Welcome to the Good Shopping Handbook, Good magazine’s practical, online, product guide for the smart shopper.
The Good Shopping Handbook is an annual print and online shopping guide featuring over 100 green and ethical products across a range of everyday shopping categories with details on why those products are good and where to find them.
Shopping on the run? Here’s Good’s super-quick checklist:
Does the product have minimal or no packaging? Is the packaging biodegradable or recyclable?
Eating what’s in season makes for a diverse diet and ensures reasonably priced, fresh produce
Look for food that has undergone minimal processing or refining and products that contain minimal additives or preservatives
Choosing New Zealand-made rather than imported products keeps our farmers and manufacturers in business, and means less distance travelled
We can’t make everything here. Some imported products, such as fairly traded or handcrafted goods, benefit the communities that make them. Buying from ethical businesses supports eco-innovation all over the world
Think ‘farm to fork’—who made this food? Traceable food products are tracked to ensure accountability throughout the food chain
Independent, third-party certification is best, but there’s a huge range of accreditation marks out there—use our Consumer Labels and Accreditation Guide for more advice.