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The Best Environmentally Friendly Brands

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This article showcases our top picks for the Best Environmentally Friendly Brands. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Avocado Green Mattress

This product was recommended by Kamila Flieger from Green Snooze

Avocado Green Mattress is an environmentally friendly brand that offers a variety of natural and organic bedding products and furniture for your home. Their mattresses, toppers, sheets and pillows are certified Greenguard GOLD, Made Safe, GOTS, GOLS certified non toxic. This means that the materials used in their products do not contain harmful chemicals and are totally biodegradable and recyclable. Also, during the cultivation and manufacturing process, no toxic pesticides or herbicides are used. As a result, you can be sure that their products are absolutely safe for you and the environment. In addition, their furniture is made of reclaimed FSC certified wood and they are a Rainforest Alliance Member, so they are doing their part to help preserve our planet. They are also Climate Neutral certified, meaning their shipping and returns have minimal impact on the environment.

The Friendly Ape

This product was recommended by Lauren Smithson from Blink SEO

They stock a wide range of vegan and eco-friendly products, including haircare, skincare, other toiletries, cleaning products and much more at really affordable prices.

Dr Zigs

This product was recommended by Paola Dyboski from Dr Zigs

We are passionate about being the change. Our toys are environmentally friendly, biodegradable, vegan, and nearly fully plant based! We have a project called Bubbles Not Bombs, where we work with refugees and kids in need. We do cool stuff. Oh, and we make the best Bubbles in the world too.

S’wheat Bottle

This product was recommended by Sophie Gibson from S’wheat Bottle

S’wheat creates plant-based reusable bottles made from ethically sourced bamboo and wheat straw and with each sale, plants trees, removes ocean-bound plastic and donates towards protecting sea life. At just 250 grams, it’s almost 50% lighter than your average steel reusable bottle, yet holds 550 ml (18.6 oz) and is three times more durable. Our bottle has a handy carry clip, too, so you can take it everywhere. It’s also free from toxins such as melamine and BPA and is naturally antibacterial.

Revive a Bee

This product was recommended by Edmund Meredith-Yates from Revive a Bee

Revive a Bee – A handy bee thirst aid kit that sits on your keys ready to revive tired, thirsty bees. Revive a Bee helps bees in a number of fascinating ways: 1. Each kit includes a small amount of specially formulated syrup to help tired bees in areas with no nectar and pollen, like busy cities. 2. Every kit is attached to plantable seed paper packaging that you can plant to grow real wildflowers that help bees and promote rewilding (Daisy, Poppy and Forget Me Not seeds) 3. Our seed paper packaging is made in Devon, UK, directly from waste paper materials 4. We donate a percentage of each sale to Rewilding Britain via Work For Good 5. We currently planting trees via the Ecologi service

Ecover

This product was recommended by Kevin from NANBF

Ecover is one of the global leaders when it comes to green cleaning, and keeping the planet healthy (without sacrificing quality or effectiveness). They have a real focus on having a sustainable lifestyle, and connecting with the natural environment.

PELA

This product was recommended by Morgan Lilker from Watches of Today

PELA has a very serious mission to work towards creating a waste-free planet. They work on the belief that everything should and can be biodegradable including sunglasses, air pod and phone cases, and even smart watch bands. All of these things can be purchased at PELA and they are completely free of BPA and are all biodegradable!

Beyond Meat

This product was recommended by Michael East from Griddle King

One of the biggest contributors to the climate crisis is the meat industry. Of course, I love meat just as much as anyone else. However, there are ways that we can cut down on our meat intake without sacrificing the amazing flavors and this is where Beyond Meat comes into play. This company creates environmentally friendly plant-based products that even an avid carnivore, such as myself, approves of. Slap these on the BBQ and you’re going on an incredible flavor journey as well as doing your bit to fight against climate change.

Pristine

This product was recommended by Brandon Karam from Pristine

Pristine has been featured on Shark Tank, CNBC, Good Morning America, and iHeartRadio. Pristine specializes in making eco-friendly, more natural personal care alternatives to body wipes and wet wipes. Many body wipes and wet wipes are single-use plastics that end up in natural bodies of water and landfills for hundreds of years. This brand tries to eliminate that plastic burden on the environment. The body cleansing sprays offer a great-smelling body spray that actually cleanses (unlike most body sprays, which just mask odor). Great for anyone who needs a shower on the go, when no shower is available. The toilet paper sprays are sprayed onto dry toilet paper to create an instant wet wipe that is actually flushable, with over 4,100 reviews and a 4.5 star rating.

Grounded People

This product was recommended by Christine Joyce from Grounded People

Meet Grounded People whose mission is to reduce these harmful effects of the fashion industry by promoting environmentally clean and ethically sourced products! Every pair is 100% recycled and almost entirely hand made in the world’s ONLY 100% vegan factory. Each shoe is made exclusively from materials in their second life such as recycled yarns and rubber soles which do not require chemical processes or dyeing.

