Whenever you're making purchasing choices, you rely on a set of criteria to decide between this product or that one; this company or the other. A lot of the time, the main criteria may well be the price of the product you're looking to buy, but sometimes, you may have a little wiggle room to support a company whose mission you really, truly believe in. These seven eco-friendly companies also have the added benefit of a feminist mission — so if you're looking for new places to support, look no further. Fortunately, from underwear to cosmetics, laundry to beer, there are companies that produce eco-friendly products and support women's rights to boot.
The tie between ecology and feminism isn't super complicated. The entire movement of ecofeminism was founded to highlight how the two can be informed by each other. To quote Professor Mary Mellor, "ecofeminism is a movement that sees a connection between the exploitation and degradation of the natural world and the subordination and oppression of women[...] Ecofeminism brings together elements of the feminist and green movements, while at the same time offering a challenge to both." And these businesses have big eco-feminist points to their names, like having women in charge, environmentally friendly products and practices, or structures that give back to communities and women in need.