Do you consider yourself an environmentally conscious
consumer? This is defined as someone who considers the social, economic and environmental impact of a product before buying it. It also reflects a mindset of sustainability
, a societal goal that relates to the ability of humans to safely co-exist on Earth over time.
If this is your shopping mindset, how do you know if products are sustainably produced
? It’s a great question, as some brands merely pay lip service to eco-values. This deceptive form of advertising, known as greenwashing
, is used by certain corporations to persuade consumers that their products, aims, and policies are environmentally friendly when they are in fact otherwise.
A sustainable brand, on the other hand, puts purpose over profits. It tends to be motivated by intrinsic values, like fostering the wellbeing of humanity and all living things. Creating a company along these lines requires not just an understanding of the lifecycle and environmental impact of its activities, but also the implementation of Earth-friendly practices to reduce negative impact in every possible aspect of production. These 10 cool brands demonstrate remarkable leadership on the road to sustainability.
was founded on the knowledge that wasted food is one of the largest drivers of global warming and the desire to be part of the solution. Their vision is to create a new “circular economy” for food that closes the loop in today’s current supply chains, keeps valuable nutrition from going to waste, and reduces our impact on the environment. This woman-owned company fights climate change and global food loss by upcycling byproducts from food manufacturing into superfood ingredients and premium, plant-based pantry staples.
Check out their sustainable flours and baking mixes, such as Upcycled Organic Okara Flour
, Upcycled Oat Milk Flour
, and Upcycled Oat Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
embraces the notion that by creating beautifully designed, functionally innovative, and responsibly produced home care products, they can help support people through each step of their sustainability journey, inspiring and educating the next generation to live an eco-friendlier life and preserve the world we all share.
Cleaning green is easier than ever with sustainable kitchen tools!
Take a look at their Recycled Rubber Sponges
, Coconut Scrubbing Sponges, Walnut Scour Pads
, Coconut Scour Pads
, Reusable Plant Towels
, Dish Brushes
, and Extra Absorbent Cleaning Cloths
that absorb 7 times
their weight to reduce paper towel waste and save precious trees, the lungs of the Earth.
is a company that asks, “How was your seafood caught?” In most cases, labeling and even company websites tellingly omit information on both catch methods and sustainability practices. Sustainable Seas, on the other hand, harvests seafood with a mission of treating the marine ecosystem with respect, taking only what it can give and wasting nothing taken. All Sustainable Seas products meet or exceed strict sustainability criteria
When you are replenishing your pantry staples, check out their sustainably caught and produced tuna
, and sardines
is a brand with a message: “The path to enlightenment is not paved with plastic.” And they are indeed shining light on a dangerous reality. Plastic pollutes our streets, our oceans, and now even our bodies, and it’s not going anywhere until we trash it for good. Cleancult is here to say that plastic is messing up our planet and, as a cleaning brand, that just won’t wash with them.
You will love their 100% recyclable, eco-refillable soap dispensers
in various colors. Instead of new plastic bottles each month, all you need are refills, such as this economical option from Method.
says that as a company, their sustainability efforts are rooted in substance, meaning that they hold themselves accountable by measuring their carbon footprint and intentionally reducing its impact. While doing so, Cocokind serves up botanical-forward skincare with a side of self-acceptance, with eco-smart formulas that support hydration, skin barrier support, and other essential requirements for glowy, happy skin.
Compelling product options include Rosewater Facial Toner
, Sea Moss Exfoliator
, Vitamin C Serum with Sea Grape Caviar
, and this cool Sleeping Mask
, a pillow-proof overnight treatment that helps reduce the appearance of dark spots and premature fine lines and wrinkles while improving skin tone and texture.
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is a brand that asks, “What if soap could do more than smell yummy and look pretty?” By making strategic decisions on everything from supply chain to packaging, an item as tiny as soap can positively impact people and the planet. And
a portion of every purchase directly supports their global mission to provide access to soap, clean water, and hygiene education to communities in need. To date, this socially conscious company has donated over 13 million
bars of soap and helped build new clean water wells in over 23 countries.
Check out their vegan, fair trade Sugar Scrub Island Mimosa?Fresh Coconut & Mango Leaf
, Cactus Blossom Bar Soap with Bergamot & Sweet Basil
, and Rosemary Lemon Foaming Hand Soap with Aloe & Birch Water
believes in turning the tide, together. This fin-tastic brand is making waves to protect our oceans for future generations. Along with reducing the use of plastic, they work with 1% for the Planet
to donate part of their annual revenue to environmental organizations promoting ocean conservation. Ocean’s Halo also supports Conscious Alliance
, a movement of artists, musicians, food makers, and music lovers on a mission to end hunger in underserved communities.
Consider delicious, ocean-friendly options like Pho broth
, ramen noodles
, fish sauce
, Thai coconut broth
, Big Bowl Thai Coconut Noodle
, The Seaweed Snack Korean BBQ
, and more. A few. protect our oceans for future e of plastic.
offers plant-powered cleaning products with a purpose. As a Certified B Corporation, this brand cares about people and
the planet. They realize that how we live, what we buy, and what we discard has ripple effects on the world around us. This explains their dedication to wrapping healthy and responsible up in eco-chic packaging you just can’t wait to put in your home.
Compelling products include Tree-Free Paper Towels
, Fresh Lavender & Grapefruit Laundry Detergent
, Super Deluxe Chai Tea Dish Soap
, Fabulously Foaming Chamomile & Orange Blossom Hand Soap
, and Super Deluxe Chai Tea Dish Soap
reminds us that less than 6% of the plastic produced is recycled. Did you know it takes over 400 years for a single
plastic bottle to decompose? And we have around 10 million tons of plastic infecting our oceans each year! This fact inspired the Brixy founders to create beauty conscious hair and skin care products with zero
plastic packaging. They also educate on sustainable living through their non-profit, ECOEVO
, donating 1% of sales to support ECOEVO and their mission to replenish the planet and bring back the beauty of natural habitats.
Check out their Coconut Vanilla Shampoo Bar
, Coconut Vanilla Conditioner Bar
, Citrus Body Wash Bar
, Mint-Eucalyptus Body Wash Bar
, and more.
started with the aim of making it easier for people to store their food sustainably. Founder Sarah Kaeck turned to bees, nature’s most productive and protective foodies, for inspiration. Infusing organic cotton with a blend of beeswax, plant oil, and tree resin, she created a durable yet pliable beeswax food wrap that is machine washable, reusable, and compostable. From storing food in the kitchen, to packing sandwiches and snacks on the go, Bee’s Wrap
helps us to “bee” the change we want to see!
Try their Meadow Magic Vegan Sandwich Wrap
or score a deal with this 3-pack of Medium Reusable Food Wraps
As Helen Keller aptly noted, “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” These conscientious brands make it easier for all of us to be part of that larger, collective force for good. Happy, green living!