What Good Choices Represents
Our mantra is to provide the wider public with choices that differ to mainstream, in that they are better choices for a variety of reasons - organic, sustainable, ethical, charitable or local.
- We are concerned about the mass consumerism that sees products thrown away due to being poorly made, as it's cheaper to buy a new one. Heck, we're concerned that perhaps you could have done without that product in the first place.
- We're deeply concerned about the impacts that our consumerism and poor choices are having on the planet on which we live, including the climate change that we're experiencing. And we have limited time to deal with that one!
- We're concerned about the practise of mass-producing animal products, including the treatment of living creatures bred specifically to satisfy our needs for food, clothing, beauty products, etc.
- We're concious that overseas, peoples in third world countries are being exploited by not being paid sufficient reward for their labours. We believe that every person has worth, and that the labours of those in Bangladesh or sub-Saharan Africa are not less valuable than those of our own.
- We're concerned that we're not as altruistic as we could be, and that as a national community we need to do more to support those causes which need our charity. No-one ever got poor by giving.
- We're concerned about our local regions, and supporting local trade, agriculture and horticulture. Supporting locally made produce and other goods means supporting the community in which you live, where profits are not being sent offshore or to line the pockets of those already wealthy.
What we are NOT here to do: Judge.
We are not here to make judgements on your choices. Expressly, we are here to provide the choice - It's quite up to you what you then do with the information, the products or whether you utilise the services of a business that you find.
By way of example; There are people who would like to eat less meat, there are vegetarian, and there are vegans. Each of those are making decisions regarding their meat and/or animal product consumption and that's their choice. The extent to which Good Choices address lifestyle choices is to provide the information for informed decisions, and provide product options that are better than mass-produced 'supermarket' options which the mainstream consume. If you choose to eat animal products, we won't judge that - but we will provide organic and ethical options so the meat, diary and animal products you consume are at least better choices.