The Ethos Deal

Save Time. Save Money. Discover Awesome Brands.

Do you get fired up when you find a new brand that shares your values?

High quality ingredients, recycled packaging, AND 10% of profits go back into the community? Count. me. in.

But for how awesome these up and coming brands are, why are they so damn hard to find?… Read More


Cobalt: The Conflict Material Fueling Tech

Cobalt Has Made Cell Phones, Tablets, and Electric Vehicles Possible – But At What Cost?

Your 1min Summary:

Cobalt is a mineral used to build rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.

Lithium-ion batteries are fueling the future. They have replaced conventional lead-acid batteries, making them more efficient so our devices can be smaller.… Read More


A Light At The End of The Black Friday Tunnel

REI’s #OptOutside – A Breath of Fresh Air

I’m pretty sure the holidays were meant to be a time for us to give thanks and spend time with our families, but I’m not convinced. Lately it seems like Christmas is an excuse to shop and Thanksgiving is a pregame meal for Black Friday.… Read More


Recycling The New Yogurt Containers

Recycling the new school yogurt container

In a hurry?… Post Summary:

New yogurt containers use a paper cardboard shell

The cardboard shell provides support for a container that uses less plastic

How to recycle the new container:

  • Remove the outside and recycle the label where you normally recycle papers
  • Check the ♻ symbol for a the number: #5 plastics might need to taken to a separate recycling center depending on where you live (resource included at end of post)

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Same great taste… new package!

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How I Found Ethically Made, Custom Shoes

Overcoming one-size-fits-all…

It seems like we have so many choices today, but the more I look the more I find the same low-quality cookie cutter shoes, the same starchy shirts, and the same pair of artificially worn jeans. In a race for returns, companies have ramped up and outsourced production leaving many of us with full closets, yet nothing to wear.… Read More


Guide To The Most Eco-Friendly & Ethical Sunglasses

prch Guide: Eco-Friendly & Ethical Sunglasses

Look good, do good, feel good…

Go Right To The Guide

There are two main ways sunglasses are becoming sustainable. 1. By being socially conscious 2. By being environmentally conscious.

Eco-friendly sunglasses decrease your environmental impact and are pretty cool… but if you’re looking to do the most good with your purchase, choosing a highly ethical brand will have a bigger impact.… Read More


Sunglasses: One Company Owns The Entire Industry

The variety of sunglasses we see in stores, from sportswear to designer… is all an illusion.

The truth: One $9B company owns almost the entire industry.

Luxottica makes around 75 million pairs of glasses each year, designing and manufacturing brands like Prada, Tiffany & Co, Coach, Versace, Ray Ban, Oakley… the list goes on.… Read More


Why We Need To Rethink Capitalism

Just Index – Another resource for conscious consumers

One of the hardest parts of being a conscious consumer is knowing which companies to support. Luckily, new resources like the Just Index are coming to our aid.

Paul Tudor Jones is the founder of the Just Index, a nonprofit that ranks the ethics of corporations in the US based on criteria chosen by US citizens.… Read More


Project JUST is Changing The Way We Shop

Post by: prch

Project JUST is a non profit that offers a great tool for conscious consumers. Their brand guide is a wonderful resource that makes shopping ethically easier and less stressful.  They offer pros and cons for each brand (currently 75 listed) along with info on the following categories:

  • Size & Business Model
  • Transparency
  • Labor Conditions
  • Environment
  • Intention
  • Community
  • Management
  • Innovation

Overview of Project JUST:

Project JUST is building a community to help shoppers learn the stories behind their clothes.Read More