Welcome to CARBON—the one-stop sustainable brand directory and emporium for top global sustainable clothing & ethical fashion, beauty, furniture, outdoor gear, grocery, home, technology and zero-waste brands.
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Apparel + Accessories
NEW! United By Blue
United By Blue is a modern sustainable apparel brand for men and women.
Sustainability: For every product sold, United By Blue removes 1 pound of trash from our oceans and waterways. As a B Corp United By Blue is also committed to sustainable materials and fabrics, including using ‘dead stock’ or material scraps left over from production as is shown here in the picture. United By Blue is also committed to removing single use plastics from their shipping and operations; 80% of their products are wrapped in recycled paper instead of plastic with a goal of 100%.
Wit & West
Wit & West Perfumes is a 100% all-natural botanical perfumery with a focus on rare natural ingredients and unique scents for those who don't want to smell like everyone else. Our perfumes are handcrafted completely in-house in small-batches using only the finest, high-quality 100% natural whole botanicals and naturally derived ingredients as well as custom handmade artisanal tinctures and enfleurage extraits carefully selected and sourced from raw materials including those from our very own garden. We believe that synthetics alone do not represent what scent and perfume should be – inimitable, luxurious and natural – an olfactory interpretation of an essence in its true form that elicits emotion, connects us to the natural world, and ties memories to the moments in our lives.
Sustainability: We strive as much as possible to maintain that our small-batch process, 100% natural whole botanicals and naturally derived ingredients, packaging and shipping processes have a focus on sustainability, minimalism and recyclable materials. We've partnered with Planet by Shopify, a program that is part of the Shopify Sustainability Fund, to use a portion of all Wit & West profits to offset 100% of carbon emissions for shipped orders. Funds generated through the Shopify Sustainability Fund go toward supporting organizations and innovative companies committed to fighting climate change. All of our perfumes are vegan, cruelty-free (we're proud to be Leaping Bunny certified), phthalate and paraben free.
Vélosophy is a bicycle – & lifestyle brand from Sweden. Launched in the spring of 2016, they are the only bicycle brand in the world with a One for One promise that is supporting young schoolgirls in developing countries by donating a bicycle for every Vélosophy sold.
The fact is that giving a girl in a developing country a bicycle will increase her presence in school by close to 30% and her results by as much as 60%. It is facts like this that inspires the Velosophy brand every day.
Sustainability: Apart from their social sustainability philosophy, Velosophy also cares deeply for the environment. Since day one they have made their bicycles with recycled aluminum. in partnership with Nespresso, Vélosophy has created a bicycle made out of 6,061 upcycled aluminum Nespresso canisters. Waste in form of aluminum can be recycled indefinitely and live on in new shapes and forms, such as beautiful Vélosophy bicycles.
Travel - Rapid-Dry Towels
Evolve has perfected the rapid-dry travel towel---it's even made from recycled materials. Each towel contains an estimated 20 plastic bottles that have been recycled into a butter soft fabric.
You don't have to worry about sand, either: A quick shake and the sand falls straight off - even when it's wet! You can leave the sand on the beach where it belongs, instead of in your suitcase.
But perhaps the best feature of these towels is how compact they can be---the full-sized beach towel can be folded up into the size of a large burrito.
Cosmetics - Skincare
UpCircle Beauty's mission is to leave the world better than they found it by transforming ingredients like coffee grounds, chia seeds and apricot and other fruit "stones", that would otherwise be thrown "away", upcycled into natural, organic beauty products – better for you, better for the world.
Creating a positive environmental impact is at the heart of the UpCircle brand. As well as being 100% natural---because you shouldn't have to choose between doing the right thing and getting the best results.
We’re all about quality skincare that gives salvaged natural ingredients a new lease of life. UpCircle uses the highest quality ingredients, for the best possible results. You'll feel the difference.
Home - Storage & Decor
Expedition Subsahara was founded as a celebration of Senegalese culture and craftsmanship through radical respect.
The team at Expedition Subsahara creates 'happy baskets for colorful people'. Senegalese-born fiber artist, Creative Director, and Founder Sofi Seck uses her background in business and photography to design and create beautiful basket collections.
Providing authentic, handmade Senegalese goods to the public is just the beginning: Twenty percent of every sale is earmarked for the construction of a girls’ STEAM school in Senegal, which will empower young women and give them the opportunity and education to choose their path in life.
Home - Cleaning & Body Care
"Providing both the performance you need, and the light carbon footprint you demand."
EC30 knows sustainability and carbon emissions rest heavy on your mind. Their mission is to continually reduce their emissions from ingredients, manufacturing, and shipping. They then partner with the Arbor Day Foundation to use natural climate solutions to offset the rest.
With years of research and questioning what game changing innovation could look like, EC30 discovered a way to create a solid, single-dose swatch of cleaning solution (as opposed to liquid soaps & detergents).
By removing all the water and excess, EC30 reduces the CO2 emission impact from manufacturing, chemistry, and shipping by up to 50% vs traditional liquids.
Apparel - Repurposed Plant Bags & Accessories
Allegorie's revolutionary approach to fashion starts with transforming “unwanted fruit into wardrobe essentials.” Their collections are made of fruit, such as apples, mangoes, sugarcane, and cactus, and many other bio-based and eco-friendly materials. They collect fruits and plants discarded by farms and grocery stores to create truly sustainable, unique bags.
"We started with mango and have since expanded the list to apple, cactus, corn, sugarcane. We believe fashion should not come at the cost of the environment."
Unlike most vegan leathers that are made out of PVC, which generate new waste and toxic chemicals to the environment, Allegorie's plant-based materials minimize impact to the environment and animals, increase income for farmers, and reduce food waste. When needed, they use recycled materials and water-based PU, which are far less toxic to the environment.
The result? A mostly biodegradable bag that’s stylish and high quality.
Briiv is the most sustainable air purifier on earth. Their mission is to create healthier and happier office or home environments with a new type of air purifier, inspired by nature and powered by Nano technology. Briiv has taken nature and given it a mighty boost. A Briiv filter is as powerful at cleaning the air as 3,043 medium sized houseplants.
Standard air filters cannot be recycled. In fact, 6,000 tonnes of HEPA filters end up in the land fill every year. There is a better way. Briiv uses 100% renewable and natural materials to filter the air in your home or office environment, creating clean, safe air so you can breathe, as nature intended.
Briiv is designed to return to the Earth. Using four fully biodegradable filters, Briiv uses the natural micro-structures of moss, coconut, carbon and wool to filter air, the way nature intended. These filters are all plastic free and degrade in a matter of months into harmless soil.
Apparel - Accessories
Brother Vellies was founded in 2013 with the goal of keeping traditional African design practices, and techniques alive while also creating and sustaining artisanal jobs. Now handmade artisanally across the globe, Brother Vellies creates luxury accessories that celebrate cultural histories and timeless design.
“Brother Vellies is committed to honoring the people who make our products and the places where they are made. Because of this, we treat each step of our process with the utmost care for our artisans, our customers, and our planet. At our core, you will find vegetable-tanned leathers, soling from recycled tires, hand carved wood, floral dyed feathers along with a collection of other by-product materials sourced from farmers across the globe. We strive to lessen the impact of our production practices by continuing to ask questions and make changes each season. We put a lot of thought into what we make for you and we wouldn’t have it any other way.” – Brother Vellies
Apparel - Undergarments
HARA is a sustainable fashion label that creates soft, eco-friendly undergarments made from bamboo.
"HARA, meaning green in Hindi, is a clothing label designed for you and our earth collectively. Consciously creating pieces that are soft and beautiful with sustainable and ethical practices at the core. We strive from seed to store to empower lives and rejuvenate the earth."
HARA's mission is to use their label as a platform to bring change, awareness and education to the issues within the fashion industry. They have partnered with the Environmental Justice Foundation to support their environmental projects, especially surrounding pesticides and chemicals in the production of cotton.
