WHAT'S ETHICAL FASHION?


What is ethical fashion? Can fashion even be ethical? (of course we believe it can.) These are difficult questions that deserve thoughtful answers. Buying ethically is not just a matter of buying recycled bamboo yoga pants because, let's face it, bamboo yoga pants don't fit every moment, taste, or lifestyle: there are many other ways to shop ethically. Through our editorial arm at HELPSY, we hope to answer some of these questions and to promote discussion. Through our marketplace, we hope to guide people to make more ethical purchasing decisions with no sacrifice in beauty or style. Based on our definition, a product is ethical if it has four or more of 13 ethical qualities, that we call "HELPSY Qualities".


                   

 HELPSY Qualities

Every item we carry fulfills at least 4 of these 13 ethical qualities. 

Vegan Emoji

Cruelty Free

Eco-Friendly materials

Eco-Friendly Materials

Eco-friendly Design Production

Eco-Friendly Design Production


Fair Trade/Wage

 

Handmade

Handmade

Local Material Sourcing
Local Material Sourcing



          Local Production
          Local Production

             

             

             Made in Small Quantities

            Made in Small Quantities

             

             

             

            Non-disposable + Well-made

            Non-Disposable&Well-Made

            Profits to Philanthropy
            Profits to Philanthropy

            Recycled Fashion

            Recycled

            Upcycled clothing

            Upcycled

            Vintage and Second hand clothing

            Vintage/Second Hand