Sustainable Shopping in a Recession – How To Support Sustainable Brands During Hard Times

We’ve all been feeling the pinch of the recession, and it has been especially hard for sustainable brands. With people opting for cheaper and less sustainable products, it can be hard to support eco-friendly businesses. But fear not – here are some tips on how to make your shopping dollars go further while still supporting sustainable brands.

Shop Secondhand
The first thing that comes to mind when shopping sustainably is often buying secondhand items. Shopping secondhand is an excellent way to get more bang for your buck without breaking the bank. Plus, reusing items helps keep them out of landfills! If you’re looking for clothes, try thrift stores or online consignment shops like Poshmark or ThredUp. For furniture and decor, check out local antique stores or Facebook Marketplace. You never know what gems you might find!

Buy Local
The next best option is to buy local whenever possible. Supporting small businesses and local makers will help build up your community while also helping small businesses stay afloat during these tough times. It doesn’t hurt that many of these small businesses are also eco-friendly and sustainable! So why not shop local? Visit a farmer’s market or craft fair, browse Etsy shops, or even just ask around your neighborhood – chances are there’s someone nearby selling something unique and special.

Buy From Ethical Companies
Finally, consider buying from ethical companies that prioritize sustainability and ethical production practices over cheap prices. There are many companies that have made sustainability their mission aside from just Nudnik – Patagonia, Everlane, Allbirds, Reformation…the list goes on! Buying from these companies means you can rest assured knowing that your purchase was made ethically and sustainably while also supporting a company with values similar to yours.

The recession definitely makes it harder to shop sustainably – but it doesn’t have to be impossible! By shopping wisely and utilizing resources in our community we can continue to support sustainable brands during these difficult times. Shop secondhand when you can; buy local whenever possible; and purchase from ethical companies that prioritize sustainability when necessary. Doing so will help ensure Nudnik and other amazing brands stay in business long after the recession has ended!

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