The Natural Makeup Remover | Cruelty-free, Non-toxic & SO Worth Trying
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We Love Eyes

I first found this natural beauty brand over a year ago. Since then, I haven't found any eye makeup remover that works just as well. It's truly an awesome product! And the best part, it's made by an Optometrist {so naturally, they know what's best for those sensitive eyes of yours!}. Dr. Tanya Gill is the founder & CEO of We Love Eyes, and she started this line to combat a problem. As an optometrist, she noticed several patients with chronically uncomfortable contact lens wear and red, dry eyes. Gill thought it it must have something to do with the makeup and removers they were using. After noticing there were zero non-toxic makeup remover options on the market, she went to work. With her chemistry background and kitchen lab, We Love Eyes was born. 

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The eye cleaning routine...

I first start off with the Tea Tree Eye Makeup Remover Oil. Ever since I started wearing makeup, my mom has always said, 'don't go to bed with your eye makeup on'. I was guilty of that a lot. It was hard to fully take off ever bit of black eyeliner and mascara. I probably needed this YEARS ago to get the job done right. It's even great for the waterproof stuff, too. The remover is gentle, and made with only three ingredients - Organic Jojoba Seed Oil, Grape Seed Oil & Tea Tree Leaf Oil! 

Next, I use the Tea Tree Eyelid Foaming Cleanser to wash away dirt, allergens and makeup residue. The formula is just as gentle as the remover oil, and helps rid itchy eyes, red eyes, tired eyes, computer eyestrain symptoms, morning eye crusties & pink eye symptoms. Wear contacts? It even helps improve contact lens comfort! 

What a duo ;) & you can find them both - here

 

Sustainably Supported by We Love Eyes. As always, all views are genuine & products are truly loved! Help support the brands who support Sustainably Chic, so I can continue to bring you the best in sustainable fashion, beauty & lifestyle :) Thanks, everyone! #sponsored

 
BeautyNatalie Kay
12 Brands Empowering Women through Sustainable Jobs
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Because we all know women make the world go 'round...

Supporting women leads to stronger families & communities! 


 
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Manos Zapotecas

Manos Zapotecas was founded by Shelley Tennyson, who saw an opportunity for the weavers of Oaxaca when she was volunteering with a microfinance non-profit in 2009. Shelley taught business classes to female loan recipients, and quickly realized no matter how beautiful the product or business savvy they were it was nearly impossible for them to fully support themselves and their families through their craft. By bringing the product to a global market, the weavers would finally have a chance to create sustainable income and use their talents to the fullest. Today, Manos Zapotecas employs 50 weavers in Oaxaca!! 

 

*use code sustainablychic for 20% off your entire purchase*


 
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NINTAANZI

NINTAANZI was born in the Peruvian Amazon from an idea combining cultural traditions and sustainability. {cool fact - NINTAANZI actually means LOVE in the native Peruvian Ashaninka language} Each NINTAANZI necklace is made fairly by indigenous Ashaninka artisan women, and 20% of sales are donated directly to programs helping the environment, sanitation, education, children and women well-being in disadvantage communities in Peru. 

 

*use code SUSTAINABLYCHIC10 for 10% off your entire purchase*


 
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Mayamam Weavers

Mayamam Weavers are based in Morriston, NJ & are proud members of the Fair Trade Federation. The cooperative making up Mayamam Weavers was founded in 2008 in Cajolá, a Mayan town in the western highlands of Guatemala. The women came together to form this cooperative in order to overcome poverty while not having to migrate in the U.S. & leave their families behind. Today, they have grown to 20 artisans, all who are making a fair wage and learning how to run a business!

 

*use code CHIC20 for 20% off your entire purchase*


 
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Kakaw Designs

 Mari {the owner} saw an incredible opportunity for women artisans in Guatemala to use their traditional craft to create product which would appeal to the US market. Today, Kakaw Designs partners with traditional weavers and artisans to produce accessories out of repurposed materials and new handwoven textiles. They work to create economic opportunity for these women so they can continue their craft and support their families. 

