It's Earth Day 2021, and while for us every day is Earth Day, we also know how difficult it can be to find great sustainable brands who really champion doing it better - for the planet and the people. So, we've rounded up some amazing sustainable brands for you!
Hand-poured eco-friendly soy candles made made with quality fragrances and essential oils in Vancouver, BC. Mala has a small eco-footprint! They use toxic-free fragrances - they are clean burning candles that are biodegradable with 100% plastic-free packing. Doesn't stop there! Mala partnered with Tree Era and Trees for the Future, they plant a tree with every candle purchased! Check out my fav: Cottage | Mahogany + Coconut + Sandalwood
Designed in Canada, ethically and sustainably made in the Nile Delta. Shop quality basics from 100% Egyptian cotton. So far, Kotn has funded the building and operating of 7 new schools in rural areas of Egypt without access to education. They provide private subsidies and resources to smallholder farms and impoverished communities, and always advocate for environmental responsibility and stewardship. Oh and their Egyptian cotton 400 thread count sheets that are absolutely heavenly! Check 'em out: Kotn Sheet Set
Pan — All-inclusive, especially in relation to the whole of a continent, racial group or religion.
Gaia — Mother Earth.
Pangaia creates products with smart technology and uses as many sustainable & recyclable elements as possible. They are creating essentials from innovative tech and bio-engineered materials. Pangaia tracksuits are made with responsibly sourced recycled or organic cotton, so comfortable you'll never want to take them off!
Plus - they just announced a groundbreaking partnership to create AIR-INK - yes you heard it right - they pull carbon from the air to create black ink on clothing.
Located in Toronto’s Leslieville neighbourhood, Pilot Coffee was built to establish our core values of sourcing ethical, Direct Trade coffee and building transparency in the process from farm to cup. Their LAS PALMAS 'EL FONDO' blend is great!
Canadian brand Rocky Mountain soap has must have skincare products but more importantly always uses recyclable or compostable packaging. Their commitment to simple, natural ingredients has a two-fold benefit: Not only are the products better for you, your hair, skin, and nails, but they are better for the environment. When it comes to sourcing ingredients, they never use any ingredients that lead to the destruction of animal habitats, a species or the environment example: palm oil, derivatives of talc or lanolin.
“We believe that high quality and effective personal and beauty care products should be good and safe for you, your family and our earth.”
– CEO, Karina Birch
The Juicy Orange Soap bar is made with real orange juice and sweet orange oil rejuvenate skin while fighting blemishes in this natural soap bar. The perfect morning face wash and who doesn’t love the scent of freshly squeezed orange juice in the morning?
All their ingredients are ethically and sustainably sourced. All packaging is created with post recycled plastics and it is all recyclable. Their boxes are made with FSC certified paper, which ensures products come from well managed forests. Their Expressionist Pro Mascara (which uses "a boundary breaking formula") is the answer for bold, feathery lashes and was an Allure Best of Beauty Award Winner!
For ethical and sustainable home decor that doubles as practical cookware, Our Place takes the cake for helping us curate a zero waste kitchen! Sustainably-sourced, recycled and virgin porcelain goes into the hand-painted bowls and plates. Their glasses are just as eco friendly, and are made with recycled glass and natural sand—making them fully recyclable, too. The glasses are colored with elements from the earth and are free of artificial dyes. They also regularly donate to organizations like Feeding America.
Omi Woods is based in Toronto. Ethical working conditions, fair trade and conflict-free materials, fair wages and are always giving back. Ashley Alexis McFarlane launched Omi Woods as a line of contemporary heirloom jewelry to honor her culture. The fair trade African gold is sourced from small-scale artisanal mines dedicated to fair wages and labor, and all fine metals are conflict-free; the supply chain is intentional every step of the way. Omi Woods’ stunning line of necklaces and earrings, are rich and full of meaning.
Not only has Stasher created endlessly useful, reusable, and non-toxic, household bags to replace the traditional plastic Ziploc - but Stasher bags also donates one percent of all sales go back to the planet. During Earth Month, they have partnered with Surfrider (one of the loudest voices defending our oceans). Each Stasher bag you purchase will help fund policy changes, local cleanups, and so much more. Check out the must-have Silicone Stand-Up Bag.
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