Retailers

This section focuses on shops or online platforms that sell a range of products, and how they tend to dominate the market by implementing a profit-first business model.

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Issues

We look at the power of corporations, how they tend to overlook ethics when it comes to tax and its workers. 

Ethical Retailers

Avoiding the ease of retailers like Amazon can feel daunting, however we have the tools to make that switch to ethical simple.

Product guides

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Booksellers

In this product guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 24 booksellers.

We also look at our Amazon boycott, e-books, and Authors' royalties, as well as giving our recommended buys.

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Coffee Shops

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 15 coffee shop chains.

We also look at tax dodging, Fairtrade, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Starbucks and give our recommended buys.

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Ethical Clothes Shops

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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Ethical Online Retailers

In this Ethical Consumer product guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 24 ethical online retailers.

This guide is part of our Amazon alternatives series, which help consumers avoid the companies that aren't paying a fair rate of tax.

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Furniture Shops

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 28 furniture shops.

We also look at timber, leather, shine a spotlight on the ethics of IKEA and give our recommended buys.

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High Street Clothes Shops

In this guide, we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 44 high street shops 

We also look at the problem with fast fashion, workers' rights, shine a light on the ethics of Inditex and give our Best Buy recommendations. 

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Perfume Shops

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 13 perfume retailers

We also look at toxic chemicals, animal testing, shine a spotlight on the ethics of Boots and give our recommended buys. 

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Sports & Outdoor Shops

In this guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 13 sports & outdoor retailers.

We also look at zero contract hours, brands using animal down, shine a light on the shady ethics of Sports Direct and give our recommended buys. 

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Supermarkets

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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