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Pros and Cons

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Anna Brannon

on 18 December 2014

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Transcript of Pros and Cons

The Story Behind the Barcode
Christian Consumer Ethics
What is unethical sourcing?
Each certifcation has a different focus
Rainforest Alliance
Whole Trade
Direct Trade
If ethical sourcing is a "no-brainer," then why don't more people do it?

What are the benefits and the drawbacks?
Pros and Cons
If we want to be ethical consumers, where should we shop?
Consumer Options
A Christian Perspective
Why is it important to pay attention to ethical sourcing?

As a christian, what should our reaction be?
Coffee shops: Starbucks
Beans & K-Cups:
Green Mountain
Newman's Own
Candy: Divine Chocolates
Hot Chocolate: Trader Joe's
Ice Cream: Ben & Jerry's
General Clothing:
Outerbanks, JMS, Hanes & Sol
Fruit of the Loom & Hanes
Athletic Wear
Champion, Reebok, Spalding, & Russell Athletic

Empowers women
Promotes education
Fights poverty
Ensures health care
High prices
Benefits don't reach the poorest
High potential for misinformation
Lack of label transparency
Keeps producers at the bottom
Dependence on NGOs to pay for certification
Rainforest Alliance
Environmental focus
Certification Seal
Forest Stewardship Council Logo
Verified Tourist programs
Caribou Coffee
Clif Bars
Naked Juice
Utz Kapeh: Good Coffee
Focused on sustainablity
Show yearly improvement
People centered
smaller farms
reinvest in community
Ben and Jerry's
Divine Chocolate
Kalad's Coffee
Whole Foods Market
Direct Trade
Whole Trade
trade directly with farmers
cuts out the middle man
joint certification between Whole Foods Market and Fairtrade
donate one percent of Whole Trade product sales to the Whole Planet Foundation
Deontological Ethics
Ethical choices
arise from personal allegiance to principles that are relatively unchanging and ongoing.
Consequentialist Ethic
Ethical choices
arise from goals or potential outcomes rather than principles and motivations.
What is unethical sourcing? How should Christians respond to this issue?
Interview with
Kyle Littlefield
Created in God's image
"Do as you want to be done by."
Family and Friends
Value in People
"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy."
- Proverbs 31: 8-9 (NIV)
Unethical sourcing is the use of cheap, forced or child labor somewhere within the supply chain. It can occur anywhere from the gathering of the raw materials until the final stages of production.
What is ethical sourcing?
Ethical sourcing is treating workers fairly in all stages of production and being honest to the public about it.
Chistian Medical and Dental Assocations
Erin Lightner
Sophomore at the University of Michigan
"Ignorance is Bliss?"
Journey with living an ethically sourced lifestyle
Ethical Fashion Event
"The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it."
- Psalm 24:1 (NIV)
"The Lord took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it."
- Genesis 2:15 (NIV)
February 15
"to challenge consumer choices by rewarding, reclaiming and revitalising their clothes at 'Fashion Deconstructed'.
Human Trafficking Ethics Statement
Provide care and counsel
Welfare of Patients
Display the love of Christ
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