U.S. Ethical Shopping Guide

Getting Started

New to ethical shopping?  Welcome to the adventure!  Below we have compiled links to resources, guides and inspiration which will get you started on your journey to changing the world the by how you shop!

Shopping Guide

Our guide makes it easy to find ethical products by category!

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Fairly Southern

"Why I Buy Fair Trade."

Fairly Southern: "Why I Buy Fair Trade" https://fairlysouthern.com/why-i-buy-fair-trade

Julie Godshall

Kind Consumer Challenge - Small changes you can make.

Kind Consmer Challenge: An intro to ethical living from Julie Godshall. https://www.juliegodshall.com/kindconsumerintro/

HPH

"What is Fair Trade and Why Should I Care?"

What Is Fair Trade? And Why Should I Care? From Hands Producing Hope. http://www.handsproducinghope.org/blog/what-is-fair-trade-why-should-i-care

Still Being Molly

"6 Tips for Shopping Ethically on a Budget."

6 Tips for Shopping Ethically on a Budge

Flourish by Noonday

"Ethical Aspirations: 3 Ways Small Steps Create Big Change"

Ethical Aspirations: 3 Ways Small Steps Create Big Change." by Julie Godshall on Flourish by Noonday. https://blog.noondaycollection.com/ethical-aspirations-3-ways-small-steps-create-big-change/

Change One Purchase

Changing just one purchase can still have a big impact!

Change One Purchase, Purchase a Change. Change the World by How You Shop.

Still Being Molly

"Where Do I Start When It Comes to Shopping Ethically."

Still Being Molly: Where Do I Start When It Comes to Shopping Ethically" Blog post."

Sustainable Brands

"5 Questions to Ask to See if An Ethical Fashion Brand is 'Legit'"

5 Questionsto Ask to See if An Ethical Fashion Brand is 'Legit'. From Sustainable Brands. http://www.sustainablebrands.com/news_and_views/business_models/natalie_grillon/5_questions_ask_see_if_ethical%E2%80%99_fashion_brand_legit

Fair Trade Winds

"Guide to Fair Trade Labels"

Guide to Fair Trade Labels from Fair Trade Winds. https://www.fairtradewinds.net/guide-fair-trade-labels/

Fair Trade Friday

"Why We Buy Fair Trade."

Why We Buy Fair Trade from the Fair Trade Friday blog. https://www.fairtradefriday.club/why-we-buy-fair-trade/

Fairly Southern

"Why I Buy Ethically Made."

Fairly Southern Why I Buy Ethically Made. https://fairlysouthern.com/why-i-buy-ethically-made

The Tiny Twig

"Shopping With Ethics: a 5-Step Guide"

Shoppin With Ethics: A 5-Step Guide from The Tiny Twig http://www.thetinytwig.com/2013/11/12/shopping-with-ethics-a-5-step-guide/

Consumers for Christ

Caleb Amesbury explains why Christians should care about ethical shopping.

Consumers for Christ: Why Christians should care about ethical shopping from Caleb Amesbury. https://medium.com/@calebamesbury/consumers-for-christ-cf193119e803

Baptist World Aid Australia

"Faithful Consumption" - Insights into life as an ethical consumer.

Faithful Consumption: Reflections on how to be an ethical consumer and make a difference from Baptist World Aid Australia

Ethical Made Easy

"Why Bother With Ethical Fashion?"

Clothes Hanging on Rack

Gifts that Give Back

Give a gift that  gives back - an easy way to start changing the world by how you shop!

Gifts that Give Back from Change the World by How You Shop

Conscious Closet

Guide to building a conscious closet.

The Conscious Closet Guide. https://conscious-closet-guide.com/

The Good Trade

"Conscious Living 101: What's In a Label?"

Conscious Living 101: What's In a Label from The Good Trade. https://www.thegoodtrade.com/features/conscious-living-101-whats-in-a-label

The Honest Consumer

"Looking Beyond Fair Trade Certified."

The Honest Consumer "Looking Beyond Fair Trade Certified" blog post.

Still Being Molly

"How to Know if a Brand is Ethical."

How to Know If a Brand Is Ethical: Still Being Molly. https://www.stillbeingmolly.com/2018/10/10/business-purpose-podcast-how-know-brand-ethical/

Fairly Southern

"Why I Buy Consignment."

Fairly Southern: Why I Buy Consignment. https://fairlysouthern.com/why-i-buy-consignment

Blogs to Follow

Links to our favorite ethical blogs!

