Sustainably Chic

25+ Sustainable, Eco & Ethical LIFESTYLE Brands and Retailers to Get Behind in 2017

Conscious ListsNatalie Kay

GlobeIn

"It’s our passion to discover extraordinary, useful finds from all over the globe and share them with you. Our shop features products sourced from direct relationships with artisans as well as vetted partner organizations. From Mexican woven baskets to Ghanaian coasters, each handcrafted good we share with you is remarkably distinct." - globein.com


GREENVELOPE

"Greenvelope strives to deliver the most elegant electronic invitation service by emulating the experience of opening a “traditional” printed invitation. By creating a positive online experience, we hope more hosts will consider sending invitations electronically for formal events - to help save trees, time, and money. To express our commitment towards this goal, we donate a percentage of every sale to Mountains to Sound, a non-profit organization that maintains forests." - greenvelope.com


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Buckaroo Organics

"As parents, we are constantly searching for health conscious ways of raising our family. From food choices to products, we try to select things that will benefit all of us and our health. We struggled to find products that weren’t full of harsh chemicals. Products that could actually heal skin issues and were safe for babies. It was slim pickings on the shelves. So we went to work." - buckaroo-organics.com


Charlie Bax

"Created, designed and built by Chicago native Heather Crowe, Charlie Bax is named after her first true love and the one who reminded her every day that life is about giving more than we take, Charlie. Charlie Bax is an artisan based company built on the premise of nothing but pure love and a bizarre passion for up-cycling animal bone - particularly cow femur bone." - charliebax.com


Fair + Simple

"The mission of Fair and Simple is to provide a platform for people to shop and give responsibly through a collaboration of like minded companies who focus on business as a tool for social change.  If it wasn’t for that drive, they wouldn’t be a company.  They are icons of doing business in a different way, a way that gives back to people and our common home." - fairandsimplecollection.com


Fair Seas Supply Co.

"Our beach blankets are made from high-quality, organic cotton grown near the Aegean Sea in Turkey. Lightweight and quick drying, the Fair Seas blankets are perfect as a beach towel or picnic blanket. Softer with each wash, it will be your favorite travel blanket or cozy throw on your couch. All blankets are round in shape, a subtle reminder to always take the unique path in life." - fairseassupplyco.com


Flora Stationery

"Flora Stationery is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which sells unique stationery products featuring original artwork from students in Kosovo to support a scholarship fund for young women pursuing a college education in Eastern Europe. The mission of Flora is to create a sustainable source of funding to support young women in need of assistance to attend a university in their home country. Through distributing a portion of the profits from every sale, young women are supported for an entire semester of college tuition." - florastationery.com


Green & Black's

"GREEN & BLACK’S is a chocolate brand founded on sustainable and ethical cocoa sourcing principles, based on our conviction that great taste comes from the finest ingredients. Green symbolizes our commitment to always sourcing ethical cocoa. Black stands for our high quality and the delicious intensity of our chocolate." - us.greenandblacks.com


Life Interwoven

"Life Interwoven is a social enterprise founded by a group of like-minded friends with the inspiration to fight disadvantage and poverty as well as helping to conserve traditional textile and handicrafts in South East Asia. In particular Life Interwoven aims to help small village based enterprises by supporting enterprises that still use traditional and artisan techniques." - lifeinterwoven.org


YUHME

"The world's most eco-friendly, reusable water bottle with a purpose. Each bottle provides 6 months of clean water to one person in the Central African Republic via our partner Water for Good. Made from sugarcane, BPA& toxin free, 100% recyclable, holds 750ml, dishwasher safe, one-handed design, designed & produced in Sweden and fits in standard cup holders." - yuhme.se


Lionheart imports

"Here at Lionheart Imports we’re always looking to discover and deliver products that are of the highest quality and where their character embodies the unique and diverse countries and cultures from which they originate.  It’s also important to us that anything we import, will in turn help to empower and improve the lives of the local artisans and their communities." - lionheartimports.com


LIVE VESSEL

"Live Vessel is a functional, fashionable blend of aesthetic and technology. The quality and purity of a beverage should be timeless like its vessel. A Live Vessel is a luxury travel mug designed to optimize not only the quality, look and taste of your beverage but your overall experience." - livevessel.com


living fresh

"With 40 years of experience in the hospitality textile industry, Valley Forge is always looking for new sustainable and innovative options for hotel bedding. In 2009, a partnership was formed with Lenzing AG – a company that introduced eucalyptus fiber, Tencel+Plus™ Lyocell. This fiber has healthy and environmentally sensitive qualities, making it the superior choice for hotel bedding. Once travelers, hotel owners, and employees experienced the luscious feel of the eucalyptus sheets, they began to contact Valley Forge requesting to purchase our products." - livingfresh.com