Sustainable brands we love

Here’s a round-up of just a few of our favourite brands who are doing their bit to look after the Earth and champion conscious consumerism, to help you on your quest to enjoy a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

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Vegware is made from all sorts of plants using renewable, lower carbon, recycled or reclaimed materials, and designed to be commercially compostable with food waste. Compostables are a practical solution for single-use food-contaminated disposables, allowing foodservice to achieve their sustainability goals. Discover how to consume your food more sustainably with this innovative company.

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Over the last 2 years, Haines has saved over 12,477 metres of fabric. Repurposing, rehoming and saving textiles from landfill, founder Jules Haines has created a thriving business reselling unwanted designer textiles, wallpaper, lights and accessories, at a fraction of the retail price.

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Seeking out and innovating the best sustainable materials, Bird Eyewear manufactures its glasses using certified woods, bio-based acetate, renewable cork and recycled aluminium. In 2020 they became the first B Corp Certified eyewear brand in the UK, verified to meet the highest standards of social and environmental impact, and balancing purpose with profit. 

Bex Partridge’s floral designs have been described as wild, whimsical and nature-led. With a focus on seasonality and always free of any human intervention such as dying, bleaching or spraying the blooms. Bex’s locally sourced and sustainable floral decorations reflect the natural world around us and offer the chance to bring nature into our spaces however big or small. Creating sustainable everlasting designs, displays and installations, Bex works with dried flowers throughout their entire lifecycle life from seed, to plant to harvest and then drying and creating.

Bex Patridge’s online dried flower course shares plenty of ideas for sustainable floral displays – from single stems to flower clouds – and will show you how to arrange like a pro in three step-by-step projects, helping you develop the skills to create your own show-stopping, planet-friendly arrangements.

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Independently certified by COSMOS (Soil Association), Cruelty-Free International and The Vegan Society, Pai has all levels of their business scrutinised and audited annually to maintain such high standards and accreditation. COSMOS Natural certification means that Pai does not conduct any form of animal testing and a minimum of 98% of all their product ingredients are of natural origin. Pai’s overarching mission is to create products that are natural, ethical and sustainable with intrinsic goodness built in.

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Toast is keenly aware of the impact they have on people and the planet. They create clothes and home products that are durable – both in their life cycle and in their style – making it possible to use them for many years, if not decades to come. As a responsible business, Toast wants to leave the environments and communities we touch improved upon by our conscious actions. Their ethos is to create long-lasting and low-impact products to be cherished both today and tomorrow.

The Edward Bulmer Natural Paint brand is born out of a deep-rooted commitment to the environment and to protecting biodiversity. After years spent perfecting his pioneering plant-based paints, Edward Bulmer has created a product using gentle chemistry and a lot of dedication to produce an exemplary sustainable paint. Pioneers in the world of interiors, these natural and plant-based paint ingredients replace the usual petrochemical-derived products. Edward believes that ‘when you decide to use natural paint you are making more than a colour choice, a paint choice, a fashion choice or even a lifestyle choice – you too are choosing to make a difference.’

Handmade in the Cotswolds using local beeswax, The Beeswax Wrap Co., a certified B Corporation, creates reusable and plastic-free alternatives to cling film and sandwich bags.

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Founder Yvon Chouinard recently announced that all the company’s profits will go into saving the planet, spearheading a new example in environmental corporate leadership. The company has always pledged to support community-led efforts to champion fossil-fuel-free businesses and protect nature. “As of now, Earth is our only shareholder,” Patagonia announced. All profits, in perpetuity, will go to our mission to ‘save our home planet’. Pledging to radically reduce carbon emissions through the way they make their products, Patagonia supports the fighting against oil drilling, to take action on the most pressing environmental issues facing our world. Patagonia is also dedicated to giving grants to organisations that identify the root causes of environmental problems.

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Channelling a sincere interest in intelligent and sustainable design, Aesop strives to extend these values into every aspect of its workings. They have recently reached carbon neutrality across their global business, obtaining South Pole’s Climate Neutral Company label. Before there were any bans on such practices for cosmetics around the world, they have been staunchly opposed to animal testing of any kind with all their products made from responsibly sourced ingredients with all their ingredients being vegan.

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Riley Studio was founded on making conscious consumerism the norm. Riley Studio has partnered up with a network of innovative mills and manufacturers to build a core wardrobe of gender-free items that leave a positive impact. All of the clothes are made from organic and waste materials. They pride themselves on tackling the problems created by today’s fashion industry by being Eco – Innovators. Riley’s clothes are made from recycled nylon dyed with onion skins and buttons made from milk waste.

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‘Sustainability is always in season’ is the motto at Lettuce Grow. As parents and global citizens, they acknowledge that the best food we could feed our children and ourselves needs to be fresh, clean, and unprocessed. With this intention, they invented a way for everyone – regardless of space, time, knowledge, income, or experience – to grow their own food quickly and easily. This idea of the future of food benefits not only our homes but also our global environment. Their mission is to empower consumers to lead the transition to a sustainable food system.

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Wearth is an eco-friendly website and brand specialising in zero waste lifestyle products. From natural beauty products, and zero waste essentials to recycled metal jewellery, their extensive online marketplace enables you to discover a wide collection of sustainable products.

More sustainable brands we love

  • Kankan
  • Who Gives A Crap
  • Allbirds
  • Nudie Jeans
  • The Body Shop
  • Pangaia
  • TOMS
  • Omnes
  • Cloth Collective
  • Ishkar

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