How Experify can help you make more sustainable purchases

Apr 18, 2023

Sustainability is one of our key values here at Experify, and we know that it’s much more than just a buzzword — it’s a responsibility. We are trying to do our part in helping to stop climate change by enabling consumers, and preparing business for, more responsible consumption. We know many of you share in this value and are passionate about giving back to the environment and reducing your environmental footprint. 

In this blog post, we'll share some of our valued best practices for sustainable shopping, and demonstrate how Experify can help you make more informed and confident purchase decisions that benefit both you and the planet.

What sustainability means to us

At Experify, we’re committed to contributing and supporting sustainable shopping practices worldwide. Our platform empowers everyday shoppers with honest feedback from real customers, in an effort to avoid wasteful purchases and choose products that truly align with their needs and values. Confident purchases like these reduce unnecessary shipping and return costs, which help reduce the negative impact of fast fashion and online purchases on the environment. 

We’re proud to help businesses exercise their corporate social responsibility and contribute towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #12 of responsible consumption. Together, we can all reduce our environmental footprint and contribute to a better world.

Sustainable shopping best practices

Here are some of our most valued principles, values, and best practices for sustainable shopping that we share at Experify:

  • Look for sustainable materials: When shopping for clothing or home goods, look for products made from sustainable materials such as organic cotton, bamboo, or recycled materials. Keep an eye out for products and brands with certifications too, such as GREENGUARD, ECOLOGO, Certified B Corps, and Fair Trade.

  • Choose quality over quantity: Instead of buying cheap disposable items, invest in well-made products that are durable and made to last. This reduces the amount of waste generated by frequent replacements, and saves money in the long-term too. If you’re not sure or skeptical about the quality claims on product websites, you can talk to real product owners on Experify to validate and ask questions before you buy.

  • Consider the packaging: Opt for products with minimal packaging, and choose items that are packaged in biodegradable or recyclable materials. Not sure how a certain brand ships their products? Ask an owner first on Experify to check.

  • Shop locally: Shopping at local stores reduces transportation emissions associated with shipping products from far away. Buying locally also supports small businesses and your local economy. On Experify, you can also easily search for product owners and showrooms in your area, so you can reduce your carbon footprint while connecting with your local community.

  • Repair and reuse: Before throwing out a broken or worn-out product, consider repairing it or repurposing it. This reduces waste and extends the life of the product. Curious how other customers have managed the long-term upkeep and maintenance of a product you’re interested in? Ask an owner on Experify.

Sustainable shopping is an essential part of building a better future for ourselves and the world around us. By following some general best practices and using Experify to make more informed and confident purchasing decisions, we can reduce our environmental impact and exercise responsible consumption.