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HUGG Mission Market

"Why Christians Should Care About What We Wear."

HUGG Mission Market Jewelry Capsule Collection

Alice James Global

"11 Must-Know Terms for Ethical Brands"

Checklist

Teen World Changer

How a teenager who loves fashion changed how she shopped.

Message from a Teenage World Changer.  How a teenager who loves shopping and fashion became an avid ethical shopper. https://www.fairtradefriday.club/message-from-a-teenage-world-changer/

Retail Shops: U.S. Guide

Do some ethical shopping in-person at a shop in your state!

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Ethical Unicorn

"The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Ethical Living."

"The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Ethical Living" from Ethical Unicorn. https://ethicalunicorn.com/2018/01/24/the-ultimate-beginners-guide-to-ethical-living/

Good on You

"Ethical Fashion Certifications & Standards: What Do the Labels Mean?"

Ethical Fashion Certification Labels Explained from Good on You. https://goodonyou.eco/ethical-fashion-certifications-explained/

Unique World Inspirations

"33 Reasons Why Fair Trade Is Unique."

"33 Reasons Why Fair Trade Is Unique" from Unique World Inspirations. https://uniqueworldinspirations.com/blogs/news/33-reasons-why-fair-trade-is-unique

What are you looking for?

Accessories

Affordable Gifts

Air Freshener

Animal Gifts

Aprons

Art

Athletic Wear

Baby

Backpacks

Bags

Baking

Baskets

Bathroom

Beach

Beads

Beanies

Bedding

Bedroom

Belts

Bible Covers

Bibles

Bird Houses

Birthday Parties

Body Care

Bookmarks

Books

Brick&Mortar Shops

Calendars

Candles

Cardigans

Cats

Cell Phone Holders

Chimes

Chocolate

Christmas Decor

Christmas Gifts

Churches

Clocks

Clothing - Kids

Clothing - Men's

Clothing - Women's

Clutches

Coasters

Coffee

Coffee Mugs

Coin Purses

College Students

Cord Keepers

Corporate Gifts

Cosmetic Cases

Cosmetics

Coworker Gifts

Crafts

Curtains

Custom Products

Decorative Pillows

Dishes

Dogs

Dresses

Duffel Bags

Easter

Electronic Holders

Elephants

Essential Oils

Eyeglass Cases

Fair Trade Events

Fair Trade Shops

Fall Decor

Father's Day

Fingerless Gloves

Floor Mats

Food & Drink

Formal Wear

Fountains

Fourth of July

Frames

Furniture

Games

Garden

Gift Bags

Gift Guide

Gifts $30 & Less

Gifts $20 & Less

Gifts $10 & Less

Gifts $5 & Less

Graduation

Grandparents

Greeting Cards

Hair Accessories

Haiti

Hammocks

Hampers

Handbags

Hats

Headbands

Hobby

Holidays

Home Decor

Hoodies

Human Trafficking

Jackets

Jeans

Jewelry

Journals

Jumpsuits

Key Chains

Kids Clothing

Kids Gifts

Kimonos

Kitchen

Lamps

Laptop Cases

Laundry Baskets

Leggings

Leg Warmers

Lip Balm

Lotion

Lounge Wear

Luggage

Lunch Boxes

Maternity

Men's Fashion
Men's Gifts

Messenger Bags

Mother's Day

Mittens

Musical

Napkins

Office Supplies

Organization

Outdoor

Pajamas

Pants

Passport Covers

Pastors

Planners

Planters

Plus-Sizes

Pot Holders

Pumpkins

Purses

Puzzles

Quilts

Refugee-Made

Rugs

Scarves

School Supplies

Scrubs

Scrunchies

Shirts

Shoes

Shorts

Shower Curtains

Skirts

Slippers

Soap

Socks

Stationary

Storage

Summer

Sweaters

Swimwear

Tablecloths

Table Runners

Tablet Sleeves

Tablet Stands

Tea

Tea Towels

Teacher Gifts

Teacher Supplies

Tech Accessories

Teenagers

Tees - Men

Tees - Women

Thanksgiving

Throws

Ties

Toddlers

Tops

Totes

Towels

Toys

Travel

Unicorns

Valentine's Gifts

Vases

Wall Art

Wallets

Water Bottles

Wedding

Wedding Gifts

Wholesale

Winter Wear

Women's Gifts

Wristlets

Yarn

Yoga Pants

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