Wildlife Works Ethical Shopping Guide

This is our growing ethical shopping Guide. We will continue to add to is as we find more resources.

Fast fashion and our culture of over consumption for all goods has trained consumers to want things cheaper and faster, all at the expense of human safety in factories and everyone’s health everywhere.

Consumer goods now have shorter lifespans and longer waste-spans. Consider also the amount of non-compostable packaging that comes with everything we consume. It turns out that throwing them in the recycling bin does little to divert the landfill. Recycling centers have been closing rapidly due to lower demand for recycled materials and higher costs to recycle them.

We agree with Alden Wicker of EcoCult that brands and producers should take full responsibility for their products’ end of life. (See Preserve’s recycling program) Until they institute a take-back program, or make more sustainable packaging, we should pressure them to do so and think twice about buying their products.

One-time use plastic alternative
Blue Avocado – Reusable zip lock bags
Super Bee – Reusable wax wrap
Etee – Reclaimed leather wrap
Chico Bags – Reusable shopping bags
Eco Bag – Reusable produce bags
Preserve – Compostable straws
Good Holdings Company – bulk products jar system

No or little plastic bath and beauty products
Stoked – lip and face balm
Dental Lace – silk dental floss
Mabel Toothbrush and Udo Toothbush

Clothing
Organic and fair-trade clothing is just as important to our health as organic and fair-trade food. Our skin is the largest organ in our body, and healthy clothing minimizes toxic exposure for workers, consumers, and the environment.
Raven & Lily
People Tree
Amour Vert
Modavanti
Kaight NYC
Pact
Prana 
Slum Love
Purakai
Everlane
Groceries Apparel
Nudie Jeans
Calina
Indigenous
Stella McCartney
Elieen Fisher
Eileen Fisher Renew
Outerknown
Ecoalf
Tres Nomad
Wildlife Works

Accessories and home goods:
Globein
Noon Day Collection
Indigo Handloom
Love is Project
Brave Collective
Soko
Sseko
Coyuchi
Krochet Kids
Ubuntu Made
West Elm Artisan collections
Swedish Stockings
Apolis
Suga Yoga – yoga mats made from recycled wetsuits
Sustainable sun glasses

Shoes:
Indosole
All Birds
Nisolo
Veja
Rothy’s
Oliberte
Adelante

All categories:
Fair Trade USA products
Accompany

Kids:
Green Toys
Organic baby clothes
Kidizen
Thredup

Naty – Biodegradable baby wipes and diapers

For a more comprehensive list, check out:
EcoCult’s Guide
Sustainably Chic
The Good Trade

Further discovery:
Conscious Chatter
Sustainable Fashion Alliance
Ethical Shopping Collective Facebook Group
Fashion Revolution
Remake
Project Just

If we can all just buy a little slower, a little more consciously and a little less, we can give our planet a little space to heal! Happy Holidays everyone!

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