Welcome to this little nook of the internet, and let us introduce you to Monteverde.
Monteverde is a place where you can continue to get the things you need and love, while resting assured that your consumption is being directed towards brands that create positive change. We each have enormous power to shape our world through the people and products we choose to support. Every time you buy a product or support a brand, you’re casting a vote with your wallet to help spread and ensure success for the brand’s moral standards.
“As consumers, we have so much power to change the world by just being careful in what we buy.”
- Emma Watson
Monteverde supports a community that wants to live a more purposeful and conscious life. By showcasing all things environmentally sustainable, from home goods to fashion to personal care, we’re trying to make it easy to make the right choice.
While it’s amazing to see so many new sustainable and ethical brands cropping up, we know from first-hand experience that it can be a little overwhelming trying to navigate through all of them individually. Sometimes it feels like you have to open five million tabs just to compare organic denim from different brands, evaluate all of your options for non-toxic cleaning products, and assess ingredients in various cosmetics. And trying to keep up with all of the new products and brands can turn into a full-time job!
At Monteverde, we’re trying to make it easier for you to shop sustainably by bringing together some of the most eco-conscious brands into one place that is easy to navigate. These brands embrace environmental sustainability and responsible business practices to create a positive change in the world. Though each brand may have its own specific focus(es), some of the key factors we care about include:
- Organic, natural, non-toxic, and recycled materials
- Environmentally responsible supply chains
- Fair Trade standards
- Manufacturing transparency
- Reduction in water usage
- Offsets for carbon shipping and emissions
- Recycled and compostable packaging
Most importantly, we partner with brands that strive to keep our land, air, and water clean for current and future generations. By bringing them all together, we’re trying to create a place to inspire positive change and empower others to make sustainable choices. We hope that making the right choice can be as easy as clicking BUY.
We have no idea where this will go or whether it will gain traction, but we’ve been thinking about it for a while and it still feels like a good idea, so we’re giving it a shot. Here’s the thing: we’re not experts at this, and we’re always looking for advice, tips, and help. If you know of a brand you’d love to see on Monteverde, or if you have ideas or thoughts on how we can improve the site, please reach out! We’re on a journey towards a more sustainable future, and we hope you’ll join us.