 

*use code SUSTAINABLYHOLIDAY for 20% off your entire purchase*


 
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GlobeIn

A monthly subscription box {neatly packaged in a basket}, GlobeIn connects us to remote artisans all over the world. The Artisan Box does all the research and work for us, and it is such a great way to learn about other makers, their crafts & culture! Each box comes with a detailed pamphlet telling you about every product, where it is made and who you are supporting.


 
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Tribe Alive

A platform dedicated to women empowerment, Tribe Alive is a lifestyle brand helping raise women out of poverty all over the globe through gorgeous handmade clothing, jewelry, handbags, accessories and home goods. They have partnered with talented artisans in Guatemala, Haiti, India, Honduras, and Fort Worth, Texas, and provide each worker with fair-trade wages, a  safe working environment and the power to choose their own future. This worldwide artistic collaboration is a positive business model setting an example for the rest of the industry.

 

*use code CHIC25 for 25% off your entire purchase*


 
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Ananda Soul

Ananda Soul takes pride throughout the entire supply chain. Their commitment to ethical design and eco-minded production is contagious. The calmness, the beauty and the positivity is empowering! Besides being good to the people involved with their products, Ananda Soul takes it a step further and seeks to employ underprivileged mothers of street children in Bali so that they are able to put their children through school and break the cycle of poverty. 

 

*use code SUSTAINABLYCHIC15 for 15% off your entire purchase*


 
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Fazl Socks

A social business dedicated to working alongside women & children in need, Fazl Socks donates 50% of their profits to orphanages AND creates fair jobs. For each pair sold, you are helping provide orphaned and destitute children in India with food, shelter, education, and clothing; along with sustaining jobs for the ladies who knit their socks. Fazl Socks has 3 H's in production - Handmade. Himalayan. Happy Ladies.


 
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Victoria Road

Inspired by the vibrant cultures of Pakistan and India, co-founders Megan Brosterman and Shannon Grewer sought out to create a socially responsible fashion brand which supported sustainable economic development. Victoria Road is bridging cultures across the world through sophisticated designs for women and little girls. They work directly with designers in emerging markets, and have even opened up their own workshop in Lahore, Pakistan. 

 

*use code VRCHIC20 for 20% off your entire purchase*


 
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Thread Tales Co.

Based on traditions and culture, Thread Tales Co. is putting purpose back into fashion. Sustainability is at the core of their business, and they love to utilize the best in natural fibers like; Lotus, Cashmere, Merino, Cotton, Linen, Camel and Yak wool. Their philosophy will speak to any conscious shopper: "Wear Something That Means Something. Buy Less, Wear it More."


 
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Darzah

 Cool fact: Darzah means ‘stitch’ in Arabic, and this non-profit, ethical brand features Palestinian “tatreez” embroidery. This art form has been around for centuries, and has been passed down from mother to daughter. Besides celebrating this stunning traditional art, Darzah works to create economic opportunities for refugee & low-income women artisans.


 
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Anchal

A non-profit social enterprise, Anchal is providing alternative careers in textiles to marginalized and exploited women in India. Through design they are changing lives and supporting stronger sustainable communities. They believe 'design thinking' is the creative approach to problem solving, and I couldn't agree more.


The shirt I am wearing in the top photo is from brand Round Plus Square who donates 30% of their sales to Equality Now! 

Conscious ListsNatalie Kay
10 One-Stop Shops for the Conscious Consumers | Eco, Ethical & Sustainable Online Stores
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when you need to buy from more than just one brand, check out these great curated places!


 
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Accompany

An ethically-edited fashion site, Accompany is merging stye and sustainability in an amazing curated collection of clothing, accessories and home goods. This is the place to build a responsible wardrobe while supporting several beautiful brands and artisans all over the world. It truly is 'global curation at its finest'. This online shop has the most unique mix of products each holding their own story and purpose.


 
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Agathos Athleisure

Agathos Athleisure is an online marketplace for activewear brands that are ethical, sustainable, fair trade, organic, or philanthropic. They want us to look good from yoga class to farmer's market all the while shopping guilt free! Who knew activewear could be sustainable AND this fun?! Agathos Athleisure has a handful of great brands under one roof.

*use code CHIC20 for 20% off your entire purchase*


 
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Joon + Co.

