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Ethical E-tail

Do-Good Virtual Marketplaces for Conscientious Online Shoppers

Implications - When it comes to shopping, making an eco-friendly or socially beneficial decision isn't always easy. Many physical retailers have introduced new product categories and sections in their shops that focus on environmental or social good, but for the busy individual, getting to these specific products (when life pulls them in different directions) can be difficult. Making the consumption of ethical goods easier is the rise of online marketplaces dedicated to social causes ranging from the planet to Third World poverty. Now, conscientious consumers can shop easily and conveniently from the comfort of their own homes or mobile devices, with the assurance that their purchases are for the betterment of society.
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7 Featured, 44 Examples:
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Date Range:
Jul 11 — May 12
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Featured Examples

Altruistic Online Marketplaces
Altruistic Online Marketplaces
'Shop With Meaning' Sells Socially-Responsible Items with a Story
Every day, ShopWithMeaning.org highlights an online store that sells products that give a donation for each item purchased. They also have an online marketplace for socially responsible merchandise, where… MORE
Online Ethical Retailers
Online Ethical Retailers
SERRV Alleviates Poverty by Supporting Artisans from Around the World
SERRV is an shopping site that carves out a convenient way to shop for fair trade handicrafts from around the world. Its mission is poverty alleviation through supporting small-scale artisans and farmers.… MORE
Planet-Loving Marketplaces
Planet-Loving Marketplaces
Eartheasy is an Online Shop to Support Sustainable Lifestyles
Eartheasy is an online marketplace for socially-conscious, environmentally-friendly products that range from the LifeStraw personal water filter to grow-your-own mushroom kits, to terrariums. The family-run… MORE
Ethical Shopping Sites
Ethical Shopping Sites
Magnifeco is an Eco-Fashion Source Featuring All Things Socially Good
Magnifeco Shopping is the newest addition to the online shopping world. Billed as "a daily blog where ethics meets aesthetics," Magnifeco Shopping is the brainchild of fashion blogger Kate Black, who founded… MORE
Social Good Shopping Sites
Social Good Shopping Sites
'Histoire' Boutique is an Online Store Devoted to Creating a Just World
Histoire Boutique is an online shopping site devoted to providing products to its clients that facilitate change and hope for people, different communities and the earth. By researching a wide range of… MORE
play_circle_filled Benevolent Online Shopping
Benevolent Online Shopping
The Do Good Buy Us Website Allows Consumers to Buy Charitable Products
The Do Good Buy Us website promotes the concept of socially conscious shopping, or rather, “shoptivism.” The founders follow the “S.H.O.P” philosophy, an acronym that stands... MORE
Members-Only Social Boutiques
Members-Only Social Boutiques
The New Ethical Ocean Website Presents a Revamped E-Commerce Company
The new Ethical Ocean website revamps its already-cool platform that offers sustainable, environmentally friendly, fair trade, cruelty-free and organic products at the click of a button. That hasn't changed… MORE

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