Apparel - WellThread Jeans
A lot of people throw around the word “sustainable,” so we think it’s important to be super straightforward in exactly how LEVI's uses it: "For us at Levi’s®, it’s about making better choices like sourcing more sustainable materials and finding ways to use less water. It’s about making better clothes like WellThread™, our most sustainably designed collection."
Sustainability: WE’RE THINKING FULL-CIRCLE WITH LEVI’S® WELLTHREAD™. It’s designed and modeled on four guiding principles: Materials, People, Environment and Process. We make Levi’s® WellThread™ in Worker Well-Being facilities with rain-fed Cottonized Hemp, Water<Less® technologies and as many recycled materials as we can. And every thread is designed to be recycled (not that you’ll need to replace anything from this collection anytime soon).
Apparel - Sunglasses
PelaCase, the company that produces biodegradable phone cases, is now creating 100% biodegradable sunglasses!
"With PelaVision, you don't need to compromise between your personal expression and choosing the most sustainable product." -PelaVision
Not only are their frames stylish, but their prices are in line with other high-quality sunglasses brands-- which means your affordable purchase will look good AND help keep plastic from our oceans.
Apparel - Vegan Leather
SAMARA is a sustainable company that creates beautiful, quality vegan leather products. Their goal is to provide luxury vegan fashion that is as simplistic and elegant as true leather, without harming animals.
SAMARA began because the founders saw a need for minimalistic, beautiful purses and wallets without excessive branding, that were eco-friendly, did not harm animals, and were of the same quality as high end brands.
"Our goal is to create better fashion, implement more efficient supply chains and use and create more sustainable materials." - SAMARA
As for sustainability, SAMARA creates their products using vegan leather made from water-based PU and microfiber, which is much less toxic and wasteful than the PVC that most vegan leather is made from. They are also looking to replace plastics completely by experimenting with plant-based materials like leather made from apples.
Apparel - Fashion
Selva Negra is a Los Angeles-based brand combining a tomboy feel with bold feminine identity into their classic pieces.
Founded by designers Kristen Gonzalez and Sam Romero, the brand is influenced by their Latina heritage, resulting in beautifully and sustainably-made soulful designs.
Selva Negra’s stunning jumpsuits and two-piece sets bring an exciting twist to some very calming and neutral colors. Many of these pieces can be dressed up or down, making them perfect for anyone looking to add some quality pieces to their wardrobe. "Selva Negra is rooted in the use of ethical practices and is committed to ethically sourced materials, honest production, zero-waste packaging while picking up new ways to reduce their carbon footprint."
Beauty - Bath
Bathing culture is a San Francisco, CA based bathing product brand with a 70's rainbow vibe and eco-friendly ethos.
Pairing sustainable business practices with a passion for the simplicity of bathing, Bathing Culture makes it easy to do good and smell good.
Sustainability: Bathing Culture uses natural and eco-friendly ingredients you can pronounce and refillable glass containers and zero plastic travel cases.
Why Shop Bathing Culture? If simple, healthy ingredients and rainbows are your jam, then Bathing culture is your brand.
Beauty + Cleaning
Cura.Te makes certified organic products for your home, bath, body, pets, and oral care. They also make Medicinal Tea Blends from wild harvested and organic herbs.
Sustainability: Cura.Te is certified organic and is conscious of their impact on the environment. Most of their products come in refillable/reusable containers and they do offer refills to the local community. Their packaging is mostly recycled, post-consumer sources, and reusable. Cura.Te is committed to using ingredients and resources from the earth. A lot of “natural” products on the market use ingredients that are harmful to the environment, while Cura.Te uses ingredients that are safe for everyone (including your furry friends) and the environment.
Bike - Electric
Roll is solar powered electric bike and stand up paddle board (SUP) rental and delivery company in Durango, CO. Explore and enjoy Durango in a stylish & eco-friendly way!
Rent ebikes for 2, 4, or 8 hours or multi-day and paddle boards for 3 or 5 hours. We also offer a "combo package" where you can ebike for 2 hours, enjoy a catered picnic on the beach, and then paddle board 1.3 miles back to where you stared.
Book now for summer fun (as we sell out June-Aug) with friends, family, guests...and add a gourmet lunch and make a day of it.
Sustainability: Roll's office and ebikes are solar powered. Ebikes are delivered by a hybrid AWD Prius. Swag is made from recycled plastic bottles. And, Roll is committed to paying a living wage.
Body Care - Massage Cubes
KOA+ROY is a woman-owned, San Diego based small business operating in the natural personal care space. The company formulates, develops, handcrafts, and markets all-natural, sustainably produced, entirely zero-waste, plastic-free, and yet modern body care products.
KOA+ROY launched with a solid massage cube which was formulated with powerful, plant-based ingredients. The massage cube is free of harsh chemicals, vegan & cruelty free certified, handcrafted in small batches, and packaged in a recycled hemp paper box.
Sustainability: A certified B Corp since 2019, KOA+ROY, supports reforestation efforts across the globe by partnering with “One Tree Planted” to plant one tree for each product sold.
Inner Joy Energy Bars
Inner Joy Energy Bars is a Colorado based fruit product brand. Pairing locally sourced organic fresh fruit with organic energy stimulants like spirulina, cacoa, and other superfoods, the Inner Joy Energy Bar is both tasty and packs a smooth punch. Nothing like it.
Sustainability: Inner Joy Energy Bars use wholesome and organic ingredients and backyard compostable packaging and shipping containers.
Why Shop Inner Joy Energy Bars? What's not to love about a bar that brings you energy and inner joy?
Food - Healthy Grocery
Thrive is a certified B-Corp that delivers your favorite organic food brands on your schedule at guaranteed savings. Their motto is: "Eating healthy shouldn't break the bank." Enjoy organic pantry staples and clean beauty products to nontoxic home items. Shop by 70+ diets or values.
Sustainability: Thrive Market is committed to ethical & sustainable sourcing, carbon-neutral shipping, zero-waste warehouses, and recyclable/compostable packaging. Plus, every annual membership sponsors a free one for a family in need.
Simbly manufactures well-designed, minimalist furniture using sustainably harvested wood.
Pairing sustainable business practices with a passion for timeless, high-quality design, Simbly makes it so you don't have to choose between aesthetics and environmental consciousness.
Sustainability: Simbly is a member of the Sustainable Furnishings Council, a coalition of manufacturers, retailers and designers dedicated to raising awareness and expanding the adoption of environmentally sustainable business practices.
Why Shop Simbly? Shimbly furniture is beautiful and affordable and they use sustainably harvested wood materials. Even better, Simbly donates 1% of revenue to environmental causes and plants one tree for every order.
Gifts + Novelty - Plastic Free
Free The Ocean
Plastic free shopping directory. Every time you shop Free the Ocean, they remove plastics from our seas. The Ocean Cleanup and Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii are two organizations Free the Ocean works with to remove plastic from our oceans, coastlines and rivers around the world –plus, they are creating solutions to help keep it out!
What happens to the plastic? Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii has partnered with a number of environmentally conscious companies to reuse the plastics that are collected during beach cleanups. The plastic is shipped to partner companies that turn it into recycled plastic products such as soap dispensers and skateboard decks.
The Ocean Cleanup repurposes the plastic they remove from the ocean into useful products made with certified plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, so the plastic doesn’t find its way back into the ocean or landfill.
Home - Subscription Box
EarthLove is a green gift box subscription company, featuring self-care, educational, and eco-friendly home and lifestyle products.
Sustainability: Each box includes a mix of artisanal products that are environmentally and ethically responsible, including zero waste packaging, natural ingredients, organic and non-GMO, gluten-free, beegan/vegan, and fair-trade. EarthLove is also a member of 1% for the Planet.
Why Shop EarthLove? EarthLove boxes are a great gift for the holidays, a birthday, and to indulge yourself.
Itemerie is an online marketplace for quality, ethical & responsibly-made goods for you and your home. At Itemerie, you'll find quality items that you can expect to last for years:
"We operate on the premise that you shouldn’t have to be throwing items away within weeks of buying them."
