Looking back at… ethical retailers



More and more people are considering where they shop and the implications of their choices, from how companies impact the environment to how they treat employees, here we profile some ethical shopping options.

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1. Burt’s Bees – Burt’s Bees has been producing natural beauty products for 25 years, sourcing natural ingredients and committing to create a natural environment for pollinators to prosper and live. Read more.

2. Pret A Manger – Pret A Manger is a popular chain of food shops in the UK, which promotes fresh natural eating and focuses on ethics and sustainability to run the business. Read more.

3. Windmill Organics – Windmill Organics is a company that owns a number of brands that provide products that are ethical, GM-free, organic and traceable. Read more.

4. Pachamama Knitwear – Pachamama sells unique pieces of fair trade clothing, made with natural materials and by fine artisans in Ecuador and Nepal.  Read more.

5. Rapanui – Based on the Isle of Wight, Rapanui is an eco-fashion company that put traceability, organic materials and clean technologies at the core of its business, while delivering quality products. Read more.

6. Frugi – UK based company, Frugi, offers beautiful, organic clothes for mums, babies and young children. The designs are bright and colourful and customers can shop with confidence, as all products are ethical and safe for sensitive skin. Read more.

7. WeWOOD – WeWOOD is an ethical firm producing watches from wood scraps, with an innovative design and eco-friendly features. Read more.

8. Vaute Couture – Vaute Couture is an American fashion firm, defined as one of the most innovative businesses in New York, focusing on animal-free clothing, in order to provide items that are both highly classy and vegan. Read more.

9. Quagga – Quagga is an Italian fashion firm producing quality winter coats and jackets, made with consideration for the environment and respect for its workers, as well as being made with materials that do not involve animal exploitation. Read more.

10. Doves Farm – Doves Farm is a family-owned business specialising in organic, fairtrade and ethical flours, without using additives or genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Read more.

Photo: Ewan Munro via Flickr


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