Posts Tagged ‘responsible shopping’

Cyber Monday-ing? Follow the Frog

Are you working your little typing fingers to the bone racing across your QWERTY keys from one commerce site to the next spending spending spending as if to single-handedly save the economy today? Yep, so are the rest of us (if we are to believe the news reports).

This Cyber Monday–be sure to Follow the Frog, the symbol of products approved by the Rainforest Alliance. The frog symbol can be pretty hard to obtain–only farms that are super sustainable and eco-friendly get that little amphibious stamp…look for it when you are buying. Saving the rainforest is your job…along with the one you’re not doing while you’re all over the Interwebs trying to find something to put under the tree that will surprise your niece that you never see and who has never once sent a Thank You note.

Roozt—Shopping for a Cause

If you’re anything like me, your e-mail box already overflows with daily sale posts from Gilt, Fab, RueLaLa, the Foundary, Joss and Main, Urban Daddy, Beyond the Rack, Jack Threads, and about a million more…and of course women can easily double the number of “exclusive” sale sites hoping to have inspiration delivered to their e-door. Because of the overload in the online retail space, I grow ever more hesitant about signing up for more. I rarely click on these commerce message any more like I used to in the early days, so why invite more alerts that will only get deleted?

Well, here’s why. A site that is new (to me) is Roozt, and they are all about curating brands (men’s, women’s, pets, food, accessories, home, electronics, etc–a huge and ever-growing list) that give back and are dedicated to making a positive impact on their community. It is as if someone has done the background research for me to confirm that the companies on offer are eco-cool, good to their employees, giving back, and adding some social responsibility to the world. I love that. Membership in Roozt is free, and as a little cherry on top, in partnership with Feeding America, for each member signing up, they will provide a nutritious meal to an American in need.

Good to get in on this smart sale stuff before the holiday frenzy begins, and alleviate some guilt of conspicuous consumerism…now if they can work on alleviating the guilt of scarfing up all that holiday baking, it will be a merry season for sure.