Back in June, we learnt of a little app that was set out to capture our KINGDOM. hearts and make life a bajillion times better. Five months later, that app has landed, and we could not be any more excited!
Good On You is a Sydney-based organisation that aims to help consumers make better decisions by gathering data on over 1000 brands and giving them a rating based on their ethics. These ratings are based on the way in which brands and companies address three main areas: people (e.g. supply chain, labour, worker safety, living wage), the environment (e.g. sustainability, direct and indirect impacts, waste, use of hazardous chemicals), and animals (e.g. use of fur and angora, whether 'mulesing' is associated with wool production, whether and how leather is used). Most of the ratings also include detailed breakdowns of this information so that you can check it all out for yourself!
This brilliant new app builds upon the work that other great organisations such as Fairtrade Australia, Ethical Clothing Australia, and Baptist World Aid - amongst many, many others - are already doing. We love that there are increasingly more accessible resources to help us out with shopping ethically Now it's literally as easy as searching by brand, product or store - yew!
Thank you, Good On You, for creating such an awesome digital sidekick for conscious consumers! Knowledge and understanding are two of our best weapons, and you guys are ace for equipping all of us.
We will be sure to use the Good On You app for #youareKINGDOM2k16!