Where to buy household goods?
We believe Portland is special because we have so many options to help reduce the footprint we leave on the Earth. We are also very conscientious about how and where our belongings and goods come from. Mardi emails:
I have been reading the comments on earth-friendly/non toxic cleaning supplies and have been really inspired by so many great ideas.
I have yet another thing I'm grappling with. I recently watched "Walmart- the High cost of Low price" and - although I don't shop at Walmart - I feel like I need to rely less on stores like Target and Fred Meyer too, especially since I read a Coop-America rating of companies. While not as much as Walmart, Target still does have a record of sweatshop abuses. Oh and it's confirmed, Sam's Club is owned by Walmart.
I'd like to know what other mamas do to avoid the big retail shops where they can. I'd prefer my money not going to line the pockets of Target or Fred Meyer execs. What do you do when you need everyday household stuff like stationery or garbage bags or socks?