These Earth-Friendly Brands Are Making Sustainable Living Easy & Affordable
Show Mother Earth some love!
We've rounded up some of the best eco-friendly and sustainable brands out there that are making sustainable living easier than ever! Celebrate Earth Month by switching to some sustainable practices like using refillable cleaning supplies, or shopping second-hand! The brands and businesses listed below offer easy and affordable alternatives to all kinds of products. There's really no excuse not switch to one of these brands, many of which also use ethical practices, natural, safe, and fair-trade ingredients or materials, and best-of-all, earth-friendly practices.
So what are you waiting for? Our Earth and our environment need us now more than ever. In honor of Mother Earth, to celebrate Earth Day this year we dare you to make at least ONE sustainable switch! It's as easy as tossing your old deodorant and opting for a refillable one like Beauty Counter's Clean Deo, or using one of Baggu's adorable reusable bags instead of a plastic grocery bag. With these brands offering accessible, affordable, and high-quality products that are good for you and good for the environment, making the switch to sustainable living has never been simpler or more exciting!
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Blueland creates everyday eco-friendly cleaning products to save you money and space, without any plastic waste. Founder and CEO, Sarah Paiji Yoo, believes that no one should have to sacrifice a clean planet for a clean home! Blueland uses only effective, people-friendly and earth-friendly ingredients so you can rest assured your bodies, homes, and appliances (and environment) will remain clean and safe! If you're ready to overhaul your cleaning routine and switch to refillable, we highly recommend the Blueland Clean Suite which comes with everything you need, including 7 reusable containers and refills to make:
- 3 Cleaning Sprays (Multi-Surface, Glass + Mirror, Bathroom)
- Foaming Hand Soap
- Powder Dish Soap
- 40 Dishwasher Tablets
- 40 Laundry Tablets
2. Bathing Culture
Bathing Culture creates handmade biodegradable body wash and natural everyday soap in San Francisco from natural and organic ingredients made purely from plants. Their products are made from ingredients that are entirely biodegradable, and sustainably and ethically harvested and produced. Even their bottles are either glass or made from recycled plastic (and they're refillable! You have to check out their renowned Mind and Body Wash which is an all-purpose soap made with organic ingredients, including Aloe, Shea, and Guar.
3. Thrive Market
Thrive Market is an online, membership-based market making the highest quality, healthy and sustainable products available for every budget and lifestyle. They have everything from foods, to beauty products, to home goods, think Whole Foods but better. For as little as $5 per month you get 25-50% off retail prices on thousands of organic, non-GMO, and sustainable products, that can be filtered by 70+ dietary and lifestyle needs. Thrive is better for you and the planet: they use ethical and sustainable sourcing, carbon-neutral shipping, zero-waste warehouses, and recyclable/compostable packaging!
Baggu is an icon in the sustainability world (at least, we think so). Their iconic, best-selling reusable Standard Baggu Bag, is a must-have when it comes to eco-friendly living. It folds up super easily so you can carry it around with you anywhere and it holds up to 3x the amount of a plastic grocery bag! They're machine washable and come in tons of adorable patterns and colors. For only $12, these bags are a steal and make the perfect gift as well!
Repurpose is a leader in plant-based tableware. From compostable plates and cups, to garbage bags and even toilet paper, paper towels (which they will be releasing in September) - Repurpose has it all! Best part? All their products are made with upcycled materials such as eucalyptus, sugarcane pulp, and wood, that can be composted at home! So whether you're in the need for compostable tableware, or reusable plastic-free sets, look no further!
6. Beauty Counter
Beauty Counter's mission is to get safer products into the hands of everyone, going above and beyond to screen every ingredient in the pursuit of clean beauty. They're a Certified B Corporation, meaning they support nonprofits that align with their mission and invest in a cleaner future by partnering with leading scientists in the search for safer ingredients. Having a responsible sourcing program specifically for high-risk ingredients, and using sustainable packaging are just a few of the company's eco-friendly initiatives. Our favorite (and the cult-favorite) product from Beauty Counter is their refillable Clean Deo, which uses natural ingredients to neutralize odor and absorb sweat. With over 1700 5-star reviews and a price tag of only $28, this might be the easiest sustainable product for you to make the switch to!
At Itemerie you'll find sustainable & beautiful curated items for your home and for you. They source the most beautiful, green products so you can make your home a more sustainable space. Find anything from a handmade ceramic planter to non-toxic nail polish. Each product receives a badge denoting whether it is handmade, natural, vegan, made locally, etc. All their items are made with sustainable materials and genuine care for the planet and use recycled and recyclable packaging made without plastic. We love that they even offer customers the option to plant a tree to offset the carbon footprint of their order!
8. Package Free Shop
Package Free Shop sells sustainable, green, eco-friendly, plastic-free products to help you live a zero-waste, minimalist, and low-impact lifestyle. Package Free Shop is a marketplace that sources its products from individuals and brands with missions to create a positive environmental impact. They believe that access to sustainable products and resources that positively benefit people and the planet is a basic human right. Their goal is to reshape the consumer product landscape, redefine what a truly good product looks like, and make natural and plastic-free products more accessible, affordable, and convenient for all. The shop's various Zero-Waste Kits make it easier than ever to switch to low-waste living!
Aplat creates modern zero-waste design products that elevate and sustain-ify the sharing and storing of food, wine, and garden. They manufacture locally in San Francisco, California, where they can be involved with their factories and design process. Throughout their manufacturing production, all their products are made with zero waste. Founder, Shu Bertrand, hopes to influence the textile industry, and the community as a whole, towards more environmentally responsible practices. They donate 1% of sales to nonprofit organizations that work to educate and inform communities on sustainable eating and living.
10. Antonym Cosmetics
Antonym Cosmetics specializes in organic and natural high-performance makeup that's good for you and good for the environment. All of their makeup is certified organic and natural, and cruelty-free. They utilize FSC certified paper for their outer packaging and marketing material. FSC certification ensures that products come from responsibly managed forests that provide environmental, social, and economic benefits. They also use sustainable bamboo packaging for many of their products, including their best-selling Blush and Highlighters.
11. Vesitaire Collective
Buying secondhand is one of the best ways to shop sustainably. Nowadays there are plenty of secondhand marketplaces to choose from like eBay, Mercari, Poshmark, Depop, ThredUp, etc. All of these options are great, but our favorite would have to be Vesitaire Collective, because of their commitment to sustainability. They use 100% reduced, recycled, and recyclable packaging, and continue to work to reduce their environmental impact. Vesitaire offers a range of high-end, designer, to vintage consignment items at affordable prices. Sign up to shop or sell!
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What sustainable practice will YOU be making the switch to?