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The Game Changers: The Sustainability Brands That Are Making a Difference (Part 1 )

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We can no longer afford to live as we have. In the past, companies squandered natural resources on a daily basis, but now consumers are demanding more sustainable products and the demand for greener options has brought about change.

Today, quite a few companies are investing in sustainable practices. They’re reducing their consumption of resources, operating with less waste and increasing the efficiency of their operations. While we aren’t there yet, some businesses are already well on their way to having a positive impact on their communities and the world around them while making a profit at the same time!

Sustainable brands are guided by a sense of social responsibility and a focus on the long term. They donโ€™t just focus on their bottom line, they recognize that they need to do good and do wellโ€”by protecting the environment and the people their business touches.

Whether you’re a novice on the green scene or an experienced eco-expert, these brands are definitely ones to follow. Here are 20 brands that I’ve found recently and will share more with you in the future.

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Bio-D is a vegan brand of household cleaners, laundry bleach and more. Their detergents are made with natural, plant-based ingredients, are cruelty free andย  environmentally friendly. They offer a great selection at reasonable prices and have fantastic customer service!ย 

Bio-D makes products that are safe for people and good for the environment. Their concentrated products are suitable for all cleaning needs, from laundry to floors. Bio-D also uses recyclable, biodegradable materials for their packaging.

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Based In: ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
Categories: Cleaning
Price Range: $

Instagram : @thebiodcompanyย 

Goldfinger is a design, build, and teaching enterprise that creates amazing furniture out of upcycled, reclaimed materials. They also work with high-end designers and joiners to create social enterprise projects that are good for people and the planet.

Based In: ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
Categories: Home & Garden
Price Range: $-$$$

Instagram : @thesocialsupermarket

They supply luxury wood flooring and natural fibre carpets that are made to last. Carpets and rugs made from sustainable wool and plant fibres are becoming more popular with eco-conscious home and business owners.

Their mission is to ensure that everyone has access to beautiful, eco-friendly flooring. For every order they receive, they plant a tree.

Based In: ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
Categories: Home & Garden
Price Range: $$$

Instagram : @knotistry

PHB Ethical Beauty is a family business that sells 100% organic, palm oil free, animal cruelty free, vegan beauty products.

ย In addition to being perfect from an ethical and environmental point of view, they also offer a wide range of specific products according to your skin type or hair type.

Based In: ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
Categories: Makeup & Cosmetics
Price Range: $

Instagram : @phbbeauty

Afends is an Australian brand known for creating garments made of sustainable, environmentally friendly materials. The brand handpicks the most sustainable fibers available, and it works on producing custom-fit items that are built to last, so customers can enjoy them for years to come.

Afends’ products are packaged in corn starch containers that can be easily discarded in a home compost heap once their usefulness is at an end.

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Based In: ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ
Categories: Apparel
Price Range: $-$$

Instagram : @afends

The Ninetynine Percent label makes it easy to feel good about what you wear. They use sustainable materials, like hemp, natural linen, tencel, and organic cotton, in their clothing line. This brand focuses on creating garments that will last for a long time and are animal-friendly.

Ninetynine Percent is dedicated to the wellbeing of their customers through their commitment to producing high-quality, limited edition pieces that look great and are meant to be worn over and over again.

Based In: ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
Categories: Apparel
Price Range: $-$$

Instagram : @ninety_percent

Mud Jeans is a clothing brand that practices sustainable fashion. To accomplish this, Mud Jeans reuses, recycles, and repurposes old jeans as raw materials.

All their products are completely vegan. During the past 4 years Mud Jeans have saved 533 million litres of water, saved 20000 pairs of jeans from landfills, and because of their efforts in recycling they have avoided one million kilos of carbon dioxide emissions.

Mud Jeans’ has a leasing concept that makes them stand out from other brands.

Based In: ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ
Categories: Apparel
Price Range: $-$$

Instagram : @mudjeans

This UK clothing company has been steadily growing since its inception and produces ethical clothing, including dungarees.

Lucy & Yaks recently opened a new factory in Indiaย  powered entirely by solar energy panels, which means the building is completely sustainable and all employees are paid a living wage. All packing bags and mailers are created from 100% recycled and biodegradable materials. They continue to make new goals in order to make their brand more sustainable possible

Based In: ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
Categories: Apparel
Price Range: $

Instagram : @lucyandyak

TOMS is a well-known brand with a mission to contribute to improving the lives of children in need all over the world. They accomplish this mission through their One for Oneยฎ business model, which provides that, for every product purchased by a customer, TOMS will provide a pair of shoes to a needy child. The company hopes to be sustainable by using only 100% sustainably sourced cotton and packaging. It is also currently working on ways to use an overall of 80% recycled materials.

Based In: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Categories: Footwear
Price Range: $-$$

Instagram : @TOMS

Patagonia is an apparel company known for making outdoor clothing.
The American company uses recycled and organic materials, and theyโ€™re not a part of the fast fashion industryโ€”they use locally sourced materials and pay fair wages. Patagonia is committed to becoming completely sustainable, but that process can take time, as the company is open about areas of its business that still need improvement. Its corporate philosophy is “100% For the Planet”

Based In: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Categories: Apparel
Price Range: $$-$$$

Instagram : @patagonia

Amour Vert is an eco-friendly clothing company that has pledged to plant a tree for every tee its customers buy. (353 990 trees have been planted to date.) In addition, the company uses non-toxic dyes and sustainable fabrics, and produces its garments on a zero-waste philosophy. It retails everything from comfy striped tees to playful printed dresses to casual slacks.

