Ever wondered how ethical and environmentally friendly our high-street shops are? Ethical Consumer have put together an interactive table of ethical high street shops, rated on their environmental, ethical and political performance. I’ve personally found that it is really useful when making decisions about where to shop.
I strongly believe that as consumers it’s our job to be as informed as we can, so I’ve found this table on ethical high street shops quite enlightening and surprising.
As far as ethical high street shops go, I certainly wouldn’t have guessed that Sainsbury’s fairtrade clothing would be rated lower than Primark. That is a huge surprise. I’ve always had a soft spot for Sainsbury’s.
I also wouldn’t have guessed that John Lewis would be rated only 0.5 points above Primark. Again, John Lewis is one of those shops that I would have expected more from.
And most surprising of all – that New Look would be one of the most ethical performers on the High Street. And Bon Marche? I don’t think I’ve ever stepped foot in a Bon Marche shop but I feel that I should seek one out and take a look at their offerings.
Here’s the full rundown:
Were there any surprises here for you?
And what shops do you tend to visit on the high street? I’m a fan of Marks and Spencer, Fat Face and White Stuff. I feel a bit too old for New Look but I’m thinking maybe I should give it a second look.
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