 Joon + Co is an online shop featuring modern style with a conscience. You will love shopping on their site because they break down conscious products to a T. Each product will be labeled with a little logo for the following categories: Vegan/Animal Friendly, Fair Trade/Transparent Pricing, Community/Diversity, Sustainable & Local. How great is that?!

*use code sustainablychic30 for 30% off your entire purchase*


 
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Society B

A marketplace for good, Society B finds the best in social good companies & fair trade products to feature on their beautiful site. They also put their money where their mouth is by donating an additional 10% of your purchase price to the charity you choose at checkout. Conscious shoppers can find apparel for men and women {even babies}, as well as accessories and home goods. You have to check out their candles by the Light Candle Co!

*use code CHIC for 15% off your entire purchase*


 
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GreaterThings

Every Purchase Has A Purpose At Greater Things. For creators Nathan & Julie, it all started with a simple question - 'What can we do?'. Greater Things was the perfect outlet for shopping useful goods, and helping others rise out of poverty. From bowls to serving platters, you can feel confident knowing your purchase has truly helped improve the lives of others. 


 
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Green Orchyd

In 2013, Christine Myint was online searching for fashionable clothing which did not compromise the Earth and its people. She found it difficult to find everything she loved within one location. Green Orchyd began as a need - somewhere any man, woman or child {with their parents, of course} could shop and feel right about the product they were buying. 

*use code sustchic20 for 20% off your entire purchase*


 
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True Ethic

This beautiful online store is changing the way we shop and paving the path for brighter, more sustainable futures. Each purchase you make helps empower women in one of four ways: (1) through rescue or restoration from sex trafficking; (2) providing education ;(3) giving the basic need of clean water; (4) poverty alleviation through well paid and consistent employment. 


 
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Azura Bay

One of the most frequent questions I receive is 'where do I find ethically produced swimwear and underwear?' While there are several great brands creating swimsuits or panties, now, you can find them all under one roof! Azura Bay has curated a lovely collection of bras, undies, lingerie, lounge, and swim. From sexy to comfy, you can't beat a one stop ethical shop full of dainty lace and organic cottons.


 
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Love Justly

There aren't excuses to wear clothing which has been unethically produced when you have online shops like Love Justly.  Love Justly offers clothing, shoes, jewelry, handbags, accessories and even a few little kid items all at discounted prices {& boy are the prices amazing}!!!  Plus, they give back! With every purchase, 5% of profits is donated to Legacy Collective.


 
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Eco Vibe

A boutique & online shop, EcoVibe Apparel is a lovely space full of sustainable & trendy clothing {like the kind you wish your closet was made out of}. Their brick-and-mortar is based in my favorite US city, Portland, Oregon, and - good news for the rest of us - their online store ships worldwide. They carry several brands within the shops, one of them being their own private line made right here in the USA and ethically imported abroad.

Conscious ListsNatalie Kay
14 Sustainable Brands Who Use Recycled & Post-Consumer Waste to Make Beautiful New Products
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Because waste is so 2016...


 
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Sharon Z Jewelry

Materials: Recycled Silver, Recycled Gold

The designer, Sharon Zimmerman, loves to create modern jewelry unique in its understatement. Describing her designs as, "clean and simple, yet distinctive and playful", I find it the perfect fit for a capsule & minimalist wardrobe. Her attention to detail, quality & sustainability, are setting her apart from the rest. Oh & did I mention she is a member of Ethical Metalsmiths?! 

*use code SUSTAINABLYFREESHIPPING for free domestic priority shipping*


 
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in2green

Materials: Recycled Cotton, Recycled Polyester 

in2green has been known for their luxury USA-made throws and accessories since 2008. They collaborate with local designers and knitters, and use only eco-friendly materials like organic cotton & recycled yarns. Their recycled cotton line is made from refiberized t-shirt fabrics, and their new indoor/outdoor line is made from 100% recycled polyester.

