Conscious and sustainable consumption on Greenpicks – Eco & Upcycling Market
Welcome to your online marketplace for Upcycling and Green Lifestyle Products!
Greenpicks – Eco & Upcycling Market is a globally oriented, bilingual online marketplace for green consumer products and offers a sustainable alternative to conventional online shopping.
On greenpicks.de we present fancy, hip, creative, stylish, down-to-earth, organic and sustainable products.
The variety of products ranges from fashion and bags through to home accessories, furniture, gift ideas, food and drink, natural cosmetics, health and care, cleaning, hygiene up to play, fun, sports, fitness and other green lifestyle products. Many different vendors and brands are bundled in the international online marketplace. Every single provider has its own online store.
Greenpicks – Eco & Upcycling Market was established in 2012 under the name “Eco- and Upcycling-Market” with the aim to promote environmental, ethical and socially responsible consumption. The inspiration for this work, we obtained inter alia in 2011 while visiting the ökoRausch festival in Cologne, Germany.
In 2014 we made the decision to rework the online marketplace completely, namely in terms of design, ease of use and the underlying technology and software. Since the relaunch in May 2015, the website now presents itself with a new livery.
Promoting sustainable consumption
Our aim is to promote sustainable and conscious consumption. At Greenpicks we offer manufacturers and distributors of sustainable and upcycling products the opportunity to present their products to a wider audience.
With the array of products on greenpicks.de we want to enable end consumers an easy entry into the world of sustainable products. On closer examination of the whole issue, it is found that with conscious consumption there is much more to quality and the processes and backgrounds behind the products than solely to price.
Sustainability criteria provide assurance
Our sustainability criteria provide information about the background: Production and manufacturing method, origin and texture of the material, working conditions, social acceptability, environmental and resource conservation etc.
There are only products offered that meet these sustainability criteria. These are:
Recycling/Upcycling | Raw material from organic farming | Vegan | Fair & Social | Cradle to Cradle| Durability | Energy- and recourse-efficient | Regional production | Climate-friendly | Reduction of pollutant | Hand made
Shopping with a good feeling and a clear conscience!
Focus on Upcycling products
We are especially fascinated by the idea of Upcycling and have therefore put the focus on Upcycling products from the very beginning. When Upcycling something new, useful and beautiful is created from used materials and objects by creative ideas. The raw materials get an added value, resources are conserved. Upcycling thus combines creativity and design with sustainability.
With greenpicks.de we provide designers and manufacturers of Upcycling products with a platform to make their great creations known to a wider audience.
Inform rather than to missionize
Since October 2013, in our blog we introduce Labels, manufacturer and supplier in interviews and portraits and provide information on ecological and sustainable products. We report on fairs and events and write about our experiences and thoughts on the topics of upcycling and sustainability. Here, our goal is to inform rather than to missionize or to moralize.
There is information around sustainability issues also on our social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest. Our newsletter informs about new products, brands, suppliers and current issues.
Slow Shopping instead of bargain hunting at Greenpicks – Pick-of-the-week
In our curated One-Product-Shop Greenpicks – Pick-of-the-week for green, organic and sustainable products and upcycling products the best products are selected and offered on greenpicks.de – pick-of-the-week regularly for a short time at a special low price.