Social Responsibility and Sustainability

Ethical purchasing

Take a look at some of the resources we've collated to help you find out more about buying ethically in Edinburgh (and generally).

Buying ethically doesn't have to be expensive - buying second hand is a great way to save money and minimise your impact on the world. If you do decide to buy new, it's worth taking some time to think about impacts your decisions are having on people, animals and the environment.

Explore ethical shopping in Edinburgh

There are plenty of places to buy fairly traded items in Edinburgh, including the One World Shop and Hadeel crafts.

See the Scottish Fair Trade Forum's map of fair trade businesses

Read the Moral Fibres blogpost

Compare ethical credentials

Everything we pay for has an impact on people and the environment, even services you might not think about like your bank, phone contract or energy provider. Here are some handy comparison websites who have already done the legwork and score companies for you.

The Good Shopping Guide

Ethical Consumer

Labels to look out for

Workers' rights
Environmental protection
Animal rights
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