The first port of call for anything else should always be local shops and business, including sole traders and co-ops, as it keeps money in your local community for longer. See here (it’s about food, but it applies to everything else too).
Then there’s Fairmondo. It’s a new, co-operative alternative to eBay. It’s small at the moment, but you can help it grow, by joining, buying and offering products and services.
From small soap and skin-care suppliers to making your own.
From independent bookshops to co-operative publishers.
Clothes & accessories
From non-branded, non-corporate clothes shops to making your own.
From co-operative / independent sources, including second-hand.
Craft furniture-makers, independent businesses and co-ops.
Sustainable, independent holiday destinations.
From candles and cleaners to curtains and cushions – buy non-corporate or make your own.