Do a little research before you buy. Whether it’s shoes, clothes, jewelry, or cars, a little research to make sure what you’re buying is responsibly sourced goes a long way. C’mon. You can do it for the planet (and yourself).
For anything made of fabric, I recommend making sure it is Oeko-Tex certified. For more on that and to search all products, click here.
To save you time, here are some links to helpful outside sites:
Furniture - https://ecocult.com/ultimate-guide-eco-friendly-ethical-furniture/
Clothing and Shoes - https://www.peta.org/living/personal-care-fashion/vegan-eco-clothing-belongs-in-your-closet/
Jewelry - https://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/sustainable-fashion/looking-ethical-eco-friendly-jewelry/
In general, it’s sort of the same rules as for foods – the items that are the best for your health and that of our planet’s tend to be free of animal products, chemicals and toxins. Kind of a no-brainer.