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Other ethical considerations

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ems101
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Re: Other ethical considerations

Postby ems101 » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:07 pm

little1 wrote:i reckon 50% of the things in my home come from china or similar asian countries.



I think the same is true for our home. I dont ask in sainbos where their cotton is imported from!! I think im only asking about nappies as we use them to try and reduce our environmental impacts lol! Silly isnt it

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Re: Other ethical considerations

Postby Dora » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:23 pm

ems101 wrote:
Shaunie wrote:That would be a huge time intesnive job Emily. I can see your thinking though. The majority of fabrics that make our nappies probably come from China. I take comfort in the fact that we are not adding to landfills and are being kinder to babies skin.



Goodness, Im not thinking of donning my detective hat and finding out the answers to all these questions!! I just wondered if people do or should take it into consideration when buying?

Would you pay £12 for a totsbots bamboo fitted where they are quite transparent about their sourcing and carbon footbrint, and maufacturing in the UK or would you buy a MKB nappy for £6.50 but know that they have been flown from china and uncertain of their manufacturing conditions.

Would you make an effort to find out?

Just ponderances, rather than palns of actions :)


I wouldnt make a massive difference to find out-not akin to the scale of research mentioned here-but yeah-i do prefer to use either uk products or wahm products ,but more to do with people keeping jobs here because people are finding it very tough with competition from cheap imports from places like china-but i guess that another thread altogether :laugh: i still stick by my original point that even those from china are still reusable though and better than sposies-especially if resold later xx

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