Today I wanted to share my ultimate guide to ethical shopping.

Did you catch the BBC documentary, Fashion’s Dirty Secrets?  I did, and as someone who is fairly clued up on ethical fashion, I was shocked at what I saw. Do also read my post on what’s so bad about fast fashion for more scary stats. Did you know, for example, that fabric recyclers in India have assumed that it’s too expensive for us to wash our clothes. This is the only way for them to make sense of how we discard our clothing after only wearing it a handful of times.  Shocking, right?

To help you, or anyone you know, who is interested in upping their ethical game, I’ve put together your ultimate guide to ethical shopping. This article is packed full of useful articles, guides, and directories, created over the last 8 years of blogging about ethics here on Moral Fibres.

Feel free to bookmark and come back. I’m going to keep this page updated as I add more articles.  

ultimate guide to ethical shopping

My Ethical Shopping Guides

Where to shop for secondhand clothes online – because secondhand is the best and cheapest way of shopping ethically.

40 ethical clothing brands for women – for when you want to buy new.

Men’s ethical clothing companies – because women aren’t the only drivers of fast fashion.

Women’s ethical underwear for 2022

The Moral Fibres Guide to ethical shoes

A Guide to ethical backpacks

The Moral Fibres Guide to ethical wellies

Guide to ethical maternity wear

Guide to ethical swimwear

Ethical socks and tights

Ethical nightwear

Three of the best transparent brands

My Ethical Shopping Tips

How to shop ethically on a budget 

How to escape from the clutches of fast fashion

Charity shop shopping tips

eBay shopping tips

The other handy eBay tip to keep up your sleeve

The best online resources to help you shop more ethically

A handy tip on how to rein in your spending

How to not go wild in the sales

How to make sure you get value for money when you shop

The importance of decluttering

Eco clothing labels explained

A “buyerarchy” of needs

The Think Pieces 

Is ethical clothing expensive?

Are any high street shops ethical?

Who gets the money from your typical £10 t-shirt?

Is vintage fur ethical?

Can Generation Z put the brakes on fast fashion?

Do share this with anyone you know interested in shopping more ethically. Choosing to vote with your wallet is one way to show fast fashion companies that they can’t keep getting away with, quite literally, murder.  

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