Welcome to our brick and mortar Sustainable Goods store and our online Business Guide featuring Durango's 25+ unique sustainable businesses.
WHAT WE DO
CHANGING BUSINESS FOR GOOD
Commerce connects us all. If we all make sustainable lifestyle changes and transform our spending power, then collectively we have a lot of influence on business to become a force for good. Demand more. Increase your positive impact on people and the planet. Our team shares sustainable innovation and lifestyle tips, curates the Durango Sustainable Business Guide, and manages our Durango Sustainable Goods store — three important resources for commercializing sustainability and helping you shop local, ethical and sustainable brands.
Next Gen Materials
For a product to be sustainable, we look at what it's made out of, the waste that is created in its production and shipping, and the people that benefit. Next gen materials refers to products that are upcycled from waste, like used sweaters turned into hats or gloves; or food waste turned into bags as is the case with Apple Leather; or plant based materials like Cactus or Cork Leather.
While we call them next gen materials, many of our local businesses' sustainable products are actually pretty old school. What we mean by this is that they take out the toxins and the plastic from their product production, instead using natural and organic ingredients and materials like recycled glass, silver, and gold or sustainably harvested wood, cotton, linen or hemp.