With many different sustainable brands (that are all based on different ethics) out there, it can be hard to find items that match your needs and - most importantly - your values. We also experience the fashion industry as a difficult landscape to navigate. Luckily, there are resources that can give us direction. This week, we have compiled 5 sustainable fashion directories that can help find products that are good for you and the world around us.
Good on You
Good on You is the world's leading source for fashion brand ratings. This platform uses expert analysis to give brands easy-to-understand scores based on the way it treats people, animals, and the planet. On their brand directory, all their rated brands are listed and you can easily find fair and sustainable fashion. Good on You also has an app where you can find their ethical brand ratings.
The Good Shopping Guide
The Good Shopping Guide is an online resource for consumers wanting to support the most ethical brands. The UK-based platform compares rankings of the world's leading brands in easy-view tables. The website is designed in different categories, including Energy, Money, Fashion, Technology, Home, Food & Drinks, Health, and Beauty, which makes it easy to make ethical choices in every aspect of your life. Through their shopping guide, the organization challenges corporate malpractice and exposes a range of environmental, animal welfare, and human rights issues since 2002. Furthermore, The Good Shopping Guide has launched its very own Ethical Accreditation. With this logo, you can easily spot the most ethical companies out there.
Ecocult is an American blog that writes about sustainable fashion and travel for the conscious woman. The blog has a Shop Sustainably page where you can find sustainable apparel, beauty, and home decor brands. It's very easy to use, as you can filter on continent, what kind of brand, and the product category you're looking for. You can even choose the option Black-Owned or POC-Owned to support and amplify Black and POC-owned sustainable fashion businesses.
Project Cece is a sustainable fashion search engine that operates in Dutch, German, and English with a clear mission: making fair choices easy. You can filter on what you value: Animal-Friendly/Vegan, Fair Trade, Eco-Friendly, Locally Produced, or Supports Local Communities. Based on these categories you can filter through more than 300 brands and stores that fit your ethics. When you've found your perfect product, you can purchase the product on the store website itself - so you directly support sustainable initiatives.
When you search for ''Good Cause'', you can find items that support social initiatives. A good example are these Jyoti shorts that were made by socially disadvantaged women in India.
The Good Trade
The Good Trade is an LA-based online resource and community for sustainability, slow living, and self-love, founded in late 2014. In addition to fashion and home decor shopping guides, this platform also writes articles that give a helpful overview of brands within the category you're looking for. For example, 18 Size-Inclusive Brands Making Sustainable & Ethical Fashion More Accessible For All and a Guide To Sustainably-Made Sneakers.
Written by Jessica Teeuw