Their items are lovingly crafted by skilled artisans. When you buy one of Itemerie's products, you’re getting a meaningful item that was made with a purpose — to serve you well for years.
Sustainability: Itemerie makes it easy to understand just how sustainable their products actually are by assigning 'badges' to each product. Each badge is an aspect of sustainability (ethical production, vegan, etc.) and they provide a percentage that tells you how high each individual product scores. Why Shop Itemerie? Beautiful, quality items & sustainability transparency.
Mae Woven is a small online shop that sells unique, quality, handmade homegoods.
Mae Woven began because the founder, Emmy, found herself handmaking and designing many of her own home products, such as pillow covers and wall art. Others soon became interested in Emmy's creative projects, and she decided to turn her hobby into a business!
"You see, a lot of women from all over the world are having similar experiences. Our company has been a gateway for connecting, loving, developing, sharing, and creating. Possibly most importantly, supporting women from all walks of life, all areas, and all demographics. Together we are helping foster independence and, in our own little way, make the world a little more beautiful."
Home/Travel - Zero Waste
Simply Straws is a women-owned business changing how we sip everyday, when we celebrate, and travel.
You can find Simply Straws made from glass or metal that you can get in small to boba sizes—all customizable with your family, friend or brand name.
Sustainability: Simply straws is a certified B Corporation so they have built social and environmental sustainability into every straw.
Why Shop Simply Straws? Re-usable straws are a single-use plastic solution that gives back to the earth, builds a healthier planet, and helps you keep your germs to yourself.
Jewlery + Clothing
Ateliere founder, Emily Peters, is a creator. Designer. Artist. Singer. Artisan. Ateliere was born in 2009 as a small art-to-wear jewelry house. Emily’s intentions have always been towards sustainability and regenerative living. Emily knows that things of beauty can hold and carry function, and also protect the planet and its inhabitants. Her jewelry is an incredible balance of nature inspired designs with a modern look and feel. Simple elegance is how we best describe Ateliere's beautiful and timeless designs.
Ateliere jewelry is created from either recycled, reclaimed, organic or sustainable materials. The artists workshop is run at zero-waste standards, and if she cannot reuse any waste from production, she finds its appropriate recycling stream.
BALEEN is a Seattle-based brand that makes high-quality, well-designed & affordable jewelry.
They are also a responsibly and sustainably run company; nearly all of the metals used to produce their jewelry come from a recycled source, and their production studio in Seattle is a zero-waste facility.
BALEEN ensures that their discarded materials, which are normally considered unusable by manufacturers, find their way to people who will use them. They recycle their scrap metals, send small bits of materials that have gathered over many years to be re-processed, or donate materials to local schools who teach jewelry classes. They also put into practice carbon-neutral shipping (they offset the carbon emissions for every order), and use recyclable packaging materials.
Materials Innovation - Mycelium
Grown is an innovative biotechnology company creating high performance & natural products that are safe, sustainable, and support working with nature instead of against it.
Most modern products are made through energy intensive industrial processes and transportation. Grown makes the production cycle smaller, smarter and local. They grow their products using bio-based materials and organic waste streams. Mycelium is infinitely available and acts as a 'living glue' which binds the organic waste together to form Grown's products.
The material is literally grown, instead of manufactured. Grown uses a growing organism to transform agricultural waste products like husks from hemp, flax and corn stalk into a beautiful protective product that is safe and natural.
After use, the product is fully compostable, and can be disposed without harming the environment!
Materials Innovation - Natural Dyes
Botanical Colors is a company that produces sustainable, eco-friendly, and all-natural fabric dyes.
They supply artisans and manufacturers with the materials and know-how to dye textiles in a way that uses less water, is non-toxic and biodegradable, and produces beautiful colors derived from plants and other natural sources.
"All colors are sustainably derived, many from agricultural and food waste products. We offer only the most robust dyes that perform on natural fibers with aplomb." - Botanical Colors
Along with their beautiful natural dyes, Botanical Colors also supports the reshoring movement to bring textile jobs back to the U.S. by manufacturing their products in America, and thus creating more job opportunities for American workers.
Noissue is a company that produces affordable sustainable packaging for brands and businesses worldwide.
"Noissue was founded to provide makers, brands and businesses of all sizes access to custom, sustainable packaging. The noissue difference is characterized by our commitment to sustainability for all our products, our simple online design platform, and our low minimum order quantities." - Noissue
Noissue's packaging products are eco-friendly so brands can deliver products to their customers without wasting excessive amounts of non-recyclable single-use plastic.
Not only is their packaging fully customizable to fit your brand, they also strive to offer products that are available in low minimum quantities so small businesses have equal access to sustainable packaging.
Indosole is a sustainable footwear brand and B corp business that produces stylish, minimalistic shoes whose soles are made from repurposed tires.
"Our mission is to become the most responsible footwear brand in the world by delivering high-quality enviro and low-impact footwear for travel, adventure, and everyday life." - Indosole
If that wasn't enough, Indosole hopes to expand their operation to become even more sustainable. They are aiming to create a program that will allow them to reclaim the soles of worn-out Indosoles, melting down the tire scraps to be used as mats and filler for potholes. That will ensure each tire gets yet another reuse.
Safe Sex - Condoms
Lovability's Buttercup Condoms are designed to sit alongside everyday beauty and wellness products - in a purse, on a bedside table, or on retail shelves. Why? Because effective contraception is a fundamental right and should be accessible as well as fun and beautiful! And, of course, each condom is electronically triple-tested to ensure it's durable for your safety and peace of mind.
Sustainability: Their eco-friendly condoms are made in an FDA-approved farm-to-factory manufacturing facility in Malaysia. Using fresh, locally sourced rubber, their natural-feel Buttercup Condoms don't smell or have an icky taste (truly odorless and tasteless condoms - yes, great for oral!). Lovability is all about inclusion, empowerment, feminism , choice, sex and body positivity.
Zero Waste Bags & More
Apolis Global Citizen
Apolis' mission is to produce long-lasting everyday items which improve the lives of those who make them. Their business model is built on the philosophy that "...people can lead better lives when they are given equal access to the global marketplace." Apolis' main product is their well-made reusable bags for everything from groceries to your laptop & everyday items. Through their revolutionary business model, Apolis has been able to bridge the gap between commerce and economic development & harness the power of business to create lasting social change. When you shop with them, you know that you are not only purchasing a quality product but also directly impacting the lives of the people who produced it in a positive way--- that's a pretty great way to shop.
Beauty - for All People
NEW! Ah-Shi Beauty
Ah-Shi Beauty is the first Native American owned and operated luxury skincare and cosmetics brand in the United States. Ah-Shi in Navajo means, "this is me, this is mine, that's me"! Ah-Shi beauty - This is MY BEAUTY! "The wait is over, we now have authentic representation and voice in the beauty industry."
Sustainability: Ah-Shi Beauty brings the Native culture and 5 skin colors to the beauty industry - respectfully and correctly. Ah-Shi skincare products are made with natural and donations are made to bring water and electricity to the Navajo Nation.
Beauty - Makeup
Cheekbone Beauty is a clean beauty company with a diverse and inclusive workforce. They are a proud BIPOC founded and owned company using Indigenous languages and training and development programs for all employees.
Sustainability: In today’s economic climate, the highest-standard of sustainability is reached when a product and/or service meets the needs of today without compromising the ability of the next generation to fulfill their needs. The concept is composed of three pillars: economic, environmental, and social—also known informally as profits, planet, and people. What makes Cheekbone Beauty special is that their sustainability journey embodies the strengths of Western Culture and Indigenous Wisdom, also known as Two-Eyed Seeing. Termed by Mi’kmaq elder Dr.Albert Marshall, this concept nurtures the strengths of Western science and Indigenous knowledge for the benefit of living things and our environment.
Music - Tech
House of Marley
The House of Marley has sustainably designed stat-of-the-art music technology—from turn tables and head phones to wireless ear buds—all from recycled or upcycled bamboo, steel, and aluminum materials. Great sound quality, consciously designed packaged.
