It’s one thing to want nice things. It’s another when buying nice things do nice things for nice people. That’s where World of Good comes in. A one stop shop for buying artisanal and socially, environmentally responsible goods, this eBay shop gives back with every purchase.
Sometimes, though, it’s not enough to say something “does good.” Consumers often have to do some of their own research rather than rely on a product’s marketing. Luckily, World of Good verifies all of their products, sellers and producers; each item tells you which Trust Provider (”an organization with a stated mission of promoting social or ecological good”) verified the product.
What more, you’ll also see what kind of impact you’d make when purchasing the product (eBay’s Goodprint system). Goodprint breaks down positive impacts by category. People Positive promotes empowerment of a culture, producers and communities. Eco Positive goes beyond “going green,” letting consumers know if a product is carbon neutral, can be recycled or is sustainably harvested, amongst other things. Animal Friendly is exactly how it sounds, while the last category, eBay Giving Works, lets consumers know if sales of the product go to a non-profit organization.
There’s a lot to check out at this extensive online retailer, but we thought we’d highlight just a few of our favorites.
 Kionda Bag made from recycled plastic: The Sisal Sister, a collective of 60 women in Kakuyuni, Kenya, craft these traditional bags from recycled plastic. This process is indigenous to the village and though traditionally used to carry vegetables and other goods, they make for colorful, well-made totes.
 Mata Traders Fair Trade Tie Top: This easy, breezy tunic is just one of many sale-priced items from Mata Traders, which sources fair trade goods handmade in India by women co-ops and artisanal groups. These producers are paid a livable wage and work from home or in small workshops, as opposed to factories. Mata’s goods also utilized fair trade certified cotton, which benefits small family farms. The clothing itself uses traditional materials, like eco-friendly vegetable dyes.
 Hemp SnoTire: Made from certified organic cotton lining, hemp uppers, PET laces (from soda and water bottles and rubber from old car tires, these shoes are insanely eco-friendly. Simple Shoes are simply worth checking out.
 Recycled Feed Bag Messenger Bag: Recycled feed bags are crafted into these cotton-lined messenger bag. Colorful as well as durable, no two bags come out exactly the same. The best part? They’re handcrafted in Cambodia by disabled and disadvantaged women, who are paid in excess of the fair trade guide minimum wage standard.
 “Atlantis” Handmade Hammock: This handmade hammock is beautiful, utilizing traditional Mayan techniques. The Maya Artists of the Yucatan pay above the fair trade minimum while also employing marginalized ethnic groups, according to the Trustology system.
Check out World of Good for more planet-positive goods.