Here are some brands to stay away from.
Wal Mart: Where to begin? Anti-union policies, child labor, discrimination, predatory pricing, wage theft, labor violations. The list goes on and on…
Zara: Sweatshop labor
JCrew: History of labor violations
Nordstrom: History of labor violations
Victoria Secret: Violence against workers
JC Penny: Unsafe labor practices
Calvin Klein: Sweatshop labor
Nike: Sweatshop labor
Monsanto: The list of Monsanto’s evils are almost too long for a blog post. The company has a long history of human rights and environmental violations. It is responsible for the manufacturing of DDT and Agent Orange. The seed company owns 87% of the world area devoted to genetically engineered seeds. (source)
Nestle: The Swiss food company has been on consumers’ shit lists for over 20 years, after irresponsibly marketing baby milk formula. The brand has more recently received criticism for employing child label, refusing to label genetically-modified ingredients, and using palm oil.
Coca Cola: Human rights abuses and environmental violations (source)
Exxon: Lots of pollution
BP: Environmental disasters and UK tax avoidance