Every minute, one million plastic bottles are purchased around the world (91% of which are not recycled). Every day, toilet paper production consumes 27,000 trees. Every year, 9,400 gallons of water are wasted due to household leaks. In light of these staggering statistics—and in honor of Earth Month (ICYMI, Earth Day was Monday, April 22)—we're paying it forward by sharing a list the sustainably minded home brands we're currently coveting. All of which are doing their part to reduce plastic, paper, and water waste.
Spanning emerging companies like Buffy and Year & Day to established retailers like Brandless and Method, there's an inspiring number of brands embracing ethical and eco-conscious practices in 2019. Which is to say, this is by no means an all-inclusive list of forward-thinking companies that are whole-heartedly embracing environmentally friendly ethos. That said, keep scrolling to shop some of our go-to sources for sustainably made home products.
Each Buffy comforter is produced with earth-friendly and cruelty-free materials, keeping 50 plastic bottles out of landfills and protecting 12 geese in the process. Not to mention, the brand's signature cloud-like bedding has garnered over 12,000 5-star reviews.
Dedicated to sustainability, Threaded partners with mills and factories that prioritize eco-friendly practices, including utilizing solar power, using harm-free dyes, and recycling water. These luxe sateen sheets are proof that home décor can be chic and sustainable.
Made with 100-percent natural Dunlop latex, organic wool, and natural cotton, Avocado's Green Mattress is largely recyclable and biodegradable. Comprised of natural, organic, non-toxic materials, this sustainable mattress redefines what it means to get a good night's sleep.
Stocked exclusively with ethically crafted home goods made with all-natural dyes, recycled materials, and plant-based, organic materials, The Citizenry celebrates artisans around the world who create sustainable décor.
Ellis Brooklyn' luxury candles are eco-consciously made with recycled, lead-free glass and FSC-certified, Green Seal-certified paper stock. The brand also offsets its carbon footprint by utilizing carbon-neutral shipping.
P.F. Candle Co.
Comprised of 100-percent soy wax and sustainable cotton core wicks, P.F. Candle Co. products are crafted with the environment in mind. They're also vegan, cruelty-free, paraben, and phthalate free and shipped in recyclable and biodegradable packaging that's plastic-free.
Kitchen & Household
Year & Day
When crafting their ceramic plate ware, Year & Day makes the most of natural resources by recycling clay scraps and working with a factory that uses a single firing method that both conserves energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions in the process.
Dedicated to reducing single-use plastic waste, Blueland is producing cleaning products in a radically different way. Case in point: The brand's Clean Up Kit forgoes plastic bottles and instead includes three reusable, shatterproof, 100-percent BPA-free acrylic bottles and a set of tablets which dissolve in water to produce non-toxic multi-surface, glass and mirror, and bathroom cleaners.
As mentioned above, toilet paper production consumes 27,000 trees daily—and this cheeky bath tissue brand is doing something about it. Made from 100-percent bamboo, No. 2 is offering an eco-friendly alternative to traditional toilet paper.
While opting to use microfiber cloths is undoubtedly the ideal solution for reducing paper waste, these tree-free biodegradable paper towels—made from sugarcane and bamboo grass—are also a sustainable alternative.
Aiming to reduce waste created by traditional, single-use plastic bags, Ziptuck offers up reusable, food-safe, BPA-free storage bags that are perfect for stashing away everything from sandwiches and grapes to travel essentials.
Produced in a factory that boasts a 75,000-square-foot rooftop garden, this is not your ordinary bottle of hand soap. Method is setting the standard for eco-friendly brands by producing non-toxic, sustainable products in a profoundly forward-thinking manner.