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Here is an ever-growing list of places where you can browse for more responsibly sourced products and services (they do tend to be geared more towards the DC metro area, but don't let that keep you from finding the best ones in your area! Let me know what you find, and I might add it here for others' reference.):
Everlane is an online clothing shop that works with the factories that produce designer goods, and touts transparency in their pricing. They are online only, so they avoid brick & mortar costs of physical shops. Yet another business model I admire.
Outdoorsy vibe of men's and women's clothing, bags, and home items. Every product they sell helps them fund cleaning up 1 pound of trash in the ocean and our waterways through company organized and hosted cleanups.
Shop for beautifully handmade clothes and goods, gorgeous hand-printed batiks, and all sorts of lovely items for a really good cause.
A beautiful organization that sells Fair Trade gifts, toiletries, and useful home items.
This online fabric shop sells sustainably and fairly produced fabrics. There's even a Made in USA section. Most of the fabrics are cotton or linen.
Craft supplies website with strong buying power that cuts out the middleman and purchases directly from the source. Not to mention the wonderful quality of supplies for a very decent price.
Dairy serving the Washington, D.C. metro area with the freshest eggs, milk, butter, and other dairy, in addition to other fresh and local foodstuffs. Who doesn't like getting their milk delivered in a glass bottle?
Wonderful local grocer in downtown Falls Church, VA that sells fresh produce, dairy, and other foodstuffs produced generally from within a 100 mile radius, cutting down on carbon emissions from transporation.
While Whole Foods is more corporate (and expensive), they have good initiatives. They strive to sell organic and frequently locally or regionally grown/produced goods. Check out their paraben-free and sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners, and their local coffee selection, in particular. Consumer Reports notes that WFM is the only national chain to stop selling meat raised on antibiotics that can lessen effectiveness of treating people.
You know TJ's, so you know how cheap and environmentally friendly they are. If you want to know how they do business (which is quite well, incidentally), just check out their "Our Story" page on their website.
Before you lose it on me, Ikea has finally merged low-cost items with sustainability. Their initiative is called People & Planet Positive, and it seeks to increase their sources' sustainability, while also incorporating energy efficiency into their buildings. If you shop with a careful eye, you can purchase many quality textiles here.