Getting Started

Worried about the environment? Tired of throwaway consumerism? Interested in making a difference but not sure where to start? 

Welcome friend, you’re in the right place! Live By is an online destination and lifestyle brand that helps humans live a more eco and green life through transitioning to ethical, friendly and sustainable products.

New here? We’ve rounded up some of the most common questions below 👇

Want to dive right in? Head on over to our shop and start browsing our collection of the best planet friendly products 🌍

Where should I start?

As with most things in life, if you’re unsure where to start then start simple. Behavior is one of the hardest things to change so picking just one thing to focus on will make it easier to stick to. Once you master one new change, like going disposable coffee cup free for a month, then you can add more and more changes and before you know it you’re living a healthier, simpler and more friendly life. If you already have a cause you believe in strongly then start there – go with what you know.

If you’re new to the #ecolife, we recommend picking one cause and then breaking that down into tiny, bite-sized life changes. This helps making lifestyle changes feel less daunting and will give you structure. Since everything is ultimately connected, being more informed about one cause will help you make decisions that are better for all causes.

If you’re looking for inspiration you can always scroll through some good-old-fashioned wildlife photos 😍

What’s a cause?

A cause is something that we believe in, a conviction that we use to guide our buying decisions. Live By uses these as a way to make sense of all of the noise and conflicting consumer information out there. All products are categorized into five different causes: Animal Friendly, Fair, Natural, Sustainable, and Zero Waste.

How does what we buy make a difference?

We believe that one of the most powerful and accessible ways to effect change is to vote with our money. So much revolves around purchasing decisions and how we choose to spend our money has a direct effect on the economy, the environment, and our own lives.

While it can often feel like what we do doesn’t matter, our consumer decisions have real-life effects. By boycotting companies that have damaging environmental policies and choosing instead to give hard-earned cash to brands that adhere to a code that we believe in we have the power to determine whether a company succeeds or fails.

Ultimately, changing what we buy to replace wasteful, toxic or otherwise harmful products means that there are simply fewer of those products in circulation which is better for you and better for the environment.

How do you choose the brands to feature?

We’re always on the lookout for new products to feature on Live By. When we come across a product that we like we immediately begin researching the company, its environmental creds, what the brand says about itself and what customers have to say. We then compare the company with our Code and will only include a new brand if it meets our criteria. This means we highlight companies that are working hard to make a difference and help buyers avoid companies that aren’t.

Will you feature my product?

If your company has responsible, eco-friendly, sustainable practices and design-led products, we’d love to hear from you!

There are so many problems – why bother?

Because caring is cool 🙌