We get it, it’s not always easy to shop responsibly, and people have different ideas about what the concept of “ethical shopping” means. The media have really caught onto the narrative with lots of buzz words and ideas: carbon footprint, eco-friendly, green products, reducing waste, support local, support small businesses, fast fashion, clean beauty, recycled fabrics… People are catching on to a good thing and understanding the social impact of our choices and responsible consumption is always positive.
On the flip side, with so many products on the market and with budgets to think about, we’re usually looking for the cheapest and most convenient items these days. But choice is exactly what Ecowaremarket is about. You should have the choice to buy from different businesses and from those with sustainability in mind. By choosing to buy from these places, you’re not only doing your bit to buy eco-friendly products, you’re also helping to keep that choice alive by not always shopping in one place. You help to support smaller businesses from around the world through one convenient platform.
The European Commission is also focusing on “a sustainable Europe by 2030” and has defined “sustainable development” as development that meets the needs of current generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs.
The push to be more eco-friendly is affecting the business world too. According to HSBC’s Made for the Future report, almost half of UK companies plan to increase their environment-related spending before summer 2021. Making manufacturing more sustainable, improving internal practices and updating buildings and equipment are all part of this shift. The European Commission is also focusing on “a sustainable Europe by 2030” and has defined “sustainable development” as development that meets the needs of current generations without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs. With continued enthusiasm towards sustainable and eco-friendly, there can be little doubt that there will be development in many areas of business that will assist with enabling more environmentally friendly manufacturing processes, reducing carbon footprint through local production and the mode of delivery (e.g. Electric Vehicles) and creating more sustainable products.
More and more people are shopping online than ever before and some estimates project that global e-retail sales are going to grow to up to $4.8 trillion by 2021 – that’s some spending power! European online shopping has also grown exponentially as part of this overall total, driven, in part, by the pandemic and changing shopping habits. If we can change only a small portion of our shopping habits to include more sustainable products then it can make a big difference. When you look at traditional marketplaces, which have risen in popularity over the years, their focus tends to be on handmade products, products made by small businesses or cheaper, more widely available products. Ecowaremarket offers an alternative platform, featuring a growing number of European and U.K. retailers. Ecowaremarket offers a range of clothes, gifts, toys, accessories and more, paving the way for more competition and more sustainable products. Overall, there is much to be positive about and the availability of a wide variety of interesting products on ecowaremarket.com should offer a simple and fun way to shop responsibly too.
So, here is to a brighter 2021 and a brighter future for the planet.