Humans, animals and the planet are at risk. The future of fashion is 100% ethical, sustainable and transparent. if we don’t make better choices. Most ethical fashion brands are small and having to reach customers on a large scale is quite the challenge. We also understand that it can be difficult to find sustainable brands. Research is time consuming. The struggle is real.
We’ve put together five awesome tools to make it easier to find and support credible ethical and sustainable brands. They all accomplish one thing: make shopping easier so we can all work together to make life more sustainable.
1. B Corporation Directory
Look for brands that are Certified B-Corporations. If you’re sifting through a sustainable brand’s website and find out that they’re a Certified B-Corp, you’ve come to the right place to shop. These brands are audited and are guaranteed to have verified and high standards of social and environmental performance. They are also transparent about their supply chain and meet legal accountability. Not sure where to begin? Explore the B Corporation Directory and find the list of brands you’re interested in by industry and location.
2. Fair Trade
No, it’s not just chocolates and coffee that are Fair Trade products. There is a whole bunch out there waiting to be explored by ethical shoppers, like yourself. Did you know that you can buy fairtrade-certified wine? How about fairtrade-certified herbs and spices? And here at The Good Tee we’re trying to raise more awareness for fairtrade cotton. Like B-Corp, Fair Trade is another certification that you can rely on. Shoppers are barely aware of the lack of fairness in many supply chains. What it means to be Fair Trade certified is that the products you’re purchasing are ethically sourced from farmers and workers who get a fair deal and are not exploited due to their lack of awareness. You can explore the list of Fairtrade-certified Canadian brands on the Shop Local Fairtrade Guide.
3. Good On You
This Australia-based app and website literally does the sustainability research on your behalf. The app, with the help of hundreds of volunteer researchers, aims at parsing out the ethical details of many brands and creates a one stop solution for you. The list keeps updating and they also have roundups on types of clothing like denim and activewear. It’s the ultimate guide to ethical and sustainable fashion. What’s more? It’s expanding to North America soon! Get exploring the Good On You website now and discover your favourites.
4. Done Good
This sustainability-focused Australia-based app and website literally does the research on your behalf. The app, with the help of hundreds of volunteer researchers, aims at parsing out the ethical details of many brands and creates a one stop solution for you. The list is constantly updating and they have roundups on various types of clothing like denim and activewear. It’s the ultimate guide to ethical and sustainable fashion. What’s more? They have close to 3000 brands on there! Explore the Good On You website now and discover your favourites.
5. . The Honest Consumer
Sustainability is a lifestyle choice and The Honest Consumer makes it easier than ever for you to choose more ethical alternatives! The Honest Consumer directory is the ultimate guide to shopping responsibly. From fashion to home decor and even stationary, their ethical shopping guides are researched and picked consciously. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or for someone else, The Honest Consumer makes it simple to shop from businesses that align with your values.
Find The Good Tee and other amazing brands on these fabulously green websites. Shopping ethically will be so much easier and together we can do so much good.
Do you know of more tools and resources to make ethical shopping easier? Let us know in the comments below.