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The latest magazine includes guides to:

  • High Street Clothes Shops
  • Ethical Clothes Shops
  • Jeans

Feature on: 30 Years of Ethical Consumer

Issue 180 (Sept/Oct 2019) now in print and online.

 

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  • Ethical shopping guide to jeans
    In this guide, we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 37 brands of jeans We also look at sandblasting, pollution and upcycling jeans, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Levi Strauss and give our recommended best buys. 
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    In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 43 ethical fashion retailers We also look at sustainable fabrics, consumer actions, animal rights, shine the light on the ethics of Beyond Retro and give our Best Buy recommendations. 
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More from Ethical Consumer

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 22 supermarkets. We also look at an A-Z of policies from palm oil to cocoa production, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Unicorn wholefood grocery in Manchester and give our recommended buys. 

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In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 29 current accounts. We also look at tax avoidance, fossil fuel investments, investments in Israel, and give our recommended buys.

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We list the highest scoring ethical company in each of five different sectors; fashion, health & beauty, food & drink, money, and technology. The companies are: Know the Origin Odylique Plamil Fairphone Triodos  

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Consumers increasingly want to avoid palm oil where possible, but it's a tricky task as it's used in so many products - more than 50% of packaged supermarket products from margarine and oven chips to soaps and detergents.

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