11 Eco-Friendly Home Brands That Are Actually Chic
Happy Earth Day, fellow Earthlings! If you love this planet and home design as much as we do, listen up. These days, minding your environmental and social impact right along with inspired design is easier than ever. Yes, “eco” can often conjure up crunchy associations, but we’re here to open your eyes to a new class of eco-conscious retailers that prove green is gorgeous. Read on.
All Across Africa’s gorgeous, vibrant baskets and vessels are hand-woven in Rwanda using sisal and sweet grass. Similar to bamboo, these plants grow abundantly in the region, which means their use is less taxing on the environment. AAA also partners with nonprofit organisations to bring education and skill training to people in the communities with which they work.
BottleCloth makes its line of graphic, punchy table linens from 100-per cent recycled woven fabric, sourced entirely from recycled plastic bottles. Because of their construction, table coverings and placemats are stain resistant and super low maintenance. We love them for a bright, summertime outdoor gathering.
Buying secondhand is naturally good for the environment—it’s a form of recycling that takes something old and makes it new again. Chairish brings this environmentally sound practice of scouring flea and vintage markets to the masses, curating an incredibly wide range of home goods, vintage furniture, décor, and more under one easy-to-shop website.
You wouldn’t necessarily know it right away, but all of the furniture and home goods available at Cisco are made with natural materials and friendly to the environment. Cisco’s offerings include every manner of home goods, as well as specialty products, like John Derian’s debut furniture collection, which falls under Cisco’s eco-rigorous stipulations.
Premium paint without the dangerous chemicals and toxins? Sign us up. Colorhouse produces a wide array of colours, all of which have no VOCs (volatile organic compounds), no reproductive toxins, no chemical solvents, and no toxic fumes.
Coyuchi’s range of deluxe textiles, bedding, mattresses, and more are all produced from 100-per cent organic cotton. It’s more rare than you’d think: Less than 1 per cent of the world’s cotton is organically grown, so Coyuchi is a good pick if you’re passionate about products made with natural fibres free of dyes and bleaches. The best part is that the textiles don’t skimp on style and luxury. They’re some of the softest fabrics you can get your hands on.
Creative Women works with women in Ethiopia, Morocco, and Bolivia to create a positive impact in the communities with which they work. By shopping these gorgeous, handmade textiles, customers help support sustainable employment as well as unique products tied to artisanal traditions and time-honored processes.
If you’re looking for a gorgeous wooden furniture piece for your home, Environment Furniture ought to be your go-to: The company makes a gorgeous assortment of unique furniture (bed frames, tables, benches, and lots more) from reclaimed, recycled, and sustainably harvested woods.
Known for their beautiful, intricate patterns and unique colorways, Eskayel operates on a print-to-order model, which is a significantly more eco-friendly alternative to traditional wallpaper and fabric manufacturing. Eskayel also uses chemical-free paper and water-based inks in producing their homewares, which include pillows, rugs, furniture, and more.
Candlemaker Kristi Head of Lite+Cycle is all about bringing the highest-quality scent experience to the home. Each freestanding pillar candle is crafted through a delicate process featuring high-grade essential oils extracted through the cleanest methods available, and use non-GMO vegetable wax and a cotton wick. The candles, their scents of lavender, bergamot, sage, and more, are sumptuously enveloping, and are meant to burn purely, leaving no waste behind.
Working with artisans in more than 20 countries as well as within the United States, VivaTerra’s handmade and fair-trade goods are largely recycled, made from reclaimed materials, and 100-per cent chemical free. Offerings include furniture, home accessories, garden, dining items, and more.