Sustainability: The Project Marley Global Giving initiative was created in honor of the legendary Bob Marley and his respect for the earth and people. In addition to creating audio products that are better for the earth, the House of Marley is also devoted to supporting global reforestation via One Tree Planted and ocean conservation via the Surfrider Foundation.
Home - Air Conditioning
Otherlab is an independent research & design lab pairing creativity with rigor to bring new solutions in renewable energy and robotics to market.
Similar to an accelerator/incubator, Otherlab nurtures projects through the initial R&D phase, to forming internal entities, and eventually fundraising and spinning out into independently operating companies.
Over the past 10 years, they have raised over $70M in research and design contracts, and established 12 companies.
Currently, Otherlab helps government agencies and Fortune 500 companies understand energy infrastructure and build transformational technologies that bring us closer to 100% decarbonization.
Personal - Oral Care
Reinvent your morning routine by replacing the paste you've used your whole life for a unique and sustainable alternative. Bite has crafted an assortment of plastic-free replacements to your morning and night routines including everything from dental floss, mouthwash, to toothpaste tablets and toothbrushes.
One billion toothpaste tubes are thrown out each year, and Bite has set out to combat that outrageous number. Bite says their mission is to “end this plastic waste, give you a healthier smile, and build the world's most sustainable oral care company.”
Some of the ways they avoid plastic include the exclusive use of glass bottles, all packaging done in recyclable kraft envelopes padded with post-consumer recycled newspapers, boxes made of fully recyclable corrugated cardboard and sealed with paper tape, and every four months you are sent a refill of toothpaste bits, in a 100% compostable pouch. Still no plastic!!
Apparel - Footwear
Launched in 2011, this award-winning lifestyle brand is now sold in over 60 countries.
Ccilu is a Japanese footwear brand known for creating technologies focusing on lightweight, comfortable and sustainable footwear as well as sock products.
"Ccilu" (CHEE-loo) means "liberate" in Japanese, and “liberate yourself” is Ccilu's call to action, a reminder that we each have the power to defy limitations.
For Ccilu, this means bringing creativity and an independent spirit to footwear evolution. Thanks to revolutionary technologies, they are able to commit to light & flexible, instantly comfortable and sustainable footwear.
Cosmetics - Makeup
Zerra & Co.
When the founder of Zerra & Co. decided to try and live a low waste lifestyle, she struggled to find zero waste cosmetics that could easily replace the versions she knew and loved.
After researching DIY versions, she quickly discovered how dangerous they could be. Determined to make a difference, she decided to create a company that made safe, natural, and easy to use zero waste cosmetics. Zerra & Co. was born.
Zerra & Co. is a small woman-run cosmetics company based out of Baltimore, MD. Every one of their products is hand crafted here in Baltimore by people who love the environment just as much as you do.
You won't see any single use plastic in their packaging, and they also don't use petroleum based ingredients in their cosmetics. This means no parabens, no silicones, no synthetic fragrances, no coal-tar pigments, and much more.
Apparel - Women's Fashion
Everybody & Everyone
Everybody & Everyone features sustainable essentials for the busy woman – plus, they’re organic, biodegradable, eco-innovative, and recycled.
And---their extensive size range means that everyone can find something they like, no matter their body shape & size!
"Everybody & Everyone was founded by a woman—a mother, a businesswoman, a sister, a friend—who wanted to be able to answer the question: Can I make clothes to make life easier and that are better for the planet?"
- Everybody & Everyone
At Everybody & Everyone, you'll find elevated, everyday essentials that are made with environmentally friendly materials and processes.
Apparel - Cork Purses & Bags
Cork Element was founded by three entrepreneurs passionate about preserving Portuguese cork traditions and the Oak trees the cork comes from. Cork Element designs and manufactures cork stationary, backpacks, travels, bags hands bags and more. Cork material comes from the bark of the cork oak tree, Quercus suber. The bark of a cork oak tree is removed every 9 years helping the tree to grow and live longer.
Sustainability: As the cork tree continues to mature and goes through the harvest process (stripping), the tree absorbs more carbon dioxide to support its bark regeneration. As a result, the harvested trees will retain more carbon dioxide than those left untouched, providing cleaner air for everyone.
Why Shop Cork Element? The products by Cork Element are a renewable, eco-friendly, vegan alternative to leather, water resistant and beautifully designed for the fashion-conscious individual.
Apparel - Fashion
Esby Apparel is a niche sustainable fashion label out of Austin, Texas.
The brand focuses on simplistic designs made from the highest quality all-natural fabrics, sourced globally and produced locally in the U.S.
Every collection is thoughtfully designed to withstand the test of time with classic silhouettes, vintage influence, wearability and comfort.
Esby offers inclusive sizing and promotes slow fashion to drive its ethical and sustainable practices.
Appaarel - Fashion for Men (and women)
We've been long searching for a sustainable brand that makes stylish basics, and we're so excited to have discovered KOTN. This clothing brand produces quality wardrobe essentials & basics in an ethical and eco-friendly way-- a concept we can totally get behind. KOTN's clothing is made from natural authentic Egyptian cotton, an incredibly soft material that is grown ethically in the Nile Delta.
KOTN works directly with farming families in Egypt, and purchases the cotton at a fair price---which helps to support the local economies along the Nile and prevent the exploitation of cotton farmers and factory workers. If that weren't enough, not only are their stylish items the perfect base for your closet, they're actually affordable too.
Apparel - Activewear
prAna is a sustainable clothing brand that specializes in activewear for everything, from yoga to climbing.
"Ultimately, sustainable clothing respects the planet and its people. When you choose to invest in a piece of our clothing, you are propelling the sustainable clothing movement forward. You are casting a vote for social and environmental responsibility, for transparency, for a fundamental change in the way clothing is made.
All of this adds up to fun, functional apparel that allows you to flex your adventurous spirit without negatively impacting the environment. Our ultimate goal is to inspire, educate, and outfit your adventures with sustainable clothing."
The quality of prAna's fabric & fit matches the dedication that they give to ensuring each step in their production process is sustainable, ethical, and good for both planet and people.
SAMI MIRO VINTAGE
Sami Miro Vintage is an eco-conscious clothing line specializing in sourcing and reconstructing one-of-a-kind vintage garments curated from around the world.
Sami Miro Vintage launched its first cut and sew collection, ECOTERROR, made solely from vintage and recycled fabrics to take its green initiative to new heights.
“Our one-of-one reconstructed vintage pieces were only an introduction to the Sami Miro Vintage vision. And now, with our first collection, you can see the spark of our brand identity. Pushing eco-conscious boundaries is the foundation of Sami Miro Vintage and ECOTERROR encompasses that initiative. Enrooted by the radical environmentalist movement from the 1960’s, ECOTERROR alludes to our prominent support for the betterment of our planet.” - Sami Miro
Apparel- Hemp Jeans
SLOW by Canvaloop
Canvaloop, a company who creates sustainable alternative fibers, has launched a line of eco-friendly, high-performance jeans made from Himalayan Hemp.
This natural fiber is lightweight, breathable, and lasts much longer than traditional fibers like cotton.
Sustainability: Because their products are made from Himalayan Hemp, which saves water and is biodegradable. Hemp is also carbon negative as when grown it sequesters carbon in the soil and can be re-used in a closed loop after becoming a fiber.
Why Shop Canvaloop? Unique, high-quality jeans made from a sustainable natural fiber.
Appareal - Activewear
TALA is a sustainable active wear and more company run by a young British woman (22 years old!) who not only cares about ethical business practices but styles for every body shape and size. Another plus, TALA's cute and comfortable products are also more affordable than most. Hop online and check out this "going places" brand, as the owner was just added to the Forbes 30 under 30 list! We recommend that you sign up for her newsletter, check out her recently launched new collection, and shop—as her products sale out fast. From TALA herself: "We are SUSTAINABLE: We are on a mission to create products that are 100% up-cycled, and we are 92% of the way there…! Our packaging is recycled and recyclable and the tags are made from 100% plantable paper. Simply plant, love and care for them, and watch them grow!"
