Hopefully this grows and continues! Fascinating trend.
Some unusual news in tough times, about consumers spending more even when they have less, if the product speaks good:
Sales of ethical goods and services have increased despite the recession, growing to more than £47bn last year.
Since the onset of the economic downturn five years ago, the value of ethical markets from Fairtrade products and green energy to free-range and sustainable food has grown from £35.5bn to £47.2bn, according to a report produced by the Co-operative Bank.
The annual ethical consumer markets report shows that sales in the sector have grown from £13.5bn in 1999.
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