibly difficult to find.   Even the laptop I am typing this on (bought used on Craigslist!) was likely made in a sweatshop in Asia, using minerals obtained at the expense of children's lives and freedom.  The electronics industry too often shows up the news with headlines about sweatshop workers committing suicide or workers being exploited.  To learn more, click the links on the left below. Click the links on the right to research the ethics behind major electronics brands before you buy. To search for ethical electronic accessories, click here.

IN THE NEWS

World Vision: Child Labor in the Technology Industry

 

NBC News:

"Secrets, Lies, and Sweatshops"

 

NY Times: "After Suicides, Scrutiny of China's Grim Factories"

 

Mirror: "X-Box Factory Workers Threaten Suicide"

 

Good Electronics: Human Rights and Sustainability in Electronics

 

China Labor Watch: The Truth Behind Electronic Sweatshops

​Congressional-Executive Commission on China:  Report

 

NY Times: "In Chinese Factories, Lost Fingers and Low Pay"​​

Follow the Things:

Electronics in the News

 

Amnesty International Report 2016:

"THIS IS WHAT WE DIE FOR: HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO POWER THE GLOBAL TRADE IN COBALT​"

 

​Amnesty International Follow up Report 2017: "TIME TO RECHARGE"

ETHICAL ELECTRONIC BRAND GUIDES:

 

B Certified Corporations:

Electronics

Good Electronics:

Reports on Major Electronics Companies

 

Ethical Consumer:

Buyer Guides to Computers, Tablets, Phones and More

Good Shopping Guide:

Smartphones

 

Good Shopping Guide:

PCs, Laptops, Tablets

 

Good Shopping Guide:

Digital Cameras

 

Ecocult:

"Sustainable and Ethical Electronics - Everything You Need to Know"

 

Cause Artist:

"3 Ways to Easily Purchase Ethical and Sustainable Electronics"

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