Eco-friendly places to buy everything from clothing to candles
But where are those products coming from? Is Urban Outfitters ethical?
Their lack of transparency and apparent lack of care for labor rights and environmental concerns tells us they still have a long way to go. They don’t tend to have on offer an abundance of thoughtfully-made, ethically-created essentials made by brands with a mission.
If you'd rather shop at a place that does, I’m with you.
That’s why I’ve put together this handy dandy little list of alternative shops where you can get (almost) everything you’d find at Urban Outfitters.
Of course, when you shop with the brands on this list, you’re giving your money to big-hearted businesses that are working to make the world a better place.
Talk about spending your money wisely!
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For your body
Luckily for ethical shoppers everywhere, there are a ton of great sustainable clothing brands out there that are trying to reduce the immense environmental impact of the clothing industry. Some of those great clothing brands include:
WOMEN'S CLOTHES • MEN'S CLOTHES • OUTDOOR ACCESSORIES
1% for the Planet member selling high-quality organic cotton and recycled polyester clothing for men, women, and babies. A great place to find sustainably made t-shirts and hoodies!
WOMEN'S CLOTHES • MEN'S CLOTHES • ACCESSORIES
A fair trade and eco-friendly apparel brand empowering artisans around the world through dignified employment opportunities. Styles for women and men.
WOMEN'S CLOTHES • ACCESSORIES
Ethically-made apparel designed to empower women of all shapes and celebrate all bodies. They believe empowered women empower women; all their workers are paid and treated fairly.
For your home
KITCHEN • LIVING ROOM
BEDROOM • BATHROOM
Organic cotton essentials for bed, bath, and more at an affordable price! Certified Fair Trade, GOTS organic, and by the Forest Stewardship Council.
JEWELRY • HOME • GIFTS
Brick and mortar shop with a rotating supply of unique decor and home essentials. Their assortment of goods is created by artisans around the world who are receiving a fair wage for their work.
For your vanity
Makeup and skincare are two more big sources of Urban Outfitter’s revenue. They sell some of the most popular products with huge followings, and some of them are cruelty-free, organic, or vegan while others aren’t.
If you’d prefer to shop in peace, without feeling like you’re navigating a minefield trying to avoid the products that don’t match your values, try shopping at places like these:
SKINCARE • CANDLES
Nontoxic, completely natural, cruelty-free skincare products and candles, handmade in the USA. All products are made with five ingredients or less!
SKINCARE • HAIR CARE
Luxurious skincare for men and women that check all the boxes. 100% vegan, cruelty-free, fair trade, sustainably made, and biodegradable.
SKINCARE • HAIR CARE • SUN CARE
Inspired by nature and founded by health-conscious parents who care. All of their skincare products use only natural, non-GMO ingredients and are gluten-free.
SKINCARE • HAIR CARE • SUN CARE • BABY
Organic skincare and beauty products that are proven to work. Vegan and cruelty-free items are clearly marked in each product’s description.