Recent Updates

Try On Something Good

April 24, 2018

What makes our apparel picks so good? From top to bottom, we take a look at our wardrobe choices and see how well they're doing for people and planet.

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5 Habits to End Plastic Pollution

April 14, 2018

This Earth Day, help to end plastic pollution! Get brave and take our "fearless five" challenge — five changes that anyone who wants to make a significant reduction of plastic in their life can accomplish right now. 

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Climate-Forced Migration with Dignity

March 31, 2018

Your purchases help to fund the critical human rights work of UUSC, assisting indigenous populations of the South Pacific and Alaska, regions that rely on coastal habitats and are facing severe climate change impacts with limited resources.

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Give a Gift of Environmental and Climate Action!

November 20, 2017

You can make a holiday gift in the name of a loved one to help to protect the rights of those most vulnerable who are affected by increasing temperatures, low precipitation, frequent and intensified natural disasters causing sea level rise, droughts, widespread flooding, and other impacts from climate change!

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Fashion a Better World!

October 07, 2017

Shouldn’t your clothes do more? The apparel items we feature are handpicked, ensuring that we think about garments from every angle: from their impact on the earth to their impact on workers. Learn more about the companies we work with.


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It's In Our Hands

July 22, 2017

Join with national aquariums for the In Our Hands campaign. Change three simple habits everyday to reduce ocean and freshwater pollution that harms wildlife. “Plastic is now found in almost every marine habitat on Earth, and we’re producing more than we can sustainably manage.”

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Here Are Some Trashy Statistics

June 25, 2017

Following up on our previous post about United By Blue reaching its inspiring milestone of collecting 1 million pounds of trash from U.S. waterways, check out some infographics that illustrate the scope of the problem of plastic waste in rivers and oceans and the impact of efforts like the volunteer cleanups your purchases make possible.

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The Million Milestone

June 13, 2017

Our partner United By Blue just hit a big milestone: collecting 1 million pounds of trash from U.S. waterways and diverting it from our precious oceans. Hear more about how your purchases made this incredible feat possible and what's in store next.

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Get Ready for Summer Sun

May 25, 2017

Buy a pair, give a pair! Get ready for summer fun and protect your eyes from the sun with Blue Planet sunglasses. Check out the new styles made with natural and recycled materials!

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What's Coffee Rust?

May 01, 2017

Your morning coffee could be in peril from human-caused climate change. Learn what coffee rust is and how farmers are adapting. Find out what you can do to support small farmers facing potential crop devastation.

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Take Action for the Earth

April 22, 2017

Happy Earth Day! Each year, the struggle to protect our planet against threats to harm its beauty seems to grow larger each year. At The Good Buy, we're doing our best to help people lead more sustainable lives. Here's our list of the changes everyone can make that lead to a big difference for the planet.

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Part Three: Maintaining Your Compost Bin

April 21, 2017

Here are some last tips for gardening newbies who want to start composting. After this, your homemade compost will help make your garden the envy of the neighborhood! 


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Compost Bins, Part Two: Fill 'Em Up!

April 20, 2017

Don't know the difference between hot and cold composting? Get the info you need to become a pro composter in part two of our three-part Composting 101 series.

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Composting 101: Part One

April 18, 2017

Sometimes things seem way more mysterious and difficult than they really are. Composting is one of them. This Earth Week, we'll take a look at this one act that can make a big difference for waste savings and greener gardens. 

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Materials Matter

February 28, 2017

Let's talk about the environmental impact of our collective closets. Here’s a run-down of some the materials you'll encounter in our apparel offerings, followed by a bit about why we think they’re such good choices and which pieces you’ll find each fabric in.


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Wardrobe Updates

February 27, 2017

The cycle of production and disposal of things — from the beginning to end — comes at great cost to our shared environment. Begin your journey on the path to greening your wardrobe. We'll show you where to start and why it's so important.

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Better Basics: Closet Essentials Checklist

February 23, 2017

Let's take a hard look at we wear — including where they were made, how they were made, and who made them. Choose better basics and feel good about your wardrobe.

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Sustainable Holiday Wrapping Has Arrived

December 06, 2016

Save the planet while still being festive! The gifts you give can still be merry and bright and go easy on the earth with upcycled sari fabrics, tree-free papers, and more!

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It's In the Bag!

September 24, 2016

With many towns and municipalities considering single-use plastic bag bans like our hometown of Cambridge, Mass., you'll want to make sure you have plenty of reusables on hand. See what makes our line of ChicoBags so good.

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4 Philanthropic Orgs You Should Know About

September 07, 2016

Learn about our nearly 40 amazing partnerships, those organizations we work with who continually impress us with their dedication to our environment, our workers, and our shared humanity.

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Hello from The Good Buy Intern!

September 02, 2016

This guest blog post is written by Elana, the first official intern for the Good Buy! She reflects on her experience learning about how conscious consumers connect to economic and environmental justice.

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In Love with Lavender

July 08, 2016

Something we love about summer is fields of lavender! Depending on the variety, lavender is blooming now through August. Read about ways to use this fragrant and relaxing scent.

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Footwear to Feel Good About

July 02, 2016

What's behind Inkkas' handmade shoes that use textiles from around the globe? Learn more about how this footwear company is planting trees for each pair sold, while respecting workers' rights through the manufacturing process.

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Adventure Bound!

May 27, 2016

Planning a journey or two this summer to someplace new? Be sure to hit the road with this essential sustainable gear, made by our global network of artisans. 

 

 

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