What companies use sustainable materials? What companies pay fair wages to their factory employees? What companies use best practices when it comes to protecting animal welfare?
Much thought and research is needed! We know this can be stressful and want you to know that you are not alone; we all go through the same struggles! Luckily we have found some easy to use apps/websites to help you on your journey to improving the planet one asymmetrical top at a time!!
Good on You
They realize that our shopping choices have a huge impact on how businesses treat people, the planet and animals. This app was created to make it easy for anyone, anywhere, to shop for their values.
How it works: Type in a brand name and see it's consciousness rating. Ratings are based on how they treat people, the planet and animals. If you don’t like the rating you see, click on “similar brands” and you will be shown a list of brands that has similar product/prices as the original brand you searched!
If you don’t want to search a specific brand and want to get straight to shopping consciously – click on ‘shop by category’ and shop away.
Because they (like us) believe that real change can happen through the accumulation of the thoughtful choices we make every day! This web-site
functions like Wikipedia. Type in a brand name and it gives you the pros and cons on every subject: transparency, labor conditions, environment, intention, community, business models, management and innovation. The information is very detailed, organized and thoroughly researched!
This site also lets you discover! They have brands listed so you can find your favorite places to shop and see how they compare, or, you can shop by category and discover new brands that have made consciousness a priority!
The way products are made is harming our communities and the plant. Slavery is still a reality in garment manufacturing. And then... Orange Harp was created!
This app is a little different. They take all the guess work out of it. All products listed are made by socially conscious small businesses. Orange Harp partners with these brands because of their deep commitment to using natural or recycled materials, upholding fair standards for people and animals, and protecting our earth by using non-toxic dyes and utilizing energy - saving manufacturing practices! All you have to do is click the category you want to shop and it brings you to their entire assortment. If you are loving the style of an item you can click ‘more from this maker’ and see everything from that specific vendor and enjoy your easy shopping experience while making a difference at the same time.
We love ALL of these apps and websites because they utilize technology to help make choosing consciously much easier. If we continue to buy products that we believe in, the entire industry will have no choice but to transform with us!
We hope these help you on your journey to conscious and mindful shopping.
P.S. - If you are building your sustainable collection or just buying new clothes for fun, please consider going through the links in this blog post. It helps keep the website going, community supported, and the information free! Plus, it doesn't cost any extra. Win-win!