Online ethical shopping centre with links to
hundreds of organisations representing a huge range of businesses and
ShopEthical is an online shopping directory
for ethical products and services. The aim of the site is to provide
concerned shoppers with a one-stop gateway to ethical retailers and
Big Issue and Red Pepper bring online shopping.
Many people have heard of the low cost environmentally
friendly cardboard coffins. But where do you get them. Well
now you know.
The Fair Trade Foundation
British Associations For Fair Trade Shops
Reading International Solidarity Centre
Promotes good infant nutrition and an end to commercial promotion of
artificial feeding. Coordinates Nestlé boycott.
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.
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.
Provides news, analysis, research tools and action resources to respond to
corporate activity around the globe.
Fair Trade chocolate producer owned by cocoa farmers’ cooperative in Ghana
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
European Fair Trade Association (EFTA)
Network of 12 Fair Trade organisations in nine
European countries which aims to harmonise and coordinate Fair Trade
Labelling Organisations International (FLO)
Informal umbrella network of the four main
European Fair Trade networks.
Administers Britain’s Fair Trade label.
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.
Behind the Label
Coordinate campaign for workers’ rights in clothes and sports shoe
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
A grass-roots movement with approximately
100.000 volunteers working in over 2.500 World Shops in Europe.
An independent think tank that works to construct a new economy centred on
people and the environment.
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.
Network of groups producing excellent research and publications on issues
affecting the South.
Major Fair Trade importer.
Independent Canadian Fair
Trade certification organization.
Development Movement (WDM)
UK NGO campaigning on the injustices of the existing world trading system.
Department for International Development
UK government department which promotes globalisation as the solution to
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.
An attempt to give corporations a more sustainable makeover.
Influential corporate think tank which sets global economic, political and
Trade Organisation (WTO)
The body which regulates world trade and promotes corporate agendas.
Corporate Social Responsibility