Every year, Black Friday sparks a debate about our consumer behavior. We believe that we should deal with this topic every day. That's why we created this guide to help you shop consciously.
At the beginning four questions that can help you to make the decision for or against a purchase:
Why do I want the product?
do i really need it
If something needs to be replaced, could the old product be repaired?
If I want to buy something new, is the product available from sustainable, fair labels?
If you have basically decided to make a purchase, we would like to give you the following points:
Become aware of the impact of the clothing industry on the climate, people and the environment.
3-8% of global CO2 emissions are caused by the fashion industry. This is more than the share of air and sea freight combined ( source ). Would you like to learn more about it? You can calculate your clothing carbon footprint here.
Look at certificates.
When it comes to sustainability, independent certificates issued by third parties play an important role. They certify the authenticity of what is communicated through a company's marketing. At RYZON, for example, we use Oeko Tex 100 and ISO 9001 to guarantee you sustainable production.
If you're not sure about a brand's approach to sustainability, then ask. We are happy to answer your questions. If you're looking for new brands or want to know how sustainable your favorite brand is, check out sites like Goodonyou or ReMake . They critically question the apparel industry and are your go-to place when it comes to the independent evaluation of brands.
Not sure if a product is right for you or if you really need it? Sleep on it one more night.
How we at RYZON work to make our products durable and help you consume responsibly?
- We offer a repair service for almost all of our products. If your RYZON product develops a defect over time, we can usually repair it with simple means. To the repair service .
- As part of our refurbished project , we offer discounted products that have been repaired, returned or used for marketing purposes. All refurbished products are carefully cleaned and processed by us.
We hope this guide will help you with your next purchase decision and we welcome your feedback.