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Category Archives: Responsible Products and Brands

A guide to responsible Christmas shopping

For those who celebrate Christmas, it often feels like December is over before it’s begun. Whizzing by in a flurry of festive planning and parties, all while trying to wrap things up at work before a hard-earned break. And whether you enjoy shopping or not, finding gifts for friends and loved ones can be stressful. […]

Top brands failing on cotton sustainability

Cotton is one of the world’s most commonly used textiles. However, the production of cotton has led to serious issues regarding environmental impact and labour conditions of cotton farmers. Although various sustainability initiatives exist, many problems and challenges remain, and the overall picture of cotton market sustainability is unclear. In order to shed light on […]

Electronics Brands: It’s Time to Super Charge Sustainability

One Electronics brand (Fairphone) sets an example while three other brands (Asus, Apple, and HP) have made progress for the Electronics sector in regards to sustainability by embracing the challenges and opportunities associated with the Electronics sector. One brand, Fairphone, received a “B” label, and three brands, Asus, Apple, and HP received a “C” label […]

Brands commit to clear Chinese waters

Remember Greenpeace’s Detox Campaign – “Adidas and Nike need to detox”? The aim of this campaign is to put a halt on water pollution by fashion brands and their textile factories. Greenpeace is calling on all clothing brands to comply with and live up to the statements described in the Zero Discharge Commitment. To do […]

Outdoor brands: green by default?

With spring coming up and winter sportswear on sale, outdoor brands are doing great business. The products on their websites are surrounded by images of beautiful landscapes. This ‘natural’ branding makes you, as a consumer, trust them easily for producing their products with attention and care for our earth. But is this true? Source: Patagonia […]

Green Fashion comes to Amsterdam

Amsterdam Fashion Week takes place from January 25-29, and fashionistas are scrambling for the last tickets to the hottest shows. But there’s one show that’s grabbing attention among ethical-fashion watchers: it’s the Green Fashion Competition, which aims to spot talented entrepreneurs who are trying to build up a fashion house while safeguarding global biodiversity. Eight […]

Dutch media not transparent about sustainability

Tweet We actually wanted to call this blog ‘The great climate change conspiracy: are the media hiding something’? But OK, that”s a blatantly tabloid headline. But this post IS all about media in the Netherlands – and about the disappointing lack of information they publish about their own sustainability. Strange, no? We thought that spreading […]

Fair Trade Original strengthens its position as responsible brand

Last week we published the results of the most sustainable chocolate, coffee / tea and tropical fruit brands. Of the (in Holland) well known chocolate brands we researched, Verkade came out on top. This is due to their transparent way of communicating and 100% fair trade cocoa. There are now several brands of which additional information has come out. Reason enough for us to update our rankings. Conclusion: Fair Trade Original (FTO) and Verkade are now in a joint first place. […]

Dark, dark chocolate from Ivory Coast

Tweet Just how green and fair are Nutella, Toblerone, Snickers, Bounty or Milka? It’s not long before you’ll be able to check – we’re planning to publish their rankings pretty soon. And it looks like we’re going to have more to feel guilty about than just a few stolen calories. Chocolate’s sweetness is only matched […]

Phony Equality at Nokia

Tweet Apple has been replaced by Nokia. Not in the race to bring out the smartest phone, but because Nokia is taking Apple”s place as the latest electronics giant to be shown to use factories where workers are not treated fairly. A report published last week finds that precarious jobs and insufficient wages are depressingly […]