Ethical Business Resources
Below we share links to both paid and free resources and support for social enterprises, fair trade stores and nonprofits. Find business support services including marketing, photography, communication and consulting aimed at helping you succeed.
They offer marketing, copywriting, consulting and communication support for nonprofits and social enterprises. I cannot recommend them highly enough. If your brand is still too small to hire a consultant, check out their free "Launch Marketing Checklist,", their affordable "Promote With Purpose: Launch Strategy Guide" and their 15-minute consultation option. Also, sign up for their e-mail list. They won't overwhelm your inbox, but will send lots of useful tips.
Girl Who Makes Lemonade
Affordable business coaching for small businesses from the owner of The Lemonade Boutique. They also offer a free session to try out their services. I highly recommend trying them out as their coaching has been a huge help and encouragement in growing Change the World by How You Shop. Also check out free resource library.
Hallie D. Brand
She offers business coaching and consulting services for businesses and nonprofits who want to make a difference. Her focus is on strategic planning, leadership development and financial planning for small businesses.
Helps mission-driven, do good brands gain new customers online, using their unique program. Free to join and only pay for results.
RISE Creative Co.
They serve brands changing the world with web design, branding and marketing support services and come highly recommended by a number of ethical brands. Also check out their blog and sign up for their e-mail list for great free resources to help your brand succeed.
Still Being Molly
(1 on 1 consultation and coaching sessions on starting a blog or business, affiliate marketing or working with influencers and content creators. Molly Stillman has a beautiful heart to make a difference and supports businesses with purpose through her highly successful blog and podcast.)
Fair Trade Federation
(They offer lots of resources and support for starting a fair trade business.)
(They offer full support to easily set up your online e-commerce store with Shopify for your fair trade/social good business. They are dedicated to making your dream a reality. Get started with a free consultation.)
"Small Business Tools & Resources"
(Check out this fantastic resource list, complete with discount codes from Girl Who Makes Lemonade, including resources for e-mail lists, website design, shipping and marketing.)
Virtue + Vice
(Excellent FREE starter course on how to start a conscious clothing line or ethical fashion brand.)
(They connect you with people and resources to help your ethical fashion brand succeed. They offer both free and pro memberships.)
(Her services include branding, logo design, photography and coaching for social entrepreneurs.)
("Factory45 is an online accelerator program that takes sustainable fashion companies from idea to launch." Their program helps you source fabric, find a manufacturer and raise funds to get your ethical fashion brand off the ground. Their blog offers free resources and ideas.)
(They offer support services for ethical fashion brands including supply chain tracing, connections to ethical manufacturers and fabric sources, business coaching and courses on growing your brand on a budget.)
Drew McGill Photography
(Professional photography for your brand by a studio who works with social good businesses.)
(A lawyer who offers legal advice to creative entrepreneurs.)
Paper + Spark
(Financial bookkeeping resources for small businesses and shops.)
(Their services help world changing businesses drive more traffic to their websites and build an e-mail list.)
(They offer support services for fashion brands, including design, development, production and finding factories.)
(Hassle-free support for growing and managing your wholesale business.)
Signify Resource List
(Resource guide for nonprofits and social enterprises. Also browse through the rest of their blog to find great free advice on marketing and communication.)
(A blog dedicated to helping micro startup businesses succeed and get found.)
(Eco-friendly business cards made from banana fibres - currently available in the UK only.)
(A consulting agency that helps slow fashion brands launch and scale.)
(Design, sourcing, product development and production management services for conscious businesses.)
Fair Trade Long Beach Retail Collective
(A coalition " working to increase the availability and use of Fair Trade products throughout Long Beach, California and the surrounding communities.")
"Free and Discounted Resources for Charities & Nonprofits"
Business consultation and support services aimed at helping social good businesses succeed.
Looking for products for your store? Browse our list of mission-based brands which offer wholesale.
Resources to help you design and set up your website and online store.
Where to find wholesale ethical, sustainable and deadstock fabrics for your ethical fashion brand.
Get started easily with an online fair trade store by selling drop ship.
Free resources that teach SEO basics to help your website get found online.
Paid and free resources to help you get your business found on social media.
How to set up affiliate marketing to promote your brand or shop.
Where to buy ethically-made custom business products and custom wholesale products.
Cut & Sew Services
Where to find ethical cut and sew services to supply your ethical fashion brand.
Where to find eco-friendly packaging supplies for shipping your ethical products.
Paid and free resources to help you market your brand or shop.
Links to information on fair trade/ethical certifications.
Resources for tracing your supply chain and finding ethical and sustainable sourcing options.