A beginner’s guide to ethical consumption

With snazzy brands and jazzy products all around us, we are often too dazzled to give a thought to where these products come from, what they are made of, and where they end up after we are done with them.

Here is an easy-peasy guide to get you started with a life of ethical consumption.

1. Personal care

Source: Bare Necessities

Rather than subjecting your body to toxic chemicals, shop at Bare Necessities for personal care products made of organic, local and ethically sourced ingredients. Their soaps, lip balms and other products are gentle not only on your body but also on the earth. And the best part? All of their cute packaging is recyclable!

2. Fashion

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Do your part for the environment and community in style. Urth is a fashion brand that follows a strict Zero-Waste culture. They tie up with NGO’s to ensure that all the waste that is generated by their production units are recycled.

3. Feminine Hygiene

Source: EcoFemme

Pads and tampons contain trace amounts of pesticides and chemicals from the cotton and are in large part plastic. Fortunately, brands like EcoFemme and Boondh Cups have made available to us, more eco-friendly options such as cloth pads and menstrual cups.

4. Food

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Healthy Buddha is a Bangalore-based lifestyle brand that delivers fresh, organic and chemical free produce to their customers. They have a minimum benchmark below which they don’t buy from a farmer and ensure a price controlled market.

5.Furniture

Source: The Alternative

Ubyld upcycles old furniture to give them new form and life. As the company name suggests, you can assemble the furniture yourself, using their super helpful instructions. These furniture, ranging from picnic tables and functional shelves are rustic in look and feel.

6.Foot wear

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Brands like Kanabis ensure that your path to an eco-friendly lifestyle is comfortable and trendy. They make animal-friendly shoes that use canvas instead of leather.

It is entirely in our hands to put our money into conscious consumption so that companies also begin to rethink and reduce their environmental footprint.

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