We talk often about buying less but buying better and shopping responsibly which, while important, is easier said than done! There are so many different factors to consider: American made, fair trade, organic, sweatshop free, sustainable, et al. It can all be overwhelming, frustrating, and discouraging…we know because we all lament the difficulty of conscious shopping. Instead of wallowing in the problem, we’ve decided to create a little resource for reference. This is by no means inclusive of all of the wonderful small brands, craftspeople, and manufacturers that are creating quality, ethical products in the US and around the world.