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how to find ethical & eco-friendly clothing companies | ohgeeitsbri

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so, if you guys have seen "The True Cost" documentary (or even if you've just heard about issues regarding the fast fashion industry), you're probably looking for better companies to buy your families clothing from. there are a lot of things that go into finding a great company (both in terms of ethicality and environmentalism) to purchase pieces from so i thought i would just give you some information that i've gathered so far. ****my biggest tip would be to look very critically at companies before you purchase from them. many people have realized that this is a growing area of the economy and are therefore, trying to jump on the bandwagon to make money. if a company makes it difficult for you to find out if they are GOTS certified, they probably aren't. if it's hard for you to find out where the products are made, they're probably made in china and they're definitely not going to be fair trade.***** just be very very careful who you believe and who you choose to support. companies that greenwash are some of the most annoying people to me and i will never knowingly support people who try to pull the wool over the eyes of consumers. ANYWAYS....i will make another video in the near future sharing some companies that i have found and love. in the mean time, i hope this helps. oh and here are the additional certifications i was mentioning so you can see what they entail: eco friendly fabrics: http://life.gaiam.com/article/how-are-eco-friendly-fabrics-made gots certification: http://www.global-standard.org/the-standard/general-description.html oeko tex 100 certification: https://www.oeko-tex.com/en/manufacturers/concept/oeko_tex_standard_100/oeko_tex_standard_100.xhtml bluesign certification: http://business-ethics.com/2012/11/11/what-is-the-bluesign-standard-for-textiles/ INSTAGRAM: ohgeeitsbribri TWITTER: ohgeeitsbribri - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - camera i film with: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00J34YO92?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=B00J34YO92&linkCode=xm2&tag=youtube018-20 our stroller: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008RR5XUA?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creativeASIN=B008RR5XUA&linkCode=xm2&tag=youtube018-20 where i get discounted clothes, home decor, makeup, etc: http://www.hautelook.com/short/3KVqA my favorite hair straightener (i've had mine for 9 years!): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - looking to get a tattoo? my husband and i own this shop: gracetattooco.com - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - a little about me: well, my name is bri but you probably already figured that out from my channel name. i'm 25 years old. i'm a wife to a tattoo artist and also a crunchy mama. our household consists of myself, my husband, my sweet little boy, a crazy ass dog and two fat bunnies. i post videos about natural living, motherhood, organization, baby gear, health, cooking, days in my life, makeup, cloth diapers and lots of other stuff, as well. thanks a ton for being here. i hope you'll stick around! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - some of my most popular videos: my early pregnancy symptoms: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCIEP... my labor and delivery story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ow4OD... easy heatless voluminous curls: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6kZY... how to get rid of greasy hair: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcfSy... how i got my stolen iphone back: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxCow... my favorite period products: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjSfn... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Breea Jackson (4 months ago)
Where do you get your clothes?
Feathered Gypsy (9 months ago)
YES BRI! You get it girl!!
White Kandle (10 months ago)
Thank you for this!!
Rina Querida (1 year ago)
Hi Bri, thank you so much for this video. I am writting a report about bamboo fabrics/textile. The things I have found during my research is shocking! As a consumer we are very ignorant when purchase  clothing, we really do not know much about the clothing where it come from, the manufactured, process etc. I  aproached some suppliers and the majority could not provide me with an honest answer. Some online company put some certification on their site and made me questions that as well, an eye opener!
Jade (1 year ago)
your gorgeous :)
Jade (1 year ago)
Thanks for the video too!!!
Eric (1 year ago)
great video I'm always trying to find stores that are eco friendly as well as ethical. it's really hard to find places that have 100% organic cotton and free trade, but are also not too expensive. It's especially hard for guys who are looking for slim fit clothing.
K Catfish (2 years ago)
Bri I'm a little confused over the organic cotton thing. Do chemicals not wash out over time?
K Catfish (2 years ago)
+BRI thank you that's an eye opening article.
B R I (2 years ago)
+kim Catfish unfortunately, not really. heres so e good info about that: https://oecotextiles.wordpress.com/2010/11/10/how-to-get-rid-of-chemicals-in-fabrics-hint-trick-question/
Veronica Wigo (2 years ago)
What do you think of Burt's Bees baby and toddler clothing? Seems to be all organic and certified...etc. Just curious what you think about them? Thanks :)
Nicole B (2 years ago)
I've been trying to find more sustainable clothing and I've been having a hard time, but this helped! Thank you for sharing your knowledge about this topic. I hope you update us on your search for ethical and sustainable brands.
Anastasia woods (10 months ago)
try AEIOUorganic on etsy
Mish Adore (2 years ago)
The only thing I disagree with is wool, since the animal cruelty involved isn't ethical (especially here in Australia with mulesing and drenching), but I know a lot of people only buy second-hand wool and that is somewhat better. Great video, thank you so much for caring about people and the environment. <3
OurHumbleLife (1 year ago)
What is cruel is to NOT shear sheep!
Noblesse Oblige Beauty (2 years ago)
new subbie! love your channel and your haircut and styling ! bcould you maybe do a video on it? thanks xoxo
LivingMyBestLife (2 years ago)
True cost inspired me to be much more aware of what I'm buying and how it's made in where it's made thank you so much for the recommendation... I'm new to your channel,and enjoy al the tips and advice you give out..
BlackBerryTrees (2 years ago)
Hey girl! Great content and love your video! ps: Soo cool to see a beautiful and intelligent woman putting up content on youtube
Stefanie Weber (2 years ago)
So can you list your favorite places to purchase clothes for you and your child?
LoveoftheLittleThings (7 months ago)
B R I Hey Bri, have you since made a video about this? I’m very interested in making the switch away from fast fashion. Watching the documentary now! Thanks so much for your incredibly helpful videos! Hope to see more from you soon! 💜
B R I (2 years ago)
like i said in the video, i'm still on the hunt for good places. i have a link in the description box that might help you out and once i find great shops, i will make a video about them.
cassandralyne (2 years ago)
Looking forward to the video of the shops you find and love! We have slowly been trying to make these changes and I have been disappointed by a few companies I have found that have turned out to not be who they claim.
Lyndsay Parrish (2 years ago)
Loved this one! I love the sleeves on your shirt - where is that from? Also I keep seeing those pillows in your videos... Where can I find them?! 😍
Alisa Green (2 years ago)
Thank you!!
itsjasmineyall_ (2 years ago)
I watched the true cost and it really inspired me to buy more ethical/natural clothing, Thankyou for this video! ☺️
Dulce Ferreira (2 years ago)
Bright idea to remind us of this. Thank you!
Amanda_Louise (2 years ago)
I love your videos, its such a change to see youtubers focus on these topics :-) keep it up hun xx
B R I (2 years ago)
oh and here's a link to the true cost documentary if you haven't seen it yet: http://truecostmovie.com
B R I (2 years ago)
+B R I oh and here's a link to some companies that you can feel good about supporting: http://truecostmovie.com/learn-more/buying-better/

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