All products at TerraShops meet at least one of our twelve sustainability principles.
A purchase from TerraShops is not only exchanging money for goods, it also supports innovative startups, green companies and sustainable economic concepts.
Materials that have been grown or raised with no chemical pesticides or fertilizers. This promotes a healthier use of the land and reduces harmful agricultural runoff.
This means better prices paid to workers, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. With fair trade, you have the power to change the world every day.
Recycling is when waste materials are used to create new materials and objects. Recycling prevents the waste of useful materials and reduces the needless consumption of fresh raw materials, this in turn reduces energy usage, air pollution (from incineration), and water pollution (from landfilling). This all helps to lessen climate change. Upcycled materials is when used items are converted to an even more valuable product.
If a product is durable and lasts a long time, it reduces or postpones the need to replace it, so the total environmental impact is lowered.
Biodegradable products break down and decompose into natural elements within a short time after they are thrown away – typically a year or less.
By ensuring all products are ethically sourced, human rights are respected, factories are ensured to be safe, and communities impacted by sourcing are treated fairly and respectfully. Ethical sourcing is socially and environmentally responsible.
A product that is vegan contains no animal ingredients or any animal-derived ingredients; such as animal meat, honey, beeswax, lanolin, collagen, albumen, carmine, cholesterol, gelatin. Vegan products are free from any kind of animal testing.
Refilling is a type of reuse where instead of throwing away packaging, it is refilled.
Toxin-free products are free of any natural or man-made poisons that could have a negative impact on our health. A product that is BPA free means that it is not made with the organic compound Bisphenol A, a toxic chemical that is commonly found in plastic products and has been linked to reproductive, neurological problems, and more.
The creation of a product that is cruelty-free has been made in such a way that has not harmed or killed any animals or creatures of any kind.
Products are made using renewable energy sources. This means that the energy that can be generated from many naturally-occurring sources, such as wind, solar, hydropower, biomass, ocean, geothermal. Renewable energy sources also release minimal to zero greenhouse emissions, helping to slow global warming and keep our environment cleaner for longer. In fact, using renewable energy sources is an effective way to reduce our reliance on ever-decreasing supplies of fossil fuels.
A renewable resource, basically, has an endless supply such as solar energy, wind energy, and geothermal pressure. Other resources are considered renewable even though it takes some time and effort to renew them, such as wood, leather, and fish.
All TerraShops brands are on the mission to produce 100% sustainable products from raw material to sustainable packaging.
Your choice supports and inspires more businesses to do the same!