Ethical buying decisions contemplate the moral issues related to the production of the goods. Essentially it combines organic, sustainable and fair trade practices as well as questions the source of raw materials, production and distribution processes.
In a nutshell, fair trade considers the welfare of people behind the products. Goods that carry the Fairtrade mark ensure that prices cover the cost of sustainable production, help farmers and workers to improve the quality of their lives and gain better control over their future.
Boycott goods that have travelled a great distance, been produced by child labour, or tested on animals. With a little investigation on company practices and product origins you may find you can make good ethical choices every day.