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As conscious shoppers it takes extra time to research and choose a brand. Depending on your ethics you might choose to support brands that engage in fair trade or practice diversity and inclusion. Or, you might look for cruelty-free or organic certifications. With more than one way that a brand can be sustainable and make a positive impact, they might have multiple certifications from third parties reviewing their business and supply chain. One of the more astringent and well-rounded certifications is the B Corporation.
B-Corp companies have received a certification as a business that uses its force for good. Their business model and supply chain are assessed across several areas and oftentimes owners are re-educated on how they can adopt more sustainable and ethical practices. From the materials and production to the people who make them, B Corp companies are certified for being well-rounded and transparent about their practices and policies and are held accountable for their environmental and social footprint.
To date, there are 4,000 B Corp companies around the world. That means that there are 4,000 companies vetted for their sustainable initiatives in their supply chain, treatment of workers, community impact, the materials used to make their products, environmental impact, give back initiatives, employee benefits and more. And, here are seven that The Wellness Feed team loves.
Every Nisolo purchase ensures a living wage to 100% of the people… throughout our supply chain. From raw materials to your doorstep, we’re combating climate change by reducing and offsetting 100% of our carbon emissions, verified by Climate Neutral Certification.
Nisolo manufactures and crafts high-quality leather goods. All items are ethically made- from their dedication to using byproducts of the meat industry to collaborating with social workers to ensure that wages allow them to meet their needs and invest in their future.
The production of their leather shoes comes with steady employment opportunities for the shoemakers in Peru and Mexico who craft each pair. As one of the fashion industry’s leading B Corp companies, they also implement eco-friendly waste disposal systems and a carbon offset program to ensure that they’re artisanally-made leather goods have a light footprint on the environment.
Treat all humans humanely. The things we love should be made with love, in environments free of harassment, discrimination, and forced labor, regardless of gender, location, or economic status.
Alltrue is a socially responsible brand that offers a seasonal subscription box of socially responsible goods. Each season, the box consists of several different products that are 100% organic and made with sustainable materials and ingredients. These boxes are excellent if you are looking for a gift for yourself or your loved ones, not just because they’re beautiful items. They’re beautiful items that empower the people who make them.
Women’s Empowerment: Alltrue has been able to grow their female workforce from 25 to 286. Their producer groups are 100% women-led and 38% of their women artisans are the sole providers for their families.
Every product at Grove is 100% plastic neutral. This means that for every ounce of plastic you receive from Grove, we’ll divert the same amount of plastic from the ocean through our partners at Plastic Bank.
Grove Collaborative is an online marketplace where you can find products such as natural household items and items for personal care. Find your classic clean brands like Method and Mrs. Meyer to wash away dirt and grime next to their signature eco-friendly refillable products for a plastic-free home. All the shipments from this brand are carbon offset.
In their latest sustainability report, Grove’s plastic free initiatives have been able to divert 1 million lbs of plastic away from being disposed of in landfills.
As a B Corp-certified company, we keep our impact on your hair, not the planet. Recyclable materials are a given; carbon-neutral operations is the goal.
Prose is a haircare brand that specializes in shampoo and conditioner formulas that derived from natural ingredients that are tailored to your hair care needs. In fact 80 different factors are taken into account when crafting your formulas such as your hair texture, stress levels and even the type of water in your area. As one of the few B Corp companies in the beauty industry Prose also ensures that their hair care products are empowering their employees and making a small impact on the environment.
Prose makes a commitment to sustainably sourcing ingredients. That means that fruit groves don’t use pesticides. When it comes to the safety of their ingredients, the brand is transparent sharing why the ingredient is used along with their EWG (Environmental Working Group) score.
Bombas was founded on the philosophy of donating to those in need. The more clothing items we sell, the more we donate. One purchased = one donated. 47,381,145 Items Donated
By offering T-shirts and socks, comfort is one driving motto of Bombas. Their product list includes an array of colorful socks, slippers and 4-pack bundles made from natural fibers that the whole family will enjoy. Another is to help those in need. Helping the homeless and the ones that need it the most is one of the reasons that this comfy brand is taking actions with their B Corp status.
Bombas has a strong connection with their community. For every item purchased, one item is donated. That means that to date they’ve been able to give away over 30 million clothing items to various non-profits, shelters and organizations throughout the U.S.
Over 1,800 questionable ingredients are never used in our formulations—we call this The Never List™—and we go above and beyond to screen every ingredient against the highest standards in pursuit of clean beauty.
Safe and clean beauty products is the mission driving Beauty Counter brand. Over 1800 ingredients are never used in their formulations as a way to support responsible sourcing, a sustainable approach and climate goals. Since it’s launch, the brand has stepped up their eco game with a refillable product, the passing of 3 landmark clean beauty laws and have donated $600K+ to mission-aligned organizations.
Beauty Counter is not only a B Corp, they’re also certified by Leaping Bunny for being cruelty-free, EWG for having the strictest safety standards with their products and they partner with Chemical Footprint Project to ensure that their formulas are 100% safe for the public. You can read their mission report for more info on their partners and certifications.
You shop, we give. Over $2.5M donated—and counting. As an independently owned business, we have the freedom to support causes we believe in and to impact the world in a positive way.
The most creative, original gifts and experiences behind every piece are what defines the Uncommon Goods brand. It is a place that gathers different artists like potters, painters and jewelers to showcase their work and encourage the use of recycled or sustainable materials.
As a B Corp, this marketplace isn’t focused solely on profit. They also focus on giving back. Since 2010 Uncommon Goods has donated $700K + to American Forests, $400K + to the International Rescue Committee and $500K + to RAINN. Read more about how these organizations are helping to protect our environment and social justice rights here.
The artisan craft sector is the second-largest employer in the developing world, yet it is also one of the most marginalized. Limited to local sales, millions of talented artisans are trapped in micro-economies, unable to earn enough to support their families.
Soko is a women-led, people-first ethical jewelry brand that connects artisans in Kenya with the global marketplace through a tech-powered manufacturing platform. As a B-corp certified brand, Soko is contributing to building a more inclusive and sustainable economy to help solve the social and environmental challenges of the world.
Soko connects with artisans through a virtual-factory model that uses cell phones to connect with independent artisans. Through this network, artisans and employers can easily receive orders and payments. As an added bonus these artisans receive 5x more than the standard wage through this direct relationship. Read more about Soko’s social and environmental impact here.