When it comes to conventional fashion, the more you know, the more you start to look at your closet differently. Shopping becomes not just about how a piece fits, how much it costs, and how much you love it. As you learn more about the fashion industry, you start asking yourself how clothing was made, who made the piece, and what it’s made of.
We know this time is hard for everyone, but times like these can be especially difficult for small businesses.
BY AMY ZIFF
At MADE SAFE, we are proud to support businesses committed to making healthier products for people and the planet. We see the businesses that pursue purer products and achieve MADE SAFE certification as cherished defenders of a healthy and sustainable future. They represent what is possible and the direction that we, as a society, must go. These brands are the true trendsetters, pioneers, and leaders. They are the brands MADE SAFE works with. Frankly, we need more of them.
These are unprecedented times. These may feel like worrisome, upsetting, highly stressful times. Nothing is the same, and this is definitely not business as usual. We will all certainly be tested in ways we cannot yet foretell, as these weeks of being relatively “alone” in self-induced isolation persist. While we need to keep our physical distance to “flatten the curve,” at the same time, we need our communities to keep us grounded, balanced, and soothed. And our communities need us for the exact same reasons.
In the midst of the Coronavirus concern, good hand hygiene is more relevant than ever. We’ve covered handwashing and hand soaps, but what about situations when soap and running water are not available to us? In these circumstances we need the next best thing: hand sanitizer.
As the world watches the Coronavirus continue to evolve, one thing we know for certain is that it’s imperative to enact proper handwashing. That simple act alone can play an important role in helping to protect us.
What deodorant to you use? It’s a question MADE SAFE® staffers always get asked. And we understand why – the truth is that finding a safe and effective deodorant can be truly difficult. No one wants to use a product filled with harmful ingredients, but they don’t want to smell funky either.
Grab your party hats and get ready to blow out the (nontoxic) candles as we celebrate MADE SAFE’s fifth birthday this month! It’s amazing we’ve been in the marketplace highlighting ecosystem-safe and sustainable products for five years now. We have a team of incredible people who work hard to bring this work to life and I am as proud of each of them as I am of all our brands who bring safe and sustainable products to you. What’s abundantly clear is that there is a market for this work and we are excited to continue to grow!
MADE SAFE is incredibly proud to announce our newest and biggest brand yet: Seventh Generation. This is a project very near and dear to my heart, which you can read more about here. We have been hard at work partnering with Seventh Generation to help bring these products to life for about a year.
When I started MADE SAFE I wanted to help bring about change to the everyday products that we use and to the things we all invite into our homes. We either use these items daily or they are part of our rituals, but we hardly ever think about the impact they may have on our health or on the environment. I wanted to unveil the mystery surrounding these things and reveal the truth that, in fact, there is no single overarching agency harmonizing a sensible, precautionary approach to chemical use in the United States today.
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Disclaimer: The Initial Look™ Evaluation and Transformation Partner programs are separate and distinct from and not in any way associated with or related to the MADE SAFE® certification program. Participation in the Initial Look™ Evaluation and/or Transformation Partner program does not entitle the participant to use the MADE SAFE® certification mark in any manner.