Green Companies to Shop That You Have Never Heard About
We all want to do our part in helping the environment. Whether you are shopping for yourself or someone else, here are 7 green companies to consider:
A Canadian snack brand that is more than their organic and fair-trade options. They use renewable wind power energy, plant trees to offset their carbon emissions, have a compost initiative that saves 210 tons of waste from landfills per year, and are B-Corp certified.
This is one of my favorites because they work with over 100 artisan organizations in over 57 countries around the world and promote the use of reused, reclaimed and recycled materials to help conserve, preserve and cultivate the environment. If that doesn’t do it for you, they also have a section on their website for “gifts that give back”. These items support non-profits that do things like plant trees and clear bombs.
20 billion pounds of produce currently goes to waste on farms because it isn’t pretty enough to go to the grocery store. Yes, there really are cosmetic standards in the US for grocery stores. To help combat this, these two companies will ship you that produce directly, for 30% less than national supermarket chains.
This sustainable fashion company will plant 10 trees for every item bought. They have a vision to plant 1 billion trees by 2030. So far, they have planted over 30 million trees and restored land in over 8 countries. Not only are their clothes inclusive to all body types, but the company also practices ethical manufacturing.
If the company name doesn’t get your attention, the colorful (recyclable) packaging definitely will. They offer toilet paper that is made from 100% recycled paper and 100% bamboo, as well as forest-friendly paper towels and tissue. 50% of their profits are donated to help build toilets for those in need.
This jewelry manufacturer is all about responsibly sourced materials, with recycled gold, conflict free diamonds and sterling silver, and 100% American mined inlay stones.