Based In: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Categories: Apparel
Price Range: $-$$

Instagram : @amourvert.com

Threads 4 Thought started in 2006 as a response to the common waste practices in the fashion industry. The first collection included a few T-shirts, made from responsibly sourced materials and graphic designs inspired by the meaning behind the movement.

Today, Threads 4 Thought is one of the most sustainable clothing brands in the world, with a massive collection of clothing and accessories..They create products that leaves an innately smaller impact on our environment, supports in-need communities, and assists in changing the narrative and understanding of ethical standards within the fashion industry.

Based In: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Categories: Apparel
Price Range: $-$$

Instagram : @threads4thought

For more than 25 years, People Tree has been working with artisans around the globe to transform traditional crafts into modern fashion.

The brand works with over multiple artisans from across the globe, supporting their work through a varied program that not only encourages fair wages but also allows artisans to mentor one another and improve their business acumen. The labelโ€™s designs are made using environmentally friendly, low-impact manufacturing processes and natural materials like organic cotton .

Based In: ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต
Categories: Apparel
Price Range: $-$$

Instagram : @peopletreeuk

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On a mission to become the most environmentally-progressive brand on the planet, Tentree is using its sustainably-made basics (made of cork, coconut, recycled polyester and more!) as a vehicle for change.

Their clothes are made with the smallest environmental footprint and the comfiest, most sustainable materials.Their ethical factories create your product in fair, safe working conditions.Every item plants 10 trees. Seriously, every item. So go ahead and get planting.

Based In: ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ
Categories: Apparel
Price Range: $-$$

Instagram : @tentree

LACAUSA makes chic basics, contemporary pieces, and romantic silhouettes in a way that will make you look good and feel good.

LACAUSA was founded in 2013 with a desire to create simple clothing using eco-friendly textiles in a low-waste design process.

The brand provides fair living wages and working conditions for all of its employees, chooses fabrics from trusted manufacturers who share the brand’s ethical values, and does so with everything done under ethical conditions.

LACAUSA knows that as a clothing manufacturer it will never be 100 percent sustainable; however, the company continuously works toward being more intentional and responsible in its design and manufacturing processes. That vision has always been that if the company can be honest with its community, the community will understand and accept those shortcomings.

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Based In: ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
Categories: Fashion
Price Range: $-$$

Instagram : @lacausaclothing

The Good Shop is a second-hand shop in Mauritius that offers a concept that is quite new to the island. Sale, purchase and donation of second hand products, there are certainly some flea markets here in Mauritius but there was not really a store specialized in this field.

They are a social enterprise and their mission is to be a model for social enterprises by inspiring other companies and organizations in Mauritius. They want to find innovative solutions for post-consumer waste, and to encourage inclusive employment practices across the island. They want to change the way people think about disability and increase opportunities for people with barriers to employment.

They have kept 200,000 items out of the landfill by re-selling them, providing them to solidarity partners for distribution, or recycling them. They also invest part of their revenue in a scholarship fund for primary and secondary school students. And 60% of their staff are people who might otherwise face barriers to employment.

Based In: ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ
Categories: Miscellaneous products
Price Range: $-$$

Instagram : @thegoodshopmu

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Natureโ€™s Basket, an organic supermarket brand of Mauritius, offers a wide range of foodstuffs and spices as well as related health and beauty products.
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They offer 25 different bulk products, including dried rice and beans, cooking oil, cereals and beans. Bring your own glass jars and reusable bags to fill them up!

Nature’s Basket promotes eco-friendly shopping with baskets made from plant fibers and glass containers to take away spices and body oils.

Based In: ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ
Categories: Food & Drink
Price Range: $

Instagram : @naturesbasketmu

ย Ecolozil is an online store based in Mauritius that specializes in eco-friendly products .

The brand was started by a group of people with a desire to create a meaningful change in the way we consume.

They ‘re empowering the local community by working with local artisans and manufacturers, and they’re hoping to make a positive social, environmental and economic contribution.

Ecolozil is made up of a small team of people with a big dream of making the world a better place !

Based In: ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ
Categories: Miscellaneous Products
Price Range: $

Instagram : @ecolozil

I would like to mention this shop organicmatters.mu, a brand powered by Health solution.

Unfortunately I was not able to find much info about their philosophy concerning sustainability but being one of their regular costumers for years , I know that they are engaged in making a positive impact on the environment.

Based In: ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡บ
Categories: Miscellaneous Products
Price Range: $

The Mindful Deer, established on Reunion Island in 2020, is an eco-responsible and creative boutique

The shop was created with the goal of aligning itself as closely as possible with its values. Through thoughtful design and development, each product minimizes its individual environmental impact.The company has partnered with local artisans to produce each item, whenever possible.

Based In: ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
Categories: Miscellaneous Products
Price Range: $

The brands Iโ€™ve covered demonstrate that businesses donโ€™t need to compromise on profitability, products and services in order to sustain the environment.

They donโ€™t compromise on their social responsibility in pursuit of profits.

It’s important to get everyone on board with the same ideas, and getting businesses to buy into the idea that itโ€™s possible for a them to act responsibly.

I would like also to point out that you as a consumer have power. You have the power to make your money count, the power to create change, and the power to support those companies that share your values.

To that end, i encourage you to follow in the footsteps of these brands and decide for yourself what it means to be an ethical consumer.

Share with me in comments if you know of any other ethical brands. I’d love to learn about more them.

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Deirdre

love learning about new sustainable brands…thanks!

jeanine

This is a great list thank you for putting it together…always looking for sustainable products

Jeannie

Such a great list of eco friendly brands, I like Patagonia and Toms its good to know there are lots brands now making a difference.

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