7 Sustainable Brands to Replace your Household Products
It's difficult to find products which you know are truly sustainable; something you can buy without feeling like you've contributed to the end of the world. Well, the ecoLinks team has done the hard work for you.
Here are 7 products with outstanding environmental credentials that you'll be sure to love.
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Cruelty-free, no petrochemicals and vegan. These are just some of the credentials that Bloomtown prides itself on. They have made an exceptional effort to provide the most sustainable skin care products they can whilst maintaining a high level of quality throughout their range. To top things off, they also donate 10% of their annual profits to environmental and social causes to make sure they're giving back to the community.
They are also the first certified palm oil-free company in the UK. Impressive.
Bamboo is one of the most sustainable crops on the planet; so it's the perfect material to make everyday items.
Bambu manufacture a range of kitchen and homeware products made from environmentally friendly bamboo. They also boast some of the best environmental credentials on the market. They have an ethical approach to material procurement and a philosophy that promotes fairness in the supply chain.
3. Montezuma's Chocolate
Montezuma's is an award-winning British chocolate brand that has some very fine environmental credentials.
The company is all about fair trade and social responsibility. They source their cocoa from a number of different co-operatives across the world. These co-ops have been chosen based on their strong commitment to re-investment into their local community and their sustainable approach to agriculture. It also tastes great, which is, of course, a bonus.
Ethique is a New Zealand brand with an ethical approach, which I'm sure you worked out from the name. They manufacture hair, face and body products with a strong dislike for plastic packaging. The company also does a lot for animal protection projects around the world by donating 20% of profits to charitable causes.
The company has yet to appoint a European distributor, so if you're in the UK you'll have to arrange international shipping; which as you can imagine, can be quite costly if it's coming from the other side of the world.
5. Tregothnan Tea
Tregothnan truly is unique. They are the first tea company in the UK where the tea is homegrown on British soil. That's right, the tea is grown right here in Cornwall. You can't cut down your transport emissions any more than that!
They also have a fabulous community engagement culture and raise tens of thousands of pound a year for local charities.
6. Bam Bamboo Clothing
Cotton clothing can put an enormous strain on the planet due to its large demand on landmass. Bamboo, on the other hand, produces the same yield as cotton from only 10% of the land area. It also grows incredibly fast and doesn't need any pesticides or fertilizers to grow.
Bam Bamboo Clothing has some unique characteristics that other materials simply can't compete with. It's antibacterial, biodegradable, super soft and moisture wicking; combine that with being a sustainable resource and you're on to a winner.
7. Pukka Herbs
Pukka have created an array of products ranging from health supplements to herbal tea. They have sustainability at the heart of everything they do.
The company has recently mapped their carbon footprint and are committed to using this information for specific carbon reduction targets. They also have a dedicated mission council to strategically influence social and climate-related issues.