Ethical Consumer Magazine

Ethical Consumer Magazine is an indispensable read for any independent thinker.

Each issue features detailed product guides, news of ethical products and campaigns, in-depth features, opinion, comment, boycott updates, readers' letters, and much more. Discover the truth behind the products we buy and the companies we buy them from.

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Issue 193 (Nov/Dec 2021)

Alternatives to Amazon shopping guides:

  • Booksellers
  • Ethical Online Retailers
  • Delivery Companies

The magazine includes:

  • score tables rating and comparing the brands
  • Best Buy recommendations
  • why should we boycott amazon?
  • how to buy books without using amazon
  • staying ethical when shopping online
  • who's failing to deliver on ethics?
  • labour standards in the gig economy
  • how consumers can help to fix the climate crisis
  • new handbook of ethical purchasing
  • Facebook and climate denial adverts

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Ethical Consumer magazine is printed on chlorine-free, 100% post-consumer waste paper sourced from Paperback. It is printed locally by Rap Spiderweb using vegetable-based inks. Our envelopes are also 100% post-consumer recycled paper.

Back issues

  • Issue 192

    Cover of back issue Issue 192

    Shopping guides: Ethical Clothing, High Street Clothing

    Features: The carbon ranking of jeans companies, Solidarity with Myanmar, Advertisers boycott GB News

  • Issue 191

    Cover of back issue Issue 191

    Shopping guides: Laundry detergent, Washing-up liquid, Dishwasher detergent, Washing machines, Dishwashers

    Features: The carbon ranking of coffee shops

  • Issue 190

    Cover of back issue Issue 190

    Shopping guides: Fridges & Freezers, Cookers, Vacuum Cleaners, Beer & Lager

    Features: Should we boycott 'Made in China'?

    Plus, Airbnb and its use of corporate-sponsored grassroots lobbying

  • Issue 189

    Cover of back issue Issue 189

    Shopping guides: Electricity & gas Suppliers, Heat Pumps, Solar Thermal, Solar PV

    Features: Which binoculars are linked to hunting and the military? 

    Plus, the state of the UK ethical market

  • Issue 188

    Cover of back issue Issue 188

    Shopping guides: Chocolate, Perfume & Aftershave, Fruit Juice, Soft Drinks

    Feature: How to get Big Tech to pay taxes to help pandemic-hit society 

  • Issue 187

    Cover of back issue Issue 187

    Shopping guides: Mortgages, Ethical Pensions, Home Insurance, Car Insurance, Accounts for small businesses

    Feature: Which consumer companies are funding Donald Trump?

  • Issue 186

    Cover of back issue Issue 186

    Shopping guides: Current Accounts, Savings Accounts, Ethical Investment Funds

    Feature: Facebook advertisers' boycott

  • Issue 185

    Cover of back issue Issue 185

    Shopping guides: Video Conferencing, Ethical Online Retailers, Shoes, Trainers

    Feature: Why big tech must pay their fair share of tax to help post-COVID societies

  • Issue 184

    Cover of back issue Issue 184

    Shopping guides: Soap, Shower gel, Shampoo, Sunscreen

    Feature: How is Covid-19 affecting workers' right?

  • Issue 183

    Cover of back issue Issue 183

    Shopping guides: Plant milk, Vegan cheese, Dairy milk, Bananas

    Feature: How bad is meat and dairy for the climate?

    Plus, dairy cheese and milk vs plant cheese and milk

  • Issue 182

    Cover of back issue Issue 182

    Product guides: Batteries, Broadband, Cameras, TVs, Email Providers, Subscription TV

    Feature: We update our list of oppressive regimes

  • Issue 181

    Cover of back issue Issue 181

    Product guides: Mobile Phones, Mobile phone networks, Laptops, 2-in-1s, Desktop computers

    Feature: Which brands are linked to the Amazon fires

  • Issue 180

    Cover of back issue Issue 180

    Product guides: High St Clothes Shops, Ethical Clothes Shops, Jeans

    Feature: Ethical Consumer is 30 years old!

  • Issue 179

    Cover of back issue Issue 179

    Product guides: Over-the-counter Medicines, Toilet Paper, Menstrual Products, Nappies.

    Feature: Should we boycott Boots The Chemist?

  • Issue 178

    Cover of back issue Issue 178

    Product guides: Supermarkets, Cat & Dog Food, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Rapeseed & Sunflower Oil, Paint

    Feature: Electricity and gas revisited

  • Issue 177

    Cover of back issue Issue 177

    Product guides: Meat Alternatives, Furniture Shops, Coffee Makers, Innovative Finance ISAs

    Feature: The plight of the migrant workers in southern Spain who grow veg for supermarkets