Tease Wellness

This product was recommended by Laura Fray from Tease Wellness

Tease is the world’s first 100% biodegradable and refillable tea collection. Everything from the outer packaging, biodegradable refill packs, and pyramid tea bags is compostable and made from plant-based materials. Their wellness tea blends are made from high quality ingredients that support everyday wellness goals like sleep, stress support, energy, beauty, and more.

John Masters Organics

This product was recommended by Bridget Nocera from Push The Envelope PR

Hold onto your style with organic, natural ingredients, not synthetic polymers or plasticizing agents typically found in traditional hair sprays. John Masters Organics’ certified USDA organic hair spray—one of the only certified organic formulas on the market—is powered by organic aloe leaf juice and acacia senegal gum for the most toucheable hold with no flaky residue, just soft styles that stay put all day.

Green Toys

This product was recommended by Alexa Justine Callada from Stayyy

The company, greentoys.com, is a toy company with a mission to make kids happy. They sell toys that are made of recycled materials and they also donate to charity organizations that help children in need. Greentoys was founded in 2011 by the Humble family. The Humbles have been donating toys to children in need for over 25 years and they wanted their business model to reflect this commitment to helping others. They also wanted the business to be environmentally friendly and sustainable so they chose recycled materials for all of their products and partnered with charities like Toys For Tots Foundation and Operation Christmas Child.

FLOR Carbon Negative Area Rugs

This product was recommended by Adrianna Allen from Trevelino/Keller

The world’s first-ever carbon negative area rug collection from FLOR is a groundbreaking innovation for the home and office. The collection features three area rug styles – Peninsula, Stratosphere and Hemisphere – that pair on-trend design with a low environmental impact. These styles take cues from nature and its forms, evident in their design and ability to store more carbon than they release from raw material extraction through manufacturing, also known as cradle-to-gate. This innovation is an exciting milestone for consumers to prioritize environmental responsibility in their purchasing decisions while creating beautiful, healthy spaces. In fact, FLOR makes it easier than ever to choose sustainable products, as the company now publishes the carbon footprint of its area rugs on the individual product detail pages.

Compostic

This product was recommended by Ashley from Compostic

Compostic is a zero-waste company offering kitchen plastic swaps that break down faster than an orange peel! Compostic was created to eradicate the need for traditional, single-use plastics from the kitchen and is a perfect gift for your sustainable friend/family. The Cling Wrap and Resealable Bags are stronger and more resistant than plastic, but break down in your home composting environment.

Passion Lilie

This product was recommended by Katie Schmidt from Passion Lilie

Passion Lilie has been in business for 10 years producing eco-friendly clothing. They are dedicated to sourcing thoughtfully, using materials that will not harm people or the planet. Recognizing the negative impact of pesticides on biodiversity and the health of farming communities, they use durable natural fibers, organic cotton, and nontoxic dyes. They recognize the importance of keeping emission from gasses contributing to global warming (CO2) as low as possible, which is why they have created a supply chain built on sourcing from areas local to where they produce. Sustainability is about more than how they think about their environmental impact, it’s also about the way they run their business. They believe in nurturing economic sustainability by collaborating with partners in India who are dedicated to paying fair living wages, creating a safe and healthy work environment, and investing in the overall wellbeing of the artisans they employ.

Buchi Kombucha

This product was recommended by Nic Bryant from Buchi Kombucha

Enjoy an elevated summer refreshment with Buchi’s kombucha and kefir soda.. Buchi makes living drinks with refreshing, modern flavors that infuse fresh fruit and botanicals. Enjoy flavors such as Coconut Blueberry Elderberry, mint pineapple, strawberry coconut passionflower, watermelon mint, and pear chamomile. Each bottle delivers fruit-forward, botanical-based goodness with a tangy taste, gentle sweetness, and effervescent bubbles to delight your senses. Crafted with purpose and intention the benefits of Buchi’s fermentation process go beyond great taste. As a beverage brand and B Corporation Buchi embraces sustainability and ingredient transparency to deliver exquisitely exotic and ethically made beverages. The elevated sodas are not only great for your gut microbiome but also contribute to a bright and fair future by prioritizing social change and green initiative

Loud Lacquer

This product was recommended by Saad Rehman from TLK Fusion

At jobs past, I often found myself as the only female executive at the table and I grew frustrated of being told by bosses that I was too LOUD and opinionated about what women wanted in the beauty space. I had a vision for a brand that was fun, unexpected, high quality, affordable, environmentally conscious, and safe for even the littlest nails. So I embraced my LOUD vision and made it. And now that we have launched it’s no secret what we stand for- a nail polish that’s cruelty free, long lasting, quick drying, vegan, free AF and female owned!

