What products do you buy or avoid for ethical reasons? Does it cost you significantly more money or effort to get them? Is the quality similar? Do you have any recommended brands or websites?
A couple months ago I went vegan, both in food and clothing. Vegan cooking is cheap and easy, but eating out is a crapshoot, especially when I took a business trip to a small city in Mississippi. Buying substitute meat products is pretty expensive but I usually avoid those.
Vegan clothing can be harder if you want it to look good. I thought canvas shoes would be fine, but many of them use animal-derived glues, and a lot of companies don’t advertise their vegan products as such. Pleather generally looks like shit, but there are a few vegan leather products that are supposed to be pretty good if you spend some cash. Artificial down is great, but I don’t know if fake wool is up to snuff.
Now that I’m more conscientious about how my clothes are made, I want to try avoiding sweatshop labor as much as possible. I know some people here have talked about this in the past. Unfortunately it seems a lot harder than just reading a list of ingredients.