Is this really green?
Green Products– How can we be so sure of what we are getting?
We all love the idea of taking care of the planet. However, despite our best intentions, eco-friendly brands just sound more expensive, especially when it comes to clothing. And how do you know what you’re really getting? Organic cotton, hemp, locally sourced, sustainably manufactured, etc. It all sounds great but what does it all mean? And how can you be sure that some “100% organic” tag wasn’t slapped on a $2.00 t-shirt shipped straight from some sweatshop in China?
There are a few key ways to ensure a company is practicing what it preaches.
We have three tips to help you make shopping on your own a bit easier:
- The more specific the better: Look out for products that contain precise information about how and where they are manufactured.
- Certifications are your friend: If a garment is labeled as GOTS or Fair Trade Certified, you can rest assured that this brand is working within global regulations to ensure that each garment is produced with fair labor, safe and hygienic working conditions, organic textiles, and is free of harmful chemicals.
- Give to those who are giving back: You can see through brands that are simply throwing the words “green fashion” out just to make a buck. But if they’re specific with their manufacturing information and certifications and truly create social change through philanthropy, you have found yourself a winner.
There’s a plethora of beautiful clothing lines out there with competitive pricing doing amazing work to better the world. Keep clicking around our blog for ongoing tips on our favorites, from shoes, to clothes, beauty and home wares. We are here to do the digging for you!