Ethical Glossary

We also value the following ethical traits that we encourage our sellers to meet through their mission, production, and organization. Look for these labels on your favorite The Etho Products.

100% Organic
100% Organic:

100% organic items only contain materials that are certified organic and are made without the use of GMOs, herbicides or pesticides.

Contains Organic Material
Contains Organic Material:

The seller has confirmed that these items contain materials that meet organic agricultural standards. Farming and production processes do not use GMOs, herbicides or pesticides.

Cruelty Free
Cruelty Free:

Cruelty-free products have not been tested on animals. Seller has ensured that any animal derivatives or by-products are obtained humanely.

Employs Marginalized Groups
Employs Marginalized Groups:

Employs those who are traditionally excluded from employment in their community because of gender, class, religion, disability, status, and ethnicity. Purchases from these brands provide education, benefits, and income for these workers.

Fair Trade
Fair Trade:

Fair Trade sellers and products have been audited by third-party organizations who certify that producers are providing fair working conditions with high social and environmental practices.

The Etho Verified
The Etho Verified:

The Etho Verified Sellers have gone through our ethical verification process to ensure safe and ethical working conditions, environmental considerations, and payment of minimum wage or above.

Gives Back
Gives Back:

Brands that give back donate a portion of purchases to charities or organizations aligned with their mission.


Handmade items or their main components have been handcrafted by skilled artisans using only simple tools.

Made in the USA
Made in the USA:

Products made in the USA support American jobs and incur a smaller carbon footprint because of reduced shipping distances for American purchases.


Nonprofit brands are not operating for profit. All proceeds are dedicated to supporting their mission and community.

Recycled Materials
Recycled Materials:

These items are made with components sourced from waste materials, to minimize the use of virgin raw materials.

Sustainable Materials
Sustainable Materials:

Items made in eco-efficient, closed loop process/from innovative zero impact materials or natural materials that have a minimal environmental impact, such as TencelTM, Monocel, Orange fiber, Piñatex, modal, hemp, bamboo, linen, organic cotton etc.

Sustainable Packaging
Sustainable Packaging:

Items that are sustainably packaged come in reusable containers or are shipped in minimal or eco-friendly packaging.


The seller has confirmed that their vegan items are made without the use of any animal products or byproducts.

Woman Owned
Woman Owned:

Purchases from female-owned brands support women's economic empowerment, social equality, and vibrant communities.