Best Buy Label


Last updated: April 2016

 

 

Ethical Consumer Magazine Best Buy Label 

 

Our Best Buy Label is the last word on ethical labelling making it even easier to find the products and services that reflect your principles.

 

Avoid greenwash

Consumer product labels now appear on an increasing number of ethical products and services. The Ethical Consumer Best Buy Label helps shoppers choose genuinely ethical products and services.

It's a unique label that looks in detail at the ethical record of the company behind the product and the environmental and ethical record of the product itself.

We believe that this approach helps shoppers avoid falling for ethical and environmental claims that turn out to be little more than greenwash.

For example, a jar of coffee could be labelled as being organic, Fairtrade or both but be made by a controversial multi-national corporation and would never receive our Best Buy Label. 

 

The Best Buy label used in advertising

 

So how does a product or service become a Best Buy?
 

Our site contains detailed ethical guides to over 35,000 products and companies.

Using the Ethical Consumer's extensive database, our researchers rate both the product and the company behind the product against more than 20 animal welfare, environmental and human rights criteria.

Based on these findings we then identify and recommend a number of environmental and ethical Best Buy products.

 

Find out more about our ratings system.

See our detailed ethical product guides.

Information for ethical businesses can be found here.

 

 

The Best Buy products
 

The following companies have been awarded the Best Buy Label for supplying genuinely ethical products:
 

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Baby & Child / Clothing & Shoes / Energy / Food & Drink / Health & Beauty / Home & Garden / Money / Phone & Broadband 

 


 

 

 

Baby & Child

 

 

Bambo Nature

Manufacturing eco-friendly children's products for over 25 years. 

Product Guide: Disposable Nappies

www.bambo-nature.co.uk

 

 

Totsbots 

UK's leading reusable nappies brand. 

Product Guide: Reusable Nappies

www.totsbots.com

 

 


 

 

Clothing & Shoes

 

 

Brothers We Stand

Online retailer selling ethical and sustainable menswear
Product Guide: Alternative Clothes Shops

www.brotherswestand.com

 

 

Cock & Bull Menswear

A small UK independent clothing label producing ethical and sustainable menswear.
Product Guide: Alternative Clothes Shops
www.cockandbullmenswear.co.uk 

 

 

Ethical Wares

Cruelty-free footware and clothing mail order company. 

Product Guides: Shoes, Walking Boots

www.ethicalwares.com

 

 

Paramo

Manufacturer of high performance outdoor clothing that is ethically sourced. 

Product Guides: Waterproof Jackets, Fleeces, 

www.paramo-clothing.com

 

 

 


 

 

Energy 

 

 

Good Energy

Advocating green energy by enabling homes and businesses to be part of a sustainable solution to climate change. 

Product Guides: Gas Suppliers, Green Electricity

www.goodenergy.co.uk

 


 

 

Food & Drink

 

 

Equal Exchange

Fairtrade and organic products that ensure a fair deal for farmers and the environment.

Product Guides: Honey, Cooking Oils, Ground Coffee, Herbal Tea, Tea  

http://www.equalexchange.co.uk/

 

 

Essential Trading

Organic and Fairtrade wholesaler who distribute sustainable, ecological and cruelty free products. 

Product Guides: Tinned Fruit, Organic Pasta, Cooking Oil, Toilet Paper, Rice, Baked Beans, Nuts

www.essential-trading.co.uk

 

 

Fry Group Foods

Family business that produce a variety of different protein alternatives to meat. 

Product Guide: Vegetarian burgers and sausages
www.frysvegetarian.co.uk

 

Lucy Bee

Supplier of ethically-sourced organic and Fairtrade coconut oil
Product Guides: Coconut Oil
www.lucybee.co

 

Ragmans Farm

Organic farm in the Forest of Dean that uses farming practices to regenerate the land.

Product Guide: Fruit Juice
www.ragmans.co.uk

 

 

Revolver World

Fairtrade and organic coffees
Product Guide: Ground Coffee
www.revolverworld.com

 

Suma Wholefoods

Uk's largest workers' cooperative and wholesalers of Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian and specialist foods.

