Shop by impact ® and United Nations SDGs

At Inclusive Trade, we don’t just provide high quality beautiful goods.

We embed the UN Sustainable Development Goals into the sourcing, delivery and communication of every product available to buy on our platform.

As part of the drive to develop global partnerships to achieve these UN SDGs (SDG17 focuses on Partnerships for the Goals), we connect consumers with sustainable suppliers and brands while linking all purchases to positive impact. In short we make #shopbyimpact the new reality Inclusive Trade believes in the power of technology to connect people together, to help communities and individuals to prosper in an equitable way and to embed sustainable development into shopping, so you can really understand the impact your purchase has upon the world and the people who made and supplied your beautiful product.

The 17 SDGs are a global call to action to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all, and all of the goals are interconnected.

The SDGs recognise that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. It is an amazing global effort, and if you are interested to read about it in greater detail, click here

What does that mean for you?

When you shop here, you know that every single brand, artisan and vendor fits into those UN guidelines, all the way back to the source. In short, it means no-one got left behind.

  • We are against poverty, inequality, climate change and environmental degradation.
  • We are for prosperity, equality, sustainability and responsible consumption.
  • We vet every brand who sells through our site, and can verify that they pay their workers fairly and have a positive impact on the environment.

Just how it should be.

There are 17 goals, but we strongly focus on these three right now:

GENDER EQUALITY (SDG5): Empowering women and girls to ensure their equal rights. Gender Equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. All our manufacturers champion equal and fair pay, and many of our brands are female-led.

RESPONSIBLE CONSUMPTION AND PRODUCTION (SDG12): Instant gratification and throw-away shopping have become the norm. Almost nothing is built to last, but made to be replaced. We believe it is our collective responsibility to promote a sustainable lifestyle; the less demand for cheap, replaceable tat, the more efficient industry can use resources and contribute to poverty alleviation.

CLIMATE ACTION (SDG13): Climate change effects every country on every continent. SDG13 is closely linked to SDG12 - our choices will contribute to low-carbon and greener economies. Our brands recycle where possible, and use resources responsibly.

We do all the background research for you, so that you can buy with peace of mind. Inclusive Trade helps you to #ShopByImpact