VALUES

We work with passionate people behind the brands that are making small and big changes.

 

It starts with a choice by both the businesses and consumers to live better and support brands that are making one decision at a time towards sustainability.   

 

We've done the work so that you can shop, knowing that our brands meet our social and environmental standards.  All new products are sweatshop free, cruelty free, non-toxic and conflict free.  We interview each company and look at their business reporting to verify to the best of our ability.  

Valued Business Practices

Zero Waste:  Generates little to no waste as all resources are reused.

Biodegradable:  Capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms.

Social Good Philanthropic contributions.

Sustainable Innovation:  Process where sustainability considerations (environmental, social, financial) are integrated into company systems from idea generation through to research and development (R&D) and commercialization.

Cruelty Free Products or activities that do not harm or kill animals anywhere in the world.  

All animal products come from ethical farms and agricultural practices where animals should have appropriate diets, be free-range, antibiotic-free, and be ethically slaughtered.

Fair Trade: People who produce the goods receive a fair price.

Sweatshop Free: Ensure that all employees are treated fairly and products are made in good working conditions. Sweatshop-free standards include the right to collective bargaining, non-poverty wages, safe workplaces, back wages, and non-harassment.

OrganicFrom non-genetically modified plants, that is believed to be grown without the use of any synthetic agricultural chemicals, such as: fertilizers or pesticides.  It's production also promotes and enhances biodiversity and biological cycles. In the United States, product must also meet the requirements enforced by the National Organic Program (NOP), from the USDA, in order to be considered organic.  

Non Toxic:  No potentially harmful chemicals. The following substances are prohibited : lead, mercury, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)bisphenol A (BPA), and chemicals listed as known carcinogenic materials (based on the California State Standards).

Conflict Free:  Precious stones, metals, and other materials are ethically sourced and did not come from companies that engage in violence, abuse human rights, or degrade the environment. Diamonds must be conflict-free certified. 

FSC Certified:  Forest Stewardship Council certification ensures that products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social, and economic benefits.    

Non-GMONon-genetically modified.

Natural MaterialsNot oversourced and able to maintain sustainability, such as hemp, which is similar to cotton but requires less soil, water, and time to grow.

Recyclable To adapt, treat, or process (used or waste materials) so as to make suitable for reuse.

HandmadeMade by hand, not by machine, and of superior quality.   

Recycled & Upcycled Convert into reusable material return.

Local Business A company which provides goods or services to a local population. Though most often used when referring to a locally-owned business, the term may also be used to describe a franchise or corporate branch operating within a local area. 

VeganUsing or containing no animal products.

Local Supply Chain A system of organizations, people, activities, information, and resources involved in moving a product or service from supplier to customer to reduce waste, drive out costs, and achieve efficiencies in the supply chain.

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