We are committed to creating a platform that makes it easy for consumers to access and purchase sustainable products while also reducing their carbon footprint.
We understand that sustainability entails many different aspects, from the materials and manufacturing processes used to produce the products, to their distribution to end consumers. That's why we go above and beyond to ensure that every product sold on our platform is truly green.
We only work with sustainable brands that use natural or upcycled materials, such as bamboo, hemp, bagasse, organic cotton, and recycled plastic to name a few. We also verify their manufacturing processes for minimum waste generation and pollution. All our partner brands follow fair labor practices and comply with relevant environmental regulations. We also look for third-party certifications that verify their products to be truly sustainable.
We recognize the importance of a circular economy, which is why we prioritize products that are naturally compostable and biodegradable or can be upcycled and repurposed.
Our approach is to carefully curate brands on our marketplace to offer niche products across the categories of sustainable fashion, ethical beauty, and mindful living. Our goal is to make it easy for customers to discover and purchase products that align with their values.
We feature sustainable fashion brands that use the right materials, natural dyes, and follow slow fashion practices such as made-to-order sales and minimum fabric wastage. Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is a vital fabric certification that we expect our sustainable fashion brands to have and the Fair Trade label is another sustainability standard that we consider.
We feature ethical beauty brands that use vegan and organic ingredients, keep harsh chemicals at bay, and apply zero animal testing. These personal care products are kind to people as well as the planet. The PETA Vegan certification is one of the main standards we expect ethical beauty brands to have. Other certifications and lab tests are also used for verification purposes. Our marketplace offers a wide range of personal care products, from body butters to cosmetics, making it easy for customers to find what they need.
The products in this category are made with a variety of materials and are designed to last. Our mindful living brands prioritize ethical sourcing and fair labor practices, ensuring that the products they sell are not only beautiful but also made with integrity. We have products certified by organizations such as the US FDA, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and the National Biodiversity Board. From home decor to accessories, our marketplace offers a range of mindful living products that encourage customers to live a truly eco-friendly lifestyle.
In addition to offsetting carbon emissions associated with the brands we represent and the products we sell, we also strive to minimize our own carbon footprint. Through our partnerships with other climate-first organizations, we completely offset our carbon emissions by investing in reforestation initiatives and clean energy programs to name a few.
We are also proud to have a domain that reflects our commitment to sustainability: impacto.eco. A .eco domain is a top-level domain (TLD) that is dedicated to promoting environmental sustainability and is only available to organizations that demonstrate their commitment to environmental protection.
.eco is the first certified carbon neutral top-level domain. We’re proud to announce that .eco has been verified to meet carbon neutrality under PAS 2060. Link to our .eco profile: https://profiles.eco/impacto
To register a .eco domain, organizations must go through a rigorous application process and meet strict environmental criteria, which ensures that only organizations that are truly committed to environmental protection are able to use this domain. In addition to being a symbol of our commitment to sustainability, our .eco domain also helps us stand out in an increasingly crowded online space, making it easy for customers to find and trust us.
We are committed to continuous improvement in all aspects of sustainability, and we are always looking for new ways to reduce our own carbon footprint and that of our customers. We believe that by working together, consumers and businesses can drive positive impact at scale. By choosing to purchase from Impacto, you are actively contributing to a better future for us all. Join us on this journey and let’s drive meaningful impact together.