*use code schic20off for 20% off your entire purchase*


 
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Marc Skid

Materials: Recycled Plastic Bottles

Sustainable underwear that saves the world?! Yes, please! The coolest part about these men & women undies is you get to pick the charity when purchasing {$4 per pair is donated}. And it gets even better... each pair is made with organic pima cotton {yeah, they are super comfy} and the elastic band keeps 1 plastic bottle out of the landfill. These underwear truly 'marc' everything off our conscious list. 

*use code mademymarc for 10% off your entire purchase*


 
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Karton

Materials: Recycled Cardboard

Just think how simple your next move will be with Karton - no heavy lifting! You can almost furnish your entire apartment with their designs. From beds to desks, assembly is easy and the finished product is sturdy.  Who knew we could find such affordable furniture that checks all the boxes off our sustainable list?! 

*use code KARTON-CHIC for 10% off your entire purchase*


 
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Veerah

Materials: Post-Consumer Apple Peels, Post-Consumer PET Bottle Fabric

From vegan leather to plant-based memory foam, these shoes can check off every requirement on a conscious consumer's list. You can even snap on different accessories to add versatility. Plus, VEERAH is a women-led company working to empower women all over the world through their #VEERAHwarriors and education scholarships.

*use code SustainablyChic for 15% off your entire purchase*

 


 
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Ananda Soul

Materials: Recycled Silver

Founded by artist & yogi Christina Zipperlen, Ananda Soul’s jewelry line is conscious from start to finish. Their transparency throughout the entire process is something to look up to -  from their gemstones to their silversmiths, you can feel confident that each piece is made with a lot of love and respect for the environment and people. 

*use code SUSTAINABLYCHIC15 for 15% off your entire purchase*


 
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Newly

Materials: Recycled Glass, Recycled Steel, Reclaimed Wood, Recycled Plastic, Recycled Cotton

All of Newly home goods are created with 100% recycled or repurposed materials. & cool fact - each blanket uses 12 plastic bottles and saves 2250 gallons of water! Plus, the process to create them uses no chemicals and near zero CO2. I'm always cold so I have a great collection of blankets, and  I must say theirs is the coziest of them all! 

*use code Chic20 for 20% off your entire purchase*


 
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Rothy's

Materials: Recycled Water Bottles

Probably the comfiest shoe I've ever worn, Rothy's feel like a sneaker yet look absolutely feminine and chic. They are extremely durable and well-made, and best part - they use low-waste, low-impact materials! Can you believe these guys are made from recycled water bottles with 3D knit technology?! This type of material makes for a super sturdy shoe, and you can even clean them in your wash machine.


 
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Stockholm Rose Designs

Materials: Recycled Silver

Created by Sophie Butler, Stockholm Rose Designs has the environment in its heart - after all, she does have a degree in Wildlife Conservation! For the recycled silver, Sophie chose to go with Argentium since it is hypoallergenic, bright than white gold,  purer than sterling silver & easy to care for. 

*use code CHIC15 for 15% off your entire purchase*


 
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Aeon Row

Materials: Revived Fabrics

Great basics and an even greater concept. Aeon Row only uses recycled yarn to create their line. This means they don't require land, water, chemicals, or cotton dyes to produce! Having to use less resources also means having to spend less money so it ends up being better for our pocketbook, as well ;)

 *use code CHIC15 for 15% off your entire purchase*


 
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MyFight

Materials: Upcycled Local Materials like Brass Bullet Casings

My Fight was formed in order to empower women artisans through job creation. They wanted to change the reputation of high poverty rate into artisan skill. Rather than a lack of money, they want more than anything for the countries they partner up with to be known for their talented women makers. 

*use code SUSTAINABLYCHIC20 for 20% off your entire purchase*


 
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FincH designs

Materials: Recycled PET Fabric

PET is made from post-consumer plastic bottles, and FINCH's signature blend fabric is naturally UPF50+ sun protective - which means it blocks out 98% of all UVA (the ones that cause long term damage) and UVB (the ones that cause sunburn) rays! FINCH doesn't only create swimwear for women - they have a line for men, girls AND boys so get ready to dress the entire family!


