Friday, March 4, 2011

Simple things that are suddenly complicated

I went to a conference on human trafficking during January. And now:

I want to make chocolate chip cookies. Or maybe I just want to always have the option of making chocolate chip cookies. But I can't buy chocolate chips at the regular grocery store because they are slave chocolate. My cookies are not worth supporting slavery. I'm trying to find fair-trade chocolate chips, and I'm thinking I'm going to have to order them online... Maybe I should stick with oatmeal raisin for the moment. I wonder if cinnamon is a slave product.

Also, complicated things that have become more complicated. Was my wedding gown made by slaves? (Apparently David's Bridal does better a lot of other major clothing companies--with its score of C- instead of D- or F. Sheesh.) What about all the things that I might put on a wedding registry at Target? (Can I even shop at Target anymore?) Where can I order a fair-trade blender??

Justice is so inconvenient.

4 comments:

collin said...

complicated yes :(

ozan said...

yeah, complicated

but perhaps a simplifier:

http://www.stillmadeinusa.com/

?

ozan said...

Then again, that doesn't really deal with parts, but it should at least reduce the total amount*probability of slave labor.

ozan said...

:-/ all the blenders, for one, seem to be "high-end"