Hello World! Welcome Friends! Sustainability is a big focus for a lot of consumers. They want to do their part to make sure they’re purchasing products that aren’t just good for the environment (or at least aren’t harmful to it), but also that are good for their bodies and their lives. Luckily, many brands are embracing concepts of sustainability and ethical production, but it can be tough to know what’s what when you’re shopping.
The following are some easy tips to follow when you shop sustainable, and also a few notable brands and tools leading the way.
Choose the Right Beauty Products
Beauty products including haircare and skincare are some of the best areas to focus when you’re first starting your quest to shop sustainable. These are the items that have the most contact with your body, but unfortunately, these are also the products that can have some of the most damaging and toxic ingredients.
Read labels and look for options like Hanz De Fuko, which is a hair product line that sources organic and natural materials whenever possible.
Do Your Research on Food Products
Food is another important place where you should look for items that are not only grown in a way that’s good for the environment but also are ethically produced.
Aside from looking for organic produce, meats, and seafood when you’re food shopping, look for labels such as fair trade, which indicates that products were made following strict standards regarding how employees are treated.
A good example of this kind of company is Grounds For Change, which is a certified organic coffee roaster that features 100% Fair Trade Coffee.
Skip Fast Fashion
All of those retailers that sell tons of items at low prices are considered fast fashion, and the result of the manufacturing of these items is more waste, more CO2 emissions from the apparel and textile industry, and a staggering 10 percent of the world’s total carbon footprint comes from this industry.
When you’re shopping for clothes, first choose items that are high-quality and will last longer. They may be more expensive in the short-term, but also less likely to end up in the landfill a few months after you buy them.
You should also look for natural fabrics when you select clothes because synthetic materials contain chemicals and during the manufacturing process these chemicals often pollute the environment.
An excellent example of a sustainable clothing company is Nudie Jeans which creates clothes based on stringent environmental and social policies. They’re also a fashion company known for transparency, highlighting their entire production process on their website.
Some great mobile apps are making ethical and sustainable shopping incredibly easy for people. One option is called Buycott.
Buycott is a mobile app that allows users to join crowd-sourced campaigns, and also scan barcodes when they’re shopping to learn about the history of the product and make an informed buying decision. It’s an easy way to know whether things are made with GMOs for example, and there are also features within the app that helps users find sustainable alternatives to products they want to boycott.
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