Retailers

Who we shop with can have a big impact on everything from climate change to funding our public services. Our shopping guides help you find retailers that pay a fairer rate of tax and address other ethical issues such as their carbon emissions and the rights of workers in their supply chains. We also highlight some smaller independent ethical retailers that you may not have come across.

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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.

Shopping 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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Delivery companies

Find an ethical delivery company for parcels and restaurants/takeaways, with ratings for 9 parcel/courier companies and 3 food/restaurant delivery companies.

We look at workers' rights, environmental reporting, carbon emissions, and suggest some recommended buys.

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Ethical Clothing Brands

Which are the real ethical clothing brands? Ethical ratings for 28 UK ethical clothes brands, with Best Buy recommendations.

See how brands rate on key areas including use of sustainable fabrics, climate impact, fair wages and working conditions, animal rights, and supply chain transparency. We look at their range of clothing and at the innovators that are going beyond fairtrade and organic.

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Ethical Online Retailers

In this Ethical Consumer shopping guide we investigate, score and rank the ethical and environmental record of 22 ethical online shops and retailers.

We also look at product ranges, the growth of the ethical shopping market, and ask whether it is ethical to shop online?

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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 brands

We also look at the problem with fast-fashion, workers' rights, shine a light on the ethics of Boohoo and Shein, and give some 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 23 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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