*This post was originally published on the NICORA blog.
Conscious shopping may be a strange concept for many, but at its core remains a simple approach when using your purchasing power: having a more active shopping experience, through more informed and mindful decisions. Conscious consumers are actively aware of their purchases, consider the transparency and social impact of companies, and focus on the long-term or “big picture” effects of purchases.
Are you curious about how to shop consciously? Here are five basic habits of conscious consumers that you can apply to your own shopping.