Here is a wiki to exchange ideas and recommendations about ecological, fair and/or sustainable clothes, cosmetics and accessories. For fair electronics projects and devices, check this wiki. Feel free to contribute!
I added just a few links, as this is a really vast market with lots of brands and shops. For further information I would advise to check the blogs.
It could be useful to add some certifications next to the brands (with an ”*“ (asterisk) if not all the products are concerned). Here are some to begin with:
- GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard). ”GOTS is the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibres, including ecological & social criteria. Every factory is monitored by an independent organisation each year.“
- IVN (Internationaler Verband für Naturtextilien) The IVN is using three quality seals: IVN Best (highest standard)/IVN Natural Leather/GOTS (see above)
- FWF (Fair Wear Foundation). ”The Fair Wear Foundation is an international multistakeholder initiative that aims to improve working conditions in textile factories all around the globe - hand in hand with their members.“ (ref)
- WFTO (World Fair Trade Organization) . ”The goal of Fairtrade is to reduce the imbalance of world trade and to improve the life of farmers. For example by paying fair and stable minimum prices for cotton.“ (ref)
- FLO (Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International)
- PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). For vegan products.
One has to keep in mind, that companies may chose not to apply for a certificate, but still to follow the rules. Other things are not covered by certificates, like production in central Europe.
- Armed Angels (GOTS, FWF, WFTO, *PETA). Kids’, men’s and women’s wear, neither underwear nor socks
- Bluebuck (no certifications) Men’s wear: underwear, socks, t-shirts, swim shorts
- Brainshirt (bluesign). Men’s (business) wear: suits, shirts, trousers, underwear and socks
- bleed (GOTS, PETA). Men’s and women’s wear
- Elkline (GOTS). Men, women, kids, accessories. (also publish supply chain on Sourcemap)
- Hess Natur (GOTS, FWF). Full range kids’, men’s and women’s wear as well as homewear
- Kings of Indigo (FWF). Kids’, men’s and women’s wear, no underwear and socks
- Kuyichi /Kuyichi (GOTS, *FLO, PETA). Men’s and women’s wear, no underwear and socks
- People Tree (GOTS, WFTO). Women’s wear: suits, shirts, trousers, underwear and socks
- Wunderwerk (IVN). Men’s and women’s wear, no underwear and socks
- Manomama (completely (from the resources to the product including Additionals such as zippers) produces in Germany, ecological, transparent and fair) Men, Women: clothing, bags, belts; also some jewellery
It could be useful to add some certifications next to the brands (with an *asterisk if not all product are concerned). Here are some to begin with:
- BDIH International Organic and Natural Cosmetics Corporation
- NATRUE The NATRUE Label sets a high standard when it comes to defining the naturalness of cosmetic products. It helps consumers identify Natural and Organic Cosmetics truly worthy of that name.
- Tierversuchsfrei/Crueltyfree It’s the globally recognised guarantee that a brand has made a genuine commitment to ending animal testing for its products. Certified companies must meet rigorous criteria, including independent audits, before they can display the Leaping Bunny logo.
Vegan Today, products must pass the following criteria to be eligible for registration. A dedicated and experienced team check each individual product application against the criteria, and query any potential inclusion of animal ingredients, including those not present in the final product.
One has to keep in mind, that companies may chose not to apply for a certificate, but still to follow the rules. E.g. some company may be certified or recommended by Peta (like Less is More, Paul Mitchell or Pachamamai).
- Wolkenseifen nature cosmetics, vegan
- Dr. Hauschka /Dr. Hauschka (NATRUE)
- Lavera /Lavera /Lavera /Lavera (NATRUE, *Vegan)
- Less is More /Less is More (BDIH)
- Logona /Logona (Now owned by L’Oreal) (*BDIH, *NATRUE)
- Madara /Madara (ecocert)
- Paul Mitchell Haircare only
- Sante /Sante (Now owned by L’Oreal) (*NATRUE, *Vegan, BDIH)
- Santaverde (NATRUE, Tierversuchsfrei, Vegan)
- Speick /Speick (*BDIH)
- Urtekram /Urtekram /Urtekram /Urtekram /Urtekram /Urtekram /Urtekram (*ecocert, *Vegan)
- Weleda /Weleda (NATRUE)
- Zao /Zao /Zao (*ecocert, *Vegan, *Crueltyfree)
- Sea 2 See/Avocado store recycled marine plastic
- MODO eco 2 lines of glasses: ”eco biobased“ are made with 63% castor seeds (so it’s plant based); ”eco recycled“ are made with 95% recycled materials; in addition for every ”eco“ frame sold, they plant a tree.
- Retrospecced . Recycled and refurbished retro and designer frames
- ROLF Spectacles /ROLF Spectacles /ROLF Spectacles Handmade glasses, made from wood, stone and wood and horn (no metal used!). Materials from local sources; the Tyrolean Alpes (Austria) that is.
- Dick Moby recycled and bio-based acetate
- WeWood : Wood
- Parafina : recycled pet, bamboo, cork, tires, cans, …
- Avocadostore A marketplace, where you are shopping with the manufacturers; like the Amazon marketplace
- Greenality /Greenality
- Green Ground Clothes, Biggest organic selection in Vienna, ”Brick and Mortar“ Shop, no shipping, 1090 Vienna
- Grundstoff Clothes, Accessoires
- Grüne Erde Furniture, homewear, full range men’s and women’s wear and cosmetics
- Hess Natur /Hess Natur /Hess Natur . Full range shop. Mostly own brand stuff
- Muso Koroni Full range men’s and women’s wear, shoes and cosmetics, all products are vegan, they also have a store in Vienna