Friday, August 03, 2007

No China Diet: Parents and Toys

So, it's not just me who considers boycotting Chinese goods. It's also parents in Canada, Recall has parents mulling toy boycott.

If you want to learn more about the No China Diet, check out posts labeled with No China Diet, read on how to avoid buying products from China, overcoming objections to a Chinese boycott, and my motivations for the No China Diet.

Sara Bongiorni has written a book A Year Without Made in China, in which she describes some of her troubles with finding toys for her children that are not made in China. And Shannon at Unmitigated Bliss wrote extensively about finding non-Chinese goods for her family, including four kids.

Avoiding goods from China is not an easy project, but I think it's something worth thinking about for your health. Ethical consumption starts by becoming aware of how products end up in our hot little hands. How are the workers treated? What conditions do they work in? How are the goods made? How are they transported to our stores? Ethical consumption is ultimately about an awareness that is bigger than ourselves, and this is part of our spiritual nature as human beings.