Environmental Impact of Materials & Production
Companies can take multiple approaches when creating eco-friendly products. The products and companies featured here at Ecospire are at different stages of this journey and have taken different approaches depending on the needs and values of their customers, corporate goals, and unique supplier relationships. No matter what your eco-friendly priorities are at Ecospire, you can find the resources that you need to source, manufacture or purchase eco-friendly products.
Unique and Handmade
Nothing speaks slow making like handcrafted goods. These small batch and one-of-a-kind creations preserve tradition and showcase culture. Artisans are experts of their craft, and their products are never mass-produced. Often, makers will use local resources and alternative materials to reduce environmental impact and exhaustion of limited resources.
Ethical Working Conditions & Human Rights Protection
Global supply chains are filled with complex challenges. Assuring fair labor practices and the protection of human rights requires collaboration and communication at all levels of the supply chain. Tackling issues such as child labor, human trafficking and fair wage often requires collaboration between companies, non-profits, local governments and suppliers. Whether you are looking to make or buy certified Fair Trade products, or if you are seeking suppliers and companies implementing programs to improve working conditions, everything is here at Ecospire.
Protecting the Welfare of Animals
Many companies and consumers are seeking a better understanding of the treatment of animals in the supply chain. As there is more transparency in the handling of animals used for raw material sourcing, there is a greater need for standards and programs that ensure humane treatment. Industries in the spotlight lately include wool and down. Many companies and organizations are coming together to build better raw material supply chains that take into account the welfare of animals they need for the products they manufacture.
Supporting Local Workers
Locally made products assure consumers that the products they are buying were made locally, contributing to jobs and opportunities locally. As companies learn more about the carbon footprint of their sourcing strategy, finding resources that are closer to headquarters and the stores where they sell their products helps them reduce environmental impact of overseas shipping.