As a Certified B Corp, we beat the drum that ethical business standards and championing people go hand in hand. That’s why we’re proud to partner with merchants who use their platforms for good, advocating for ethical causes anyone can get behind.
Below are 7 brands that put purpose to work in everything they do. When you shop with these brands, you’re supporting a movement for social and environmental change.
Cotopaxi makes colorful, sustainably designed outdoor gear that fuels both adventure and global change. As a Certified B Corp, they truly walk the walk when it comes to ethical and sustainable commitments. From responsibly sourcing recycled materials to ensuring human rights are maintained within the factories they partner with, Cotopaxi is all about making “Gear for Good”. One percent of the socially conscious brand’s revenue goes towards humanitarian nonprofits that empower and enrich local communities in the Americas — specifically focusing on healthcare, education, and livelihood.
You don’t want to sleep on this sustainable blackout curtain brand! Sleepout is committed to making a positive impact on the environment in everything they do — even down to using electric-powered fleets with their shipping partner. Sleepout products are sustainably designed, replacing single-use solutions that are safe for your home and will stand the test of time. You can also rest easy knowing that Sleepout only partners with ethical, transparent factories that fairly compensate their workers. And Sleepout’s environmental mindfulness goes beyond the bedroom. For every Sleepout Curtain sold, a tree is planted in Madagascar to help boost reforestation and mitigate climate change.
For TERO, every day is Earth Day. Thanks to their proprietary food waste recycling product, you can responsibly transform 90% of those table scraps into fertilizer with the click of a button. The green machine maker aims to inspire a positive social and environmental impact globally by making day-to-day food waste management accessible right at home. Designed with a refillable silicone tray, TERO uses biodegradable pellets that can be used as nutrient-rich soil — you’ll never have to worry about throwing out wasteful cartridges. And there’s no wondering how TERO’s composting helps the planet because the app calculates exactly the amount of waste and greenhouse gas you’re saving.
RUDSAK is on a mission to make luxury and high-performance outerwear synonymous with ethical shopping. “Certified by the Global Recycled Standard, RUDSAK is incorporating materials that have a low environmental impact.” The Canadian-based performance brand has several sustainable manufacturing commitments, including using recycled fibers that help to reduce up to 50% of energy consumption and carbon emissions. As well, all of RUDSAK’s e-commerce and in-store packaging is made of 100% recycled materials. And RUDSAK vows to be completely fur-free by the end of 2022.
5. Alder Apparel
Alder Apparel is redefining what it means to be outdoorsy. As advocates for inclusivity, diversity, and sustainability, Alder Apparel wants to positively stand out from the rest of the athletic brands in the outdoor space. For the playful performance-wear brand, ethical manufacturing, inclusive sizing, and sustainable materials are the pillars of their being. They make a conscious effort to work with fabrics that are excellent choices for the planet, including recycled biodegradable materials that are made from renewable sources. The end result is outdoor apparel that fits everybody, no matter how they spend their time outside.
ORAKI is a slow fashion brand of performance-wear is for movers and shakers who care about the planet. And to say ORAKI is committed to sustainability would be an understatement. Everything they make starts with one question, “What can we recycle?”. The Canada-based brand is committed to using only recycled, bio-based materials and ethical production practices right in their home country. ORAKI’s fabrics save 85% energy compared to virgin man-made fabrics due to their staunch sustainable manufacturing standards. Not only is every performance-wear apparel and accessory ethically designed to avoid excess inventory, they are also 100% vegan and cruelty-free sustainable materials are the pillars of their being. They make a conscious effort to work with fabrics that are excellent choices for the planet, including recycled biodegradable materials that are made from renewable sources. The end result is outdoor apparel that fits everybody, no matter how they spend their time outside.
Two things KEEN takes most seriously are making the world a better place and darn good shoes. This free-spirited, family-owned hybrid shoemaker consciously creates innovative, sustainable footwear that has a lighter footprint on the planet and inspires people to get outside. But if you were to ask KEEN what their purpose is, they’d probably say to make a difference. And KEEN does so by actively supporting efforts to detox the planet and ignite younger generations’ curiosity for the outdoors through partnerships, grants, and volunteerism. Every boot, sandal, and sneaker bought has a positive effect, funding the various programs that help to make the outdoors and trades more accessible — this is what the action-taking company calls the KEEN Effect.