In 2018, we’re all more environmentally conscious than ever before. Why not put our money where our mouth is and support brands that are having a large-scale positive impact on our planet? From food to high fashion, these 9 companies are smashing stereotypes and saving the planet.

 

-For the Home-

 

1. IKEA

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With 4,000 solar panels already on the rooftops of Toronto stores, the CEO of Ikea pledged to be 100% renewable by the year 2020.

You may not know this, but IKEA supports wind farms and have their headquarters and most of their stores run on solar power. IKEA is easily accessible to you and provide sustainable products like LED lighting that uses less energy and creates less waste.

 

2. Seventh Generation

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Seventh Generation makes cleaning products that are free of harmful toxins and chemicals. They disclose all ingredients in their products, which are not just good for your health, but also good for the planet.

 

-Fashion-

 

3. Alternative Apparel

fashion-revolution70% of their clothing is made of sustainable materials, which are all fair trade. They help workers in other countries get a decent wage while supporting the local community in LA.

 

4. PeopleTree

people-treeWith organic cotton and ethical wool clothing, PeopleTree offers eco-friendly clothing at a fair price. Their workers are paid well and treated with respect.

“Fair Trade puts people and the environment central to doing business. It recognizes, promotes and protects the cultural identity and traditional skills of small producers as reflected in their craft designs, food products and other related services.” -PeopleTree

 

5. Reformation

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More than just a pretty dress, all their garments are made from super sustainable materials, rescued fabrics and repurposed vintage clothing.

Fashion is the 3rd most polluting industry in the world. We’re cleaning up.” says their website. Reformation has sustainability as its core mission. They built their own ethical factory in Los Angeles where they employ people from all over the world. They even publish quarterly sustainability reports to show the public the environmental impacts of each garment. Talk about transparency!

 

6. Patagonia

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Patagonia has pledged 1% of sales to the preservation and restoration of the natural environment.

Patagonia is the outerwear and activist company that gives back so much. They created a non-profit corporation to encourage other businesses to do the same, and have donated $74 million to grassroots environmental groups since 1985.

 

-Beauty-

 

7. Lush Cosmetics

lush-bath-bombLush likes their cosmetics fresh and handmade, and minimize their waste. They even incentivise customers to bring back their used packaging in exchange for free products. Who wouldn’t want that! Lush advocates for the environment, animals, and people in need through their many charity programs.

 

-Food and Beverage-

 

8. Beyond Meat

beyond_burger_meat_caseThe number 1 contributor to greenhouse gases aren’t from cars – they are from cows that release gases into the atmosphere. Beyond Meat makes delicious plant-based meats to offer deliciously ethical and eco-friendly alternatives that are sure to convert any meat lover.

 

9. Numi Tea

numi-tea-organicFor you tea junkies out there, Numi tea really makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside. Sustainable practices are part of their core mission. Each cup of tea helps the planet because Numi teas are ethically sourced, support environmental nonprofits, and also track their carbon emissions to ensure it’s as sustainable as possible.

 

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