Brands, Products & Standards
Does Sagekat sell products?
In order to assure you and other visitors that our product selections and opinions are impartial, we do not. Our focus is on helping you find your favorite green products.
What are Sagekat's product-selection criteria?
Products need to be cruelty free, clean and conscientiously made. Brands must have a good track record, and we prefer indie makers.
We give big extra points to companies demonstrating ethical practices such as charitable work, sourcing fair-trade raw materials, responsible energy and resource use, and use of vegan-only, organic or sustainably wildcrafted components.
What goes into Sagekat's recommendations?
Sagekat is a small operation, but we do our best to ensure that everything we highlight adheres to our quality requirements and green standards. We conduct extensive research, try as many products as possible, and also use information provided by the brands. Often we’ll ask makers to clarify any claims or information we flag as vague or potentially incorrect — for instance, are you sure your vitamin B5, allantoin and hyaluronic acid are vegan?
If you ever see that we’ve made a mistake, please let us know! firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I write product reviews on Sagekat?
There are three ways to write reviews on Sagekat:
1. Find products you’ve used, by going to the product categories in the top site menu. There you can leave ratings, reviews, photos and questions.
3. Participate enough on the Sagekat site in the above two ways, and Sagekat will comp you products to review.
Sagekat includes some paid links and promotions, so why should I trust you?
Doing Sagekat right takes a lot of work. Sagekat is independently owned and run by people who care about “green” issues. Promotional income is used to:
- move the needle in green style and beauty in creative ways,
- compensate the Sagekat team for devoting many diligent hours,
- keep the Sagekat website and operations effective and in full swing, and
- make charitable contributions related to conservation and environmental protection.
Rest assured, however, that we will never feature a product that fails to meet our selection standards. In addition, any sponsored review articles are clearly marked and, if we can’t find anything we like about a product or it doesn’t fulfill our standards, we will not include the product even if it means giving up that sponsorship.
You’ll also notice that, in our beauty-product discovery departments, we link “where to buy” buttons to stores not to brand websites whenever possible. This is to reassure you that we can stay unbiased in our selection of brands.
What do you mean by terms like ``natural,`` ``green,`` ``strict vegan`` and ``cruelty free?``
I know of some great products you should feature. How do I tell you about them?
Wonderful! We’d love to hear about any appropriate, top-quality, green style or beauty products that we don’t already feature.
Account & Subscription Management
Forgot my password. How do I access my account?
Go to the sign-in page. Below the sign-in button, click “Forgot your password?” Enter your username or account email and click the button. You’ll receive an email containing a link you click to reset your password.
How do I change the email address or password for my account?
Sign in. You’ll be taken to your account dashboard, or you can go there by clicking My Dashboard in the top bar of the site. On the dashboard, click the Settings gear icon on the right. Under the General subtab, you can change your email address or password.
How do I change my username?
Sign in. You’ll be taken to your account dashboard, or you can go there by clicking My Dashboard in the top bar of the site. On the dashboard, open the Profile tab and then the Edit subtab. You can change your username there.
How do I subscribe to Sagekat emails? How often do they come?
Here are two ways to sign up for Sagekat updates, news, insights, ideas and alerts about giveaways, sales and other promotions:
1. Enter your email address in the sign-in form in the footer.
2. Get a Sagekat account and check the “Sign me up for the newsletter!” box here: https://sagekat.com/my-account/
Newsletters go out on a varied schedule, based on whether or not there’s a good reason to email you. They tend to go out two to three times per month, but you could receive two in a particular week if there’s something special and exciting going on!
And don’t worry — we do not sell or share our mailing lists!
How do I unsubscribe from Sagekat emails?
Click the Unsubscribe link at the bottom of any email from Sagekat. Voila!
Do you share my information with third parties?
We really get peeved when our own personal information is sold off for marketing purposes. Accordingly, Sagekat will not do this to you. We make your personal information public only in the way that we assume you meant for it to be shared.
For instance, when you submit product reviews or share comments on our website, we make them public but not with your email address. Or if you enter a contest through us to win a prize from a brand or store, we will share your information with that brand or store so you can be put in the running. Further, we give you direct control over privacy settings for your Sagekat profile.
Where can I change what profile information I share?
Sign in. You’ll be taken to your account dashboard, or you can go there by clicking My Dashboard in the top bar of the site. On the dashboard, there are two tabs where you can choose what information to keep completely private, what to share only with members of Sagekat and what to make fully public:
- My Dashboard > Profile tab > Edit subtab
- My Dashboard > Settings tab (gear icon) > Profile Visibility
Where can I review the terms and conditions that apply to using the Sagekat site?
What is Philtre?
Philtre LLC, mentioned in our legalese, owns Sagekat and was once a green beauty store. While it was doing quite well and growing, we decided that — given our backgrounds, interests and strengths — we’d be more excited and effective at moving the green needle as Sagekat. Now we are able to support conscientious shoppers and businesses alike, helping women who want to vote green with their dollars in the beautiful world of conscious personal care, decor and fashion.
FAQ for Brands
How can Sagekat help get the word out about our products?
Before contacting us, make sure you fulfill our selection standards >
If your products are accepted, standard options for showcasing them include:
1) Listings in the social shopping and discovery parts of the site
5) Contests and giveaways
There are many additional ways Sagekat can partner with you and promote your brand, plus we’re open to new ideas.
How can we arrange for Sagekat to send shoppers to buy directly on our brand website?
As long as your line meets our requirements, we may be able to link to your website from an ad, sale alert, product review or other article. We’ll also be adding new ways to help customers find your site in the future.
However, in order to avoid bias in our selection process, we do not link to brand-specific stores from where-to-buy buttons on the product pages in our social shopping and discovery sections.
Contact us at: email@example.com
We’re an ethical brand, but not focused on beauty. Will Sagekat promote us?
Yes, as long as you meet our green and quality standards, we approve your offering, and there’s some synergy with green beauty or style. With more options slated for the future, we now can offer ad placement, co-promotional opportunities, and possible inclusion in a giveaway or contest.
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
FAQ for Stores
We’d love Sagekat to send us green beauty shoppers. How can we make this happen?
FIRST make sure you carry products that meet our selection standards.
If your store is accepted, a few standard options are:
1) Referrals from the social shopping and discovery sections of the site
5) Contests and giveaways
We offer additional promo and partnership opportunities as well, and we’re always open to hearing creative proposals.
We’re a green-focused business, but not a green beauty store. Will Sagekat promote us?
Yes, as long as you meet our green and quality standards, we approve your offering and there’s some synergy with green beauty or style. With many exciting options on the horizon, we currently offer ad placement, co-promotional opportunities, and possible inclusion in a giveaway or contest.
Email us at: email@example.com
FAQ for Bloggers and Other Contributors
How do I become a contributor?
We welcome all types of collaboration with new and established bloggers, publications, social mavens and vloggers in the beauty, style and lifestyle spaces. Extra points for creativity, a keen sense of style, and knowledge in green, ethical fashion and beauty.