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Updated on Aug 9, 2019. Posted on Apr 10, 2019

25 Eco-Friendly Brands You Can Feel Good About Spending Your Money With

From backpacks made from billboards to biodegradable phone cases, these are businesses who truly care about the environment.

1. Rareform

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Every one-of-a-kind Rareform bag or backpack is made from recycled billboard vinyl. After their use, some billboards are shipped to Rareform's California warehouse to be washed and hand-cut into their designs. The bags are both eco-friendly and vegan, too!

2. Aether Beauty

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Not only is this gorgeous makeup palate beautiful to look at and made with vegan ingredients, but the entire box is 100% recyclable — the first of its kind in the industry! It's also made with actual crushed up crystals... so yeah, I'm there.

3. Riz Boardshorts

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Riz Boardshorts uses plastic debris found in the ocean to create shorts. They donate one British Pound per pair sold to the UK Marine Conservation Society — but fair warning that they're a little on the pricey side.

4. Pela Phone Cases

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Pela was inspired by the 60,000+ plastic phone cases thrown away each year and is the first phone case that's 100% biodegradable.

5. Preserve

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Since 1996, Preserve has focused on using recycled plastics to make all of their products, though their collection has expanded to offering plant-based compostables today. Their razor's handle (above) is made entirely from yogurt cups, and I promise you'd never know if someone didn't tell you (and I would know because I use one).

6. Stasher Bags

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Forget plastic bags, it's all about reusable storage like Stasher instead. These bags pinch closed so they're easy to travel with and are made from non-toxic pure platinum silicone. It's also dishwasher and microwave safe, so it's pretty safe to say you'll be getting a lot of use from it.

7. bambu

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B-corp bambu makes beautiful, compostable dinnerware and homegoods like cork bowls, serving boards, and napkins. They're a certified green business and make everything by hand.

8. PACT

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Pact uses only certified organic cotton, fair trade certified factories, and is Global Organic Textile Standard-certified. Their clothes are ridiculously comfy, too — I practically live in their leggings with pockets.

9. Kaffee Form

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This company actually makes coffee cups from actual coffee grounds though a process that incorporates local coffee shops in their hometown of Berlin. Can we get an American offshoot, soon?

10. Green Toys

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All Green Toys — like the baby toy starter set, as seen above — are made from recycled plastic milk jugs, packaged in recycled materials, and are printed with soy ink. Eco-friendly for your eco-baby.

11. Prana Snacks

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Canadian snack brand Prana is more than just organic almonds, chia seeds, and fair-trade chocolate. They use renewable wind power energy and halted the use of California almonds for environmental reasons. They offset their carbon emissions by planting trees, have a compost initiative that saves 210 tons of waste from landfills per year, and are B-Corp certified.

12. Samba Sol

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These brightly-colored flip-flops by Samba Sol are made from recycled rubber and are made without any chemical processes and thus, no carbon emissions to the environment. They're made in Brazil and purchases help protect the Amazon rainforest.

13. Kut from the Kloth

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Kut from the Kloth is a women-first fashion brand handmade in Los Angeles, California. They've partnered with Peace 4 Animals, created a line of vegan furs last fall, and also offer plus and petite sizing.

14. Bathing Culture

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Bathing Culture's soap is certified organic, cruelty free, and biodegradable. PLUS, their bottles are made from 100% recycled, California curbside collected, and reprocessed bottles. A major environmental win!

15. Rothy's

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These shoes from Rothys are LITERALLY made form plastic bottles. They offer a variety of slip ons, flats, and loafers for women and children. I've heard they're super comfortable but have yet to try, but worth it for the sustainability alone!

16. Beyond Meat

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Beyond Meat's mission is to solve the issues associated with livestock production (human health, climate change, constraints on natural resources and animal welfare) through science and plant-based meats. One Beyond burger takes 99% less water, 93% less land, 90% less carbon emissions, and 46% less energy than an animal-based beef burger.

17. Alternative Apparel

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Alternative Apparel makes a line of basics that you can feel good wearing: they use biodegradable packaging, organic cotton, post-consumer recycled materials, low-impact dyes AND have a vendor recycling program.

18. Elate Beauty

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Elate calls themselves a "clean cosmetics" cosmetics brand, but they are vegan and cruelty free, too. Their packaging is made with water-processed bamboo and they use ethical only marketing practices.

19. Fair Trade Winds

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Fair Trade Winds works with 150+ artisan organizations in over 57 countries around the world and promote the use of reused, reclaimed, and recycled materials to help conserve, preserve, and cultivate the environment. They also have a section for "gifts that give back," too!

20. Paper Culture

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If you need invitations, personalized, or announcements, consider Paper Culture. They plant a tree for every order placed (and you can even dedicate the tree to someone in their honor!) and 2019 marks their 10-year anniversary and 1 million trees planted!

21. Imperfect Produce

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1 in 5 vegetables grown in the United States doesn't meet the cosmetic standards in grocery stores and are thrown away instead. To help combat this, buy some Imperfect Produce, ranging from $15 to $43 per week.

22. Remember Me Green

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These one-of-a-kind bags are made from local billboards in New York City. Even cooler, Remember Me Green will take old billboards from wherever if you send it to them and recycle them into new bags.

23. Native Shoes

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These super-comfy shoes are made from EVA materials. Their products are "beast free," aka have never been tested on animals, and is a PETA-approved vegan brand.

24. Who Gives A Crap

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Who Gives A Crap offers a more environmentally friendly take on your regular toilet paper, with options made from 100% recycled paper and 100% bamboo.

25. Viva Terra

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Viva Terra is an online retailer that boasts a collection of all-natural, fair-trade, artisan-made, and all-natural products. Their conscious offerings are made with reclaimed woods, salvaged metals, vintage fabrics, and recycled glass and even offer climate-friendly shipping options that offset carbon emissions. Yes please!

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