It’s Earth Day so naturally, we’re highlighting our favorite sustainable brands, like Girlfriend Collective, which makes must-have leggings out of recycled water bottles and Dropps, which sells biodegradable dishwashing and laundry essentials (that actually work). Here, 12 of our favorite sustainable products from beauty, fashion and beyond, to shop in honor of April 22.
1. Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask
This best-selling exfoliating mask comes in a recycled glass jar—which the brand encourages you to recycle again once it’s empty. Known to be “an instant glow treatment,” the formula is made with natural, nontoxic ingredients will leave your skin looking bright and hydrated after every use.
2. RMS Beauty Living Luminizer
Aside from the beautiful natural highlight it creates, the best thing about this luminizer is the fact that it comes in 100 percent sustainable packaging. BTW, all of RMS Beauty’s products come in recyclable, reusable or biodegradable pots or tubes.
3. Herbivore Botanicals Bakuchiol Retinol Alternative Serum
Looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines and increase hydration without harming the environment? Try out this super effective serum that contains smoothing Babchi extract and gentle exfoliators. It also happens to be housed in a 100 percent recyclable glass jar and comes with a list of suggestions on how to upcycle it afterwards.
1. Cariuma IBI Sneakers
These sneakers amassed a 5,000-person waitlist for two reasons: they’re super comfortable, and made entirely from sustainable materials. The cotton-y upper is made from a proprietary all-vegan blend of bamboo and recycled plastic from water bottles, and the soles are made from ultra-light Sugar Cane EVA. That’s worth bragging about.
2. Frank and Oak The Essential Tee
Made from 100 percent organic cotton, this just might be the softest tee you’ll ever wear. For some more feel-good info, just know that its woven from cotton that’s responsibly grown and sustainably harvested.
3. Girlfriend Collective Compressive High-Rise Leggings
Each pair of Girlfriend Collective leggings is made from a compressive, squat-proof and insanely comfortable material that includes 25 recycled water bottles. Pretty cool. The new Saguaro shade and matching sports bra has become our favorite at-home yoga outfit.
1. Brooklinen Super-Plush Towel Move-In Bundle
All of Brooklinen’s products are OEKO-TEX certified, meaning they’re produced under socially responsible and sustainable conditions. This particular bundle includes four bath towels, two hand towels, four washcloths and a bathmat for just $103 (and you can pick the colors for each).
2. Dropps Dishwasher Detergent Pods
OK, so dishwasher detergent pods are nothing new. But we’re big fans of these because they’re natural, biodegradable and they arrive on your doorstep in a cardboard box so there’s no plastic waste. Plus, they clean grime and grease off your dishes like no other.
3. Buffy The Cloud Full/Queen Comforter
The name alone caught our attention, because who wouldn’t want to sleep wrapped in a cloud? Once we learned that each of Buffy’s super soft eucalyptus fiber comforters is filled with 100 percent recycled fiber, we were totally sold.
1. Pact Dream Big Pajamas
Kids can always use another pair of cute pajamas. This one is made from soft, breathable 100 percent fair trade organic cotton—and the brand estimates that 24.9 gallons of water are saved through the production of each, since organic cotton uses 91 percent less water in production.
2. Native Jefferson Water Friendly Slip-On Vegan Sneaker
These sneakers are comfortable, easy to slip on and off and are 100 percent biodegradable. What more could a kid ask for? Well, it helps that they’re pretty adorable and come in 14 different shades.
3. PlanToys Tea Set
In addition to making toys out of reclaimed rubber woods, PlanToys ensures that every step of their production line has minimal environmental impact. Plus, we love that this tea set encourages imaginative play.