Trend Watch: Ethical Consumerism

2018-04-18T16:25:12+00:00 March 21st, 2018|0 Comments

The trend towards ethical consumerism is growing across many industries, including fashion, health & beauty, home décor and food. Right here on Fourth Street, you’ll find businesses who make it their mission to reduce waste, lessen their carbon footprint, support local makers and farmers, and ensure fair working conditions, while offering a quality product that’s as good for you as it is for the environment.

If you’re making the effort to shop with these values is mind, check out these local, Fourth Street businesses that provide ethical products and services.

Neal’s Yard Remedies

A pioneer in ethical health & beauty, Neal’s Yard Remedies is well-known for their commitment to providing natural, organic, sustainably-sourced products. When it comes to their products’ ingredients, they have a ‘no nasties’ approach—meaning things like pesticides, GMOs, and sulfates are left out—and they are never tested on animals. All ingredients are sustainably sourced by ethical partners around the world, where workers are paid and treated fairly for their work. Neal’s Yard Remedies is also 100% carbon-neutral, meaning their net-carbon emissions are kept at zero though various carbon offsetting initiatives.

To shop their beautiful selection of skincare, bath & body, and aromatherapy products, visit their flagship store at 130, 2207 4th Street SW or shop online.

Fieldstudy

This local boutique sells from ethical and local makers and promotes ‘slow fashion.’ They hope to inspire their customers to buy fewer, better quality products, offering items that are carefully handpicked with craftsmanship, beauty and functionality in mind. From clothing and accessories to home goods and gifts, you’ll love their curated collection.

Visit them at 102, 1812 4 Street SW or online.

Feisty Consignment

Second-hand shopping is the most sustainable way to shop. Clothes are given a second chance instead of becoming waste, it fits every budget and style, and you never know what treasures you will unearth! Find something new-to-you in their large collection of quality consignment, or clear out your own closet.

Visit their new space in Mission at Bay 12, 2100 4th Street SW or online.

Seed N Salt

The place to go for amazing salads and bowls, smoothies, coffee and regional wine and beer. Seed N Salt doesn’t just offer real, wholesome food, they also make it a priority to introduce their customers to the farmers and growers that supply it, as well as share their stories.

Check out their delicious menu, and stop by their restaurant in the 2020 Building at 2008 4th Street SW.

How do you make an effort to shop ethically? Let us know in the comments!

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