Billions of clothes are being produced yearly, many of which are made by fast fashion brands that lack any regard for our planet or supply chains. Not to mention all of the brands that take part in greenwashing. As someone passionate about conscious consumption, it can sometimes be difficult to navigate the world of fashion. Luckily, there are plenty of marketplaces 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 normal, and billions of clothes are being produced each year, EcoCart has built an infrastructure for e-commerce companies to help transform shopping into a sustainable experience. Through EcoCart’s software, shoppers can analyze product life cycles and offset their carbon emissions. Consumers can also see which companies are supporting clean energy initiatives and which are not. EcoCart is revolutionizing shopping and empowering people to make informed, eco-friendly choices.
Source: Tiny Rescue Climate Collection
Tiny Rescue is a mission-based sustainable fashion line raising awareness around the most pressing causes that plague the planet via their recycled zero-waste products. The brand is circular, so everything is designed to be returned, reprocessed, respun, and remade repeatedly. Tiny Rescue sweatshirts and tees are cozy, plush, soft, and entirely made of recycled fabrics; you can feel good knowing that you are maintaining a minimal footprint and are doing your part to limit the number of clothes that end up in landfills every year. The brand is also woman-and minority-owned. Check out their Climate Change Collection!
EarthHero is on a mission to make sustainable shopping so easy and accessible that everyone does it. They offer thousands of sustainable products, from beauty products and home and kitchen to baby and kids, and clothes and accessories. CEO, Ryan Lewis “became increasingly aware of the adverse effects of hyper-consumerism on the natural environment” and created this marketplace to help people re-imagine the way we shop by making it simple and approachable for everyone.
Founded by Dr. Kristian Henderson, BLK+GRN is an all-natural marketplace. Dr. Henderson is on a mission to “normalize access to non-toxic products targeted to Black women and two, to fund Black women entrepreneurs’ who create non-toxic personal care products.” Many beauty products are filled will unhealthy, toxic chemicals that can negatively impact the health of consumers. BLK+GRN focuses on creating a solution to the problem and educates consumers on the importance of making informed purchases and supporting sustainable and transparent brands.
Kindhumans is on a mission to “celebrate the good in humanity by elevating community, commerce, and world-changing causes.” Co-founders Suzi and Justin Wilkenfeld are building a global brand and ethical online marketplace for conscious consumers who are interested in creating 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 apparel and tech, everyday eco kits, and baby and kids products.
Our Commonplace is an online marketplace and “one-stop-shop for fashion-forward, ethical, and sustainable goods.” This marketplace vets all brands to ensure that when you shop, you can feel confident that what you are buying is sustainable. Founder Sunny Wu is a first-generation Taiwanese American and woman entrepreneur who aims to create transparency within the industry. From clothing, accessories, jewelry, beauty, skincare, and wellness, consumers can shop for what they need without polluting the environment.
Staiy is a retail platform that was started by a group of friends in Berlin who had,” a fascination for a sustainable lifestyle and the urge for creation. ” This editorial-driven platform is centered around “sustainability, innovative practices, and a conscious mindset.” They conduct extensive brand evaluations before partnering. These evaluations include research into a brand’s “water consumption, air pollution prevention, materials innovation, working conditions and finally, the supply chain” to ensure that you are only receiving transparency and honesty.
Sistain is on a mission to “support brands that operate responsibly with sustainable methods of design, production, and manufacturing, to build a more circular future.” This online marketplace educates and empowers consumers to vote with their dollars 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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