Choose organic cotton, linen, or hemp if you care about saving water, biodiversity, and the climate. Crop rotation and prohibited use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers make organic better for the environment and less harmful to workers.
Divert waste from landfills and the ocean while preserving our natural resources. Products made of recycled materials require much less non-renewable fossil fuels or other inputs associated with intensive agriculture.
Consider products claiming the TENCEL™, ECOVERO™ trademark instead of generic viscose/rayon. It means that the wood pulp has been sourced from sustainably managed forests and efficient chemical management is in place.
Invest in happier sheep with products certified to the Responsible Wool Standard or ZQ Merino. Although animal welfare is not monitored at all times, ethical wool standards provide farmers with a care framework that prohibits mulesing and other abusive practices.
With Fair Trade™ products you invest in the people making your clothes and help uplift their communities. Fair Trade USA works closely with producers to ensure they provide safe working conditions, fair wages, protect the environment and build sustainable livelihoods.
GOTS is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibers, including ecological and social criteria, backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain. The label ensures that the product contains a minimum of 70% organic fiber.
The logo means that the item does not contain any animal materials and no animal by-products were used during the entire production process. PETA highlights clothing made of vegan alternatives to animal-derived materials such as leather, fur, silk, feathers, or bone.
When purchasing Bluesign® APPROVED labeled products you support companies in their sustainable development. Bluesign is an independent authority with a strict CRITERIA that requires brands to act responsibly with regard to people, the environment, and resources.
With EKO-TEX® you can be sure that the product has been tested against a long list of harmful substances and/or the chemical management at the manufacturing site has been audited. Notable textile labels are STANDARD 100, STeP, and MADE IN GREEN.
By choosing Fairtrade, people can create change through their everyday actions. Fairtrade changes the way trade works through better prices, decent working conditions, and a fairer deal for farmers and workers in developing countries.
With your support to a Certified B Corp., you join a community of leaders using business as a force for good that balance purpose and profit. They are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment.