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Ethical Shopping

Ethical Junction
Online ethical shopping centre with links to hundreds of organisations representing a huge range of businesses and interests.

Shop Ethical
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Greenfield Coffins
Many people have heard of the low cost environmentally friendly cardboard coffins.  But where do you get them.  Well now you know.

One Village

The Fair Trade Foundation

British Associations For Fair Trade Shops

Reading International Solidarity Centre

Baby Milk Action   
Promotes good infant nutrition and an end to commercial promotion of artificial feeding. Coordinates Nestlé boycott.  

Banana Link
Campaigns on the international banana trade on behalf of small scale producers and plantation workers.

Bali - Tiga Perkasa
Ethical trade art and furniture goods made by local people

Large importer of Fair Trade coffee.

Christian Aid
Development NGO also involved in campaigning and education.

Corporate Europe Observatory
European-based research and campaign group targeting the threats to democracy, equity, social justice and the environment posed by the economic and political power of corporations and their lobby groups.

Corporate Watch
Provides news, analysis, research tools and action resources to respond to corporate activity around the globe.

 Day Chocolate Company
Fair Trade chocolate producer owned by cocoa farmers’ cooperative in Ghana

Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI)
Coalition of companies, NGOs and Trade Unions  working to improve conditions of employment in the supply chains of the goods sold on the High Street.

European Fair Trade Association (EFTA)
Network of 12 Fair Trade organisations in nine European countries which aims to harmonise and coordinate Fair Trade activities.

Fair Labelling Organisations International (FLO)
Informal umbrella network of the four main European Fair Trade networks.

Fairtrade Foundation
Administers Britain’s Fair Trade label.

Global Trade
Promotes government and corporate accountability in the international commercial agreements shaping the current version of globalization.

International Federation for Alternative Trade (IFAT )
The global nework for Fair Trade.

Labour Behind the Label  
Coordinate campaign for workers’ rights in clothes and sports shoe industries.

Maquila Solidarity Network
Canadian network promoting solidarity with groups organizing in ‘maquiladora’ (assembling) factories and export processing zones to improve conditions and win a living wage.

Focuses on the global impact of McDonald’s but has a good section on some of the less palatable sides of other well known brands, and links to many campaign and anti-TNC sites.

 Network of European World Shops (NEWS!)
A grass-roots movement with approximately 100.000 volunteers working in over 2.500 World Shops in Europe.

 New Economics Foundation
An independent think tank that works to construct a new economy centred on people and the environment.

 Oneworld Online
Good general site for exploring development issues, including useful updates on the World Trade Organisation.

Development NGO with large Fair Trade operations and involvement in education and campaigns.

 Peoples’ Global Action
International coalition of anti-globalisation groups.

Philippines-based NGO involved in social develop and Fair Trade.

Development NGO also involved in Fair Trade.

 Third World Network
Network of groups producing excellent research and publications on issues affecting the South.

Major Fair Trade importer.

Independent Canadian Fair Trade certification organization.

World Development Movement (WDM)
UK NGO campaigning on the injustices of the existing world trading system.

Corporate advocates
Department for International Development
UK government department which promotes globalisation as the solution to world poverty.

International Chamber of Commerce
Club of senior executives from the largest corporations which has great influence with government, World Trade Organisation, United Nations etc.

International Monetary Fund (IMF)
The UN agency responsible for imposing neo-liberal economic policies on developing countries which have favoured TNCs.

Trans-Atlantic Business Dialogue
The world’s most powerful corporate-government coalition, which sets the agenda for the World Trade Organisation.

UN Global Compact
An attempt to give corporations a more sustainable makeover.

World Economic Forum
Influential corporate think tank which sets global economic, political and business agendas.

World Trade Organisation (WTO)
The body which regulates world trade and promotes corporate agendas.

See Also
Corporate Social Responsibility
Social Economy
Social Firms

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