Ethical Chic

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Author of Ethical Chic: The Inside Story of the Companies We Think We Love, Fran Hawthorne, discusses her new book that investigates 6 beloved companies that are socially responsible and hip. But does the truth match their reputations?


Fran Hawthorne

Comments [8]


Cows on pasture poop and re-nourish the soil. I am so sick of people saying they pollute. Cows who eat grain create methane.

Tom's of Maine fluoridates

TJs does streamline packaging and does have some fair trade products

Jun. 22 2012 07:49 PM
greenStuff from nyc

i hate Walmart, but i heard they do things as efficiently and environmentally as possible, not sure if that's actually true.

Jun. 20 2012 11:23 PM
Jon from Manhattan

How many people out there are rolling their eyes, saying to themselves, "Get a life."? While I'm not a fan of many companies, in particular and corporate America, in general its not like they're dumping fracking effluent into the Schoharie Reservoir. And now she's telling me how to order coffee? Sheesh.

Jun. 20 2012 11:59 AM
Leah from Bushwick

THANK YOU for this interview! I've been telling people this for years, and they all think I'm crazy.

Jun. 20 2012 11:58 AM
Jeff Park Slope

This is a parody, right? Luddism anyone?
Her book is not printed on paper is it? It's printed on air but somehow doesn't pollute the air.

Jun. 20 2012 11:57 AM
james from nyc

consumers need to consume less.

thats enviormental.

all businesses creat and promote waste. thats how they make money.

Most of the stuff people buy is garbage they dont need, its stuff they are sold by businesses.

Jun. 20 2012 11:56 AM
Matt from Brooklyn

Nobody thinks Trader Joe's is ethical. Just walk in and look at the prices.

Jun. 20 2012 11:56 AM
Mary P from downtown

True or Urban Legend?

Toms (pre colgate) supported right to life isuses

Urban Outfitters once put out a t shirt saying "Voting is for old people"

Jun. 20 2012 11:54 AM

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