Now more than ever, consumers are focusing in on buying consciously and asking harder questions before purchasing from a brand. We can’t ignore the fact that so many of today’s popular brands are playing an active role in damaging the planet through things like overproduction, waste, and high carbon emissions, not to mention unethical business practices like exploiting foreign workers for cheaper labor. Luckily, every year more businesses emerge that choose to do things differently, ethically, and sustainably. Here are 7 of our favorite eco-friendly companies that are doing good for the planet!
Follow along on our journey to supporting eco-friendliness and shark conservation through creating our own sustainable jewelry. Foxy Fossils uses authentic fossils found on the coast of South Carolina to craft shark tooth accessories that serve an important purpose. Find us on any social media platform (@foxyfossils).
7 of the Best Eco-Friendly Companies to Shop from in 2021
Public Goods coined a motto that we’re fully onboard with, to say the least: “You don’t have to be a superhero to save the planet.” They provide affordable, eco-friendly products like personal care items, household necessities, vitamins, and more to make those small, world-changing steps a bit more accessible at any price point. One of our favorite Public Goods products? These reusable produce bags.
While eliminating all types of waste may be the ultimate goal, plastic is a great place to start. Stasher makes that goal attainable and simple. Their reusable silicone bags make the choice to eliminate single-use plastic bags a seamless trade-off for every household.
A Good Company
Shop for all your sustainable gifting needs at A Good Company. You can find everything from bamboo cutlery and plastic-alternative straws to recycled journals. Plus, in the spirit of full transparency, they release an annual carbon report each year to measure their impact and continue striving for better.
Girlfriend Collective turns trash into fashion. No, really! Find ethically-made activewear that uses old plastic water bottles and fishing nets to create leggings, sports bras, and more. The ocean has said goodbye to almost 10 million water bottles thanks to Girlfriend Collective.
Indigo Luna operates consciously against exploitation of humans, animals, and the environment during the making of their products. Using a family factory in Bali, a country where factory workers often lack fair compensation, they create beautiful, handmade pieces while providing adequate healthcare, pay, and working conditions for their workers. It's rare that American companies know their foreign workers personally, by name. Shop their loungewear, swim, and yoga apparel.
By Humankind is saving the world from single-use plastics through their amazing plastic offset program, not to mention the carbon neutral initiative that makes their carbon footprint exactly zero. For anyone wondering, that’s a massive accomplishment, even today! When so many of the products we buy leave a negative impact on the world, this feels like a breath of fresh air! Shop their line of personal hygiene products like shampoo bars, hand sanitizer, and more.
Searching for an eco-friendly jewelry brand? Foxy Fossils creates jewelry from ethically collected fossils to make sustainable, one-of-a-kind accessories that serve an important purpose. In addition to the radically low carbon footprint from utilizing natural materials, a portion of each purchase is used to promote shark and marine conservation locally in South Carolina. Shop our products for both men and women, including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and cufflinks. Let's save the sharks one accessory at a time.