Ethical Consumption News

​Another Retailer Makes Recycling Easier: The North Face Way

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Like many consumers, I worry about what happens to the clothes I buy when ​I wear them out or just get tired of them​​​. Granted, we can donate them to second hand shops, or even pass them down to family members who enjoy a bit of vintage style.

How Giving Back Affects Pricing Perception

Guest blog by Melissa Hollis, Marketing Manager, CafeGive Social

It’s not always easy to figure out what consumers want. Case in point: the same markets that recently pushed Harry Potter-branded chocolate to go fair trade also pressured natural and organic retailers such as Whole Foods to lower their prices. Pulled between their sometimes-conflicting responsibilities to a sustainable earth and sustainable business, brands face a critical question:

Walmart Launches Online Shop for Sustainability Leaders

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – For conscious customers, the key barriers in acting on sustainability include knowing what sustainability really means, and determining which companies are doing better than others on this front. To overcome this hurdle, Walmart has launched a unique Sustainability Leaders shop. This online portal is designed to make it easier for customers to identify products made by companies that have scored as best in class in Walmart’s Sustainability Index.

Fair Trade Tuna is the First of its School

"Stand for Trees" Gift for Valentine's Day Cuts Carbon Emissions

(3BL Media/Just Means) - Trees are one of nature’s most fantastic and awe-inspiring technologies. They capture carbon, produce oxygen, retain rainwater to keep rivers supplied, are home to a range of animals and a direct source of livelihood for millions of people.

Four in Five Americans Favor Companies with Green Behaviors

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – There is a growing belief among American corporations that greener business practices can help them achieve competitive business advantage. A new consumer survey by NYC-based Tiller, LLC, which provides marketing consultancy for major US companies, strongly supports this belief.

Fair Trade USA Announces New Certified Products to Mark Fair Trade Month

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Buying Fair Trade certified products is one of the most ethical and effective ways for consumers to contribute to a sustainable global economy. It not only ensures that the consumers receive products of quality, but also ensures that the people at the grassroots level, whose hard work is involved in producing those products, receive a fair deal in return. That is a real win-win situation.

Vestergaard To Reach 125,000 Kenyan Children with "Follow the Liters" Program

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Western Kenya is a huge agricultural region, with equatorial temperatures and ample rain. Sugar and tea are both grown commercially, along with corn, sorghum and millet. Many fruits and vegetables are also grown and sold  in market stalls along the roadside and in town The two rainy seasons are a boon to farmers, to be sure, but they come with a price.

Shopping for Change: A New Generation of Shoppers Helps to Bring Social Responsibility Home

Guest Blog by J.H. Fearless

In a groundbreaking finding, Nielsen recently reported that the majority of the world’s consumers now prefer to buy products that are socially and environmentally responsible.

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