What is an eco-benefit?
This stamp informs the consumer which eco method was used in creating the product.
All of our impacts are divided into two main categories, sustainable and ethical.
The umbrella term sustainable refers to all methods used to ensure our biological systems such as oceans and forests remain diverse and productive indefinitely. Whereas ethics is concerned with worker’s well-being and animal’s well being.
Goods considered to inflict minimal or no harm to the environment
A material that can be rapidly broken down by microorganisms. Examples include cotton, wool, paper and vegetable based oils.
A material that replenishes itself. For example, cork comes from just the bark of the tree and is allowed to grow back after each harvest, making it a renewable material.
Non-biodegradable materials reused in order to keep them out of landfills. Examples include fabric scraps, mason jars, newspapers and more.
Non-biodegradable materials recreating into something of higher value than before. For example, old tires turned into luxury handbags.
Products that are the result of manufacturing which reduced carbon emissions drastically. Low carbon products are also a product of distribution, by buying locally your product will have a low carbon footprint since it did not need to travel far.
Product or material that is produced with minimal to no waste. This requires managing product development and processes to efficiently utilize materials and
Produced from a plant, animal, mineral, metal, or other naturally derived materials. Examples include cotton, wool, linen, hemp, bamboo, cork, metals, stone, clay, etc.
Made of at least 70% organic materials and may or may not be officially organic certified. Generally, organic products are those that are grown without the use of toxic pesticides and fertilizers and are free of antibiotics and hormones.
Helps producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions and to promote sustainable farming.
Product is one that is free of harmful chemicals and/or ingredients that may commonly be used in that product. For example, non-toxic nail polish may be free of formaldehyde.
Is a skilled craft worker who makes or creates things by hand. This is sustainable as it is less intensive on our natural resources and is the opposite of fast fashion.
Products or activities that do not harm or kill animals. Products tested on animals are not considered cruelty-free.
Adheres to the ethical sourcing of diamonds and precious stones and metals.
Any garment made without animal products from leather to silk and feathers.
Supports a culture and its community through the conservation of a unique skill set.
Business model of that product in which a donation is made to a community in need for every consumer purchase.