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How can I, as a consumer, avoid supporting slave labor?

I understand and grudgingly accept that buying products made in China often involves supporting a system that treats workers badly and pays them poorly. But I also have believed that at least the workers are employed by choice, and that they deem work conditions they've opted for in some way superior to the alternatives. Today I learned that "Made in China" can also mean "made by the slave labor of religious dissidents." How can I exist as a consumer in this global economy without perpetuating and contributing to this system? Is there any ethical way to buy Chinese imports, or do I risk endorsing inhumanity every time? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Jun 12, 2013 - 15 answers

Where can I buy cheap import electronics in Seattle?

Recommend places to shop for cheap import electronics in Seattle. Think knockoff ipads, android tablets, unlocked smartphones, and other geeky gadgets straight off the boat from China...The kinda stuff you can get at sites like www.chinavasion.com
posted by stenseng on Jan 11, 2011 - 3 answers

Macbook from US into China

I want to buy a Macbook from the Apple website in the US. However, I now live in China. How can I avoid any import/custom fees and taxes when it is shipped... such as by having it shipped to my parents address in the US, then have them ship it to me in my address in China? [more inside]
posted by peachtree on Oct 25, 2010 - 7 answers

What do I need to know before buying online from Chinese/Asian B2B Websites?

I'm considering buying a spice mill/grinder from an Chinese/Asian B2B website. They have an "escrow" service, but what do I need to know to avoid being scammed, receiving totally crappy goods, etc...? [more inside]
posted by webhund on Aug 25, 2010 - 5 answers

Looking to order not more than $100 worth of semi-tat from overseas

Can you suggest more sites like lovelyshoes.net? Rainbow totes, $7! I want to receive parcels of entertaining, extremely cheap goods. I don't mind reasonable minimums but I'm not a reseller. [more inside]
posted by kmennie on Sep 17, 2009 - 17 answers

How to best deal with multiple Chinese suppliers?

Looking for advice regarding Chinese imports. Importing products into New Zealand from a number of suppliers - is there a service that would act as an intermediary for me? [more inside]
posted by mhjb on Jul 27, 2009 - 3 answers

What should I import from China to sell on eBay as a side-job?

What should I import from China to sell on eBay as a side-job? [more inside]
posted by weiler63 on Aug 14, 2006 - 20 answers

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