Eth­i­cal and sus­tain­able on­line shop­ping for 2019

The Irish Times - Business - - TECHNOLOGY - https://www.grown.ie/ https://squir­rel-ver­sus-mag­pie.myshopify.com/

Try­ing to re­duce waste, fer­ret out eth­i­cal brands and en­sure things you buy are sus­tain­able can be anx­i­ety-in­duc­ing but now, more than ever, we have to re-eval­u­ate the way we shop and con­sume. Start slow with these brands that aim for eth­i­cal and af­ford­able.

If you’re look­ing for tees, shirts and hood­ies then check out Grown’s web­site. Cloth­ing (pic­tured above) is made from cer­ti­fied or­ganic cot­ton us­ing eco-friendly dyes and for ev­ery T-shirt sold, a na­tive tree is planted while 1 per cent of the sale goes to­wards en­vi­ron­men­tal causes (One Per­cent for the Planet).

If it’s high fash­ion you’re af­ter, Ir­ish bou­tique Squir­rel ver­sus Mag­pie is ideal: many items are made in Dublin, which is great for those con­cerned about their car­bon foot­print while oth­ers come from Italy and fur­ther abroad but are made in part or whole from or­ganic or re­cy­cled ma­te­ri­als.

Twenty Six is a good place for gifts and home­ware, of­fer­ing up­cy­cled and eco-friendly prod­ucts while Lit­tle Green Shop does every­thing from re-us­able stain­less steel tod­dler sippy cups to or­ganic, re­fill­able mas­cara.

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