Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping

Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir believe that
Consumerism is overwhelming our lives. The corporations want us to have
experiences only through their products. Our neighborhoods, "commons"
places like stoops and parks and streets and libraries, are disappearing
into the corporatized world of big boxes and chain stores. But if we "back away
from the product" - even a little bit, well then we Put The Odd Back In God!

So we are singing and preaching for local economies and real —
not mediated through products — experience. We like independent shops
where you know the person behind the counter or at the very least,
you like them enough to share a story.


Ten Thousand Villages
Working with over 100 artisan groups in more than 30 countries in
Africa, Asia and Latin America to bring you fair trade jewelry,
home decor, gifts and more.

A Greater Gift
Beautiful jewelry and fabulous accessories, from scarves and slippers
to bags and bracelets. And you can feel good wearing all our items,
knowing that your purchases support artisans around the world.

Global Exchange
implementing the principles of socially and economically
responsible business according to Fair Trade Criteria. So you can
shop knowing that the products you choose are sweatshop free.

Co-Op America
Harnessing economic power—the strength of
consumers, investors, businesses, and the marketplace—to create
a socially just and environmentally sustainable society.

Sweat Free Communities
Ending sweatshop exploitation by inspiring responsible local
purchasing and fostering solidarity
between U.S. communities and workers worldwide.

The Sierra Club 
The Sierra Club, inspired by nature, we work together
to protect our communities and the planet.

Natural Resource Defense Council
NRDC works on a broad range of issues as we pursue our mission
to safeguard the Earth; its people, its plants and
animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. is the place to buy and sell all things
handmade in America.  Support the artists, designers and crafters who
are the backbone of our country!

United Students Against Sweatshops
United Students Against Sweatshops is an international student
movement of campuses and individual students fighting for sweatshop-free
labor conditions and workers' rights at home and abroad.
We believe that university standards should be brought in line
with those of its students.

Campaign For A Commercial-Free Childhood

A national coalition of health care professionals, educators,
advocacy groups and concerned parents who counter the harmful effects
of marketing to children through action, advocacy, education, research,
and collaboration.

Credit Card Nation

Research, Education, and Public Policy for consumer activism
and an informed Citizenry.

Oxfam America
With little effort on your part, you can take a step to fight poverty:
Tell a friend about Oxfam America Unwrapped. Pick up an unexpected
gift that does good like a sheep, mosquito nets, or planting 50 trees..!


CounterCorp seeks to document, reduce, and ultimately prevent
the corrosive political, economic, and social effects that large
corporations have in the U.S. and around the world.

Clothing of the American Mind
If you really are what you wear, you’re about to get even better.
Clothing of the American Mind environmentally safe
and responsible, politically and socially conscious, sweatshop free
and American-made, 100% organic and fair trade.
Flex your purchasing power in a positive way.


Tree Hugger
180+ gift ideas in three shades of green, making it a perfect
reference while shopping for everyone on your gift list.
In addition, we've added a list of organizations to support
and useful tips for making your holidays more efficient.