Little Pants wrote:I think ethics are very important. If richer countries support nappies made by poor people in poor countries for pennies, and often working in appalling conditions, it will only encourage the idea. If we don't support that, then maybe those people will be paid more, and conditions will improve.
Not buying products from abroad isn't going to make the pay and conditions better for them. Continuing to buy things while striving for fair pay and conditions as fair trade is doing is a better answer. And i would also wonder whether the fact that things are made in europe makes them automatically somehow more ethical, the far east doesn't have exclusivity on poor pay and conditions.
I am not trying to criticise anyone but just point out that it isn't as easy as saying i will only buy from europe.
I would also hazard a guess that most wahms have imported things like snap presses from the far east, are the conditions in those factories better?