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Ethical shopping titan The Body Shop has collapsed into administration. What went wrong?
Business

Ethical shopping titan The Body Shop has collapsed into administration. What went wrong?

The Body Shop has appointed administrators, a process that will likely cause dozens of shop closures and hundreds of redundancies
The Big Issue's ethical Christmas gift guide
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The Big Issue's ethical Christmas gift guide

Behind the till with Olivia Colman at Choose Love's refugee awareness pop-up shop
From left: Dawn O'Porter, Lily James, Pearl Mackie, Olivia Colman, Dermot O'Leary and Jamie Dornan wearing choose love t-shirts
Choose Love

Behind the till with Olivia Colman at Choose Love's refugee awareness pop-up shop

Best charity shops: Where to find the best charities with shops
Charity

Best charity shops: Where to find the best charities with shops

Show your mum how much you love her with skincare from a brand conscious of its social and environmental impact
Meet the Maker

Show your mum how much you love her with skincare from a brand conscious of its social and environmental impact

Looking for a Mother's Day gift? Why not buy them from a brand that transforms rescued materials into luxury goods
Elvis & Kresse
Meet the Maker

Looking for a Mother's Day gift? Why not buy them from a brand that transforms rescued materials into luxury goods

Celebrate the women in your life this International Women's Day with jewellery designed with sustainability and social impact in mind
Doron Shaltiel, Quazi Design founder
Meet the Maker

Celebrate the women in your life this International Women's Day with jewellery designed with sustainability and social impact in mind

No matter the occasion, a gift made by artisans living with mental health conditions won't disappoint
Staff, volunteers, and members standing outside Design in Mind studio
Meet the Maker

No matter the occasion, a gift made by artisans living with mental health conditions won't disappoint

How Daughters of the Ganges is bringing female artisans to the forefront
Meet the Maker

How Daughters of the Ganges is bringing female artisans to the forefront

10 sustainable gifts to buy for your favourite person this Valentine's Day
heart shaped paper scattered on desk
Valentine's Day

10 sustainable gifts to buy for your favourite person this Valentine's Day

Why buying vegan leather isn't as sustainable as you might think
leather jacket
Sustainability

Why buying vegan leather isn't as sustainable as you might think

Looking for a gift hamper that makes a difference? Meet Social Stories Club
Meet the maker

Looking for a gift hamper that makes a difference? Meet Social Stories Club

These Christmas decorations are made in hostel bedrooms by people experiencing homelessness
Pivot, Meet the Maker
Meet the maker

These Christmas decorations are made in hostel bedrooms by people experiencing homelessness

Looking for ethical decorations? Why not buy them from the birthplace of Christmas
Bethlehem Baubles
Ethical Shopping

Looking for ethical decorations? Why not buy them from the birthplace of Christmas

10 sustainable stocking fillers for a green Christmas
stockings on a fire place
Ethical Shopping

10 sustainable stocking fillers for a green Christmas

29 online shops for sustainable Christmas present ideas
Gift wrapping
Ethical Shopping

29 online shops for sustainable Christmas present ideas

How to make your Christmas tree sustainable
Sustainable Christmas tree
Christmas

How to make your Christmas tree sustainable

Need a gift for children? Check out these crochet toys made by a fair trade co-op in Bangladesh
Meet the maker

Need a gift for children? Check out these crochet toys made by a fair trade co-op in Bangladesh

Affordable and ethical gift ideas for budgets from £10 to £100
Christmas

Affordable and ethical gift ideas for budgets from £10 to £100

How this independent publisher changes lives by changing minds
Do Book Company
Ethical Shopping

How this independent publisher changes lives by changing minds

Meet the London creative studio helping people with their mental health
Studio 306 Collective
Meet the Maker

Meet the London creative studio helping people with their mental health

Meet the authors teaching children about the everyday magic and diversity of London
London Folk Tales for Children
Ethical Shopping

Meet the authors teaching children about the everyday magic and diversity of London

Where to find charity furniture shops and pick up cheap, environmentally friendly items
charity furniture shops
Shopping

Where to find charity furniture shops and pick up cheap, environmentally friendly items

The water bottles and socks helping raise money for homeless people and refugees
Ethical Shopping

The water bottles and socks helping raise money for homeless people and refugees

What is fast fashion, which brands use it - and how can I buy sustainable clothing?
A rack of clothes hanging up
Fast fashion

What is fast fashion, which brands use it - and how can I buy sustainable clothing?