8 Best Amazon Alternatives For Essentials

Online shopping offers a convenient solution, especially for those in remote areas or without access to local sustainable stores. While Amazon has simplified shopping for many, its ethical practices in online marketplaces are questionable.

Fortunately, there are excellent alternatives! These alternative online marketplaces support small businesses and independent creators, focusing on ethical and sustainable operations. They provide a variety of products, including eco-friendly cleaning items, essential pantry goods, and safe skincare options, accessible regardless of your location.

For more specialized needs like tools, electronics, or gardening supplies, consider local shops and second-hand stores. They offer what you need with a reduced environmental impact.

Seeking specific products? For fashion and beauty, our recommendations for sustainable fashion labels and our favorite natural skincare products are just a click away.

Thrive Market | Food & Drink

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This one’s easy to do. You pay $5 a month and they provide you with access to thousands of organic products (that are also sustainable) and you save money when you compared to buying these things at retail.

Thrive Market is like Costco but for people who care about the planet.

Grove Collaborative | Household Products And Personal Care

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You can hit up Grove Collaborative if you want ecologically sound products for your home that are also guaranteed to be cruelty free and nontoxic.

This is a subscription service but that allows them to offset their carbon footprint and you don’t have to subscribe, you can just pick products and order as you would on Amazon.

Made Trade

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Whether it’s a pillow, a blanket, or a full set of bedding, Made Trade is a great place to pick up sustainably made products for your bedroom.

Everything’s made in the USA and they have a huge list of ethical credentials too.

They also donate one percent of their proceeds to other good causes! You can’t go wrong with that, right?

Credo | Beauty Products

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Credo carries a bunch of our favorite natural and organic beauty products (you can check out some of the ones we really love at our recent article on cruelty-free makeup).

They make sure there are no dangerous or harmful ingredients in anything that they sell and thus, they make it easy to browse with confidence.

Highly recommended.

The Detox Market | Wellness Products

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We all want products that promote better health, right? But we also want those products to be good for the world around us.

That’s what you find at The Detox Market.

Hundreds of brands try to get featured here but only the best succeed because they vet every single one to ensure that their products are safe and valuable for their users.

It’s awesome.

Uncommon Goods | Gifts, Jewelry, etc.

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Sometimes, you just want something that will freshen up life a little bit and that’s when you want something unique and filled with personality.

That’s what Uncommon Goods is all about – creating experiences in objects.

There are so many creative products here that you’ll fall in love almost instantly.

We can almost guarantee it.

Better World Book | Books and Book-related things

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This is the right way to shop for books.

Better World Books is a specialist in pre-loved and pre-used books and media.

We love the easy way you can flick through their massive collection and find something that’s just perfect for right here and now.

They even carry audiobooks, and you can save a fortune there.