Consumers are focusing in on buying consciously now more than ever. That means asking more questions before buying from a brand. We can’t ignore the fact that so many of today’s popular brands are playing an active role in societal and environmental injustices through things like overproduction, waste, and high carbon emissions, not to mention unethical business practices that exploit workers. Consumer standards are increasing as we see more brands emerging that are willing to operate with care for both people and planet. Here are seven of our favorite eco-friendly companies that you can feel confident in supporting.
7 of the Best Eco-Friendly Companies to Shop from in 2021
Public Goods coined a motto that we totally resonate 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 seemingly small yet radical choices a bit more accessible. 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, reducing waste and pollution.
A Good Company
Shop for all your sustainable gifting needs at A Good Company. You can find everything from bamboo cutlery 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. We actually would consider that a super power. Find ethically-made activewear created from plastic water bottles and fishing nets. The ocean has said goodbye to almost 10 million water bottles thanks to Girlfriend Collective.
Indigo Luna operates loudly against exploitation of humans, animals, and the environment during their production cycle. Using a family factory in Bali, a country where factory workers seldom see fair compensation, they create beautiful handmade pieces while providing adequate healthcare, wages, and working conditions. It's rare that American companies know their garment workers by name. Needless to say, Indigo Luna is certainly raising the bar for businesses everywhere. Shop their loungewear, swim, and yoga apparel online.
By Humankind is saving the world from single-use plastics through their groundbreaking plastic offset program, not to mention reaching carbon neutral status. Even by today's standards, that's an impressive accomplishment. When so many businesses leave a negative impact on the world, companies like By Humankind are 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 slow-made jewelry from ethically collected fossils to make one-of-a-kind accessories that serve an important purpose. In addition to the low carbon footprint from utilizing natural materials and creating each piece to order, a portion of each purchase is used to advocate for shark conservation in South Carolina. Plus, each piece is made in South Carolina and uses recycled packaging materials. Shop our products for both men and women, including necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and cufflinks.