Our Pick of the Top 10 Eco-Friendly Brands that put our Planet First 🌎
Many people are unaware of the enormous amount of waste and unethical treatment taking place in the retail industry. It is estimated that the fashion industry alone is responsible for 10% of global carbon emissions, while the home furnishing industry alone is responsible for another 8%. We know now, that supporting eco-friendly brands and putting our planet first is more important than ever. When you support eco-friendly brands, you can have peace of mind knowing that your purchase is not contributing to environmental destruction or exploitation of workers. You can also feel good about supporting businesses that are taking steps to make a positive impact on our Planet.
To help get you started, we’ve compiled a Top 10 List of our Top Eco-Friendly Brands that put our Planet first.
1. Cozy Soul Co
"Stomps & Company started with two goals: to protect and nurture our environment for our furry friends and humans around the world and to reshape our dining experience with sustainable products. I first began offering cutting boards and bowls, made from recycled and reused wood and then refined by hand, in my shop. Instead of being left to rot in a landfill or be burned as waste, salvageable wood is given new life as beautiful, all-natural kitchen products for more people to enjoy.But I knew there was more I could do. I partner with local family-owned businesses to collect wood and other recyclable materials to use to provide sustainable products. Using age-old woodworking techniques, I incorporate local tradition and culture into every piece in my line, giving a rare touch and story behind each of my products. We offer unique and functional designs that add lasting charm to every corner of your home. Discover the stories behind the making of our high-quality homewares. From sourcing to packaging, we do everything we do with purpose and passion for the world we live in.
Stomps & Company is welcoming their Waterfront Airbnb Destination, just "stomps" away from the Middle Oconee River. Shop the curated product collection on Athens & Company."
Peach State Produce is founded and based in Athens, Georgia. They source and grow their products on local soil near you. You will be able to shop their organic spices and sauces on athensandcompany.com in 2023.
We're a family-run business in Athens, GA, founded by a father-daughter duo who love working together in the garden. We make all of our spice mixes and sauces from scratch, using only locally grown produce that's been hand-picked by the owner, Zach, himself. The owner loves to cook, so he decided to start making spice mixes for himself because he couldn't find any that were fresh or flavorful enough for his taste buds.
We also give back to the Athens community by donating any unwanted produce from our garden and by hosting community organization events.
4. Blush & Gold
"Originally from a little town outside Milan (Italy), co-founder and small business owner Mara used to spend hours as a small child looking through her grandparents' photo albums, engrossed in each photograph, trying to piece their story together. That’s when her love for collecting memories and a passion for paper started.
A wearer of many hats, Mara has been a designer, a teacher, a dreamer, and everything in between. A compulsive maker, when she's not busy designing new products and stationery, Mara can be found on the sofa binging on her favorite Netflix shows, researching anything true crime, wondering why all her plants are dying, or chasing after the 3rd and 4th members of Blush and Gold, our two cats Buddy and Holly.
6. Hill Napper®
"The Sustainable Watch Company is born from a desire to save our planet. Whilst we are only small, we have big dreams! We aim to be a heavily climate positive business. This will see us removing significantly more carbon from the environment than we produce through our operations. Helping reduce the amount of greenhouse gasses in our atmosphere. Whilst we can't do it alone, we definitely can't do it without you, so thank you for shopping small and giving us a chance! Our pledge to you is to forever play our part in slowing climate change, building a business with a focus on environmental impact and not solely profit.
Our mission is to continuously find and maintain ways to stay earth-friendly and promote sustainability. We have done this by | Using Glass Bottles | Compostable & Recyclable Shipping Materials | Recyclable Packaging Materials | Earth Based Display Pieces for Markets | Partner with Sustainable and Earth Friendly Suppliers & Businesses | Using Wildcrafted & Organic Ingredients . **Please consider helping our mission by repurposing/reusing your bottles & packaging from our items**
- Cruelty Free: We promise to never test on animals and make a conscious choice to partner with brands and suppliers that also share our values.
- Our Essential Oils: We are proud to say that we use essential oils that are | Therapeutic Grade | meaning they have the ideal chemical profiles to offer health & wellness benefits. | Purity Tested | using GC/MS (gas chromatography/mass spectrometry) testing. Each test report is interpreted by an expert third-party chemist who checks the essential oils for the appropriate chemical profile as well as any substances that should not be present. | Free From Pesticides, Synthetic Ingredients, and Other Chemicals | The highest-quality essential oils start with healthy plants, grown in their native climate without the use of chemical pesticides and are organically grown, wildcrafted, or certified organic to ensure a fully natural product. GC/MS tests confirm and ensure that the oils are free of harmful chemicals or additives.
- Premium quality essential oils & carrier oils that are ethically produced from around the world.
- Pure Witch Hazel Extract.
- Pure Aloe Vera sourced from the US.
- Pure Vegetable Glycerin tested for purity, sourced from the US.
- Radish Root Ferment- a natural, powerful, probiotic-based, broad spectrum preservative that is both COSMOS & NPA Certified.
10. Soak Bath Co
"I started making soap as a result of getting eczema in my early twenties. I tried every medicated cream the doctor prescribed and couldn't find anything that soothed the pain or helped my dry skin condition. I started doing some research and discovered some natural alternatives. Ba-da-bing-ba-da-boom hours of youtube university later, I was formulating soap bar recipes in mom and dad's kitchen. Over the years my creativity and technique has evolved in soap making specifically. Today's version of my soap artistry looks a lot different than it did years ago, mostly it's way prettier. I've always been drawn to beautiful things and pretty, functional packaging. So if you find me in a boutique shop, giddy and looking over my own product, it's because I've created a product line that I truly love. And, I get to build my business at the same time.
What more could I ask for?
If you haven't discovered SOAK Bath Co yet, I'd like to tell you a little about it. SOAK Bath Co is a handmade bath and body brand based in Niverville, Manitoba. We make fun and amazing things like fancy soap bars and bath bombs! Each of our products are made with all natural, vegan friendly ingredients. The best part, our gorgeous soap bars are completely zero waste. How? Each soap bar is wrapped with a biodegradable, plantable seed paper label so you can plant the soap label and it will grow into wildflowers! So if you're looking for a beautiful, thoughtful gift, you're in the right place. " - Candace ( Owner of Soak Bath Co )