What are the victories and milestones that have shaped the Ethical Consumer movement over the past 40 years? What events have raised consumer awareness of issues, or raised the bar of acceptable standards for company behaviour? Have a glimpse of what's been and what's to come in our new Interactive time-line!
Our dress shirts, yoga pants, fleeces, and even underwear are increasingly made of synthetic materials - which are essentially plastic. The problem is that when these fabrics are washed, they release tiny bits of plastic (microfibres) that end up polluting our oceans, rivers and lakes. Watch this Story of Stuff video to learn about microfibres. Sign their petition to demand that clothing companies take responsibility for microfibre pollution.
A new study has found that more Australians than ever are against animal testing for cosmetics. New legislation coming into effect July this year will see the sale of cosmetics and other personal products tested on animals prohibited in Australia. What we really need though is a global ban on animal testing for cosmetics. Join the Cruelty Free International campaign to help make it happen.
Adani â€“ the company behind the coal mega-mine that would destroy the Great Barrier Reef â€“ is being investigated for corruption and financial crimes. But Westpac hasnâ€™t ruled out giving Adani money to fund the mine. As customers (and potential customers), you have the power to influence Westpac's decision. If banks wonâ€™t fund Adaniâ€™s project, it canâ€™t go ahead! Help spread the word by sharing this tongue-in-cheek video from Sum of Us then sign their petition to give Westpac a piece of your mind.
If you're constantly throwing out plastic cling wrap then Honeybee Wraps are the reusable, plastic-free, non-toxic alternative you've been looking for!
Simply mold the Honeybee Wrap to the top of a dish by using the warmth and pressure of your hands to create a seal. Can also be used to wrap vegetables, cheeses, sandwiches and snacks on the go. Handmade in Byron Bay from 100% organic cotton fabric, natural beeswax, jojoba oil, coconut oil and tree resin.
We now stock Honeybee Wraps in a pack of four different sizes.
Sign this petition to tell Australia's pesticide regulator to follow France's lead and ban bee-killing pesticides before it's too late for our bee populations » Sum of Us
Parmalat workers who have spent weeks locked out of the Echuca dairy processing plant will give evidence against their employer during a senate inquiry into corporate misdealings » InsideFMCG
There's a lot of buzz about Amazon coming to Australia in September 2017 - but before you get swept up in the excitement, read why we rate them an F » Shop Ethical!
Hoyts Food has been fined almost $11,000 by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission for trying to pass off olive leaves as oregano » Choice
A new initiative is working to address unsafe working conditions, worker exploitation and the use of child labour in the Indian mica supply chain » Responsible Mica Initiative