該不該​喝呢?

此研究計畫的目的為分析臺灣主要連鎖飲料店的政治行為,並將蒐集到的數據整理成可以讓讀者一目了然的飲料店索引。實行這個計畫的初期,我們會將重點放在評估各飲料店的政治或人權發表以及相關媒體新聞的領域。我們的目標是提高大眾對良心消費的認識,並為消費者提供一種簡單、可行的方式來產生政治影響。

良心消費是什麼?

「良心消費」(ethical consumption)又稱「良知消費」、「責任消費」或「道德消費」,意思是我們在消費之際,考量到良知、道德、價值觀、政治價值等議題,而做出有意識和深思熟慮的選擇。不管是考量到獨裁政權對人權的壓迫、公平公義、軍事開支、動物權、童工、公平交易、供應鏈倫理(supply chain ethics)、環境議題等,都能以「消費」作為途徑,為所支持的事物或企業投下神聖一票。

良心消費跟我有什麼關係?

在新聞及資訊觸及層面愈來愈廣泛和快速的時代,一般消費者對於產品來源、供應鏈過程,也有更多資訊,想知道更多。與此同時,隨著市場擴大,公司企業為吸引顧客的競爭,也愈來愈相形激烈。

當消費者知道更多資訊,並更有意識地做出購買選擇,公司企業就需做出相對應的回應,或面臨降低的利潤。身為消費者的我們,有機會能和威權政權及失控的資本主義,做出相抗衡的力量。

我要如何成為「良心消費者」呢?

當我們從個人開始,每天在消費時,多花一點時間去想這些公司企業的政治立場和行為,並基於此做出好的選擇,就已經是為更有良知和道德的消費,做出了第一步。

我發現了什麼?

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The Bloody Truth Behind Shein
Recently, videos have gone viral on TikTok claiming Shein workers are Hiding secret messages in clothing tags to beg for help. Such as "Please help me" notes, handwritten "Help" messages on packages, and the phrase "Need your help" interspersed on clothing cleaning labels.

The truth behind Shein's rise to prominence is that all of its clothes are made in China, and the work of countless Chinese garment factory workers, day and night, is the truth behind Shein's rise. Shein's long-standing demand for a diverse range of products in a short period of time has put pressure on manufacturing and production on Chinese garment workers, who work long shifts and overtime in poorly supervised factories to make clothes.

According to statistics from the Wall Street Journal in 2019, the average American fast-fashion consumer buys 68 pieces of clothing per year and throws them away after seven years, some without even being worn once. That's just the average. For brands like Shein that push "fast fashion" to the extreme, the actual numbers must be higher than average. Consumers obviously buy far more clothes than they need. Over-consumption eventually impacts the environment at two levels: carbon emissions and waste pollution. Through the so-called "recycling" process, a large number of flows to less developed countries. After receiving second-hand clothes, those countries do not fully dispose of them but act as a dumping ground for the developed world. Among these countries, Ghana and Chile are the two countries that suffer the most.

Snowball urges everyone not to shop at sweatshops like Shein and to do their part for the environment and human rights.

Shein:快時尚背後血淋淋的真相

近來TikTok上流傳大量影片,聲稱在中國快時尚品牌「Shein」的衣物上,看到許多來自工廠工人的訊息,例如「請幫助我」的紙條、快遞包裹上「Help」的親筆字樣,以及衣物清洗的標籤上,穿插在內的一句「需要你的幫助」。
求救訊息,這讓Shein不透明的供應鏈再度受到討論。

快時尚產品的價格之所以低廉,是因為有其他人在付出代價,在新興時尚巨頭的傳奇故事背後,勞動問題以及二手衣物的去向,也是消費者需要關心的問題。Shein所有的衣服都是中國製造,無數中國製衣工廠勞工日以繼夜的工作成果,才是Shein得以崛起背後的真相。SHEIN長期要求業者在短期內供應多樣化的商品,讓製造與生產的壓力落到中國服飾生產工人的身上,這群勞工在監管不周的廠房裡長時間輪班、加班趕工做衣服。

Shein不止剝削勞工權益,還對環保造成非常大的破壞,根據《華爾街日報》在2019年做出的統計,美國快時尚消費者平均每人每年購買68件服飾,平均每件穿7次就扔掉,甚至有些一次都沒有被穿戴過。這只是平均數字。像SHEIN這樣把"快時尚"推向極致的品牌,刺激的消費量一定高於平均值。快時尚消費者買下的衣服,顯然遠超自己的需要。過度消費最終在兩個層面上對環境造成衝擊:第一,生產端的碳排放與污染;第二,終端廢棄物污染。發達國家的消費者淘汰下來的服裝,經過所謂的"二手回收"處理,大量流向了落後國家。落後國家在接收二手衣服之後,其實並沒有將其充分地消納,而是充當了發達世界的垃圾場。在這些國家中,加納和智利是最受關注、受害最深的兩個。

Snowball 在這裡呼籲大家不要在Shein這樣的血汗快時尚商家購物,為環保和人權出一份力。