Every little bit counts, so if you care about the environment and want to make the biggest impact you can – buying products from eco-friendly brands is a great way to start. Not only will you lessen your carbon footprint – you’ll also develop a unique style. Check out the brands below and bookmark them the next time you’re shopping. (Mother Earth will thank you!)
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One of the leading fashion brands in the environmentally sustainable fashion movement, People Tree’s products are all responsibly made. The company partners with Fair Trade artisans across the globe to create chic, modern clothing that you can wear anywhere. Any company that is committed to the World Trade Organization’s purchasing principles and capable of making my new favorite sundress? Sign me up!
Yes, you’ve heard of this outdoorsy brand before, but did you know that their corporate responsibility policies are just as great as their athleticwear? Patagonia considered itself an “activist company” and as such, they’re Fair Trade Certified, focus on having a smaller environmental impact, and encourage their employees to participate in various non-profit work. Recently, Patagonia focused its efforts on lower-impact water and energy sources through removing various dams across the country.
Every wardrobe needs a pair of ballet flats, but instead of buying a cheap pair you’ll wear out in a few weeks – why not invest in a pair that is good for the environment? Rothy’s flats are made of low-waste materials (like recycled water bottles) and are designed with the planet in mind (like with the carbon-free rubber sole). The icing on the cake? These flats are incredibly comfortable, meaning that they’re worth the higher than usual price.
Yes, at first glance it does seem like it’s a silly concept – but hear us out. Plastic water bottles, compared to other materials, cannot be composted and are tougher on the environment. So why not eliminate the need for plastic bottles altogether? Introducing Boxed Water, which is as simple as it sounds. When you’re done drinking, you recycle the container (or you can put it into a compost pile) and go about your day as usual. It’s a simple switch, but it’s one that can have a big impact on the future of the planet. Start drinking!