A New Hampshire-based company, Elayne's Garden creates top quality organic soaps and shampoos that are in accordance with USDA certified organic food standards. Considering the fact that the body care industry is unregulated, consumers can take solace in knowing that Elayne's Garden products are safe, handmade, and made with integrity.
Escalante Design brings an environmentally-sound philosophy to the audio industry. By making speakers that use environmentally friendly materials and participating in '1% for the Planet' (joining with Patagonia to donate 1% of sales to the environment), the company is quickly becoming a sustainable business while making quality products.
Ethical Ocean is an online ethical marketplace aiming to increase the awareness and consumption of ethical products and services in North America.
Ethical shoppers looking for fairtrade casual attire would be wise to check out Fair Indigo. The site offers men's and women's clothing, shoes, accessories and jewelry — with a few other odds and ends — at prices comparable to many of their non-fairtrade competitors. Think of it as American Apparel for grown-ups.
A magazine that frequently comments on social activism, environmental organizations, and changes within America's consumer culture, GOOD magazine also actively helps non-profits. One-year subscribers can contribute 100% of this fee to the non-profit of their choice. Within the magazine industry, GOOD stands out for its reporting and its partnerships.
greenKarat uses a number of methods and techniques to ensure that its product is socially and ecologically responsible. Eco-labeling informs customers about green certification and the company encourages recycling and Fair Trade. In addition, greenKarat opposes diamond mining because of its negative ecological and social impact.
Higher Grounds is committed to not only producing quality coffee, but in helping small farmers and the environment. The company only roasts coffee that is certified Fair Trade, organic, and shade grown, and has a number of environmental programs to reduce its carbon imprint as much as possible.
A company that holds itself "accountable to make the choices that honor both people and the planet," Indigenous Designs believes that its business can have a positive impact on the world. Its business model seeks to respect the "culture and traditions of artisans around the world with fair trade practices, using only natural and organic fibers and being conscious of our business practices at home."
Naturepedic offers eco-friendly mattresses and bedding for babies. Many crib mattresses are made with vinyl or other industrial chemicals. Recognizing that toxic chemicals may impact a babies sleep, as well as their long-term health, Naturepedic is committed to providing consumers with healthy products.
Considered a pioneer in green office supplies, New Leaf Paper provides recycled and tree-free products, as well as the highest post-consumer content on the market. In December 2006, New Leaf was awarded Co-op America’s Green Business Leadership Award.