As an ethical consumer in today’s world, we must first recognize that consumption is not only included in economic relations, but also in social and political relationships. Because of this, what we consume is beyond the direct background of our lives. When we consume the goods or services that the capitalist economy brings us, we actually agree with how the system works. By purchasing the products produced by the system, we distribute the profits and costs throughout the supply chain through participation, how much to pay to the person who manufactures the item, and at the top. Our consumer choices not only support and affirm the economic system in which they exist, but also provide legitimacy for global and national policies that make the economy possible. Our consumer behavior allows us to agree to unequal distribution of power and unequal access to rights and resources that are motivated by our political system. Finally, when we consume, we place ourselves in a social relationship with everyone involved in the production, packaging, export and import, marketing and sale of the goods we buy and the people involved in providing the services we buy. Our consumers choose to connect us to hundreds of millions of people in good and bad ways. Therefore, although consumption is a daily, inconspicuous act, it is actually embedded in a complex network of global economic, political and social relationships. Therefore, our consumer behavior has a wide impact. What are we spending? For most of us, the meaning of our consumer practice is still unconscious or subconscious, in large part because they are geographically far removed from us. However, when we think about them consciously and critically, they can have different economic, social, and political implications. If we build problems that stem from global production and consumption as immoral or moral corruption, then we can form a path to ethical consumption by choosing products and services that break harmful and destructive patterns. If unconscious consumption supports and reproduces the problematic status quo, critically ethical consumption can challenge it by supporting alternative economic, social, and political relationships between production and consumption. Let’s take a look at a few key questions and then consider what the ethical consumer responds to them. Many of the products we consume are affordable because they are produced by low-wage workers around the world who are in poverty because capitalism requires that labor be paid as little as possible. Almost every global industry suffers from this problem, including consumer electronics, fashion, food and toys. Farmers who sell agricultural products through global commodity markets, such as farmers who grow coffee and tea, cocoa, sugar, fruits and vegetables, and cereals, have historically had low incomes. Human rights and labor organizations, as well as some private companies, are working to reduce this problem by shortening the global supply chain between producers and consumers. This means removing people and organizations from the supply chain so that people who actually make the goods get more money. This is how fair trade certification and the direct trading system work, and how organic and sustainable local foods work. It is also the foundation of Fairphone and a commercial response to the troubled mobile communications industry. In these cases, it not only shortens the supply chain that improves the situation of workers and producers, but also improves the transparency and regulation of workers and producers, ensures that workers are paid a fair price, and ensures that they are safe and respectful. jobs. condition.