Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Avoiding Made in China this Christmas

Are you avoiding Made in China this Christmas? Because of lead paint? Well, we are, because of not only lead paint but also because of the poor working conditions of people there.

The Chinese government takes advantage of the people there in their workforce, providing them with unsafe working conditions, and even requiring children to work in industrial jobs. It is hard for us Americans to grasp, we are so removed from the situation.

Another place to avoid, but I didn't think of it until lately, is Thailand. They have a full-on industry involving children sex slaves. NOT something I want to report. Some links:

We're just sticking with simple hand made gifts this Christmas. No need for mass consumerism, we have more than enough with just eachother


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