mr. miyagi was right when he spoke these words to daniel-son in the 80s flick the karate kid, "you learn plenty. not all is as seems." to know whether a product is truly natural, fair trade or organic, look for labels. while you can't judge a book by its cover, you can ascertain whether a product is healthy for you and the worker who made it via certifications. there are a number of organizations working with fashion designers, apparel manufacturers and cosmetic companies to facilitate, support and monitor sustainable practices and standards. slow fashion and natural beauty companies are transparent about the social, economic and ecological conditions throughout their entire supply chains. the below independent organizations and certification labels give consumers the assurance that a brand produces with respect to people, planet and animals.