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ECOTURE - ECO-FRIENDLY FASHION MARKETPLACE (AUSTRALIA - WORLD SHIPPING)

GATHER AND SEE - ETHICAL FASHION RETAILER (UK-BASED)

ABOUT:

ABOUT:

Bringing ethical brands together in one platform

Launched in 2014 and branded as an ethical

for

clothing store, this online marketplace has a

an

easy,

positive

shopping

experience.

curated selection of sustainable fashion labels.

GENDER: Women, men.

GENDER:

THE GOOD:

Women, only.

Despite not being marketed as a vegan marketplace,

THE GOOD:

Ecoture has no products of animal origin. Moreover,

Accessible

contrary to the Immaculate Vegan marketplace

an upscale wardrobe with a clean conscience.

presented above, all brands on Ecoture are cruelty-

While the brands on this marketplace are not

free or vegan, so you have my total respect for that!

that known, the offering of zero waste, organic,

Another positive is the number of products and

ethical, and recycled products is quite alright.

types available. It has accessories, cosmetics,

THE BAD:

shoes, wallets, far more products than most sustainable

clothing

stores

presented

here.

THE BAD: Most and

and

affordable

to

those

wanting

Animal farming on an industrial scale is one of the biggest environmental polluters of all times. Add to that all skin tanneries and the toxic

products that

are

triggers

on two

the chains

‘Sale’ of

section,

chemicals they use to make leather, and you get

thought.

how damaging leather in fashion is. Imagine our surprise when we discovered Veja, a label that has

1. All sustainable and cruelty-free fashion labels are

made a reputation as being vegan, is found to be

cheap. Do I want to be perceived as a cheap person by

using leather soon after it gained global recognition.

my peers? No, so I won’t shop those discounted brands. 2. The name of the marketplace should change to ‘Discounted Vegan Products’ or something similar. It’ll be far more relevant for consumers seeking fashion deals, regardless if sustainable and vegan or not.

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