Apparel - Capsule Wardrobe
Vetta is a sustainable fashion brand with a unique system-- they create mini capsule wardrobes made up of five versatile pieces that can be mixed and matched to create a month's worth of outfits. You can buy the entire capsule or shop individual pieces to start building your dream wardrobe. Their versatile designs can be worn multiple ways, and everything mixes + matches.
Apparel- Men's Fashion
Tact & Stone
Tact & Stone is a sustainable menswear company; a stand-out brand committed to sustainability in the world of wasteful fast-fashion. Tact & Stone strives to create thoughtfully and beautifully designed menswear garments with style & purpose, and ensures that their supply chain is always ethical and sustainable. So, when you shop this brand, you'll not only look good but your purchases will have a positive impact on people & the planet as well. "The fashion industry is one of the most wasteful industries in the world (that's insane!). It has no regard for its impact by using way too much water, incredibly high carbon emissions, and creating a ton of waste. We no longer have to participate in this viscous cycle! Tact & Stone was created to fight it. Join us." -Tact & Stone
Beauty - Makeup
Besame Cosmetics is a unique, vintage-style makeup company whose products are all-natural, cruelty-free, and come in refillable reusable containers.
Take their mascara for example: Instead of a single-use plastic tube, Besame's mascare comes in a square 'cake' form in a reusable tin. "With Cake Mascara, there’s nothing to throw away. One Cake lasts as long as about 13 tubes of regular mascara! Plus, each Cake comes in a reusable tin with a reusable brush. When you run out of mascara, you can buy a refill cake that comes in a compostable sleeve. No plastic. No waste." -Besame
Beauty - Nail Polish
Kapa Nui Nails
Kapa Nui is a sustainable Hawaiian company that makes non-toxic, vegan, & cruelty-free nail products.
"As we searched our own lives for healthier lifestyle alternatives, we learned how physically damaging and environmentally hazardous traditional polishes are and how few alternatives are available. We developed alternative nail products that are safe for everyone, including pregnant women, children, and people with cancer.
"Working with our highly accomplished chemist, we developed a full line of nail products including our curated color palette, inspired by the Hawaii we love. Women need to know they do not have to sacrifice health for beauty." -Kapa Nui
Finally—an affordable online health food store with delivery! While you can still pay a pretty penny for some of Public Good's healthy foods, most are much more affordable and still contain high quality ingredients. A few of us were very impressed by the discounted price point for probiotics and other vitamin products.
Ok, this may sound crazy, but you seriously have to check out their dental floss. It comes in the cutest glass mini bottle with refill options. You can shop by diet, zero waste, and more, so it's a very user friendly site. Plus, as a purpose drive marketing agency, the Live Creative Studio loves the mission and belief system espoused by Public Goods: " Many of the toughest problems we face are the result of the products we choose to consume. That’s why we’re committed to making healthier, more informed choices easy and accessible to all."
Food - Upcycled Snacks
ReGrained rescues the nutritious grain created every time beer is brewed. Powered by patent-pending tools and culinary creativity, they elevate this overlooked but awesome ingredient to the hero status it deserves with their award-winning upcycled nutrition bars, puffs and premium ingredients.
As homebrewers, the owners discovered that the flavorful and fragrant grain that was left after each batch is not “spent” at all. The concentration of fiber, protein and other nutrients that don’t end up in the beer make the spent grain truly “super!”
Mission To Upcycle. ReGrain's mission is to create a world without waste.
Furniture - Modern - Upcycled Wood
Green is an inherent part of Mohh’s culture. With Mohh you can buy modern furniture online made of upcycled materials.
When you choose Mohh you are part of the solution:
- Recyclable products do not end up in landfills. Instead, they are remade and re-purposed.
- Modern furniture straight out of upcycled products avoids toxic off-gassing of harmful substances into the air.
- Eco- friendly modern furniture is simply home-friendly furniture where you don’t have to worry about your children or pets being negatively affected by harmful stains or dyes. You can breathe easy.
- Upcycled modern furniture is quirky. They can spice up any boring corner of your house flawlessly. We believe in using resources effectively and efficiently while producing viable and attractive products to make your home look unique.
Gear - Ski
Wonder Alpine is a new ski brand on the scene, specifically started because they wanted to design and create superior quality ski's with innovative bio-based materials. True innovation requires a complete shift of focus while taking a bold step into uncharted terrain. This brand purpose is how they "landed on their new AlgalTech™ ski materials platform."
Sustainability: Yes, Wonder Alpine's Vital 100 ski's are made from algae instead of toxic fossil fuel based petroleum.
Why Shop Wonder Alpine? They design the performance characteristics they want directly into the materials they produce. They are heir own supply chain, empowering them to use renewably sourced materials to create better performing gear, designed meticulously to heighten the alpine experience and benefit the environment.
Home - Bedding
Buffy is a sustainable bedding brand whose products are made from natural materials and recycled plastic:
- They recycle plastic bottles to create their comforter insulation, diverting waste from landfills.
- Their signature fabric is made from eucalyptus trees that are grown using 10x less water than cotton, and with no toxic pesticides. They also plant four trees for every three harvested.
- They produce a soft fabric similar to linene using hemp. Hemp absorbs 5x more C02 from the air than trees, is naturally resistant to pests, promotes biodiversity and actually improves the soil it's grown in! Not only is Buffy's bedding much better for both you and the environment than traditional bedding; we have personally tried their products and can confirm their products are very soft and of the highest quality.
Home - Zero Waste
Ever Eco is an online marketplace that provides sustainable alternatives to single-use plastic products.
"We are passionate about making this world a better place and our goal is to inspire people to live a healthier life while raising awareness of sustainable options that are kinder to our planet. We also believe that living a low waste lifestyle shouldn't be difficult or expensive. Our philosophy is to choose well and make it last.
Little changes make a big difference, with our reusable solutions replacing thousands of single-use products. We are constantly evolving and innovating to respond to what our community wants and to help lighten the load on our planet. We would love for you to join us on the journey." -Ever Eco
Shop Ever Eco for zero-waste essentials such as metal straws, cloth produce bags, and reusable food containers.
Home - Fair Trade
Made Trade is your one-stop-shop for sustainable and ethically made home goods.
Made Trade hand-selects only the most beautifully-designed, ethically-made goods that put people and our planet first.
Sustainability: Products are Fair Trade and ethically sourced.
Why Shop Made Trade? They put "artistry above efficiency. Fair wages above profits. Sustainability above mass production.
Jewlery - Diamonds
Aether sells diamonds that are made entirely from carbon that's captured from the air. “The manufacturing process that we've developed enables us to transform harmful atmospheric CO2 into gem-grade diamonds,” says Ryan Shearman, co-founder and CEO. To power its manufacturing process, Aether buys clean energy. Aether diamonds are as real as mined with none of the harmful consequences — every carat of their stones creates a positive impact on the planet.
Sustainability: Aether diamonds are not only gorgious and sparkly, they are certified positive-impact diamonds. The company estimates that for every one-carat diamond it makes, it removes about 20 metric tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. That’s more than the average American is responsible for in a year. Each piece of jewelry is hand set in responsibly sourced metals.
Omi Woods is a sustainable jewelry brand that creates contemporary heirlooms that celebrate our connections to Africa and the African diaspora.
Their jewelry is individually and ethically handmade with fair-trade African gold and globally sourced conflict-free fine metals. "Omi Woods jewelry is intended to be worn everyday, gifted for special occasions and passed down to future generations so its meaning can live on for generations to come."
"We believe in paying people fairly for their resources, time and labour. Our solid gold jewelry is now made with fair-trade African gold. The gold is sourced from small-scale artisanal mines that support the well-being of miners and their communities by paying miners a fair wage and contributing to improved health care, education, safety and living conditions on the continent." -Omi Woods
Green Kid Crafts
Green Kid Crafts is an award winning environmental craft box subscription for ages 2-10.
Not only do the crafts boxes inspire "earth friendly creativity", with each order a tree is planted.
