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From Charitable Shopping Websites to Chic Social Good Networks

 - May 18, 2012
These ethical online shops coincide with the rise of ‘shoptivism,’ a current phenomenon merging daily purchases with charitable causes. This business niche supports investment in sound products with roots based in benevolent activity.

Consumerism has become a touchy buzz word. Anti-capitalism enthusiasts have lamented the heady growth of large organizations alongside environmentalists who deplore the corporate world. Concepts like these charitable shopping sites and chic social good networks have provided a way around the issue, allowing buyers to acquire quality goods without having to make moral compromises.

These databases frequently promote the work of local artisans and designers, bringing attention to new skills and time-honored methods of operation. By drawing attention to such skills, those in need are being accorded with the recognition they are deserving of.