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How Shopping Became Sustainable

On our page “The Power of the Consumer to Buy a Better World” we gave a brief overview of the rise of ethical shopping. We found out how a new generation of business is emerging, one which gives the planet the same respect as profit, and how diversification is allowing a rethink of what it means to be a business owner. 

Now it’s time to go into more detail about environmental shopping. We’ll explain why it’s crucial that we demand all businesses to put sustainability at the forefront of business decisions. We shall also reason how we as consumers can contribute to the planet when we shop, rather than strip away its natural resources. 

But first, let’s talk about the history of environmental ethics in our businesses. How it began as a niche to the present day when every business is expected to do their part to protect the planet.

History on Shopping Sustainable

It’s great that a growing number of big businesses are striving towards solutions to help the environment. Without the power of corporations going green, the state of emergency would be even more apparent. That being said, there are grassroots organizations that are pressing for action and demanding change. Let’s look at three of our favorite organizations that are supporting the planet in different ways.

Where we stand today

There’s probably no greater threat to our way of living than through the abuse of our natural world. We hope in this article we have balanced warnings with optimism. Despite the hurdles we must overcome, we can look at how the power of consumer spending can resonate with big business. 


The last few years have also seen the rise in ethical organizations joining Fair Trade into creating a movement that transposes industries. Ethical businesses don’t stop at just the environmental movement. The fight for justice from women and minorities has swept whole sections of society into demanding change, and that includes business. 


We have dedicated articles on how the liberation movement for women and minorities has led to these groups being at the forefront of some of the most vibrant and exciting new businesses we have today.

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