One of the nicest things about working at By Hand is being able to cooperate with other like-minded people also looking to make a difference.
There are a number of small, UK-based companies that are similarly motivated by making a positive difference and that provide ethical alternatives to mainstream products and companies.
We hope that the sites listed here will be of interest to you.
1) Fair Trade Shops:
- Conscious Consumer
Supports disadvantaged women and communities through fair trade.
- Get Ethical
Brings together a whole host of fair trade and ethical suppliers.
- Indigo Ocean
Fair trade jewellery from India.
- Weaving Hope
Beautiful hand-woven fair trade toys from Sri Lanka.
2) Ethical Shops:
Sells bamboo clothing made from 100% naturally grown, 100% sustainable and 100% bio-degradable bamboo.
- Green Stationery
The #1 supplier of green stationery in the UK, offering a range of environmentally friendly and recycled stationery products.
- The Natural Bag Company
A family-run company based in Scotland offering a range of jute and cotton bags.
3) Fair Trade / Ethical / Green Blogs:
4) Fair Trade / Green Directories:
5) Supporting UK Business: