20 Brands Helping You Build Your Perfect Eco Oasis

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be proud of a home that cares for your health & the planet's...

Starting this blog 3.5 years ago, I didn't know too many eco-friendly home brands {I did know a couple since for many years before starting the blog, I already had that 'eco' mentality}. I guess I just didn't feel excited about any at the time. My idea of the sustainable living industry has drastically changed over the recent years. I think consumers are so lucky with what's on the market. There really is something for everyone! Here are a few brands & retails I've grown to love throughout this eco experience {arranged by room categories}. 


living

banyan tree

banyan tree

true ethic

true ethic

plumen

plumen

urbana sacs

urbana sacs

beastly threads

beastly threads

1. Banyan Tree

Add moments of wellness into your eco oasis. Coined as 'A Sanctuary of the Senses', it's truly an experience taking in their botanical blends.Banyan Tree creates economic opportunity for many artisan communities around the globe. Besides sourcing all of their materials responsibly, each product is free of parabens and cruelty-free. 

2. True Ethic

Your Online Destination For Everything American-Made, Fair Trade & Creative. TRUE ETHIC's private label features a handmade cement collection that gives 10% of sales directly to Freedom Firm - a non-profit based in India helping rescue, restore and seek justice for victims of Sex Trafficking. 

3. Plumen

Designer Low Energy Lighting. Not only are these lightbulbs energy efficient, they are a work of art. Our home has the Plumen 003 Dimmable LED Pendant Set, which is probably the coolest light I will ever own. I definitely plan to stock up on their lightbulbs in the future! How can you not say yes to 25,000 hour lifespan?! 

4. Urbana Sacs

Washable Paper Goods For Your Eco HomeFrom planters to makeup holders, these sacs are super useful - not to mention, adorable, too! The paper is made from a variety of virgin pulp fiber blends and recycled felt, and manufactured through cultivation rather deforestation. You are able to shape them like clay, and use them time and time again. 

5. Beastly Threads

Beautiful eco-ethical textiles supporting wildlife protection and habitat conservation. I've recently added their Green Faux Bois Pillow to my denim couch, and it has pulled it altogether so well! Their prints and use of color are great for decorating your eco-friendly living room, and they even have a beautiful kitchen line for you to check out, too! 


bedroom

living fresh

living fresh

savvy rest {bed} under the canopy {sheets}

savvy rest {bed} under the canopy {sheets}

jefferson lane

jefferson lane

6. Savvy Rest

Organic mattresses, sofas, toppers, and pillows.  Savvy Rest is a US based {Central Virginia} organic brand who makes the comfiest bedroom essentials. You may know my bed, The Esmont, which is a natural platform bed hand built in their wood shop with a customizable headboard. You can see it - here

7. Living Fresh

Bringing The Luxurious Hotel Slumber To The Comfort Of Your Own HomeLiving Fresh has blended Tencel+Plus™ Lyocell eucalyptus and cotton for their botanical bedding. This is the perfect recipe for comfort, softness and sustainability. Eucalyptus fibers are a great sleeping buddy. They actually absorb moisture & release it from the body keeping you cool & dry. 

8. Jefferson Lane

Sustainable Organic Bedding At A Truly Fair Price. 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. You can get an entire sheet set starting at $150 - now that is a fair price I can stand behind. These sheets are totally worth it! 

{& through Sept 30th, use code FALL2017 for 15% off orders of $150+}*

9. Under the Canopy

A Sustainable Slumber That's Affordable, Organic & Fair. Under the Canopy's commitment to a cleaner planet and home goods industry is admirable. 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.


dining

mayamam weavers

mayamam weavers

greater things

greater things

my red tea

my red tea

live vessel

live vessel

10. Mayamam Weavers

Bringing Tradition To Modern Living With Stunning Handwoven Accessories & Home Goods. The Mayamam Weavers use weaving techniques of Mayan culture. The cooperative making up Mayamam Weavers was founded in 2008 in Cajolá, a Mayan town in the western highlands of Guatemala. For your kitchen and dining, you can find aprons, towels, placemats, coasters and so on - a gorgeous array of colors, too!

11. Greater Things

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. 

12. My Red Tea

USDA Certified Organic, Non-GMOSustainable & Fairly-MadeMy Red Tea is the full package - it's about your tea, your health and your well being, as well as the proud farmers behind it. Rooibos is a native plant to South Africa, and is high in anti-oxidants, vitamins & minerals. It is naturally caffeine-free, and has a sweet, nutty flavor. Drink up :D

13. Live Vessel

Less Waste & Better Taste With Luxury Travel Mugs. ACERA artisans are morphing technology and aesthetic, and bringing us fashionable travel mugs we can use for years to come. The eco-friendly LIVEN travel mugs have a patented tourmaline anion technology which helps improve the quality and taste of your drink. They work great as flower vases, too! 


bathroom

tushy

tushy

hannahpad

hannahpad

hope & twine

hope & twine

lakeshore dry goods

lakeshore dry goods

mable

mable

1. Tushy

No Butts About It, This Is THE Sustainable Way To Use The Potty. Wiping is so 2016... I don't think I can ever imagine my bathroom without a bidet after trying the Tushy out! Not only is it healthier for you, but you save money and trees by using a lot less TP. {oh AND it gives back! For every Tushy sold, a family in rural India is given one-month of access to clean community toilets.}

2. hannahpad

Be Kind To The Planet & Your Body With hannahpad. Organic cloth pads are the most natural way to deal with bleeding, and they say women use up to 16,000 pads & tampons throughout her entire life. Disposable items take a crazy amount of resources to create, and most of them are even individually wrapped. That's a ton of waste we can avoid. With hannahpad, your organic cloth pads last you years and then they biodegrade. 

*{15% off when you spend $79+ with code CHIC15}*

3. Hope & Twine

Honest Goods For The Conscious Home. Hope & Twine is a curated collection of ethically-made products that support sustainable incomes while respecting the planet. Bree {the owner} truly has an eye for decorating your home, and her towels are the softest ever!!! They wash well, are very absorbent and a great price {$44 for a set or $25 for a single}. 

4. Lakeshore Dry Goods

More Dry, Less Frizz & Damage-Free. Probably the most practical towel you will ever need if you have long hair! Each towel is made from GOTS Certified Organic Cotton {with low impact dyes}, and is incredibly lightweight & soft. It's a t-shirt type fabric with great stretch retention, too. Plus, they are made right in the US {Detroit}! 

5. Mable

Make the Switch - Brush with Bamboo. I think most of us can agree, the plastic has got to go - bamboo is where it's at! Not only are Mable's {self-standing} bamboo toothbrushes biodegradable & chic, they give back to our communities, too. For every toothbrush purchased, one is given to a U.S. child. {p.s. they have kid brushes now!!}


cleaning

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1. Enviroklenz

 Eliminate Odors & Chemical Pollutants The Safe Way. All EnviroKlenz products are made with 3 main, active ingredients. They are: Magnesium Oxide (MgO), Zinc Oxide (ZnO), Titanium Dioxide (TiO2), which are all minerals found on this planet and are considered truly non-toxic. These three ingredients come to form the perfect recipe for neutralizing or completely destroying a pollutant it comes in contact with. 

*{15% off with code envirochic15}*

2. Gentlewasher

Wash your favorite clothes in just 5 minutes - without electricity. This machine can wash up to 12 garments with half a teaspoon of detergent in about 5 minutes. It only uses 4.8 gallons of water, and protects your most delicate clothes. This is a great way to save on electric and water, especially if you don't have a ton of clothing to wash on the regular. 

Conscious ListsNatalie Kay