Start the quiz to see sets of two photos. Without thinking, choose the photo that most says "good value" to you.
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Congratulations, you just took the first step

You’ve made a start as a conscious consumer. See the V.A.L.U.E. guide below to sharpen your skills.
 
You’re becoming a #ConsciousConsumer

You make some careful choices and consider the people and environmental impact in some purchase decisions. Use the V.A.L.U.E guide below to sharpen your skills.
 
You’re a #ConsciousConsumer superstar

You’ve got it nailed! See the V.A.L.U.E. guide below and get your friends to sign up for the #ConsciousConsumer challenge by sharing.
 
Shop for V.A.L.U.E.

Shop for V.A.L.U.E. is the brainchild of Kate Black, author of Magnifeco: your head-to-toe guide to ethical fashion and non-toxic beauty. Click to learn more.
 
V is for vintage or secondhand.

With the growth of “fast fashion,” the world now consumes 80 billion pieces of new clothing a year, up 400% from two decades ago. https://truecostmovie.com/learn-more/environmental-impact/

Did you know: nearly 85% of Canadians bought, sold or exchanged a used product last year – for an estimated $36 billion in economic activity. 
https://www.kijiji.ca/kijijicentral/second-hand-economy/
 
A is for artisan

Ten Thousand Villages pays artisans a fair price, AND they invest in their businesses by paying 50% of the product’s price before it is made.
https://www.tenthousandvillages.ca/

Intricate beads and sequins are often done at home by children and women for some of the lowest wages in the garment industry.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shannon-whitehead/5-truths-the-fast-fashion_b_5690575.html
 
L is for local

Did you know there are more than 430 local farmers’ markets in Canada? Follow this link to find a large one in your area.http://cottagelife.com/canadiana/the-biggest-farmers-markets-in-canada

BC study: “purchasing goods from locally-based suppliers creates nearly twice as much benefit to the local economy as buying from multinational chains.” 
http://locobc.com/2013/06/03/the-power-of-purchasing/
 
U is for upcycled

Can you find products that incorporate material that would have gone to a landfill? https://hipcycle.com/ produces amazing upcycled products

You can also find great Do It Yourself ideas at www.UpcycleThat.com
 
E is for ethical

89% of Canadians say they would pay more for ethical products. Yet the market share of Fairtrade coffee in Canada sits at just 1.6%
http://nochildforsale.ca/resource/coffee/

Ethical options are growing: almost 7,000 products are Fairtrade certified in Canada today
http://fairtrade.ca/en-ca/buying-fairtrade
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