What will you learn?
- What does Conscious Consumer mean.
- 5 ways you can be a Cosncious Consumer
Before we delve into how to be a conscious consumer, let’s define what does Conscious Consumerism means:
Conscious consumerism is when buying practices are driven by a commitment to making purchasing decisions that have positive social, economic, and environmental impact.
In other words, someone who looks beyond the label and wants to know more about the company from which they are buying their products. When you purchase something from a brand, you are, essentially, funding a company to continue doing what they’re doing.
When you opt to be a conscious consumer, you are putting yourself in the driver’s seat of making a decision for which brand(s) you choose to support.
So, do you like what they’re doing? You need to do your research and find out.
There are many ways that you can be a conscious consumer and do your part in making the world a better place:
1: Incorporate minimalism into your life as much as possible.
Ask yourself “Do I truly need this?”
Distinguish between necessary and unnecessary buys. Reducing the amount of possessions is trully refreshing. Also, you will be saving money!
2: Choose to buy from companies that put planet and people first.
Look at their website. How open are they about their practices? Do they share factory information? If not, ask them about their fabrics, working conditions, prices and environmental impact. If they don’t or won’t answer, it’s probably a cue to look elsewhere.
3: Buy fair trade coffee, fashion, handcrafts and more.
Human exploitation, unsafe working conditions, and unfair pay are still industry-wide issues in fashion. It makes no sense for a brand to care about other sustainability factors when they treat those who make their clothes poorly.
Happy workers, products made with love.
Find the story of some of the brands that take care:
Inabel Rosalia Wasig€35.00
Gosling Coffee Ethiopia Biftu — direct trade coffee€9.87
Backpack Gokyo Green
4: Go zero-waste or reduce your waste.
Eliminate the use of single-use plastics and use reusable cups, utensils, bags and containers instead.
Reuse items and buy second-hand whenever you can: peruse flea markets, borrow from friends and family and try to fix broken goods rather than buying new.
Always recycle paper and plastic, dispose of old clothes responsibly, and consider composting at home.
5: Shift into a circular economy
What does the product lifecycle look like? What happens after you don’t want it anymore?
When searching for everyday products, consider how they are made and their end-of-life impact— As
As Annie Leonard says:
There is no such thing as “away”.When we throw anything away, it must go somewhere.
Lucky for you! At Bluehouse World you can start your journey into a more conscious lifestyle effortless. Why? Because we host a wide range of ethical and eco friendly brands that nowadays make the difference.
Be part of the change today!