Allégorie

This product was recommended by Saad Rehman from TLK Fusion

Women-owned, independent, and socially responsible, Allégorie is committed to pushing the boundary of sustainable fashion while solving the food waste problem, one fruit at a time. Usually when two strong-headed enthusiasts meet, it either becomes a disaster or a hilarious adventure. Lucky for us, a candid conversation on our shared bafflement at food waste and greenwashing practices in the fashion industry turned into a pursuit to change fashion for the better.

CAFEC

This product was recommended by Saad Rehman from TLK Fusion

While I was exploring a variety of specialty coffee at Los Angeles Coffee Expo, Mr. Nakatsuka, CEO of CAFEC, smiled at me and said “Hello! Would you like to try specialty coffee?” Not only I was drawn to the beauty of flower dripper and drip pot, but I also enjoyed the specialty CAFEC coffee!! After drinking CAFEC coffee, I felt very focused and loved the flavor. I also like the fact that the hand drip coffee or pour-over coffee taste better and is more eco-friendly than the typical coffee from an espresso machine or Quit K-Cups.

Red Rooster Coffee

This product was recommended by Saad Rehman from TLK Fusion

Established in 2010 in downtown Floyd, VA (pop 432), Red Rooster was created with the simple notion of roasting excellent coffee for the owner’s existing coffee house. Soon, word of Red Rooster’s quality spread around Virginia and up and down the East Coast.Today, we employ over 40 people while roasting some of the best coffee in the world.

AO3 Beauty

This product was recommended by Saad Rehman from TLK Fusion

AO3 partnered with one of the biggest Korean manufacturers in the Skin Care industry to develop products based on our plant-based Omega 3 oil. We are introducing our first three products: Facial Sheet Mask, Facial Serum, and Hair Oil. We are currently working on additional products, such as, Facial Cleanser, Creams, Shampoo and others to be introduced on a later date.

Popadelics

This product was recommended by Saad Rehman from TLK Fusion

As much as we like snacking, we also like to stay healthy. When we thought about all the current snacking options available, we realized that they all taste the same. Kale chips, Seaweed chips, the list goes on — none of these snacking trends offered anything interesting, unique or delicious. So we came up with a better-for-you snack that delivers on the flavor standards we craved. Our Popadelics crunchy shiitake mushroom chips aren’t just a snack, they’re an experience.

kendi lux

This product was recommended by Saad Rehman from TLK Fusion

During the pandemic, the founders of kendi lux decided to produce a line of candles and fragrances that were free of toxins and delivered high quality fragrance experiences. With over 30 items for sale, they make the perfect atmosphere setting for your home.

Waxelene

This product was recommended by Aaron Sanders from Orca Communications PR

Waxelene’s Multi-Purpose Ointment has has built a loyal reputation with its customers – both as an effective way to protect and replenish dry and damaged skin — but as an organic, and environmentally friendly option. Waxelne uses only natural and organic ingredients, is plastic neutral, and uses 100% sustainable packaging. 2 percent of all sales go towards the purchase of plastic offsets. Everything is BPA Free and the company provides an option for a reusable glass jar. The silky smooth, natural ointment is specially formulated to moisturize dry skin while providing a breathable water-proof barrier to allow cuts, rashes and irritations to heal. It is a fast-acting treatment for eczema and psoriasis flare-ups. Waxelene’s all-in-one ointment creates the same waterproof barrier that petroleum jelly does but contains no harmful petroleum or hydrogenated oil. The manufacturers use a patented aeration process that makes the jelly breathable on your skin.

Oliver Charles

This product was recommended by Slater McLean from Oliver Charles

An Oliver Charles Sweater is a true foundation piece that’s as good for you as it is for the planet. The company uses only the best, most sustainable natural materials, like yak wool and SeaCell. Additionally. their innovative 3D knitting process reduces production to 0. Each sweater is guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Made Trade

This product was recommended by Nick Bolshaw from Inyouths LED Mirrors

A company that adheres itself to a higher ethical standard and describes itself as ethically elevated is difficult to dislike. Made Trade can get away with using that description for a reason: The business solely utilizes upcycled, recycled, or sustainable products and is fair trade and climate neutral. Its business strategy guarantees that clients receive sustainable goods and those small creators are given attention. More than 150 producers and artisan collectives are represented by the brand, and both their practices and working circumstances, as well as their products, are rigorously analyzed.

Burt’s Bees

This product was recommended by Mark Blakey from Autism Parenting Magazine

Burt’s Bees is a natural personal care company that offers a range of products made with beeswax, including lip balm, hand salve, and candles. Their products are available at most major retailers, including Amazon. It is a personal choice of mine because their products are effective and environmentally friendly. Plus, they support bee populations by using sustainable practices.

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