Shop to Stop Slavery has released their 2012 Ethical Holiday Shopping Guide. This guide features 40 fabulous ethical retailers plus articles about the philosophy and world-improving strategy behind ethical consumerism. Shop to Stop Slavery releases a fresh version of this guide each year, which I love because it ensures that all of the retailers they feature are still operating. (I’ve come across many fair trade websites that look like they were designed in 1998, and I can never tell if they’re still functioning stores or not. This guide solves that problem!)
Shop to Stop Slavery was founded in 2010 as a tool to help inform the public about human trafficking and steps they can take to prevent it and help victims. Their website was one of our sources we used as a starting point when compiling our list of stores to research. It’s a great resource with a regularly updated blog. Posts cover ethical shopping and human trafficking-related tips and news. Definitely check it out!