Zara SA, pronounced as ZARA, is a Spanish apparel retailer based in Arteixo in Galicia, Spain. The company specializes in fast fashion, and products include clothing, accessories, shoes, swimwear, beauty, and perfumes. It is the largest company in the Inditex group, the world’s largest apparel retailer. Ethically Alternatives Environment Energy and Climate Change 83 EnvironmentContinue reading “Zara”


Sephora is a French multinational retailer of personal care and beauty products. Featuring nearly 3,000 brands, along with its own private label, Sephora Collection, Sephora offers beauty products including cosmetics, skincare, body, fragrance, nail color, beauty tools, body lotions and haircare. Ethically Alternatives Sephora is top of its industry for ethical choices. No alternates given.Continue reading “Sephora”


HubSpot is an American developer and marketer of software products for inbound marketing, sales, and customer service. Hubspot was founded by Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah in 2006. Ethically Alternatives Hubspot is top of its industry for ethical choices. No alternates given. Environment Energy and Climate Change 48 Environment Policy and Reporting 35 Resource ManagementContinue reading “Hubspot”


Patagonia, Inc. is an American clothing company that markets and sells outdoor clothing. The company was founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1973 and is based in Ventura, California. They have hundreds of stores in 10+ countries across 5 continents, as well as factories in 16 countries. Ethically Alternatives Patagonia is best in class when itContinue reading “Patagonia”


Uniqlo is a Japanese casual wear designer, manufacturer and retailer. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. Ethically Alternatives Environment Energy and Climate Change 75 Environment Policy and Reporting 61 Resource Management 58 When it comes to the environment, Uniqlo has received a score of ‘It’s a Start’, as it has taken some steps in theContinue reading “Uniqlo”

9 simple changes you can make to shop smarter today

Stopping and reversing the adverse effects of climate change is a collective challenge we will have to face together. Still, there are many things we can do on an individual level to lessen our footprint as well as signal to companies what we want in a more sustainable future.  Avoid impulse purchases According to theContinue reading “9 simple changes you can make to shop smarter today”

Nike vs. Under Armour – Which brand can keep pace with the world of ESG?

Like any manufacturing company, every stage of the production line in sport equipment has an impact on the environment – and therefore has potential for intervention to integrate sustainable practices.  From the design to the creation, production, transport and sales of sports products, companies can implement practices to manage their environmental impact. The bigger theContinue reading “Nike vs. Under Armour – Which brand can keep pace with the world of ESG?”

Lululemon vs. Athleta – Sustainable athleisure

Athleta and Lululemon are both high-end women’s athletic wear brands available in the United States. There’s a lot that’s similar about these two brands, but there are also some pretty big distinctions. Yes, both are high-end women’s activewear lines, but Athleta is more focused on inclusivity and female empowerment, while Lululemon focuses on high-performing athletes. Continue reading “Lululemon vs. Athleta – Sustainable athleisure”

Samsung vs. Whirlpool – Which one is green…washing?

Which is better, Samsung or Whirlpool? Smart technology is the latest innovation in the realm of appliances, and two of the largest and most popular brands—Samsung and Whirlpool—each have their own line of smart appliances on the market. What are smart appliances, exactly? They are appliances that you can connect to, control, and monitor viaContinue reading “Samsung vs. Whirlpool – Which one is green…washing?”

The battle of long receipts (and sustainability): Walgreens vs. CVS

No matter where you go, it seems there’s always a Walgreens or a CVS just around the corner. The two drugstores carry everything from groceries and cosmetics to household supplies and greeting cards. Both stores have pharmacies that offer services like flu shots, and both have rewards cards that offer serious savings. Green is theContinue reading “The battle of long receipts (and sustainability): Walgreens vs. CVS”