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Running an independent ethical business is a great but it also comes with it’s own set of unique challenges. The number one struggle we hear from brand owners is not knowing how to get more customers with little to no money for marketing.
The EBD uses the power of Roberta Lee’s (our founders) extensive network and leverages the collective objective within our community. We collaborate on events, sharing the cost and maximising opportunities to help all of our brands get more exposure.
We believe in the power of teamwork and collaboration.
We Are Stronger Together
More targeted exposure for your brand on and offline
Build trust and get liked and loved by potential new customers
The opportunity to sell your product at EBD events online and in London
Be part of a community of like minded businesses and consumers
Learn from industry expert speakers at exclusive EBD Networking events
Discounted rates on services to help you develop and grow your business.
Ethical Brand Directory – Collaborative Approach
We are proud to support small independent brands and we encourage collaboration over competition on the Ethical Brand Directory and across our EBD network.
After much thought we have decided that businesses that are franchises (MLM schemes) and independent partners of larger brands will no longer be accepted (we know we have a few listed already but we will not take on any more).
This is because we want to create a fair community and most importantly we don’t want one particular ‘brand or business’ to monopolise the EBD.
Trying to keep it fair
We also don’t list other directories that are doing the same thing as us.
We love that there are so many options, however as one of the first UK based directories to launch we need to stay true to our roots and not compete with the other ‘big’ directories out there.
We have a clear mission and target: we focus on bringing together a curated collection that is strong on aesthetics and ethics. We are not driven by volume, we want quality not quantity on our site.
Therefore we rely on the listing fees, sponsorship and donations to be able to stay afloat and keep this wonderful network going to support brands like yours.
Being ethical applies to running our platform (we have bills to pay too)
When you join us, you are required to pay a small membership fee to cover the cost off running the platform and administration.
All profit is reinvested into the running the Ethical Brand Directory and paying for new opportunities for the brands.
We wouldn’t expect the artisans who make the products, or others in the supply-chain, or even you to work for free – and neither can we.
You’ll get out what you put in
We require our members to submit fresh photos for inclusion in our social media campaigns. To engage with our posts and help us create a buzz.
The biggest tip for any brands looking to leverage their listing and membership is to GET INVOLVED!
Active participation = more exposure and opportunities.