Friday, May 20, 2005

Ethical consumption

How do you know if a product you're buying is made by an "ethical" company? Or are they going to turn around and use the profits from your purchase to rape the planet?

How do you know if the product is any good? Or if it will fall apart immediately?

Ethical Consumer Research Association is a project of ECRA (the Ethical Consumer Research Association/ECRA Publishing Ltd).
ECRA was founded in 1988 as a not-for-profit workers co-operative to provide information on the companies behind the brand names and to promote the ethical use of consumer power.
It has published Ethical Consumer magazine since 1989, and now offers a range of other products designed to encourage purchasers to take environmental and social issues into account in the market place. (see is designed to be the consumer interface to ECRA's main research database. Full details on all the specific ratings on are therefore available for scrutiny at is managed on behalf of ECRA by its subsidiary company Ethical Consumer Information Systems Ltd.