Sustainability: Green Kid Craft boxes are made from 100% recycled materials and each box special care is put into minimizing packaging and printing. Each kit is bundled in special bags that are made of 100% recycled materials. Why Shop Green Kid Crafts? Sustainability is integrated into box themes, including their popular Alternative Energy, Climate Change, Save our Oceans, and more.
Materials Innovation - Mycelium
Mogu develops and commercializes 100% responsible and natural products for interior design based on mycelium technology.
"Mogu was founded on the belief that it is possible to employ Nature’s intelligence to radically disrupt the design of everyday products, seeking a finer balance between the man-made and the rhythms of the natural ecosystem."
Over the years, Mogu explored the potential of mycelium-based technologies in diverse application sectors. Through selected protocols, they developed a range of materials with different performances.
Inspired by the materials’ aesthetic potential, today Mogu offers the first commercial mycelium-based products on the market, suitable for interior design applications.
Phone Case + Accessories
Pela Case is a sustainable phone case & accessories company whose mission is to create a waste-free future for our planet. Pela uses biodegradable plastics to produce phone cases and other technology accessories that are 100% compostable. Their goal is to greatly reduce the large number of plastic phone cases that are thrown away every year. To top it off, their products are stylish and come in a wide range of colors, sizes, and designs.
Sustainability: "We believe that the technology exists to make everyday products without everyday waste, it just takes the right company with the right community to make these products the new normal. This is why we are developing products made of environmentally sensible materials. To educate and inspire the global community of people who are committed to making a positive impact on our planet." - Pela
Travel - Luggage
Project Kin creates sustainable luggage and accessories for the mindful traveller.
"PROJECTKIN was founded by a group of people who saw an urgent need for rethinking the standards for products and the way people travel. It is a project about creating better conduct by inspiring people to conduct themselves in a manner that is sustainable. It is about moving away from consumption for the sake of consumption and creating things of true quality." -Project Kin
They focus on materials that are natural, biodegradable, and/or recycled, and ensure that their manufacturing is carried out with minimal environmental impact.
As a Nordic company, Project Kin's design philosophy is about simplicity and functionality: "Design must be rooted in a purpose – our products all serve the same purpose: to reduce the impact on the environment. For this reason, we believe sustainability is an extension to the Nordic design tradition." - Project Kin
Tech - Green Web Hosting
The Internet is a huge polluter of the environment. Start making a difference by hosting your website on the leading eco-friendly web hosting provider. Our specially engineered hosting platform offers Shared, Reseller, VPS, and WordPress Hosting that is designed for the fastest, most secure and scalable hosting available with data centers located in Chicago, Phoenix, Toronto, Montreal and Amsterdam. With a global workforce that provides a better web hosting experience to customers from over 150 countries.
Sustainability: Since their launch in 2008, GreenGeeks has been the industry's leading eco-friendly green web hosting provider putting back 3 times the power consumed into the grid in the form of renewable energy.
Apparel + Accessories
Santos is a sustainable apparel and accessories brand. Their vision of sustainability is to design and handcraft each piece impeccably using innovative natural textiles.
Sustainability: Santos uses cactus-based biomaterial for their accessories, which feels and looks like traditional leather, but is much more ecological, using 1/5 of the amount of water needed to produce animal leather. It is partially bio-degradable and long-lasting, ensuring you will enjoy your bags for years to come.
Their clothing is made from a Eucalyptus Lyocell & Cotton blend. Lyocell is made from eucalyptus trees that are fast growing, do not need irrigation or pesticides, and is produced in a closed-loop system that recycles almost all of its solvents with minimal waste. Lyocell is also 100% biodegradable.
Santos also aims to produce at a slower pace and process, focusing on made-to-order and small batch production. As a small company, this allows them to take more direct control of their inventory and reduce overproduction. Plus, Santos doesn't believe in seasons and each style designed is produced in limited quantities. Lastly, for every item sold, Santos plants a tree with One Tree Planted as a way to give back.
Kitchen + Bath
Clarysse is committed to fair trade, sustainability, and cradle-to-cradle design. Cradle-to-Cradle is all about infinite recyclability. The C2C principle revolves around products that can be upcycled, recycled or easily repaired – a principle Clarysse uses to design their renowned towels, for example. Their Cradle-to-Cradle towel is made in Belgium, pleasantly soft, and highly absorbent. The fabric is made of 100% cotton is completely biodegradable!
Sustainability: "We constantly challenge ourselves to develop products that are safe and healthy for humans and the environment. Every fabric leaving Clarysse has to be upcyclable or biodegradable after its use." Sustainability is not an empty word at Clarysse. It’s a main aspect of their products, but it’s definitely equally important in their company too: 90% of their waste water is filtered and reused, and the energy generated in their weaving mill is used to heat their offices.
Personal Care - First Aid
Most people are shocked to learn that band-aids and other wound care products contain an array of harmful chemicals.
The founder of PATCH became motivated to create better alternatives when he found that a staggering number of people experience allergic reactions to the plastic material & chemicals used in common bandages.
PATCH takes pride in using natural, organic, biodegradable and sustainable resources that are proven to soothe symptoms & promote wound recovery for even the most sensitive skin types.
PATCH packaging is 100% compostable. The tubes are made from recycled paper, and they have even removed the plastic tape on the outer boxes & cartons.
Skincare - Men's
Gentleman Farmer is a woman-owned, values-driven men’s grooming and accessories company.
"Our mission is to provide discerning men with effective, clean and sustainably sourced grooming products."
Their initiatives include: using raw ingredients from responsible farming; packaging products in aluminum and glass and avoiding plastic whenever possible; shipping in 100% cartons; and uniquely strive to work exclusively with vendors and partners who share our values and commitment to sustainability. Additionally, giving back is an important part of our business, and non-profit partners include NRDC, National Young Farmers Coalition, One Tree Planted and Soul Fire Farm, along with others.
They are committed to sustainable business practices:
- The use of easily recyclable materials like aluminum and glass.
- Shipping materials include 100% recycled boxes, biodegradable peanuts and FSC-certified tissue paper.
- Products are made from clean, non-toxic ingredients that are responsibly sourced.
Vision: To lead the fashion industry into a better and more sustainable future for all, one step at a time.
Mission: To make sustainable fashion effortless, accessible, and non-compromising. Keep the clothes in their highest possible value form for the longest possible period. Minimize the carbon footprint of all the stakeholders of fashion industry.
Infinite X provides a new normal where every product meets the highest standards of sustainability in both the pre- and post-consumer stage.
Infinite X creates sustainable product loops by partnering with high-quality sustainable brands, conscious consumers and responsible circularity (re-use, re-manufacture, recycle, etc.) partners.
Pangaia is a global collective of scientists, technologists, and designers that use multiple eco-friendly fabrics to create sustainable clothing. Their C-fiber, for example, is a fabric made from eucalyptus pulp and seaweed powder. This regenerative resource uses oceans or rainwater to grow (instead of groundwater or aquifers) and are biodegradable, resulting in a circularity process that starts and ends in nature.
Additionally, Pangaia applies PPRMINT oil treatments to their clothing for its antibacterial properties, therefore reducing the number of times the clothing needs to be washed by the consumer.
Reformation began out of a small L.A. storefront in 2009 and has developed into a collection of effortless styles that pioneer sustainable practices. Reformation pays close attention to the materials they use in their clothes. Up to 5% of all products are made from old leftover fabrics from other designers and fabric warehouses. Outside of this, they use sustainable materials such as recycled cotton, TENCEL™ which is manufactured from Eucalyptus tree farms, REFIBRA™ which combines 30% of upcycled cotton scraps and wood pulp to produce new virgin TENCEL™ Lyocell fibers, linen made from flax, and viscose which is a synthetic, wood-based fiber.
100% Carbon neutral, Reformation says, “Sustainability is at the core of everything we do”. They are committed to future-focused solutions by tracking their environmental footprint and even publishing quarterly sustainability reports. They have also partnered with programs like Native Energy and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation Water Restoration Program to give back resources they have used. Reformation makes it their responsibility to provide a safe and healthy workplace for every single worker, and guarantee fair working conditions across the globe by partnering with sustainable partner factories.
