Online Ethical Places to Shop

Buying from ethical brands is not only a great opportunity to support businesses making a difference but to share this value with our friends and loved ones. To navigate through the sea of sustainably-minded brands, there are some fabulous online marketplaces handpicking beautiful products for the discerning and mindful shopper.

Each marketplace offers up something a little different from the next with their aesthetics, ethical criteria and price point.  They are our go-to places when looking for fair trade and ethically-sourced products.

1. The Little Market

Categories: | Home goods like baskets & candles
Criteria | Nonprofit, fair trade, artisan empowerment
Price Range | $$


Lauren Conrad and Hannah Skvarla started The Little Market to empower women artisans around the globe. This nonprofit online marketplace sells beautiful handmade products and practices fair trade principles. You can shop with ease, knowing every purchase at The Little Market generates meaningful income for the craftspeople and their families.


2. Made Trade 

Categories: | Women’s and Men’s Clothing, Shoes, and Accessories; Home Goods
Criteria | Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable, Vegan, and/or US Made
Price Range | $$


3. Accompany

  • Criteria: Artisan-Made, Fair Trade, Philanthropic
  • Categories: Women’s and Men’s Apparel, Home, Jewelry, Bags, Shoes, Accessories, Gifts, Stationery
  • Price Range | $$


4. Thrive Market

Best For | Groceries, natural bath & cleaning products, wine & coffee
Ethics | Fair trade, organic, natural, ethical, gives back
Price Range | $–$$


An online market founded on the principle that every person should have “access to healthy products, reliable information, and affordable prices,” Thrive Market makes healthy living easy and affordable for everyone. And it’s one of our favorite online stores for ethical, fair trade holiday gifts. Whether you’re shopping for natural wines, fair trade snacks for stocking stuffers, cruelty-free bath sets, or even gifts for your pets, this one-stop-shop has something for everyone on your gift list!


5.  Bead & Reel 

Criteria: Eco-friendly, Sweatshop-free, Cruelty-free

Price Range | $$

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Bead & Reel offers options that are artisan-made, fair trade, female-founded company, gives back, gender-neutral, made-to-order (slow fashion), organic, plant-based fabrics, recycled, upcycled, vegan, vegan company, zero-waste and/or made in the USA

Categories: Apparel, Shoes, Bags, Accessories, Gifts, Baby

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6. DoneGood

Best For | A centralized market & browser plug-in for do-good products
Ethics | B Corp, gives back
Price Range | $$–$$$


DoneGood makes mindful shopping easier than ever with its platform. Browse 300+ brands for ethical and sustainable products, often with DoneGood coupon codes! The company has partnered with brands like Ten Thousand Villages, Prosperity Candle, and Patagonia so that you can find everything from home goods to body scrubs. Best of all, DoneGood has created a plug-in to give you the best ethical, affordable alternatives when you shop mainstream through Amazon, Google, Macy’s, and more. Making the switch to ethical shopping has never been easier.


7.  The Acey

Categories: Clothing, Shoes, Bags, Jewelry, Accessories, Gifts, Lingerie

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Criteria: The Aceyselects brands that are bothinnovative (in fabrics, business models, local factories and their way of work) and operate with integrity (brands conscious of the environment and their producers all along the supply chain)

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9. Verishop’s The Responsible Shop

Best For | Apparel, home goods, beauty & skincare products
Ethics | Sustainable, cruelty-free, organic, non-toxic, fair trade, give-back
Price Range | $-$$$



Whether you’re searching for cruelty-free cosmetics or apparel from philanthropic brands, Verishop curates the best in clean beauty, fair trade home goods, and sustainable fashion. In The Responsible Shop, you’ll discover thoughtful and ethical gifts for every person on your list, and all at varying price-points. We love the search function that makes it simple to shop by brand or cause.

10.  Ethica 

Criteria- Products must meet one or more of the following qualities: Sustainable, Made in the USA, Handcrafted, “Trade Not Aid”, and/or Vegan

Categories: Women’s Clothing, Jewelry, Shoes, Bags, Beauty

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11.  The Green Hub 

Categories- Women’s, Men’s, Kids, Accessories, Home, Beauty, Stationery

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Criteria: Brands must meet two or more of the following standards: Ethically produced, Eco-Friendly, Australian-Made, Handmade, Recycled, Organic, Natural, Cruelty-Free, Fair Trade

Explore The Green Hub

Note: The Green Hub is currently shipping exclusively within Australia 

12. Ethica

Best For | Organic & natural beauty gifts
Ethics | Responsible sourcing, sustainable production, fair labor standards
Price Range | $$–$$$


Ethica’s goal is to connect consumers with companies that share their commitment to social and environmental responsibility. At Ethica, every product has a story, and every choice has an impact. The online retailer carries many ethical fashion brands from emerging designers, and you can shop a high-style selection of ethical and sustainable labels. We love the site’s clean aesthetic and are continually looking to this marketplace for new ethical product inspiration.


13.  Elborne 

Criteria: Cruelty-free, Transparent & Traceable Supply Chains, Minimal Environmental Impact. Plus, many of the brands they include also have B-Corp certifications, meaning these companies adhere to an additional level of environmental and social accountability.

Categories: Women’s Apparel, Jewelry, Shoes, Jewelry, Accessories

Price Range | $$ – $$$

SHOP Elborne 

14. Petit Vour

Best For | Cruelty-free & vegan gifts
Ethics | Vegan, cruelty-free, uses healthy & nontoxic ingredients, fair labor standards
Price Range | $$–$$$


Whether you’re a vegan or the person you’re shopping for is, Petit Vour has curated the best in cruelty-free fashion, beauty, and home goods. Anything from this shop makes for a thoughtful, beautiful gift that you can feel good about giving—and your loved one will feel great about getting! Petit Vour is dedicated to selling only the finest nontoxic, vegan beauty products, and the marketplace even offers a cruelty-free beauty box subscription for a gift that keeps on giving.


11. We Dash Love

Best For | Sustainable fashion
Ethics | Fair labor standards, emphasis on sustainability, eco-friendly packaging
Price Range | $$–$$$$

We Dash Love supports organizations that share in its dream for a sustainable future, and the marketplace works with likeminded people to encourage us all to ask these questions: Where did my product come from? What was the maker paid? What impact did production have on our earth? We love that We Dash Love’s curated fashion selection is a minimalist’s dream come true. Filled with quality materials, excellent fit, and trans-seasonal designs, a piece from this shop makes for a beautiful gift.



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