Here is a list of some of the best ethical marketplaces on the web to shop for sustainable products. Some of these ethical marketplaces are social enterprises themselves.
They give back some of their profits as do the sustainable products they feature on their site. Ethical shopping can be difficult sometimes, especially trusting the site you are shopping from. The list below includes ethical marketplaces that are trustworthy and top notch.
Take some time and browse through these ethical and sustainable marketplaces and bookmark the ones you like the best.
Beautyologie scours the planet to offer the most ethical, sustainable and healthy beauty products you want to know about. Beautyologie’s mission is to motivate people to make ethical and beautiful choices with their purchasing power while illuminating the importance of fair trade practices within the beauty industry.
Within the ethical marketplace, you’ll discover products that make a difference, not just on the surface of your skin, but in the world we live in.
Meet Fairbee, a sustainable lifestyle platform for conscious consumers. Founder Saja Chander wants to make a positive impact by making the buying behaviour of consumers who purchase fashion, cosmetics, accessories or jewellery online more sustainable.
Fairbee, with a nod to The Netherlands most famous luxury department store, offers a variety of beautiful brands.
All these partner brands have one thing in common: they work in a sustainable way, with an eye for the environment, working conditions, (local) production and animal welfare. Fairbee offers a premium shopping experience and makes sustainable shopping pleasant and fun.
DoneGood was created with a simple mission: to make it quick, easy and affordable to use our purchasing power for good. When you give a business your money, you want to know you’re getting a quality product, and that your money will be used in a way that fits your beliefs.
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Americans give $400 billion to charity each year, but we spend $130 trillion buying everyday items. Redirecting even a small percentage of this spending to brands that are reducing poverty, fighting climate change, and otherwise making the world better would make a huge impact. The dollars we spend can be the world’s most powerful force for change.
Fair Anita is a Public Benefit Corporation committed to creating economic opportunities for marginalized women all over the globe. Founder, Joy McBrien’s core belief is investing in women at every level.
After learning financial insecurity was the #1 reason women stay in abusive relationships, Joy and the Fair Anita team set out to create fair trade jobs for women in need.
Years ago as a senior in high school Joy fell victim to rape. She decided not tell anyone about it, but started doing a lot of research on the dark subject matter she had experienced. In much of her research she learned that Peru has the highest reported rate of domestic violence in the world at 70%!
Buy Good Feel Good
Every purchase you make has an impact. We work hard to find businesses that focus on the common good through fair labour standards, fair wages, innovative social missions and environmental stewardship. When you shop at Buy Good. Feel Good. you get peace of mind knowing that your purchase left a positive impact .
Those businesses exist. It’s time we support them.
You can shop online year-round or visit our live events throughout the year to meet our partners in-person and hear the inspiring stories of the people behind the products.
Zero Waste Outlet
At the Zero Waste Outlet, shoppers can find all sorts of items that are good for the planet. From reusable cutlery sets and produce bags to organic cleaning supplies and biodegradable diapers, there’s something for everyone looking to make a positive change in the world.
Not only do they have convenient packages of bulk items like grains, nuts, spices and teas but you’ll also find unique gift ideas such as handmade jewelry or skincare products made with natural ingredients.
Eco-Stylist is an online marketplace for eco-conscious and ethically made men’s clothing. Founded to answer one simple question: “can sustainable be dapper?” — Eco-Stylist finds you clothes that look as good as the values they represent.
Who wants to wear clothes made with child labor and toxic chemicals? Not you. Not us. From organic cotton oxfords to zero waste hats and sunglasses made from recycled plastic bottles, everything at Eco-Stylist is eco-friendly, socially responsible, and ethically sourced.
At Eco-Stylist all ethical and sustainable brands are first researched with Remake’s sustainable brand criteria. This framework looks at the brand’s impact on both people and the environment.
Through this framework the company thoroughly researches all of the brands on the platform, measuring the brand’s environmental and social impact. Finding sustainably and ethically made clothes can be hard work, Eco-Stylist makes it easy!
A new startup called ISHKAR creates products from carpets designed by Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid, through to hand blown glass from Afghanistan’s last remaining glass workshop. The founder of ISHKAR, Edmund Le Brun, recently returned from Afghanistan after living there for three years.
Through the work done with the Turquoise Mountain Foundation, Edmund discovered a side to Afghanistan rarely seen in the media.
Talented craftsmen using age-old techniques and local natural materials to create objects with lasting character and soul. Afghanistan’s craftsmen – like many of those in other countries at war – face a single common challenge: how to get their work in front of customers abroad?
Artisan and Fox
The social impact startup – Artisan & Fox, has created a ethical fashion marketplace for artisans from the four corners of the world to change the status quo. The result? Sophisticated style for the mindful fashionista. And for its artisans, the guarantee of a fair price and increased incomes.
The social enterprise empowers independent artisans by plugging them into the online market, connecting them to mindful consumers globally. After a successful pilot with Nepali artisans in 2016, Artisan & Fox has expanded to working with artisan communities in Afghanistan, Kenya, Guatemala and Mexico.
Gifts for Good
Gifts for Good, a Los Angeles based start-up bringing the corporate world an online platform curating corporate gifting to bring forth premium, posh and purposeful gifts that give back.
Founded by Laura Hertz, millennial entrepreneur, and Jerry Eisenberg, veteran businessman, Gifts for Good aims to integrate social good and giving back with corporate gifting all year-round.
Whether gifting for holidays, promotions, or thank yous, Gifts for Good has got it covered from handmade candles, to luxe leather totes, to unique wooden headphones.
All gifts support a wide range of nonprofits and charitable causes including: children-in-need, economic development, environment, homelessness, health, women-at-risk, and more. Currently, their gifts support the work of over 40 nonprofits and social enterprises in 19 U.S. states and 65 countries around the globe.
Cambio & Co.
Cambio & Co. is an online boutique for handmade and ethically sourced products. They are selling recycled cards made by former victims of sex trafficking, jewelry made from upcycled T-shirts, vegan hair accessories to help species at risk and many more ethical products. Every purchase supports social enterprise partners and gives back to a social cause.
Powered by People
With backgrounds in retail, design, tech and international development, Powered by People was created to be a company built on more than just its bottom line—but one that could make a genuine impact.
The marketplace works to provide sustainable economic opportunities to independent makers by providing them access to the global economy. They, in turn, strengthen the lives of their employees, families and communities, potentially impacting millions worldwide.
Their vision is to Connect the world to a new creative economy – powered by people.
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