Apparel - Women's Fashion
Symbology is "out to make fair trade sexy". They merge artisanal fabric techniques with fashion forward designs that produce beautiful, one-of-a-kind items that connect women in a global community. They use fashion as a platform to train and sustainably employ female artisans in India.
The pieces of clothing you'll find at Symbology are truly unique: they celebrate cultural art forms that tell a story of empowerment for both maker and wearer. Here, there are styles that are flattering for all body shapes, and they even offer inclusive sizing.
Each collection showcases a series of motifs and symbols that are imbued with meaning, reflecting the deep heritage behind the piece. "Many cultures in disparate parts of the world, throughout different eras, have used strikingly similar motifs in their art forms--a reflection of our shared humanity, which founder Marissa Heyl used as inspiration to name the company Symbology."
Apparel - Men & Women's Fashion
Eco-Stylist is your go-to resource for stylish and ethical clothes. Eco-Stylist compiles sustainable clothing from 50+ brands all in one easy-to-use marketplace. This means you can find Outerknown t-shirts, Veja sneakers, and Nudie Jeans with the convenience of a couple clicks. They also use badges that signify items as eco-friendly, fair for people, or vegan, so you can shop your values.
Special: Use code - LIVECREATIVE- to get 20% off any personal styling services at Eco-Stylist
As the first sustainable performance wear brand, the fabrics and processes Nau needed largely didn’t exist. So they had to create them.
Nau launched its first collections of waxed organic cotton and winter coats made of 100% recycled down. They even invented their own textile treatment — PFC-free DWR. A PFC-free DWR finish makes all of their recycled down outerwear water and snow-resistant.
Sustainability: From the start, our design team banned a “Restricted Substances” list, established a code of conduct, and relied heavily on third-party audits. After a decade in business, they have refined their list to only use the same 10 sustainable textiles for everything they make. (That is, until they invent the next great thing.) Plus, 2% of each purchase goes to supporting environmental conservation organizations.
Apparel - T-Shirts Fair Trade
Goex uses a simple tee to connect the customer and the maker. Customers sustain fair wage jobs that liberate workers from poverty and empower them in their families and communities. At GOEX, we seek to do better in everything we do. Their social impact reaches people in Haiti and the USA – fair wages, job training partnerships, recycled content and full transparency throughout their supply chain, making a better shirt for a better world. When you wear a GOEX tee, you’ll not only feel good because it’s soft & comfy, you’ll feel great knowing there’s good woven into every fiber.
- Dignified employment providing fair wages that strengthen families
- Sustainable fabrics or components in every garment
- High quality, Fair Trade manufacturing
- USA fabric cut and sewn in Haiti lowering the carbon footprint vs most tees on the market
Apparel - Home Goods & More
The FIG (Future is Good)
The FIG makes shopping and living sustainably easy and accessible for all. Their online platform includes a marketplace full of essential products from companies that do good for the world, content that highlights pro tips for a sustainable lifestyle and articles from thought leaders in the sustainability movement, and a community section dedicated to connecting users with others who want to make the future good.
Website visitors learn about and take action on sustainable issues, all the while collecting rewards through making purchases and engaging with The FIG. FIG reward points can then be redeemed for gift cards or 1-ton Carbon Offsets. Every product available for purchase has been objectively scored based on environmental and community impacts, labor and animal rights, and product composition.
Apparel - Lingerie
Proclaim - Inclusive Lingerie
Proclaim is an inclusive lingerie line, expanding the definition of “nude,” one ethically-made bra at a time.
The founder, Shobha Philips, started Proclaim because she was tired of never being able to find a “nude” that matched her brown skin tone. Perhaps more incredible than Proclaim’s unique, cut-out bra designs is the super soft fabric, which is made from 100% post-consumer plastic water bottles. You’ll definitely want to keep Proclaim on your radar for more inclusive design releases in the future.
"We are founded on the principles that fashion should represent all women and can be made in a way that does good for people and the planet."
Apparel - Leather Goods
SheNative is a leather goods and apparel brand dedicated to elevating indigenous women and girls.
"We create inspiring leather handbags and apparel that share Indigenous teachings embedded with positive values passed down by our ancestors.
SheNative is committed to:
- Employing Indigenous women in the design and manufacturing of their goods.
- Involving Indigenous communities and customers in their design process.
- Sharing the experiences and perspectives of local, national and international Indigenous female changemakers.
- Giving at least 10% of profits toward causes that positively impact the lives of Indigenous women.
Apparel - Women's Fashion
Tradlands is a sustainable fashion brand that offers classic essentials for women, inspired by thoughtful tailoring, expert details, and quality fabrics. "A modern approach to foundational pieces that become the canvas of your wardrobe and personal style." - Tradlands
Tradlands works with natural materials like cotton, silk, and Tencel. Each collection is produced in small batches with established, ethical facilities and independent artisans — so they produce less waste. Each partner specializes in high-quality garments and helps Tradlands meet their specifications.
"We are continuously looking for ways to improve our process. Our goal is to create better products for you and a better future for the planet and the people we work with."
Apparel - Outdoor Clothing
Yuglet Outdoor Adventure
Yuglet is a woman-owned outdoor clothing start-up— born from a heritage and love for Shetland wool and inspired by the adaptability and character of the companies namesake, Scotland’s yuglet sheep. Yuglet’s mission is to support Shetland Island crofters and British Isles centuries old sustainable farming communities by creating superior hi-tech wool fleece for the outdoor enthusiast market.
Sustainability: Yuglet wool is ethically sourced and sustainably made. Scottish Shetland Sheep are an indigenous breed to the British Isles. Often used for conservation grazing, this gentle system helps to increase and maintain biodiversity of natural grasslands. They are never intensively farmed, but instead are cared for by local crofters to subsidise their incomes. Wool is completely natural and biodegradable, and our ranchers love the land that supports their own families as well as their animals. Yugelt sheep are purely grass -fed and make use of land (cliffs!) that other crops can’t be grown on.
Apparel - Tailor-Made Jeans
Unspun is a very unique sustainable denim brand that produces tailor-made jeans for each customer.
Using a digital platform, Unspun makes each pair of jeans unique to each customer's body shape and design from a 3D scan!
Their mission is to reduce global carbon emissions by 1% through this zero-inventory, low waste process, and to permanently alter how garments are made with technology used for good.
Not only are they committed to this zero-waste production process, but they also provide a detailed breakdown of the various ways they have made their supply chain as sustainable as possible on their website.
Beauty - Bath
byHumankind is a zero-waste personal care brand whose products are designed to reduce single-use plastic waste. byHumankind's products are also made out of non-harmful, natural ingredients that are safe for daily use:
"We create high-performing formulas with purpose, backed by science. We test extensively against category leaders in independent laboratory settings, and iterate until we outperform." - byHumankind
Here's how it works: Your first purchase of any byHumankind product includes the product itself, such as mouthwash tablets, a reusable container, and one refill. You simply purchase refills as needed and store them in the reusable container, eliminating the plastic waste you would be producing by buying a new bottle of mouthwash every month.
Beauty - Zero Waste
LastObject was created to provide sustainable alternatives to single use products. This LastSwab zero waste q-tip comes in two different models. One for general q-tip uses and one for beauty. They are both made from durable yet flexible, high quality, and non-toxic materials which are gentle on the skin and easy to clean. Both LastSwab versions come with a corn-based carrying case for safe storage and travel.
LastRound is a pack of 7 zero waste facial pads. Every round is made from 100% renewable raw materials and is home compostable with household waste. LastRound package is good for 1750 uses you'll save 10.000 liters of water. It's easy to use - just soften it with water and use it to remove makeup or apply a cream.
Candles - Botanically Powered
CandaScent candles are 100% plant based, containing absolutely no synthetic ingredients and crafted using only certified organic essential oils and the highest grade plant extracts. Their formulations pay homage to the olfactory intricacy that only nature can offer.
