You may remember my little schpeel about preloved – the canadian company that uses reclaimed materials to make super awesome clothing – but there are also some other really cool ‘feel-good’ as well as ‘do-good’ companies out there and I’ve been slowly making a list of these places for all the typical items I usually buy.
How would you feel if whenever you bought a pair of shoes, a pair was donated to children in need all over the world?
That’s exactly what happens for every pair of shoes purchased from Toms. So far, thousands of pairs have been donated, which is a seriously amazing thing. What’s also great is that Toms carries a line that is completely vegan.
A similar concept is applied by Warby Parker who has distributed over 50,000 pairs of glasses in over 36 countries! Not seeing sort of sucks, let’s be honest. And you know what’s amazing? They’re $95. Seriously. For prescription glasses, that’s amazing.
There aren’t too many corporations who’s modus operandi is so beneficial to those in need. Doesn’t it make you feel all fuzzy inside??
Ethical Ocean is slightly different; it’s an online marketplace that brings together all sorts of retailers providing ethical products in North America. Before purchasing, you know if what your buying is eco-friendly, organic, fair-trade, people-friendly or animal-friendly. You can read more about their company details, here.
Remember, each time you buy something there is an environmental footprint to be considered, as well as the social consequence of your purchase, as well. If you have any other suggestions, I’d love to hear them – I’m always up for expanding my lists!