Billions clothes are produced each year, many of which are made by fast fashion brands that have no regard for our planet or our supply chains. Without forgetting all the brands that participate in greenwashing. As a conscious consumer enthusiast, it can sometimes be difficult to navigate the world of fashion. Fortunately, many marketplaces are committed to revolutionizing the meaning of sustainable and ethical shopping.
Here are 8 online marketplaces for sustainable shopping:
In a world where overconsumption has become the new norm, and billions of clothes are produced each year, EcoCart has built an infrastructure for e-commerce businesses to turn shopping into a sustainable experience. Using EcoCart’s software, buyers can analyze product life cycles and offset their carbon emissions. Consumers can also see which companies support clean energy initiatives and which do not. EcoCart is revolutionizing shopping and empowering people to make informed and eco-friendly choices.
2. Small Rescue
Source: Tiny Rescue Climate Collection
small rescue is a mission-driven, sustainable fashion line that raises awareness for the most pressing causes plaguing the planet through their zero-waste recycled products. The brand is circular, so everything is designed to be flipped, reprocessed, refiled and redone over and over. Tiny Rescue sweatshirts and t-shirts are comfortable, fluffy, soft and made entirely from recycled fabrics; you can feel good knowing you’re maintaining a minimal footprint and doing your part to limit the number of clothes that end up in landfills each year. The brand is also owned by women and minorities. Discover their Climate Change Collection!
3. Earth Heroes
Earth Heroes is on a mission to make sustainable shopping so easy and accessible that everyone does it. They offer thousands of sustainable products, from beauty and home and kitchen products to babies and children, to clothing and accessories. CEO, Ryan Lewis “became increasingly aware of the harmful effects of hyper-consumption on the natural environment” and created this market to help people reinvent the way we shop by making it simple and accessible to everyone.
Founded by Dr Kristian Henderson, BLACK+GREEN is an entirely natural market. Dr. Henderson is on a mission to “normalize access to non-toxic products for black women and two, to fund black women entrepreneurs who create non-toxic personal care products.” Many beauty products are filled with unhealthy and toxic chemicals that can negatively impact consumers’ health. BLACK+GREEN focuses on creating a solution to the problem and educating consumers on the importance of making informed purchases and supporting sustainable and transparent brands.
Kindness is on a mission to “Celebrate the good of humanity by uplifting community, commerce and world-changing causes.” Co-founders Suzi and Justin Wilkenfeld create a global brand and ethical online marketplace for conscious consumers who want to create a more sustainable world. Community, commerce and causes are at the forefront of everything they do. They offer everything from beauty and care, books and home products to clothing and technology, everyday eco-friendly kits and products for babies and children.
6. Our common place
Our common place is an online marketplace and “one stop shop for avant-garde, ethical and sustainable products. This market checks all brands to ensure that when you shop you can be sure that what you are buying is durable. Founder Sunny Wu is a first-generation American and Taiwanese entrepreneur who aims to create transparency within the industry. Clothing, accessories, jewelry, beauty, skincare and wellness, consumers can buy what they need without polluting the environment.
Stay is a retail platform that was started by a group of friends in Berlin which had», a fascination for a sustainable way of life and the desire to create. “This editorial platform is centered around “sustainability, innovative practices and a conscious mindset”. They conduct in-depth brand assessments before partnering. These assessments include research on A brand “water consumption, air pollution prevention, materials innovation, working conditions and finally, the supply chain” to ensure that you only receive transparency and honesty.
stain is on a mission to “supporting brands that operate responsibly with sustainable design, production and manufacturing methods, to build a more circular future.” This online marketplace educates and empowers consumers to vote with their money and make a positive difference through their choices. They promote brands that publicly support sustainability efforts to help combat the negative effects of consumerism and make this valuable knowledge more accessible to everyone!
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- Reduce your fast mode footprint: Take the lead by mobilizing against fast fashion pollution and supporting sustainable and circular brands like small rescue that raise awareness of important issues through zero-waste recycled clothing designed to be returned and remade again and again.
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