HEY EVERYONE!! It’s been a while but without further ado, here are five environmentally friendly brands, that I would highly suggest for you to check out. And nope, I was not sponsored by any of them. Just amazed by all these fantastic, smart, innovative brands.
TenTree is an apparel brand that makes products from environmentally progressive fabrics such as hemp, TENCEL™ Lyocell, recycled polyester or cork. And they don’t just stop there, for every apparel they sell, they plant ten trees!
Tentree came as an idea when two friends Kalen Emsley and David Luba went on a trip to Hawaii and was inspired by the beauty of nature, and figured, why not create something to give back to it? Realizing that people loved buying from companies that were socially responsible, they decided to combine Kalen’s tree-planting knowledge with apparel to create an environmentally friendly brand. Thus, in 2012 with Kalen’s brother Derrick, they founded Tentree in Regina, Saskatchewan (Canada). [More in https://bit.ly/2kij9RY ] Their aim is to plant 1 billion trees by 2030. So glad that a company like this exists.
From the company’s “our mission” page: “At tentree, our goal is to become the most environmentally progressive brand on the planet. We don’t want to just reduce the negative impact of the apparel industry, we want to use it as a vehicle for change. Our purpose is to revitalize our environment and inspire a generation to believe that they can do the same.”
Mind freaking blown? I think so. Just so so amazing!
BeyaMade is a baby clothing shop founded in 2017 by Laurel Thompson, who used to be a fast fashion designer until her daughter, Beya, was born. After giving birth to her daughter, Laurel realized that she wanted a change in children’s fashion where clothing is not designed to be disposable.
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, BeyaMade uses old school techniques to create beautifully handcrafted clothes that you can adjust as your child grows! Which means you can buy less and waste less.
My favourite part about them is the way they source their fabrics. They get their materials from other American manufacturers who made more than what they needed. Basically, turning excess fabric – that would have otherwise ended up in landfill – to heirloom quality garments for your family to cherish for generations to come. Isn’t it beautiful!
From the company’s mission page: “You don’t need a new wardrobe for each child, you just need one really good one that LASTS.”
Did I mention their outfits are also made from durable, comfortable, stain resisting material? So thoughtfully made!
This brilliant brand called Rothy’s is a San-Francisco based shoe company that makes shoes from recycled plastic and post-consumer recycled materials. It was founded in 2012 by Roth Martin and Stephen P. Hawthornthwaite who both wanted to create fashionable yet relaxed shoes using an environmentally friendly process.
Their products are created sustainably in a factory in China, owned and operated by the company themselves. I mean, they make shoes that are stylish, easy to walk on and washable, ALL while being kind to the environment. I am so glad that something like this is finally here.
From the company’s about page: “We believe beautiful, sustainable style is the way of the future.” Yep. We think so too Rothy’s, we think so too.
Psst…did you know? The Duchess of Sussex was seen wearing a pair too. Just sayin 😉
This innovative company, called Faire Child, makes beautiful handcrafted waterproof outerwear, from recycled plastic, in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. It was founded by designer Tabitha Osler, who wanted parents and children to be able to explore and have fun in nature, all while being kind to earth. I’ve always wondered how cool it would be to make waterproof jackets from recycled plastic, and voilà! Here they are!
Not only do they use a sustainable source (recycled plastic bottles) to make their products, once you are done with their products you can recycle it back again. And did I mention how obsessed I am of how they look? Inspired from vintage hunting jackets and workwear from the 1920’s and 1950’s, their products are beautiful, functional and maintains a quality that is build to last. Just check them out on their site – modern method with traditional design – so clever and so well done!!
From the company’s ‘our story’ page: “Waste is a Resource. By reusing materials [we] can lessen our dependency on raw materials and leave natural resources for future generations.”
By the way, their children’s outerwear can be adjusted to grow with the child. Again longer lasting children’s products mean you are spending less money and resources. #nailedit
This fun brand called Re-Play Recycled makes cute yet durable tableware from recycled plastic milk jugs. Re-Play, founded in 2011, is part of Re-Think It, Inc. which was founded by Craig and Amy Shumway in 1987. This husband and wife team wanted to create tableware that was eco-friendly yet economical. Their products are made in the USA and comes in the most fun colours. Their simple, modern designs are made to be convenient and easy to use.
Apart from plates and cutleries, their children’s collection also provides themed products like princess themed sippy cups and small utensils.
Children’s products are used and lost so much, so its great to know that there is a brand out there who is creating products from an eco-friendly source instead of new plastic. Their products not only meed the FDA and EU requirements, the quality is made to last. And of course, if you want you can recycle them back!
From their ‘about us’ page: RePlay Recycled remains a “family owned and family-focused company dedicated to providing sustainable and affordable products, while following responsible environmental and social business practices.”
🙂 So there ya have it. Maybe next time you want to buy something, you can choose one of these brands. That way you not only get an amazing quality product, but you’re doing something good for Earth too!