Sustainable brands are so important to the future of consumerism. In a world inundated with climate change and overconsumption challenges, we need sustainable brands to help reverse the damage already done. As a sustainable company ourselves, we care not only about creating a more eco-friendly future through our work, but building up other brands that are working towards the same mission. So we’re breaking down our favorite sustainable brands outside of the furniture industry.
But first, some background on why AptDeco is so passionate about cleaning up the furniture industry. Furniture accounts for 4% of all household waste, and over 12 million tons of furniture go to landfills each year, meaning a lot of work needs to be done to make a change. By creating a more circular furniture economy, we can keep furniture out of landfills and give it life for years to come, in turn reducing new production and waste. And while we’re all-in on the furniture game, there are so many wasteful products out there that we can’t begin to tackle. Enter: a slew of inspiring companies creating a tidal wave of sustainable change in their respective industries.
Sustainable living should be looked at from all angles, so we’re highlighting brands that work tirelessly to create a more eco-friendly future. These are just a few of the impactful companies making a change, so make sure to keep your eyes peeled for other brands who are also killing the game (not the environment).
See one we missed? Let us know in the comments!
Blueland’s mission is to make household items, starting with cleaning products, reusable, natural and sustainable. They’ve made cleaning products, such as all-purpose spray and laundry detergent into dilutable tablets, giving a new meaning to the term just add water.
Package Free focuses on reducing product packaging in efforts to make natural, plastic-free products easily accessible to all. They carry an array of products and brands from beauty to household that will help you make more conscious buying decisions. Plus, if you’re local to the NYC area they have a store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn you can visit.
By Humankind creates personal care products without single-use plastic. They’re carbon neutral and offer a plastic offset plan where you can donate to lower your plastic footprint. The best part? You can order your shampoo, conditioner, etc. on a subscription basis so you never run out.
MATE the Label is committed to 360 clean practices by creating ethical, sustainable and non-toxic clothing. They even publish an annual impact report to promote transparency.
Rothy’s is on a quest to create a more circular economy by using recycled materials for all of their products. Their shoes might be made of recycled bottles, but they are some of the comfiest and most functional slip-ons on the market.
Stasher overhauled the plastic bag industry after introducing a non-toxic silicone storage bag that’s reusable, dishwasher safe and sustainable. You’ll be wondering why these haven’t been a thing for longer! And while the individual bags may be pricey, you’ll save money in the long run when you no longer need to buy disposable bags.
Bite toothpaste reimagined the traditional tube of toothpaste into a chewable tablet in order to reduce waste and create a less toxic product. Their packaging is made from recycled materials, too. Not to mention, you’ll never have to worry about traveling with toothpaste over the 3.4 oz limit again.
Parade is an underwear company whose products are made of 85% recycled materials. Their products are also free of chemicals that are harmful to your body and the environment. The colors are also super fun, and don’t we all need a bit more fun in our lives?
United by Blue creates clothing for everyone, made with sustainable and recycled materials.
Plus, for every product purchased, United by Blue removes one pound of trash from waterways. And let’s face it, when was the last time you removed a pound of trash from a waterway? (If you have, 4 candy canes for you, Glen Coco!)
You may have already heard of popular fashion brand Reformation. Their sustainability practices are down to a science and they’ve been carbon neutral since 2015, making them a leader in sustainable brand practices. This brand also happens to be a one-stop shop for all wedding needs, from bride to guest.