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Ethical Chic

Ethical Chic by Fran Hawthorne
Mar 19, 2013
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  • Hardcover $25.95

    Jun 19, 2012 | 224 Pages

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    Jun 19, 2012

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“Hawthorne’s research provides clear, rational insights into our ethical choices, empowering us to be savvy shoppers.”—Kirkus Reviews

Ethical Chic will change the way you see the products lining the supermarket shelves, and even maybe the supermarket itself.” —Michael Blanding, author of The Coke Machine
“Highly recommended.”—John Rodzvilla, Library Journal, starred review

“Fran Hawthorne’s illuminating book will delight fans of ‘corporate social responsibility’—and enrage its critics. Her descriptions of Apple, for example, at once beloved and much criticized by the CSR crowd, aptly captures the essence of the debate.”—Adam Lashinsky, author of Inside Apple

“In assessing corporate performance on social responsibility, Fran Hawthorne digs beneath the surface of some of America’s most beloved companies. Given the multiple dimensions of sustainability and ethical performance, it can come as no surprise that she finds no company is perfect. But there are differences. Bravo to Ethical Chic for helping to illuminate which companies are on the right track.”—Daniel C. Esty, co-author of Green to Gold

“A very informative look.”—Booklist

Ethical Chic is a lively and engaging look at the environmental, labor, and social practices of six legendary US companies. It’s a must-read for any consumer interested in spending their money in socially conscious ways.”—Sally Greenberg, executive director, National Consumers League

From the Hardcover edition.

Table Of Contents

Author’s Note

Introduction The Image

Chapter 1 Tom’s of Maine

Woodstock Toothpaste

Chapter 2 Timberland
How Green Is My Leather

Chapter 3 Starbucks
Coffee as a Brand Name

Chapter 4 Apple
The Coolest of Them All

Chapter 5 Trader Joe’s

Are We Having Fun Yet?

Chapter 6 American Apparel
Sex and the T-Shirt

Chapter 7 The Reality


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