Product Guides: Breakfast Cereals, Beer, Ground Coffee, Dog Food, Fruit Juice, Household Cleaners, Laundry Detergent, Washing Powder, Nuts, Rice, Shampoo, Spreads, Soap, Toilet Cleaner, Toilet Paper, Cooking Oil

www.suma.coop

 

 

Yarrah Food

Premium organic vegetarian cat and dog food. 

Product Guides: Cat Food, Dog Food

www.yarrah.com/en

 


Zaytoun

By promoting their fair trade and organically produced food, Zaytoun supports farming communities in Palestine. 
Product Guide: Olive Oil
www.zaytoun.org

 

 


 

 

Health & Beauty 

 

 

 

Caurnie Soap

Caurnie's objective is to create natural skin care products from organic herbs and essential oils. 

Product Guides: Shower gel, Soap, Shampoo, Skincare

http://caurnie.com

 

 

Earth Friendly Products

Formulated with pure, thoughtful science and manufactured using Zero-Waste guidelines, ECOS is made in facilities powered by renewable energy. 

Product Guides: Laundry Detergents, Dishwasher Detergent, Household Cleaners, Toilet Cleaner & Washing up Liquid

www.ecos.com/about.html

 

 

Faith in Nature

Sustainable and ecological cosmetics and toiletries. 

Product Guides: Shampoo, Dishwasher Detergent, Laundry Detergent, Shower Gel, Soap Bars, Washing Up Liquid, Skincare, Deodrant, Baby Toiletries

www.faithinnature.co.uk

 

 

Green People

Natural and organic beauty products. 

Product Guides: Make Up, Deodorant, Skincare, Shampoo, Toothpaste, Sunscreen, Shower Gel

www.greenpeople.co.uk

 

 

Kingfisher Toothpaste

Produces natural toothpaste which contains no artificial sweetners, flavourings, colourings or preservatives. 

Product Guide: Toothpaste

www.kingfishertoothpaste.co.uk

 

 

Mooncup

Original silicone menstrual cap which is the healthy alternative to tampons and pads. 

Product Guide: Sanitary Protection

www.mooncup.co.uk

 

 

Neal's Yard Remedies

One of the UK's leading retailers of organic natural health and beauty products. 
Product Guide: Skincare products, perfume & aftershave, make up, painkillers, sunscreen, shower gel
www.nealsyardremedies.com

 

 

 

Yaoh

Supplier of organic vegan hemp products including bodycare range, food and clothing. 

Product Guide: Sunscreen, Skincare, Shampoo, Sunscreens

www.yaoh.co.uk

 


 

 

Home & Garden

 

 

Auro UK

Auro UK produces sustainable eco paints and wood finishes. All products are certified organic and are CO2 neutral. 

Product Guide: Gloss Paint, Emulson Paint

www.auro.co.uk

 

 

Bio-D

Bio-D produces eco-friendly household cleaning products. All products are from sustainable, naturally-derived raw materials and are free from synthetic chemicals, preservatives, enzymes and synthetic perfumes. 

Product Guides: Household Cleaners, Dishwasher Detergent, Washing Powder, Laundry Detergent, Toilet Cleaner

Spotlight: Company Q&A

www.biodegradable.biz

 


 

 

Money

 

 

Ecology Building Society

Building a greener society through sustainable mortgages, ethical savings, affordable housing and mutuals. 

Product Guides: Ethical Mortgages, Savings Accounts, Cash ISAs

www.ecology.co.uk

 

 


 

 

Phone and Broadband

 

 

 

Green ISP

Not-for-profit Internet Services Provider (IPS) with sustainability at the heart of their business model. 

Product Guide: Broadband

www.greenisp.net

 

 

GreenNet

An ethical Internet Service Provider that has been in business since 1986. 
Product Guides: Email Providers, Broadband, Mobile Networks
www.gn.apc.org

 

 

The Phone Coop

The ethical phone, broadband and mobile provider which is owned by its customers. 

Product Guides:  Mobile Phone Network, Broadband, Telephone Line Rental

www.thephone.coop

 

 


 

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