About us

We know first-hand how hard it can be to find ethical products you actually feel good about buying (and giving).

So we created the Green Christmas Marketplace, an annual catalog of sustainable, natural, ethical products produced by passionate, whole-hearted companies and artisans who are eager to make a difference in the world.

Here you connect directly with companies and producers who are creating GREAT products and offering outstanding services using ethical, sustainable methods. Even better, your purchase directly supports their work.

Basically, we’ve created this to be your source for ethical, eco-friendly, and handmade gifts! We’ve done much of the work for you, so all that’s left for you to decide is which gifts to give to each person on your list. ????

So whether you want to buy sustainably-grown coffee direct from the roaster, discover family-run fair trade shops with a little bit of everything, or find non-toxic food and beauty products that you can feel good about using and gifting throughout the holiday season (and all year round!), the Green Christmas Marketplace is here to help you find gifts your friends and family will love – and that satisfy your longing to give thoughtful, ethical gifts.

Each year our collection grows as we are introduced to new shops and as some of our favorite shops return to partner with us year after year. Our shops include small businesses run from the kitchen table by dedicated work-at-home moms and dads to certified B-Corp companies. We carefully vet every company we feature and are proud to include each and every one.

And even more, we hope these shops will become some of your favorites (like they are for us!). These fantastic companies offer great Christmas gifts, but they provide excellent, ethical products year-round too, and we hope you'll return to support them through the year.

Have a shop you'd like to suggest? Please contact us to let us know.

We connect thoughtful shoppers with shops that are making a difference.


Our History

Founded in 2015, the Green Christmas Marketplace is spear-headed by the team at Ethical Green Living, LLC (ahem… we mean, the Faber family).

Ethical Green Living exists to support families who long for more joy and simplicity on their natural living journeys and EGL's services include the popular natural living blog, NourishingJoy.com, as well as Naturally Savvy Mom, the Ethical Green Kitchen, The Tired & Hungry Cook's Companion real food meal plans, and the Fresh Start e-course, as well as a number of books on real food, natural remedies, and non-toxic living.

The Fabers have long been dedicated to living a sustainable, ethical, non-toxic lifestyle – and figuring out how to do that in the midst of busy, modern life where kids somehow magnetically gravitate toward mobile devices and information and opinions fly at us in overwhelming volume.

They started their journey in densely-urban Vancouver, British Columbia, while working in neuroscience research and opera, and they currently live on ten of the most gorgeous acres found on Planet Earth, working as permaculture-loving organic farmers and natural living educators, while also classically homeschooling their three (soon to be four) children and actively learning from their children how important it is to infuse joy, play, and laughter into every single day.

They spend their days schooling together, working together, cooking together, cleaning together, and laughing together – and they can't imagine life any other way.

And of course, making thoughtful, ethical purchases is part of that journey, so the Fabers created the Green Christmas Marketplace to help declare from the rooftops that our dollars make a difference and to support and highlight ethical, sustainable companies that are working hard to make a difference.

We hope you'll join us year after year to celebrate and support these fantastic companies – and perhaps discover something new!