Commerce with a Conscience founder and editor Brad Bennet. Image via Ecouterre
Now, a men's green fashion online daily to add to our Google reader! Commerce with a Conscience features sustainable, ethical, and socially responsible apparel that follows a smart, preppy aesthetic. For Brad Bennett, founder and editor, green fashion has a broad range of attributes. His carefully curated site is a one-stop-shop for men's clothing, accessories, and footwear that is socially responsible, made in the USA, and/or, as Brad says, "so well made it will never need replacing."
Brad is targeting a niche market of men who count fashion and ethics as a priority. It is those men who, in Brad's words, "are actually out there spending money, and [who are] subsequently capable of sending a message to the manufacturers of the world with their dollars." More from Brad (thanks, Ecouterre for sending him our way) and more Men's green fashion photos:
How to Narrow the Search for Men's Green Fashion
Commerce with a Conscience is comprised of a blog and Product Guide. The use-friendly feature allows readers to browse, compare, and purchase (with a link to the external site) CWAC-approved clothing and accessories based on specific criteria, from made in the USA to made recycled or repurposed materials. Brad elaborates on the product guide, below.
Image via Commerce with a Conscience
The idea is to have all of the best eco / ethical products in one place, thus taking the hassle out of ethical shopping. At present there are just shy of 20 brands represented, and more are being added every day.
Some of the site's most popular brands include Denmark's Knowledge Cotton Apparel, Boston's Autonomie Project, London's A Suit That Fits, Brooklyn's Stanley & Sons, MN's Pierrepont Hicks, and NY's Baron Wells.
Brad's Cool, Eco-Conscience Apparel Picks for Summer
Brad curates a monthly column called "Instead of Rent"--if only!--which features a complete outfit comprised of his favorite seasonal clothing and accessories. We picked one of our favorites, from the month of April, above.
What would you do with extra rent money if it came your way; Buy socially responsible clothing, travel, donate it, or otherwise? Tell us in the comment section, below.