The brands presented on GoDoBe have been selected with the utmost care. They all have in their DNA, the ethical, fair trade and / or ecological criteria that we demand, and their approaches and products provide solutions to social and economic issues.
Hand in Hand :
Fair trade, sustainable development, social business, all these concepts consider trade as a positive lever for the economic development of countries and communities, promoting responsible and equitable relationships between partners. The common feature of all of these businesses is wanting a fairer economy. For them, the idea is to work hand in hand with their suppliers, developing long-term relationships and focusing on the human element.
The main principles that these companies respect are:
- Working with producers in developing countries by supporting their training, knowledge, and skills.
- Maintaining fairer trade relations and over the long term.
- Respecting human rights and following the rules of the ILO (International Labour Organization ) on worker’s rights .
For the products manufactured in developing countries, companies must be able to show that they are working with subcontractors whose working conditions of employees, is certified to meet international standards.
Many companies also present on the GoDoBe website, consider that the preservation and promotion of local culture and know-how in developing countries can make these communities prosper economically. These companies therefore are really involved in the countries in which they operate, running in parallel to their commercial relations, social and economic activities to aid the local people.
We expect our partner brands to be fully transparent about their working conditions, hygiene standards, worker’s pay and those of their subcontractors.
International organisations such as , or verify the compliance to the process of manufacturing products, the working conditions of employees and the respect of international conventions related to work. They are also a guarantee of fair trade business.
After agriculture, the fashion industry is one of the most polluting activities of our planet. More and more brands are systematically incorporating the principles of respect for the environment to try to minimise their environmental footprint.
- Using environmentally friendly raw materials (organic cotton, bamboo … ) and biodegradable materials.
- Using recycled raw materials.
- By reducing their consumption of energy and water.
- Using the least amount of chemicals possible.
- By producing locally and reducing the impact of transport.
Eco-friendly brands are certified by organisations such as and .
Buy One / Give One:
Launched in 2006, in the United States, by Mike Mycoskie, with his TOMS brand, the principle of ‘One For One’ or ‘Buy one Give one’, is simple: a brand sets up it’s ” business model” hoping to solve through its products, a development problem (education, health). The idea is that, in buying a product of these brands, you are sure another will be given to a person in need. For example, for a pair of glasses purchased, another is given to a person without resources who has vision problems.
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