Mass production has now become the norm. Corporations are capable of making things anywhere in the world. There are some benefits to this—products can be churned out more uniformly, less expensively and much quicker. But there are trade-offs.
As companies chase more profit, they seek the cheapest places and processes for making stuff. They realize that by manufacturing products that wore out faster, it would actually cause people to buy more.
This leads to cheap, mass-produced goods created using synthetic and toxic materials, which lack the quality needed to withstand the test of time. This gives way to overseas factories that mistreats workers, locks people in poverty, and destroys the planet.
A REVOLUTION IS HAPPENING AS CONSUMERS BECOME MORE CONSCIOUS
We’ve realized that quality matters, choosing hand-made, small-batch, more durable goods instead of things that tear or break shortly after we buy them. We’re returning to our roots, looking for unique pieces and products made by real people, choosing craftsmanship over mass-production, all-natural over genetically-modified, mission-aligned over profit driven. And people are starting more companies like this every day.
THESE ARE THE HEROES
These are the underdogs, going up against the big guys, determined to prove you can build a successful business that makes the world better at the same time. And we want them to succeed.The world needs them to succeed.That’s why we do what we do. To help looking for the unique, the simple, the natural, the good. And to support those who took a risk starting a company that’s committed to doing the right thing.The more we can help these companies succeed, the more of them there will be. Eventually, the big guys will take notice, and they’ll begin to change too. The economy, and the world, will see a revolution in this century as dramatic as the one in the last.In the meantime, we can all get better stuff, give our business to some really cool people, and make the world a little better, just by getting something we need to buy anyway.
Simply put,we at Altereco focus on sustainable and eco friendly products that aren’t harsh on the environment,and on promoting conscious consumerism.Altereco was created with a simple mission: to make it quick, easy and affordable to use our purchasing power for good. When you give a business your money, you want to know you’re getting a quality product, and that your money will be used in a way that fits your beliefs. The money we spend on shopping can be the world’s most powerful force for change.
We team up with organisations that are doing good for the world and that tackle issues like-female empowerment,carbon offset and inclusivity. We’re looking for vendors who make a difference with each product that they sell. To us, “good for people” means empowering workers, paying fair wages free of trafficking or child labor and unsafe working conditions. “Good for the planet” means using eco-friendly production processes, using non-toxic, organic, and/or recycled or upcycled materials, and taking other significant steps to keep our land, air and water clean.