Products are capable of decomposing via bacteria or other living organisms.
Products have a small carbon footprint and do not significantly contribute to global warming in their production and distribution.
Product producers in developing countries are paid fair prices for their goods.
Genetically Modified Organisms were not used in the making of these products.
Products are not mass-produced by a factory and are instead made by hand.
The company uses invented materials and/or products that improve on resource-intensive processes or promotes sustainable design.
Products have been completely produced and distributed within a 150 mile radius.
Synthetic or unnatural materials were not used in the creation of these products. Natural materials include those from plants, animals, minerals, metals, etc.
Products must be certified organic, being made up of at least 75% organic materials. Organic products are grown without toxic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics and added hormones. They are not genetically modified.
Companies make a donation to a community in need for each product purchased. Donations can include a portion of profits, free products, program funding, or other necessities.
Products are made with recycled materials, or materials that would have otherwise been put in a landfill.
Products are made and/or repurposed using existing products as opposed to creating new materials.
No animal-based materials or ingredients were used in these products. Vegan products are usually plant-based and are never tested on animals.
Products are at least 20 years old, offering a new life to an existing product without needing to produce another. These products are usually valued for their history, design, rarity and limited quantities.
Products abide by the ethical, sustainable, economical and efficient goal of producing no waste. Products instead simulate natural, sustainable cycles and re-purpose otherwise discarded materials.
Products support a culture's identity with the use of a unique skill or material, and maintains cultural heritage.