By: Emmi Buck
Idosole ~ Vegan, Up-cycled Shoes On A Mission To Stop Tire Pollution
$27 – $75
These handcrafted, stylish, durable shoes haves SOUL… and soles made from recycled tires, which are a major problem in many countries, like Indonesia where they are made with love. Indosole’s founder Kyle Parsons has been featured on TED talks promoting the importance of upcycling materials that end up crowing our beautiful natural landscape and landfills. An avid surfer, Kyle wanted to find a way to create beautiful and useful products out of materials that can end up polluting our environment and frequently works with nonprofits focused on protecting our oceans. Indosole is a certified B-Corp that makes shoes that everyone will love, and with every step will be protecting the future of our planet!
Bamboo Roots ~ Reusable & Biodegradable Straws
$15.45 for a pack of 12 w/ a cleaner
A great gift for anyone who drinks liquids (hint: everyone!), these aren’t your typical stainless steel or glass straws, they’re biodegradable and made from a very renewable resource – bamboo! In the U.S. alone, over 500 MILLION plastic drinking straws are used PER DAY. That’s enough plastic waste to wrap the entire circumference of the earth two and a half times, yikes! By using these reusable, biodegradable, plant based drinking straws you are helping the environment by reducing plastic waste. This gift will help protect our oceans and the environment as a whole.
Essential Oxygen ~ Organic Oral Care & All-Purpose 3% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide
$4.89 – $25.63
Essential Oxygen is a woman-owned, triple bottom line company that sees this planet and its people beaming with optimal health and promotes this vision by creating truly effective and clean natural products. Their Organic Brushing Rinse can be used as a liquid toothpaste, mouthwash, or pre-rinse. It whiten teeth, is non-abrasive (great for sensitive teeth), freshens breath, and works to give who whole-mouth-health. The best part? It is biodegradable and has no fluoride, SLS, alcohol, parabens, or toxins – just all-natural and easy to pronounce ingredients! Their 3% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide cleans cutting boards + utensils, removes stains without bleaching, can be used to brush your dog’s teeth, and SO much more. It has none of the chemical stabilizers found in brown bottle non-food-grade hydrogen peroxide, and is at a safe to use 3% level, unlike the potentially dangerous 35%!
Holy Lamb Organics ~ Zero Waste Organic Bedding
$25 – $1,700
From mattresses to bedding to pillows and even towels, Holy Lamb organics is dedicated to creating beautiful, zero waste, sustainable, and most importantly comfortable products. They make their items by hand, locally, in a small rural town near Olympia, WA. In business since 2000, their bedding line is featured in over 80 stores across the US and Canada. All of their products come in stylish, simple colors and would work well for any color palate. They even have baby products!
Kloverbox ~ Eco-Friendly, Cruelty-Free, Non-Toxic Monthly Box Subscription
$25 / month
Receive eco-friendly products handpicked by their healthy conscious curators. Best of all, each lifestyle, home, and beauty product is cruelty-free! This woman-owned company was started by twins Lora and Marie, who as moms, strive to keep their children safe and healthy. They feel a great way to do this is to keep their homes safe from as many harmful chemicals as possible, and keep themselves and their families healthy by finding natural alternatives to everyday products. Kloverbox makes it easy for you to discover great brands and live a healthier, natural, organic, cruelty-free, and eco-friendly lifestyle.
Etee ~ Reusable, Biodegradable, Beeswax Food Wraps
$18 for a three-pack
Say goodbye to plastic! Etee wraps are a natural, better way to store your food and reduce plastic waste. They’re organic, reusable, and biodegradable. They use USDA organic beeswax, clove & cinnamon essential oils and jojoba oil, coniferous tree resins from sustainable sources & non gmo soy wax, and GOTS certified organic cotton.
Drynk On ~ Stainless Steel Reusable Drinkware & Straws
With every sip you can smile knowing you’re saving a plastic straw and one-time use cup from polluting our planet! At Drynk On, they believe every little bit counts. Their commitment to reducing waste by helping eliminate single-use plastic cups and straws is a step in saving our only home. They we offer double-walled, insulated stainless steel tumblers both in stemless and with-stem styles, along with stainless steel straws. Their drinkware comes in a large assortment of styles and awesome color options for any of your friends or family.
Santosha ~ Organic, Raw Cacao, Paleo, Vegan, Allergen-Friendly Chocolate
$3.50 per bar
Who doesn’t love chocolate?! All Santosha chocolate bars are paleo,vegan, certified organic, gluten free, and free of: soy, nuts, emulsifiers, fillers, and cane sugar. Their recipes integrate scientific research with wisdom of traditional medicines to offer nutritional properties that fuel your body mind and spirit. All Santosha chocolate is hand made from Peruvian cacao beans stone-ground. These heirloom variety cacao beans from Peru make up less than 5% of the worlds cacao production. Their process preserves the living enzymes and micro-nutrients of the cacao bean. Last but not least, their chocolate is wrapped by hand with love in recycled packaging and printed with vegetable-based inks.