With all our talk about Justice and the kingdom of God over the last few months, I have had a number of conversations with you guys about what we do about it. We talked at church about the impact of Uzbekistani Cotton – which is just the sort of things which seems too obscure to care about – however its buying it supports massive environmental damage, devastated communities and slave labour. Hard to imagine that your choice of T-Shirt could involve you in that level of wrongdoing.
So while we will think more about what we should be doing as individuals and as a community let us not understimate the significance of how we spend our money, and where we encourage others to spend theirs.
Often the problem is that shops just don’t know where their cotton comes from, so refusing to buy stuff because it may come from somewhere like Uzbekistan (which 14% does) seems appropriate.
So where do you suggest we choose to spend our money? My top tip is Howies – who have a new shop on Carnaby Street. I love this company – thoughful, organic, ethically sourced or recycled cotton products – even the buttons are natural, and they are funky with it – check out the ethics page on the website – a real feel good brand.
What other organisations would you recommend?