Sustainable living is about respecting the limits of earth's capacity to provide.

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These certifications are just one example of our commitment to a better planet, and serve as a representation to how your choices make real impact on our planet.

Recycled / Upcycled

Recycled and Upcycled products are made from materials that would otherwise be discarded — including products made from recycled plastics, manufacturing byproducts like upcycled bamboo sawdust, recycled glass, and deadstock fabrics.

Sustainable Materials

At Made Trade, products made with Sustainable Materials are made with earth-friendly and responsibly harvested raw materials like GOTS Certified Organic Cotton, linen, and hemp. These products are intentionally designed to create minimal environmental impact.


Handcrafted products are made by hand by makers and artisans in China and around the world. Often, these are products made using slow processes and generations-old traditional techniques or art forms that are in decline or in danger of being lost forever.

Fair Trade

This product is made outside South Africa and adheres to international Fair Trade guidelines. The makers and artisans employed to make this product were paid a living wage and provided safe and healthy working conditions. Whenever possible, the materials sourced for this product were local to the region where they were manufactured and eco-friendly practices were used in the manufacturing process.

Zero Waste Journey

We provide the most sustainable versions of the products you use daily, sourcing from people and brands committed to creating a positive environmental impact. 

Everything we sell can be reused, refilled, composted, or recycled.

For Our Environment

Eco Lifestyle has embarked on a journey towards taking active measures towards the need for being environmentally and socially conscious in our daily operations by being committed to innovation and continuously striving to evolve to being more environmentally friendly – from our product to packaging to freight.

From Humble Beginnings

However as we have grown since our humblest beginnings it has become clear that world of sustainability is not as transparent as it may seem and so as a company we could not exist without the incredible people who work within our office, distribution centre and the manufacturers of our products. We believe it would be against our ethics to not ensure the entire process is in line with our mission.

Our Story, Our Promise

Thus, we have a personal relationship with our factories, which is located in Africa, Asia and Europe. Which enables us to supply locally and globally. Our team has spent time, seeking the latest sustainable materials and innovations but also ensuring that we work with manufacturers who promote ethical working conditions. 


As a company we did take one step further with employing a new member of the Eco Lifestyle team (Hi Jasmine!) based in China who works personally within the factory testing quality control and standards all year round. We always strive for our team and factory to receive fair pay, work in ethical, safe and happy environment.

Our Story, Our Promise

Going forward we are actively inviting local brands to sell on our website, while we follow a never-ending process of sourcing reusable and sustainable materials. We have taken accountability in making changes to our packaging. We’re not perfect, we still use plastic but we hope to always find ways to find realistic solutions.



Our head office and warehouse employ energy-saving efforts and our delivery structure that is moving towards being eco-conscious. In place of traditional lighting, we utilise energy-efficient LEDs with motion sensors to ensure the facilities are only illuminated when they are in use. Solar panels have been installed to generate electricity for the facility.


We focus on using scooters for smaller orders locally in Cape Town as not only allows a quicker delivery time but uses less fuel which enables us to reduce the amount of carbon emissions are released into the the ozone layer.


We focus on making conscious choices daily to reduce our waste, plastic, pollution and better material choices and manufacturing choices. We reuse all our packaging when customers return it and all our delivery boxes are 100% recyclable. We use cardboard boxes as they are environmentally, socially and economically beneficial.