Recommended sustainable brands to try
Trying to adapt to a more sustainable way of living is something that we should all be striving for.
However, it can be difficult to know where to start. Many brands are private when it comes to their ethics and how their products are made, or worse, deceptive. You may like to read about harmful ingredients involved in the supplements industry, which we of course avoid.
What you need to be looking for are brands who are transparent about their core values. Sustainability should be at the heart of what they do! Shopping small and encouraging the growth of sustainable business is important. However it can be difficult to discover brands that have limited marketing budgets.
We believe in making ethical and sustainable choices. That’s why we personally recommend the following brands who are all providing sustainable options to incorporate into our daily lives.
For sustainable homeware try LUKS
Luks is a brilliant business that offers homeware items such as cushions, candles, throws, towels and scarfs. They are doing their part at protecting the environment by using 100% GOTS certified organic cotton with no harmful chemicals.
Luks also have linen mixes available in their shop, a great step in the right direction, because less water and land is needed in their production. Their service is faultless as they offer a 20 year repair or replace guarantee across their full range.
Unlike some of the well-known high street stores, Luks aims to keep their packaging as environmentally friendly as possible with shipping bags being biodegradable and compostable.
As the homeware brand grows, they intend to make even bigger steps to ensure they are protecting the environment. That’s what we love to see!
For sustainable glasses and watches try Hemp Eyewear
At Hemp Eyewear, sustainability and innovation is at the heart of what they do. Every pair of glasses is made from hemp and crafted in their small workshop.
The great thing about hemp as a resource is that it requires little water to grow and it can grow in diverse climates. No pesticides are needed, which protects the environment as well as our health.
They are continually innovating and even have a watch strap made of pineapple leather.
If you are searching for a one-of-a-kind pair of glasses or watch, that will be both strong and durable, consider Hemp Eyewear.
For sustainable coffee try Silly Goose Coffee Co
Silly Goose Coffee Co take sustainability very seriously. They focus on being good for the environment and good for the community.
Their organic coffee will definitely give you a spring in your step but that’s not the only thing to get excited about. Their packaging is 100% home compostable and biodegradable which removes any worries about what to do with the packaging.
You can simply place the packaging in a compost bin and leave it to decompose.
Now you can enjoy the great taste of a morning coffee without any concerns to the environmental impact!
For sustainable denim try Boyish Jeans
Boyish is a women’s denim brand with a strong focus on sustainability as well as stylish design.
Boyish provides you with a comfortable and stylish outfit that is environmentally friendly – so you can look good and feel good.
Boyish stands out above other brands because they are transparent about their non-toxic process. They use plant based dyes to reduce the toxics your skin is exposed to and they recycle water to stop chemicals reaching water streams.
When you buy clothing from Boyish you are getting a high quality product with a long lifespan. Unlike other jeans which fall apart at the seams or discolour after a few washes, Boyish jeans are designed to be durable and comfortable for many years to come.
For a sustainable energy snack try Lucho Dillitos
A fantastic brand for you exercise lovers. Natural and ethical sports nutrition energy blocks from Colombia, Lucho Dillitos takes sustainable packaging to a new level as they wrap their energy blocks in a biodegradable leaf. Yes, a leaf. Simply unwrap your Lucho and throw the leaf in the bushes or in your bin, and it will decompose like any other leaf.
The energy blocks taste delicious and are fantastic fuel whilst you're on the go, particularly loved by cyclists. Choose from Classic Plain Guava, Guava & Raspberry, Guava & Açai, Guava & Coffee flavours.
Lucho Dillitos are vegan friendly, healthy and a natural alternative to gels and powders.
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