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Shop Smart, Shop Green: How to Find Sustainable Brands

Shop Smart, Shop Green: How to Find Sustainable Brands

In today's world, making eco-conscious choices while shopping is becoming increasingly important. With climate change looming and environmental degradation on the rise, it's crucial to support brands that prioritize sustainability. But how do you find these brands? What exactly makes a brand sustainable?
Here are some key factors to look for when seeking out sustainable brands:


1. Transportation Practices

Sustainable brands prioritize transportation methods with lower emissions. By limiting air shipments and increasing the use of ocean vessels, they significantly reduce their carbon footprint. For example, elago has reduced CO2 emissions by over 300 metric tons since 2021 by adopting such practices.

2. Packaging Materials

Look for brands that use environmentally friendly packaging materials - this can be the composition of the packaging itself to be recyclable or minimal packaging in general. For instance, here at elago, we use soy ink and FSC-certified packaging. Soy ink is gentler on the environment and allows for more efficient paper recycling. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) ensures that wood products come from sustainable, well-managed forests. For every tree used, another is planted. 

3. Renewable Energy

Sustainable brands invest in renewable energy sources like solar panels. Additionally, they may offer incentives for employees to switch to electric vehicles or carpool, further reducing their carbon footprint. Brands like elago that are powered by renewable energy make a significant contribution to combating climate change.  elago's headquarters in California is 100% powered by renewable energy.

4. Certifications and Awards

Pay attention to certifications and awards that recognize a brand's commitment to sustainability. For instance, when distributing on Amazon we ensure our products have an Amazon Climate Friendly Pledge Award which highlights products that are specifically certified for sustainability, helping consumers make informed choices.

Allowing our customers to shop sustainably is not only a responsible choice but it is also a rewarding one. Here at elago, we are going green, one case at a time.