My name is Brad, and I write Commerce with a Conscience.
My intention here is simple: I want to connect you with socially responsible products that look good and don’t cost an arm and a leg. I’ll be the first to admit that eco / ethical fashion’s not so flattering stigma is, for the most part, largely justified. A lot of the so-called “green” goods out there are either borderline unwearable (recycled content and hemp fibers do not cancel out bad design), or, exorbitantly priced. But, if you can look past the burlap yoga pants and soda pop-tab purses, you will see a small yet growing number of brands that are producing truly great SR items. This website is about them.
There are many ways that a product can be socially responsible. Along with more obvious criteria like eco-friendly materials and ethical manufacturing practices, there is also how well an item is made, and how long it will last. The goods featured on this site run the gamut. While some are organic and sweatshop-free, others are so high-quality that they’ll never need replacing (there are even a few to which all three traits apply).
All of the information that appears on this site has been gathered by me, with cooperation from the brands represented. I do not have the means to conduct any third-party inspections of my own, so I can only vouch for the information’s veracity insofar as it is what I have been told. In the interest of total transparency, I will always make note of products I have received for review, or brands I receive ad revenue from. I will do my best to keep this space free from conflicts of interest.
I want to do everything I can to make this site as intuitive and user-friendly as possible, and am always eager for feedback (my contact info is below). If I’m doing my job right, Commerce with a Conscience will take the hassle out of socially responsible shopping, and help to prove, once and for all, that you need not sacrifice your style for your ethics.
Thanks for stopping by,
Founder / Editor
cwac [dot] blog [at] gmail [dot] com