The cause bar glossary


Artisan (Noun) :

A worker who practices a trade or handicraft : craftsperson.

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Biodegradable (Adj):

An item that can break down into natural materials in the environment without causing harm.


Carbon Footprint (Noun):

The measure of the environmental impact of a particular individual or organization's lifestyle or operation, measured in units of carbon dioxide.


Charitable (Adj):

Relating to the assistance of those in need.


Compost (Noun):

Decayed organic material, such as of leaves and grass, used to improve soil especially for growing crops.

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Cruelty-Free (Adj):

Manufactured or developed by methods that do not involve experimentation on animals.


Ethical (Adj):

Morally right and good.

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Fair Trade (Noun):

A movement whose goal is to help producers in developing countries to get a fair price for their products so as to reduce poverty, provide for the ethical treatment of workers and farmers, and promote environmentally sustainable practices.

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Non-Profit Organization (NPO) (Noun):

A non-business entity dedicated to furthering a particular social cause or advocating for a shared point of view.


Organic (Adj):

Made with a minimum use of chemicals and limited impact on the environment.


Recyclable (Adj):

Material that can be recovered from waste and turned into new products.

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Slow Fashion (Noun):

Advocates for principles similar to the principles of slow food, such as good quality, clean environment, and fairness for both consumers and producers.



A cause-driven business whose primary reason for being is to improve social objectives and serve the common good.

Upcycle (Verb):

Reuse discarded objects or material in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the original.

Sustainable (Adj):

Can be supported indefinitely in terms of human impact on the environment and social responsibility.

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Vintage (Adj):

The class of a dated object with reference to an era of production or use.