 
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Pela Case

Materials: Flaxstic™

Can you believe this case is biodegradable?! It's made from Flaxstic™, a combo of flax straw ‘waste', plant-based biopolymers, and recycled materials. Pela cases are definitely my go-to when protecting my phone. They are durable, smooth AND they are part of 1% for the planet. {lots of people ask how they do with dropping, well I've dropped my phone almost everyday & no issues!}


 
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Pagabags

Materials: Recycled Plastic

After witnessing their traditions & creativity in weaving and sewing  in West Africa, Meredyth knew there was so much potential and she wanted to share it with world. They have partnered with a handful of men and 40 women waste collectors, plastic cutters, weavers, sewers, batik makers and bead-makers. Their bags are made from a blend of vibrantly colored {local} cotton threads and recycled plastic bags.

Conscious ListsNatalie Kay
5 Eco-Friendly Bedding Brands you Need to Know before Buying Your Next Bed Sheets
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Tired of going through bed sheets or can't stand the fact you are possibly sleeping on a ton of chemicals? Yeah, I've been there. I figured this list would be useful to many of you since we do spend about a third of our life sleeping! It's important we choose the right bedding that won't compromise our health or the planet's. 

 
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Jefferson Lane

Sustainable Organic Bedding At A Truly Fair Price

The creators of Jefferson Lane are parents. They understand the home should be a safe place free of harmful chemicals and toxins. When you spend 7+ hours in bed {or me, who likes a good 9+ hours}, it's so important to know what you're surrounding yourself with through the night. Not only does conventional cotton have a toll on your health, but it's unsafe for the farmers and terrible for the environment. Therefore, Jefferson Lane only uses 100% organic cotton in their sheets. Even the dyes are eco-friendly! For those who love classic colors, affordable luxury & a lustrous sateen weave, these sheets are for you. 


 
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Living Fresh

Bringing The Luxurious Hotel Slumber To The Comfort Of Your Own Home

Living Fresh has blended Tencel+Plus™ Lyocell eucalyptus and cotton for their botanical bedding. This is the perfect recipe for comfort, softness and sustainability. The combination of these two require less pressing during maintenance and only 1 non-toxic chemical to process {unlike bamboo which requires 16 different toxic chemicals to produce into a fiber - it's great for toothbrushes and other home goods, but not so much for textiles!}. Some cool facts about the eucalyptus tree: it requires no irrigation, farming, or pesticides and grows to maturity at about 10 years. Then only 10% is cut down while be replanted. 


 
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Under the Canopy

A Sustainable Slumber That's Affordable, Organic & Fair

This brand has been in the game of bringing conscious consumers quality, organic and fair products since the beginning. Their comforters have fun, unique prints that are both practical yet chic, and they are awesome at creating contrasting pillow prints to add a little pop to your room.  They adhere to 6 kinds of certifications {FAIR TRADE, GOTS, OEKO-TEX, C2C, RCS & FSC}, and sustainability is at the forefront of their business model. All products are made ethically with eco-minded materials. Under the Canopy wants everyone included in the movement towards conscious consumerism. Therefore, their products are affordable, accessible & {of course} attractive.


 
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Savvy Rest

A Complete Sustainable Slumber

Savvy Rest is a US based {Central Virginia} organic brand specializing in mattresses, bedding, furniture and so much more. You may remember seeing them on my blog several times - that gorgeous  Esmont Platform bed is one of theirs! They also create some of the comfiest pillows I have ever used.  Their Organic Kapok Pillows are made with kapok - a buoyant natural fiber that is the perfect alternative to down. These fluffy {& super comfy} guys are customizable, too! You can take out the right amount of filling to make it your dream pillow. Their line of bedding ranges from natural/organic duvet inserts, organic cotton sheets, allergy covers & mattress pads {& they cater to babies & kids, too!}. 


 
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Syona Home

Fair Trade Organic Cotton Bedding

Syona Home uses 100% organic cotton supporting sustainable farming practices. The sheets are produced in manufacturing facilities which use low-impact and non-toxic dye. Syona is here to help you get the best sleep possible, and for someone who cares where their products come from, you'll rest easy knowing their bed sheets are ethically made with the environment in mind. All Syona bed sheets are Certified Fair Trade & Global Organic Textile Standard Certified, and they are priced at 50-70% less than luxury brands of the same quality.

Conscious ListsNatalie Kay