We all hear about the effects our purchases make on the environment. The connection between what we buy and the damage it causes, from the destruction of non-renewable resources, to pollutants in our water and toxins in the air we breath, is rather alarming.
However, small changes by individuals can make big changes for us all. One of the most effective and immediate changes we can make is in our homes. From your decor, to cleaning products, and even gifts and kitchenware, you can find eco-friendly options that are both affordable and fashionable.
Here’s a list of some of our favorite sustainable finds and where to find them:
1. Farmstead Stoneware: $12 – $64 – Bambeco.com
Hand crafted in their eco-conscious factory in Portugal using all-natural clay, reclaimed water, and recycled scrap materials from previous projects, these pieces function with both durability and sustainability in mind. Organically shaped, no two pieces are exactly alike, and are finished with a non-toxic glaze which provides the unique mottled pattern and rich color.
2. White and Cappuccino Dot Rattan Stools: $79.99 – Vivaterra.com
Viva terra is known for their commitment to sustainable practices. From planting trees, to building wind generators, printing catalogs on recycled paper, and nearly all products are made from recycled, sustainable, organic, and reclaimed. These handmade stools are made from recycled polystrand and manufactured by a company lauded for its environmental stewardship.
3. GAN Rug & Ferm Living Rug: $560 and $119 – 2modern.com
Both rugs are hand woven and wool is hand dyed to guarantee unique and sustainable products.
4. Color House Paint: options starting from $6
Paint in a wide variety of colors, all of which have no VOCs (volatile organic compounds), no reproductive toxins, no chemical solvents, and no toxic fumes.
5. Modere Complete Essential Collection: $149.99 – Modere.com
Not only is Modere dedicated to clean living, but they’re also a local company coming out of Salt Lake! Their products are created by nature, safe for use, and they understand the importance of being bpa-free, recyclable, and paraben-free. The Complete Essential Collection includes laundry and dish washer pack, mouthrinse, toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, cleanser, men’s products, lotion, shower gel, and more!
6. Non-Toxic Home Cleaning – Homemade Solutions
What’s more green than making your own, non-toxic, completely harmless formulas? Click on HERE to learn how to concoct your own solutions with every day ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, lemon, and cornstarch. Simple, clean, and worry-free!