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Companies take multiple approaches to create sustainable products.  Ecospire helps companies protect people and animals in supply chains while engaging in artisan, eco-friendly & local practices.  Take a look at our community resources to help implement sustainability into your company and products.

Eco-Friendly – Environmental Impact of Resources & Manufacturing

The products and companies featured at Ecospire are at different stages.  Each business is on a unique journey towards sustainability.  Clearly, companies take different approaches.  To note, this often depends on the needs and values of customers, corporate goals, and supply relationships. However, it does not matter what your eco-friendly priorities are.  You can always discover resources to source and manufacture eco-friendly products at Ecospire.  We search the globe looking for the most innovative solutions.  So, take a look at our many companies focused on Eco-Friendly practices.  In general,  Eco-Friendly helps ensure products made leave the lightest ecological footprint and are the safest for consumers.

Artisan -Unique, Handmade and Sustainable Products

Nothing speaks slow making like handcrafted goods. These are small batch and one-of-a-kind creations that preserve tradition and showcase culture.  Artisans are experts of their craft and their products are never mass-produced. Consequently, makers will often use local resources and alternative materials that are readily accessible nearby.  Furthermore, this helps reduce environmental impact and exhaustion of limited resources.  Obviously. Ecospire loves this aspect of sustainability.  These pieces are unique, special and hand crafted.  We invite you to explore  Artisan companies in our network.  Most importantly, we hope you to discover the love for Artisan and find gifts to cherish for a lifetime.  Please say hello to one of our many Artisans.  Register to create a profile and then you can message any of our companies.

Fair Labor – Ethical Working Conditions & Human Rights Protection

Today’s global supply chains are filled with complex challenges.  Assuring fair labor practices and the protection of human rights requires communication at all levels of the supply chain. This is a daunting task.  Furthermore, tackling issues such as child labor, human trafficking and fair wage requires collaboration between companies, non-profits, local governments and suppliers.  To say the least, this is one of the most complicated areas of sustainability to manage.  Are you a company looking to make or buy certified Fair Labor products?  If so, take a look around Ecospire to see what you can find.  On the other hand, you might seek suppliers and companies with programs to improve working conditions.  Our community is filled with organizations and consultants to help achieve your sustainability goals.

Humane Treatment – Help the Welfare of Animals

Many companies and consumers attempt to understand the treatment of animals in the supply chain.  Clearly, this is a very important topic in sustainability.  Animals are completely dependent upon the good will of humans.  In particular, there is more transparency in the handling of animals used for raw material sourcing.  However,  there is a greater need for standards and programs that ensure humane treatment. Industries in the spotlight in recent years include wool and down. Furthermore, many companies and organizations are coming together to build better raw material supply chains.  Most importantly, these will take into account the welfare of animals needed for products they manufacture.  To conclude, we  love animals very much here at Ecospire.  We encourage you to make humane treatment a top priority in your business.  This helps to guarantee the welfare of beautiful and precious animals on our planet.

Local – Companies That Support Community Workers & Supply

Locally made ensures that the products consumers purchase were made locally.  In fact, this contributes to jobs and opportunities in the community.  Companies are learning how their sourcing strategy affects the carbon footprint.  Ultimately, it is ideal to find resources closer to a company’s headquarter.  If you look around, you might discover more resources closer to your business than you thought.  Furthermore,  selling closer to manufacturing helps ensure products reduce environmental impact by avoiding overseas shipping.  In summary, shop local whenever possible.  It is good for the community, good for the environment and good for you.  Spend a few minutes to explore our growing community.  You just might discover amazing companies that support local workers.

 
 
Angela at Ecospire
Author: Angela at Ecospire

Founder at Ecospire

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