"At CandaScent Labs we believe that one of our most precious senses - our sense of smell - deserves to be cared for, protected, nourished, and cultivated. It is our mission to transport you to the scents of nature, derived directly from the source - free from any synthetics, petroleum derivatives, or aroma enhancers."
Sustainability: CandaScent sources ingredients with care, using certified organic oils to protect our bodies and our natural resources from harmful pesticides and insecticides. You can also join their "refill program" and receive just the candle to place inside a holder you already have or one from CandaScent.
Food - Upcycled Cookie Dough
Life is raw. Cookie dough helps. Serving up nostalgia with every scoop and curating moments of self-love, Doughp burst onto the dessert scene in 2017 and has since served more than 250,000 cookie dough lovers!
Doughp has partnered with ReGrain to bring the cookie dough market something never tasted before—cookie dough infused with "spent" (AKA waste from brewing beer) that is full of fiber and protein. Doughp cookie dough is egg free, so go ahead and eat the batter right out of the carton. If there is enough left over to bake then enjoy warm, chewy cookies knowing you are supporting people and the planet with every bite.
Doughp is also committed to reducing the stigmas around mental health & addiction recovery. They put our money where our dough is. We donate a portion of every sale to SHE RECOVERS® Foundation, with a minimum guaranteed donation of $20,000. SHE RECOVERS is a non-profit charity with a mission to connect, support and empower women in or seeking recovery.
Furniture - Beach & Vacation
Gear - Ski & Snowboard
Liberty Ski is a Colorado based high-end ski and snow board brand. In an industry where increased performance drives innovation it is not surprising that Liberty is a leader in bringing forth sustainable materials and changing the industry for good.
Sustainability: Liberty Ski's are all made out of 100% responsibly sourced carbon neutral bamboo. And, their operations are 100% wind powered.
Why Shop Liberty Ski? Liberty Ski prioritizes quality and performance and has found a sustainable material that meets their high standards.
Home - Zero Waste Lunch + Containers
ECOlunchbox designs a plastic-free line of bento lunch boxes, bags, and food-to-go accessories that are healthy for people and the planet. As a mission-based B Corp and a California Green Business enterprise, ECOlunchbox proudly uses business as a force for good—"to empower people to reduce their dependence on plastics." Their products are built to last using traditional, nontoxic materials: stainless steel containers, cotton and plastic-free silicone.
According to their "Lunch Study": If your family is using single-use, disposable items like brown paper bags, plastic baggies and pre-packaged drinks to pack lunch, you’re probably wasting about $450 a year. In addition to savings, ECOlunchboxes are a perfect addition to a zero waste lifestyle that keeps plastics out of our oceans and rivers.
Home - Zero Waste
"Green Bohème strives to be more than simply another online retailer. Our focus is supporting changes for a healthier home and planet, but we would also like to engage our community in the discussion surrounding single-use plastic and the zero waste movement."
Green Boheme creates ethical & zero-waste basic home goods for slow, intentional living.
With every purchase they donate to environmental conservation, and all of their products are always shipped plastic-free.
Green Boheme's products are sustainable & stylish, and they help their customers begin to lead a zero-waste life.
Home - organic matresses
PlushBeds is America’s largest online wholesalers of natural latex mattresses that are as affordable as they are indulgent. Unlike most “natural” mattress companies, PlushBeds do not outsource the manufacturing of their mattresses to 3rd party uncertified factories overseas. All of their mattresses are handmade in their California factory, and go through a meticulous 95-point inspection before being shipped direct to our customers.
PlushBeds is one of only six manufacturers whose factory has both GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) and Global Organic Latex Standard (GOLS) certifications, and verified by Control Union®. GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) prohibits chemicals that can cause serious health risks, birth defects, and even cancer - chemicals that, believe it or not, are commonly found in most mattresses.
The GOLS (Global Organic Latex Standard) Certification ensures their latex is natural, non-toxic and eco-friendly, and free from dangerous chemicals. It also ensures workers are treated fairly at every stage, from our sustainable latex farms in Sri Lanka to our California factory.
We'd like to introduce you to VivaTerra, a wonderful, ethical & eco-friendly retailer that creates beautiful & sustainable items for your home and beyond.
VivaTerra is a retailer with a vision for globally inspired design & goods created sustainably and with integrity.
Their hope with their products and business is that each item they create exemplifies social consciousness, global inspiration, quality worksmanship, and of course unique style.
"VivaTerra, which means “living earth”, is inspired by our dedication to operating in harmony with nature and our passion for blending global inspiration with modern, eco-conscious design." -VivaTerra.
The Little Market
The Little Market is a nonprofit fair trade shop featuring ethically sourced, artisan-made products.
"Behind each of our products is a person who created it — and a story. We seek to empower artisans around the world by extending their products’ distribution and supporting sustainable income opportunities. We are committed to upholding the dignity of artisans, celebrating their cultural techniques and traditions, and bringing attention to social justice and human rights issues faced by their communities." -The Little Market
The Little Market features products of all kinds, from handwoven blankets to beautiful, artisan jewelry. They ethically source from artisan groups and social enterprises in underserved communities including refugees and resettled individuals, people with disabilities, young mothers, survivors of sex trafficking, and individuals living in extreme poverty. These organizations improve the quality of life in their communities in a number of ways including literacy workshops, business training, counseling, and healthcare programs.
Babymori is a UK-based brand that produces soft, high-quality, all-natural and sustainable baby clothing and accessories. Babymori uses sustainably sourced materials, and their clothing is produced in safe & trusted factories.
Many baby clothing companies use synthetic materials and dyes containing harsh chemicals, which are not good for a baby's sensitive skin. Babymori ensures that you can feel good about the products that surround your baby and their environment.
"We use the softest and highest-quality products, which are made with a family's wellbeing in mind. Crafted carefully from sustainable sources to ensure that our manufacturing methods are environmentally conscious, and that only natural materials touch your baby's delicate skin."
Materials Innovation - Silk
Evolved by Nature
Evolved by Nature is a company that produces Activated Silk — a pure platform made from natural silk protein and water — that replaces potentially toxic chemicals and improves performance in clothing and personal care products. "For us, sustainability isn’t a box to check — it’s a promise to do no harm as we work with our partners to help their products and industries perform better. That means minimizing our impact on the planet and on the people who make and use the products. And making sure sustainability goals aren’t priced out of reach. So we carefully consider every piece of our supply chain — from how our farmers water their mulberry plants to how we ship our cocoons."
Activated Silk can be used in countless customizable applications, which means it can replace plastic and harmful chemicals in everything from clothing to medical products and beyond. It also helps textiles perform better for longer, so less clothing ends up in landfills.
Any new plastic created today, including polyester, can be a plastic waste problem tomorrow. Since 2012, Adidas has innovated ways to tackle the problem of plastic waste in how they make their products. By 2024, Adidas is on track to be off virgin polyester completely. Adidas Primeblue Parley collection uses plastic waste intercepted before it pollutes our oceans. Even cooler, Adidas sponsored the first foot ball field in the world to be made out of Parley ocean plastic.
Sustainability: Adidas is also leading the way on other sustainable innovations such as recycling polyester and creating a closed loop system where everything they use is meant to be remade into another pair of adidas shoes. We love the Adidas sustainability philosophy: "Plastic is the problem, Innovation is the solution."
Tree - Reforestation
Click A Tree
Click A Tree exists to make sustainability simple. They are an online company that allows you to plant a tree with a click of your mouse.
When you pay to have a tree planted, you get to choose a social cause that your contribution will go towards: Creating habitats for endangered animal species, fighting climate change and supporting full-time jobs and incomes for local communities.
One Tree = Three good deeds – right at your finger tip!
Regardless of which tree you plant, click A Tree always pays their workers a fair salary. Their goal is to create thriving, self-sufficient ecosystems as animal habitats.
Sustainability: Planting trees helps to reduce carbon emissions & creates habitats for endangered species. Why Choose click A Tree? They support important social causes and seek to better the environment for animals and humans alike.