Shopping Ethically Makes My Life More Difficult.. Why Should I Bother?
Whether we like to acknowledge it or not, we all have some sort of understanding that most of the stuff we buy is made in far away nations by people who are forced to submit to a standard of living that is much less than most of us could bare. In fact, most factories producing well known brands employ people in conditions that would be described as modern day slavery.
At My New Neighbour we believe that our neighbours around the world do not need to suffer because of our consumption. We believe that there is a way to shop that not only avoids harming others, but actually helps others. We accept the responsibility that every dollar we spend is a vote for the kind of world we want to live in and we want to figure out how to spend those dollars accordingly.