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American consumers are often not conscious of being motivated by social status and are far more likely to attribute such motives to others than to themselves. We live with high levels of psychological denial about the connection
Heart on your sleeve is a small, sweet girlie store selling clothes with "stunning, sustainable style" that are Canadian-made, ethical, and highly affordable. With its wide range of labels, this is the place to catch up on the latest Canadian
The fifth Taipei Biennial (4 Nov 2006 - 25 Feb 2007) with a theme of "dirty yoga' attempts to explore the conflicts that exist among different extreme values, and was translated by participating artists into works about consumerism, youth culture,
I know Santa Claus is Chinese because each Christmas morning after all the gifts are unwrapped and things settle down I systematically go through the presents to see where they are made. The results are almost always the same: roughly 70 percent are
Litegreen is a new online consumer information and shopping directory aimed at making conscious consumerism quick and pain-free. Based on their own ratings criteria, Litegreen reviews the "world's leading brands to assess their impact on the planet and
Finalist Tiffany Threadgould didn't have to look far to find a good example of eco-packaging - she uses it herself. We have covered her company, Tiffany Tomato Designs before, but this particular product may be one of her most inventive packaging ideas.
Don't know your shellac from your lacquer? A new Green Seal report on "Wood Finishes and Stains" provides a helpful overview of non-toxic and stains and varnishes. The authors point out the advantages of natural oils and water-based stains. Their report