Hopefully in the future Sustainability and Social Awareness will be an integral part of the entire supply chain of ALL companies. Today that is sadly not the case. Mass production continues to put its toll on the environment and unsafe working conditions, low wages and child labor are still major issues in many developing countries.
There is no quick fix to eliminate these problems. However, we as consumers can contribute to drive the demand for more sustainable and ethically sourced products by choosing the environmentally friendly and fair trade options available.
Below I share a couple of my own sustainable favorites;
- Certified FAIR TRADE or ECO coffee, tea, chocolate and bananas! Read more about Fair Trade certified products on; Max Havelaar
- Textile; Swedish clothing company Lindex recently launched its Sustainable-Choice collection, and H&M have created the Conscious and Sustainable Style collection, both collections including garments made with organic cotton
- Beauty and Wellness; The Body Shops new Eco-Conscious Rainforest Hair Care is 100% biodegradable. Origins and Yves Rocher also have good environmentally friendly products.
Wishing you all a happy and green 2012!