Green general stores

Online Shops – some green ‘general stores’

While there are lots of specialist suppliers mentioned elsewhere on the Green Choices website, there are increasing numbers of suppliers selling a whole range of products. This alphabetical list of online shops is not necessarily comprehensive but includes most of those Green Choices has come across, with brief descriptions, drawn mainly from the websites themselves. Green Choices cannot vouch for the claims of any of these companies but we provide the information in good faith. Many of the suppliers have been around for quite a while and have good reputations.

Green Choices has not got the resources to maintain lists of the many shops selling environmentally-friendlier, ethical, fairtrade, green and/or organic products that can be found in villages, towns and cities up and down the country.

A lot of organics is a portal of sites “bringing you organic food, fair trade, vegan, special diets, ethical, eco-friendly and other organic products”. The many categories include clothes, drink, food, garden, health and beauty, household and places to eat. ‘Manufacturers’ contains what looks like a comprehensive list of manufacturers, mainly of organic products. specialises in promoting ethical companies that produce ecologically sound products. They believe in the benefits of organic and natural products.

BuyOrganics say they are “passionate about organic shopping and specialise in bringing you the purest, toxin-free, genuine organic products on the market”. They are dedicated to promoting British organic products amongst other quality organic goods from around the globe and maintaining high ethical standards and ethical practices.

By nature believes in respect for care of the environment and for the people that produce them. They say their products meet high ethical standards from sustainability to fair-trade. Their lifestyle section has advice and information and there is also a community section for sharing information with an e-newsletter, ecotips and eco-calendar.

Centre for Alternative Technology sell a wide range of products including energy efficiency products, organic bedding and lots of useful-looking books, as well as running an eco-centre with working alternative technology, and providing information.

Earthly Goods online WWF’s online shop of environmentally-friendly, fair trade and natural products.

EcoHip has a simple philosophy – to offer the best natural products around, so you can maintain a chemical-free home, body and spirit.

Econatural “an on-line store offering a wide range of natural, organic, eco-friendly and Fair Trade products for you, your family, your home and your workplace.”

Ecotopia describes itself as “the online green shop that offers you a natural collection of interesting and innovative environmental and socially responsible products”. It is the online arm of a shop based in Stroud, Gloucestershire established since 2002.

Energy and Environment mainly sell energy generation and energy saving products, including solar power and wind generators.

Ethical Superstore aim to “deliver the widest range of products that put people – from all points on the globe – and the planet itself first!” Their stock includes baby products, cleaning supplies, clothing, food and drink, stationery and more. There’s a handy index by brand.

Go Green is run by Cellande featuring their own products and a small selection of other environmentally friendlier products.

Gooshing Gooshing is run by the Ethical Company Organisation who published the Good Shopping Guide. The website lists thousands of products in hundreds of categories and provides ethical comparisons. The Ethical Marketplace is a new area dedicated to the promotion of ethical products and services.

Green Aspirations sells environmental and ethical gifts and homeware. All the products are tested and approved to be in at least one of the following categories, organic, reusable, recycled, ethically sourced, British made or environmentally friendly.

Green Directory Shop sells ethical, environmental, organic and fair trade products, grouped into a large range of categories from books to transport (including electric bikes).

Green Eyed Frog is a Suffolk based, family run business, which has grown from a desire to find affordable organic, fair trade and eco-friendly products. The range includes eco-friendly gifts for friends, homeware and things to keep the kids amused.

Greener Living describes itself as “The friendly eco shop for purchasing products online”. They also have a shop in Portsmouth and say their carefully selected product range enables you to live a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle.

The Green Shop has an impressive-looking shop in Gloucestershire demonstrating technologies in practice. It sells household goods and cleaning products, energy saving and renewable energy products, paints, bodycare, gifts and books. Spin-offs are solar and rainharvesting websites

Greentime sells eco-friendly products for a greener world, with composters and other garden related stuff, including willow for weaving, and some other items.

GreenWarehouse aim to help improve ecological issues by offering ways to lead a ‘greener’ lifestyle, and provide a comprehensive source of ecological products in one convenient place.

Guide me green was created to provide a platform for ‘green’ businesses and brands to reach consumers who are increasingly becoming ethically and environmentally conscious. It includes a green directory, ethical directory, jobs directory and bulletin board.

My Friendly Lunchbox – Products that help you pack a waste free lunch. All their reusable bottles, food containers, lunch boxes and sandwich wrappers are free from BPA, lead and phthalates.

Natural Collection sell a large range of products including household goods, furnishings, gifts, clothing, cleaning products, energy saving devices and more. Their ‘dotguides’ provide information on topics such as organic cotton and fair trade.

Nigel’s Eco Store “sells eco friendly stuff” including towels made from bamboo fibre.

Spirit of Nature sell natural and environmentally-friendly products including baby stuff, organic clothes and cosmetics and household goods.

The Recycle Warehouse is a retailer of household, office, personal and domestic products made from recycled materials. If it isn’t recycled it doesn’t get in!  Some great products available.


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