Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider, Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. The things we wear show off more than just our individual sense of style. Clothes, shoes, accessories — everything we choose to put on our bodies makes a subtle statement about our values, whether it’s an active decision or not. For many shoppers, it actually is an active decision. A 2015 Nielsen Report found that 66% of consumers were willing to pay extra for products from brands that put sustainability, ethics, and social values at the forefront of their missions. There’s power in our pockets — we get to choose how we spend our money, so if we care about a certain issue, we can support brands that align with those same beliefs. As consumers become more discerning shoppers, brands need to cater to their changing desires. Some brands are capitalizing on the unpopularity of plastics by using recycled plastics in their products and plenty more are making transparent, ethical business practices a major part of ...