In a world of disposable goods, fast fashion, and fast food, it's hard to know which products are sustainable and which have been “greenwashed.” At Bluedot, we do the legwork for you by selecting options that meet our editors' high standards for sustainable materials or ingredients, eco-friendly packaging, fair labor practices, and overall regard for the planet and its people. These products aren’t perfect (consumption, after all, has a cost to the planet). But they are better, leading us to our pledge: Buy less, but when you do buy — buy better.

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Tried and tested by our editors

Sperry Shoes

Bluedot’s Marketplace Editor adores “the ease and preppy cool” of Sperry Top-Siders. She recently ordered SeaCycled boat shoes and reported: “My new sustainable Top-Siders are just as cute and well-made as all my others, and they’re adding more styles made with recycled materials. Go Sperry!”

Koio Shoes

Italian footwear brand Koio makes luxurious shoes that pass through the hands of 42 craftspeople before making it to your feet. The “forever sneakers” maker gained a following when it released the first tennis shoes made with leather from cows raised on regenerative pastures in the Swiss Alps.

Nisolo Shoes

Nashville-based brand Nisolo first caught our eye at Nordstrom. The hip huaraches beckoned, but the Sustainability Facts Label — think nutrition facts for sustainability — really caught our eye. They offer vegan and leather options for men and women in styles appropriate for office, beach, and party.

Axel Arigato Sneakers

Swedish brand Axel Arigato makes undeniably cool sneakers. A focus on community launched A.A. to success quickly; weekly drops of small-run items allowed consumers to provide feedback in real time and help the brand hone its hip look. Our favorite styles feature the embroidered bee bird logo.

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