If you care about sustainable fashion, it’s a great time to be alive! There’s no shortage of ethical, affordable, and sustainable clothing brands to shop from. Conscious consumption is now easier than ever – but there is a caveat to it!
A lot of brands may claim to be ethical and sustainable, but actually might practice some form of greenwashing, where they only talk about ethical production in marketing communication, but don’t actually practice it.
If you’re interested in sustainable shopping, there are some incredible marketplaces catering to the conscious consumer that are paving the way forward for ecommerce. These online stores don’t just promote products under the guise of sustainability, but they walk the talk! If you’re looking to get on board with the ethical bandwagon, then these marketplaces are for you.
Here’s why we love them: They care deeply about sustainable sourcing of materials, verifying safe working conditions, and ensuring that everyone along the supply chain is paid a livable wage.
“We carefully hand select every item we carry to ensure it meets our rigorous standards for equity and sustainability. At Made Trade we only curate vegan products from brands that use natural materials as sustainably as possible.”
On Made Trade, you can shop with confidence knowing every product is rigorously assessed and verified for both sustainability and equity.
They source one-off batches of quality gifts, homeware, kitchenware and toys at great prices. It’s a truly unique place to find quirky, one-of-a-kind items for gifting and home decor.
You may be familiar with the African proverb, “it takes a village to raise a child.” According to StoreyLine, they believe that it “takes a village” to achieve any meaningful change in our world.
“We make it easy for you to have an impact and show you how your purchase make a difference. We focus on curating gifts from makers who are traditionally overlooked and under-represented. Our mission is to drive significant economic opportunities and visibility to these makers so that they can thrive in business and life.”
They comb the net to find unique brands with diverse founders on a mission and do a lot of research to make sure it's authentic and accurate.
As one of the largest aggregators for independent brands, Verishop specialize in partnering with designer and emerging brands to provide the best in fashion, home, beauty and more.
They support diverse partners' voices – from female and minority owners to responsible brands to clean beauty products.
“At Pantastic, we understand that most small businesses that set up their own personal e-commerce operations in response to the pandemic aren’t benefiting from the surge in online shopping.”
Typically, indie brands are stuck competing against millions of other merchants. Pantastic believes that good quality indie goods should be made accessible to the everyday consumer.
Shopping female-founded just got a whole lot easier!
“Behind every product—from that dreamy body oil to the game-changing planner—is a female founder with a success story to tell. We are unapologetic in our beliefs and values of supporting girls and women who are chasing dreams both big and small.”
The Trove.Market shop has a unique curation of independent up and coming designers based in NYC and in other parts of the country.
“For Trove, a brand is more than just a name. We want to share their story, their identity and all of the amazing things they are doing to create that final product. We encourage you to learn more about the brand you are purchasing from.”
Wearwell is part of a movement that's building a more sustainable fashion industry, prioritizing workers' rights and minimizing environmental impact. They are committed to making it easier for more people to live sustainably and support brands that meet the highest standards.
“We believe that one of the most effective ways to spark change is to vote with your dollar. And in order to make a meaningful difference in an industry that employs nearly 80 million garment workers around the globe (over 85% of whom are women), we can only drive this change together.”
Their goal is to make it easy to shop sustainably and break eco-taboos. This is your one-stop magazine to find ethical brands, sustainable products, eco-living tips, zero waste, vegan and organic "everything" to live a healthy & meaningful life! Featuring social + eco enterprises worldwide.
The benefits of shopping sustainably go far beyond just the environment – you’re supporting ethical hiring, manufacturing, and doing your part for human rights all around the world.
We're proud our house shoes for women are included in Our Good Brands directory as we're one of the many brands they highlight focus on ethically made products.