I'll consider my purchasing choices to ensure I am not contributing to poor working conditions
that of many others. The vitality of societies relies on leaders who not only understand the impact their individual choices have on those they lead, but the powerful role of collective choices in overcoming social, economic and environmental challenges. Did you know that the cosmetics you (or others in your life) purchase could be supporting child labour? Child labour is endemic to the mining of mica, a mineral that is extracted to create the ‘shine’ in cosmetics. Children in the mines risk scorpion and snake bites, mine collapses and respiratory illnesses.
Apps like Good On You make the behind-the-scenes actions of fashion brands more transparent so you can make better choices. The app rates brands on how they perform on labour rights, the environment and animal welfare. They’ve done the hard work for you, making it easy for you, as a consumer, to support the brands doing good and use your purchasing power to tell the not so ethical brands to do better. Remember that you are only doing as good as the brands you support!
Content owner: Macquarie University Property Last updated: 02 Mar 2020 10:57am