Brands That Will Help You Be A More Mindful Shopper
It should come as no surprise that we love to shop! And thanks to the magic of online shopping, there are more places than ever before to order from. Of course, not every store has the best track record when it comes to ethical and environmental practices.
Here are some brands to know about that help make the world a better place—along with our top picks from each retailer! Whether it be through fair labor practices, environmentally-friendly production, or charity aspects, you'll feel great when you shop from these brands.
Reformation is a go-to brand amongst fashion bloggers everywhere, and it's easy to see why. Not only are their clothes chic and fun, but they're all made right in Reformation's Los Angeles factory using environmentally-friendly practices. On their website, you can see the environmental impact of each garment and how much water is saved compared to standard industry waste.
Warby Parker makes cool glasses and sunglasses that you'll want to wear all day long. Aside from the fact that they make great, affordable prescription glasses, Warby Parker also partners with non-profit organizations like VisionSpring to provide glasses to those who don't have access to them, because everyone should have access to good vision.
The mission of The Giving Keys is all about paying it forward and helping to create employment opportunities for those who are transitioning out of homelessness. Their products are sweet and make great gifts, and each purchase goes toward providing another person with the "keys" to success.
If you're in need of any wardrobe staples, look no further than Everlane. Their clothes and accessories are designer-quality classics, and their "Radically transparent" policy means you know exactly why you're paying what you're paying for each of their items. Everlane breaks down the cost of each item, from materials to labor to shipping, so you're never left wondering how they came up with a price. They also only work with ethical factories that provide their employees with fair wages, healthy work environments, and reasonable hours.
What ethical brands are your favorite?
A version of this story first appeared on Forbes.com