Many things! We know it takes time and we’re proud to be working with companies who are striving to make things better. These terms are used loosely in many industries and can mean different things. Below are our descriptions.

Local Production

A product that is made within 200 miles of where it is sold, sustaining the planet by cutting down transportation costs. This module supports local businesses and the community by keeping resources circulating within the region.


A practice that takes an item and reuses it by turning it into something new rather than discarding it.

Zero Waste

Everything that would normally be discarded and become trash is used for another purpose or product.

Natural Materials

A product that comes from plants, animals, minerals, metals or the ground. All can go back to the earth.

Fair Trade

A certification that insures products meet certain environmental, labor, and developmental standards.

Certified B Corporation

By voluntarily meeting higher standards of social and environmental accountability, Certified B Corps distinguish themselves in a cluttered marketplace by offering a positive vision of a better way to do business.

Whole Cycle

When a company produces a product from start to finish that can also biodegrade.

Made by Hand

A product that supported an artisan process, such as weaving, crocheting, spinning, or carving.

Cruelty Free

A product that is manufactured or developed by methods that pledge not to test on animals during any stage of product development.

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