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Do you have an eco-friendly person in your life? That person who always tries to make the green choice? Not sure what to get him or her?
As an eco-friendly person, myself, I know how hard it can be for people to shop for me. Most of the time I tell people to just get me gift cards, but sometimes people want to actually give me a gift.
So, here are some items and companies I love!
“Cork is lightweight, durable, very attractive, and best of all..it grows back! That’s right. Cork, once extracted from the tree, regenerates itself. It’s the only wood in the world that can make such a claim.
It doesn’t just grow back either. No, no no. Cork oaks take in 300-500% more CO2 when stripped than their unstripped counterparts. The more cork that is used the better it is for everybody.” – corature.com
Corature produces beautiful, long lasting products! I bought this clutch for myself a couple of years ago, and it is still in great shape!
Not only am I a fan of their products, but I’m a bigger fan of Corature as a company. Corature gives back by donating a portion of their sales to The Rainforest Alliance.
They offer more than just a cork clutch. Check out some of the other beautiful cork products they offer:
2) Send a LOVE GOODLY box (plus 10% off!)
Started by two moms who saw a need to provide women with non-toxic, personal care products, LOVE GOODLY was born.
A LOVE GOODLY box contains four or five full-size products. Each box includes a beauty and skin care item, style or home accessory, and heathy snacks and wellness items.
LOVE GOODLY’s values are so amazing and plentiful, I cannot even begin to list them all here. They supply women with handmade, vegan, cruelty free, organic, made in the US, fair trade, recycled, gluten free, sustainably produced, and more items. LOVE GOODLY properly and visibly labels each item.
Plus, click my affiliate link to receive 10% off any order over $25! -> Love Goodly 10% Off
3) Bean Products, Inc. bean bag chair
or meditation cushion, or yoga mat…
Approved for people and planet by Green America, Bean Products, Inc. has something for everyone, and they could not be more green or eco-friendly if they tried.
“We create our sustainable Bean Home Line Organic Home Furnishings with pure hemp fabric, organic cotton, recycled poly fiber from soda bottles, buckwheat hulls, natural latex foam rubber and recycled bean bag fills. The Bean Home Line features our full line of organic upholstered furniture. Here sophisticated, contemporary style and comfort unite in upholstered Sofas, Love seats, Chairs, Ottomans, and Beds of FSC certified wood, organic cotton batting and wool, pure hemp fabrics, natural non-toxic finishes and old world craftsmanship. Our Bean Home Line also includes natural hemp or organic cotton shower curtains, hemp and cotton beanbag chairs, Big Bean loungers and recycled Pet beds…all lovingly made in the USA.” – Bean Products, Inc.
The first 100% vegan handbag brand in the US, GUNAS makes beautiful bags! I received their Cougar Backpack for Christmas, and I love it!
The Cougar Backpack comes in five different colors. It fits my MacBook Air and a few notebooks perfectly. It’s a sleek professional backpack, perfect for the working woman.
This company is a recent discovery for me, and I am BEYOND excited about it!
Also, GUNAS commits to sustainably and ethically producing their products.
GUNAS bags are 100% free of animal by-product. That means no silk, no fur, no wool, no down feathers, no leather! We use a variety of fabrics including coated canvases, nylons, eco-polyurethane, ultra-leather, ultra-suede and up-cycled polyester for linings.
We do not use any PVC. Whenever possible, we also incorporate up-cycled upholstery fabrics and vintage materials into our collection. We are continuously trying to improve our material quality and experimenting by incorporating new materials such as cork, rubber and pinatex into our designs. All hardware is lead and nickel free.
The custom logo hardware is made using recycled metals and is 24 carat gold plated. The lining fabric is made from up-cycled cotton canvas or recycled plastic bottles (essentially recycled Polyester) and we only use YKK zippers.” – GUNAS NEW YORK
My husband actually found this company, and surprised me with a Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil gift box for Christmas last year. I use coconut oil on a daily basis. I use it to take off my makeup every night, to moisturize my face every morning, and for oil pulling. This became my go to oil.
Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil makes great coconut oil products with essential oils for all uses. I’m almost positive their lip balm was the first one I actually finished instead of just losing it.
Luke, the founder of Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil, discovered a way to create coconut oil without the use of heat, chemicals, or solvents while he was working with locals in Vietnam. Once home in the United States, he shared his coconut oil produced with the methods he learned in Vietnam with friends and family, and they loved it.
Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil is the only coconut oil that can truthfully claim it is wild harvested, hand pressed, small batched, never heated, 100% raw, 100% virgin, and 100% free from chemicals and solvents.
Bonus, you receive 15% off your first order!
Our Green House, an organic, fair trade, natural, eco-friendly company, offers several gift baskets for men and women. Or, if you don’t see one you like, they have the option for you to make your own gift basket!
Founded in 2003, Our Green House is a family run company and produces eco-friendly products to keep you and your house healthy and safe.
Another product from Our Green House, this wine glass is the perfect cross-over of my two favorite things, eco-friendly and wine!
This wine glass is made in Mexico from recycled glass and is dishwasher safe.
This recycled grow bottle from Eartheasy.com is hand-crafted from a recycled wine bottle. These glass bottles allow you to grow fresh herbs indoors year round!
Plus, they are reusable. Once you’ve finished growing one herb, just rinse the bottle and clay pebbles and plant another!
Perfect, for the eco-friendly person who enjoys cooking.
Panda creates stylish sunglasses made from bamboo, one of the most renewable sources on our planet, for both men and women.
Panda’s goal is to provide aesthetically pleasing products made from ecologically sustainable resources to globally-conscious consumers.
We promise that every Panda product will be constructed from sustainable materials that are kind to the environment, and we will never sell something without giving back to the community.”
10) Panda Watch
To finish the list, I have to add one more cork item! Panda created quite possibly one of the most sustainable products ever, a watch made from both bamboo and cork!
Panda is easily one of my favorite new companies. They began on Kickstarter in 2012, and have created enviormentally conscious products that you actually want to wear.
I hope you enjoyed this list! As an eco-friendly person myself, I love all these items!
“Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.”
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