200 Ethical + Sustainable Companies: The Ultimate Shopping Guide

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Bookmark this comprehensive list of ethical brands, boutiques, and marketplaces to use as a reference when you shop!

Items were selected based on the following criteria:
  1. Fair trade principles | Do they offer a living wage, higher-than-average wages, or transparent and improving wages?
  2. Sustainability | Do they offer products made with biodegradable, eco-friendly, non-polluting, and/or organic fibers and dye processes?
  3. Commitment to improvement | Have they shown a commitment to continue to improve their supply chain and business practices?
  4. Transparency | Are they willing to talk about their process and reveal the imperfect parts of their business?
  5. Aesthetic and Quality | Are their pieces worth the investment?

Ethical + Sustainable Clothing

Brands

Boutiques

Crafting

  • Darn Good Yarn | Ethically sourced yarn and other crafting essentials

Athletic

Secondhand Shops

Underwear + Socks

Men's Items

Ethical + Sustainable Accessories

Shoes

  • All Birds | Sustainably sourced wool sneakers
  • Bhava | Vegan, fashion foward shoes
  • Bourgeois Boheme | High end vegan shoes
  • Cardanas | Sweatshop free, simple sneakers (similar to Keds)
  • Deux Mains | Simple sandals, made in Haiti
  • Ethletic | Ethical sneakers from Europe
  • Etiko | Fair trade sneakers (Converse look-a-likes)
  • Everlane | Minimalist leather goods from Italy
  • Fortress of Inca | High end, trendy leather shoes
  • Mamahuhu | High quality, classic leather shoes for men and women
  • Mawu Lolo | Ethically made sandals
  • NICORA | Made in USA, vegan shoes
  • Nisolo | Classic, minimalist leather goods
  • OESH | 3-D printed sandals and shoes made in Charlottesville, VA
  • Oliberte | Fair trade certified leather shoes, made in Africa
  • Po-Zu | A full collection of sustainable shoes
  • Root Collective | Flats and boots made with traditional textiles and leather in Guatemala
  • Rothys | Washable flats made with recycled materials
  • Sole Rebels | Ethical flats and sandals for men and women
  • Veja | Ethical and eco-friendly sneakers

Jewelry

Bags

Glasses

  • Warby Parker | One-for-One model, regulated factory
  • Retrospecced | Gently used and vintage frames with prescription lenses

Other Accessories

Ethical + Sustainable Home Goods

Housewares

Furniture

Bedding + Bedroom

Food

Zero Waste

Ethical + Sustainable Beauty & Personal Care

Cosmetics

Toiletries

That Time of the Month

Hair Coloring

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