In many sectors, consumers are turning towards more sustainable options as their concern for the environment grows. Green energy grew an impressive 56.3% in 2017. Ethical clothing increased by 19.9% and buying second-hand clothing for environmental reasons increased 22.5%, in a year which saw much media about the environmental impacts of fast fashion. Ethical Food and Drink was also up 16.3%, the largest increase since 2012, fuelled by growing sales of vegetarian products.
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It has been a strong year across the board for ethical food and drink, with all seven categories seeing impressive sales growth. The market grew by 16.3%, the largest increase since 2012, suggesting that it has recovered from the fall in sales of Fairtrade products seen in 2014.
Growth in this market looks moderate overall (5.3%). However, this headline figure conceals a dramatic year for several of the sub-categories, with green energy tariffs growing an impressive 56.3%, and micro-generation slumping by –87.4% in 2017.
As in other sectors, environmental consciousness appears to have fuelled considerable growth in the sales of ethical personal products in 2017. The market increased by 15.7% overall, with particularly strong growth for both ethical (19.9%) and second-hand (22.5%) clothing.
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In 2018, the UK spent over £83bn on ethical goods with the continued growth driven by increased environmental concern, showing that more consumers than ever are looking for ways to shop that help people and planet.
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$ Mn - Green Home
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